Our History

Throughout our history, it’s been our a mission to be the best partner possible.

History

2017
November 6

1963

Gary Fox when he was young

Gary Fox joins Building Systems

Gary Fox joins Building Systems, Inc, as a design draftsman, beginning his career in commercial construction. Building Systems provides full construction, build-outs and remodels.

November 6

1972

Gary Fox attains ownership stake

Gary Fox becomes a minority shareholder of Building Systems, Inc.

November 6

1979

Building Systems-Findorff

Building Systems, Inc becomes a division of Findorff & Son Inc. Gary Fox leads the division.

November 6

1982

FoxArneson General Contractor

Nicolet Bio-Medical project

First multi-story office and manufacturing facility constructed by Building Systems-Findorff.

November 6

1983

Divestiture from Findorff

Building Systems-Findorff becomes its own corporation, named Building Systems General Corp. Gary Fox is appointed president, leveraging his experience in every area of construction — from estimating and accounting to project development and project management.

November 6

1983

Woodman's in 1983

Woodman’s Food Markets project


The first large-format store is constructed by Building Systems. This begins a working relationship with Woodman’s Food Markets that is still going strong today.

November 6

1988

FoxArneson General Cotntractor

Oakbridge project

A 50,000 sqft award-winning retail center is built on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin.

November 6

1995

Jim Arneson VP Operations

Jim Arneson is appointed Vice President of Operations.

November 6

2004

Madison Gas and Electric

Madison Gas & Electric project

An office base station and vehicle storage facility for outside crew members.

November 6

1995

Orbit Technologies Madison WI

Space Center project

The company’s first experience building to meet aerospace manufacturing standards.

November 6

2007

Gary Fox buys out the company

Gary Fox buys out Building Systems General Corporation from J.H. Findorff & Son. Jim and Carrie Arneson become minority shareholders.

November 6

2009

Woodman's Headquarters in Janesville, WI

Woodman’s Food Markets Corporate Headquarters project

A focal-point, 3-story office building is built to house Woodman’s Food Markets’ new corporate headquarters.

November 6

2008

Edgewood School Madison WI

Edgewood Campus School project

The company’s first experience in classroom design and construction.

November 6

2011

Farm & Fleet Rockton IL

Blain’s Farm & Fleet project

Blain’s Farm & Fleet large-format construction begins ongoing relationship.

November 6

2015

Woodman's Altoona

16th Woodman’s Food Markets project

Completion of 16th Woodman’s Food Markets large-format grocery store and adjoining gas station/convenience store complex.

November 6

2018+

Construction Management, General Contracting and Design+Build

As FoxArneson, Inc., the company continues to pursue growth in construction management, general contracting and design-build projects throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

November 6

2017

Name change to FoxArneson

Name change to FoxArneson reflects both the founding heritage and 2nd-generation leadership of the company. Jim Arneson succeeds Gary Fox as president and owner and Gary Fox is appointed Chairman of the Board.

Our company has continually evolved by taking on increasingly complex challenges, broadening our capabilities and deepening our expertise. What will never change is our commitment to operating in the best interest of our clients—in all we do. It’s the approach that enables us to succeed for our clients—every time.

 

At FoxArneson we proudly put our name behind our product.

5972 Executive Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53719
608.276.4400  FAX: 608.276.4468

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