I enjoyed picking out the colors, the wood, and the tile
My husband's previous coworker had their basement remodeled. He suggested the Degnan's because they do a great job. My husband chose them because he did not want the headache of looking at other companies.
We are happy.
Seeing the drawings of what we were going to get.
This was our family's second major house remodeling project with Degnan Design. Degnan Design has certainly become friends of our family. We will indeed work with them again in the future!
Communication was excellent in all phases of the project. Commitment to quality and meeting my expectations.
I was concerned about staying in my condo during the remodel. Degnan Design-Build-Remodel was flexible and worked with me to limit the amount of time I was without a working bathroom.I was concerned about marrying new floors with existing floors. The team listened and found a solution.
I wish I had more remodeling to do! I would hire Degnan again and happily recommend without reservation.
Discussing options and having that guiding hand was nice.
Kelly the PM was great!!! We really enjoyed working with Kelly, was attentive to our concerns, and at times doubled back to help clean up vendor messes.
Extremely professional, left our house clean when they were finished and the work was of amazing quality.
Picking out the flooring, cabinetry, bathroom fixtures and all of that kind of stuff. Andrea made it fun and we ended up picking things we never would have on our own and absolutely fell in love with all of it.
The only real concern was the ability to continue to live around the space being built. Degnan Design-Build-Remodel did a great job making sure everything was still accessible as possible.
We are very happy with the addition and the finished look of the outside and inside.
The entire staff at Degnan Design was professional courteous and absolutely wonderful to work with. Not only did we have a great team work on our project we made some new friends from the staff at Degnan which is 100% spectacular. We can't say enough wonderful things about the experience we had with Abe, Anthony, Kelly, PJ, Michael and Andrea.
Staff was professional, spectacular, wonderful to work with and the design team took the time to ensure we had all aspects covered. Kelly was a rock star on the job and has stopped in multiple times to see how we are doing. Anthony followed up and even stops to say hello. The lady who did the painting 'holy cow' what a great job and she took the time and effort to ensure everything was done perfect. Abe and Lisa have been, are and will be wonderful people for ever. The addition is just what my wife wanted.
Issues/Concerns at the start: Would it be done in time for the graduation party, how much of a mess would we have to clean up and would the lawn be in since we had 100's of people coming to our house. Degnan Design did a great job of communication and working to ensure we were ready for the graduation party.
Our experience with Degnan has been phenomenal! We wanted an outdoor living solution to replace our existing deck that mostly went unused due to the amount of sunlight (and resulting insects) in that area. We struggled to find a contractor that would help us find the right solution and provide real value to justify the investment into the project. Instead we would receive vague generic designs, incomplete proposals, and delayed responses. Then we found Degnan and it truly was a night and day difference. Throughout the process every member of the Degnan team showed attention to detail and a commitment to making this project special, and realize our dreams. In addition they are very well organized, and provide excellent tools for communication and access to all facets of the project. We noticed this difference immediately from our very first call with Abe. He listened carefully to our objectives, described the process they follow and why they think it's better, and he was immediately up front about fees and costs. In addition to being a great designer, Andrea was always full of awesome ideas, and really helped us narrow down the multitude of options and selections that otherwise would have been overwhelming. She made the process feel effortless and enjoyable. When we finally got to the estimation phase, Anthony provided in-depth explanations of every facet of the project, and showed a focus on quality that gave us a great deal of confidence in the end product and plan. Each step of the way Abe remained involved, frequently offering good advice, and always checking in, making sure we were happy with how things were going. We have just recently started the construction phase, and PJ and the carpentry team have also been great to work with. We can’t wait to see the end result.
Just keep doing what you are doing.
The end to end experience, and that Andrea really helped guide us through a the numerous choices available and ensuring that everything fits together.
We found Degnan first on Angies List, but it was really the website that drew us into making that first call.
Courteous attitude of workers. Everyone was friendly with our family and our children.
I really enjoyed working with Degnan and am extremely happy with the completed project. I interviewed several contractors and chose Degnan because I felt comfortable that Abe and his team would not only provide quality work, but would listen and work with me as a partner in the project. The team's communication skills exceeded my expectations. I had never remodeled before, but have built several homes, so I know the process can be a bit stressful. Dave, Anthony, and PJ kept me well informed, answered all my (sometimes dumb) questions, gave honest advice, and were a real pleasure to work with. They're not only professional, they're all really nice people. My condo turned out beautifully! I would work with Degnan again and recommend them without reservation.
Working with Dave was a lot of fun. Can't believe I'm saying this but picking paint was actually easy...I really dreaded it. The rooms look amazing! The entire selections process was well organized and logical. I never felt pressured or that I couldn't change my mind.
