Since 1963

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

1995

Orbit Technologies Madison WI
Space Center project
The company's first experience building to meet aerospace manufacturing standards.
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

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

2008

Edgewood School Madison WI
Edgewood Campus School project
The company's first experience in classroom design and construction.
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

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

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.
November 6

2018+

Design+Build & Construction Management
As FoxArneson, the company continues to position itself and succeed by its expertise and flexibility to provide a single point of responsibility for design+build projects or to serve solely as construction manager and general contractor for clients who come to FoxArneson with architectural drawings in hand.

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

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