PJ was great to work with! I felt badly for him when he had to deliver less than awesome news but he was always professional and I knew it would all be taken care of so I didn't worry. Michael was pleasant to work with as well. He always texted when he was on his way up. He did a nice of cleaning up at the end of the day.Overall, it was a really good experience and I would do it again! Suzanne
Due to our experience from day one through post-project wrap-up, we have already recommended the Degnan team to several friends and acquaintances. At the initial meeting, before we even decided to hire them, Abe was already suggesting creative solutions to the challenges of our dream project that other contractors either refused to discuss or tried to talk us out of. Every employee or sub-contractor on the job was courteous and professional. Any issues or questions were addressed quickly and professionally by Anthony, even in the days and weeks beyond project completion. We couldn't have asked for a more stress-free experience and are delighted to enjoy our beautiful new spaces daily!
We knew we were hiring a premiere Madison-area builder to ensure a quality product. We are happy with the quality of design and workmanship. All of the new areas look like they should have always been there and add so much beauty and value to our home! We knew Abe personally, but met his team because of this project. Every Degnan employee was professional, personable, and went out of their way to make our experience a good one. They are not just quality contractors, they are all-around good people!
Degnan Design Builders provided two possibilities to provide the best kitchen that would fit with the rest of the house, increase the usable workspace, and improve the lighting. Removing the peninsula and changing to an island design that fits the space and feels natural is amazing!Our project was completed in ‘record’ time with minimal disruption. All project and trades-people were extremely professional, asking questions, explaining alternatives and responding to all of the little things that come up in a project this size. We can now enjoy our kitchen every day!
I would give them a 5.
I would give them a 5. They were really good.
I would give them a 5.
I was satisfied with how they dealt with the vendors and how they kept the job site clean. It was clean every day. They finished in 3 weeks. That was amazing.
They exceeded our expectations in almost every way. I would recommend them for any remodeling project. I have seen their other work. The planning stages included explaining all options and alternatives, including how it would affect the finished design, function and cost.Any unforeseen questions were met as opportunities for our input. Anthony, PJ and everyone were amazing!
We had an outdoor job that couldn't be done during the winter months. While we were waiting for the job to start, Degnan kept us up to date as to when it might start and throughout the work with emails.
We hired Degnan to repair a leaking roof over the front porch. Not only did they fix the leak, but they studied the situation and made changes to the original design to make sure it wouldn't happen again.
Our concern was to repair a leak, but they went beyond that with improving the original design so the problem would not come back.
Abe and his crew are conscientious and dedicated.
We heard from various friends that Degnan was the best to work with regarding any home remodel. We had a significant bathroom issue and wanted it be remedied correctly. We met with Degnan directly and were extremely happy with this professionalism and attention to detail. He kept to our budget and timeline with minimal disruption. We will be using them in the future for our other home projects!
They are prompt. Extremely professional. The project manager Anthony was top notch.
If I ever need to have anything else done, I'll go to Degnan.
I was most satisfied that they did their work well, and that the man who worked here was very easy to get along with. It was like having my son here. It was really nice.
As long as they were doing it, I didn't have any concerns.
I was most satisfied with my kitchen.
All of the people working directly for Degnan or for the subcontractors were friendly and professional. Virtually everything turned out at least as well as we had hoped it would, and in a few instances, even better than we expected.
We thought that the workmanship on all of the work was first rate. The painting, carpentry and flooring all turned out very well.
Most of the work was "cosmetic" but the flooding that we had experienced in the basement, prior to the remodeling, was a big concern. We weren't sure that the "fix" would be effective, but heavy rains this spring, before the ground melted, provided a great test and our basement remained dry.
Degnan is the best contractor I have ever dealt with in my life and I have had a lot of rental property.
I was most satisfied with all areas.
I knew him. I expected it to be easy and it was.
I was the most satisfied with the ability to talk to the owner of the company if I had questions. He responded promptly. He was very accessible.
My house was built 50 years ago and it is an unusual design. My major concern was if they would be able to make decisions as close to the original design as possible.
Degnan Design Build staff are top notch. They are supportive, professional, and honest. They presented design and construction options clearly and encouraged us to ask many questions along the way. As a result, we felt confident that we were making the right project decisions that fit within our budget.
clear communication, courtesy, attention to detail, timely follow-through
Degnan was wonderful to work with and brought our vision to life!
I was most satisfied that they were able to come up with a design that exceeded our expectations.
We had never done a major remodeling project before. We didn't know the timeline or anything and they were very good explaining how it would work and explained why they were doing it as they were doing it.
Our completed 3 season back porch is fabulous. Abe Degnan and staff did a great job designing and constructing. the workmanship is beyond our expectations. Any and ALL issues or concerns we had were answered with courteous and professional discussion.
Everyone was great about taking off dirty / muddy shoes before entering the house. Clean up was done daily. Despite the cramped work space, tools were stored efficiently so there was walk space for us.
We especially felt that Joe from Design Electric was efficient and courteous. Anthony and PJ were fabulous and very receptive to our many questions and "monitoring".
As stated in # 3 above, there were delays (we were told related to other jobs that had complications they had to resolve first...beyond their control). We were given several new start dates over a period of about 2 + months which was frustrating. However, Abe and Anthony communicated with us and were sincerely apologetic about that.
The workmanship is beyond our expectations!!! Anthony and PJ are amazing carpenters! We also loved the design and choice of cedar wood interior.
We had concerns about the strength of the support (sagging beam) which would hold the roof. Abe described how this was to be reinforced.
Thank you Degnan Design.
once you have them as your builder, you will use them again and again. if I have any questions about my house they will have the answer or will find it for me.
we were concerned about how long our kitchen would be down. degnan made this the fastest turn around ever by ordering cabinets and counter tops together.
communication and follow through. Degnan was staying in touch with us a on very regular basis. they addressed any questions or concerns we had very quickly
Abe and his team did a tremendous job getting to know me & my wife and finding out what we were interested in achieving. Then, they gave us options that solved our problems, rather than starting with a solution in mind. They were mindful of our budget and provided more than I expected for our budget. This won't be the last project Degnan Design Builders complete for us.
They communicated extremely well and were very polite. They were tidy & did everything reasonable to disrupt the family as little as possible.
I was worried about the cost, but Abe talked to us about what we were hoping to achieve and solved problems we weren't even looking to get solved within our budget.
Degnan Design Builder's helped us design our first floor remodeling project beyond what we could imagine ourselves. They completed our initial thoughts and ideas with great innovations that fit our style. Then they executed the design with great craftmanship and professionalism in a timely manner. We are very happy that we trusted Degnan Design Builders to make our remodeling dreams come true!
The design details, as we were stuck in key areas of what we wanted. The creativity, we couldn't imagine how a island would work in our kitchen. The quality of craftmanship, the guys are very good at their work and made some of the defects of the original construction seemingly disappear.
We knew it was a big job and we had big questions on how to bring together what we knew we wanted with what we didn't know how best to proceed. Degnan Design Builders filled in the gaps with expertise and great understanding and appreciation for our style vs. pushing a designer style on us.
We really enjoyed working and talking with the entire crew. All of the people associated with Degnan Design Builders are good people who care for their craft and the people they build for. We Thank them for our great new first floor!
Degnan's building team was super professional, friendly, easy to understand and consistently went the extra mile to make sure our water damage mitigation project was 100% water-tight and put back together and looking better than new!
We had no idea the extent of the water damage from faulty construction methods from our original builder. Degnan's team did a fantastic job pulling the decks apart, finding and repairing ALL water leaks and water damage inside and out!
Thanks Abe and Anthony and P.J. for a job well-done!
I was most satisfied with the way they handled the entire project and the issues that popped up in the middle of the project.
I was concerned with the cost and design. They came in and modified the design to and help meet my budget and came up with a project that I am extremely happy with.
Abe, Anthony, and PJ provided careful planning, consideration of our desires and needs, and excellent workmanship to complete our project. We found them easy to work with and considerate of our schedules and routines during construction. They were gracious and took time to answer our questions and also to be interested in our plans for use of the space and what we hoped to accomplish in the project.
Communication: they were careful to explain what would happen, to ask questions quickly if they needed our input, to answer our questions directly and promptly, and they sought continually to determine that we were satisfied with the progress of the project while it was ongoing. Quality: careful attention to detail and thoughtful planning and workmanship showed all the time. The results are what we had expected and the quality is excellent.Integrity: All our contacts with them showed that they practiced their promises to do what they say will do.
They built our house for the previous owners. We were impressed with the quality of that construction and felt very comfortable asking them to take on our renovation.
A "top notch" experience for us. Thanks to Abe, Anthony, PJ, Kelly, and Amy for making what could have been a very stressful process as easy to navigate as possible.
Degnan employees are punctual, professional and friendly. They respond promptly to texts, phone calls, etc. and they go the extra mile to ensure a quality job that is on-time and within budget.
This was my second project with Degnan Design Builders and, based on my first project experience, I had no concerns about starting this project. I knew I would have a quality result.
This is a great company to do business with. They are not satisfied unless their client is satisfied. I love my remodeled home.
Degnan Design was easy to work with and kept on top of things and did a fine job.
They showed us what could and could not be done in our situation.
Very pleased with their communication with us as they proceeded with the work while we were gone.
Responsive, helpful and timely.
This is the third time we have used Degnan, and every time we were treated as if our job was the most important job they were working on. We love the beautiful workmanship done in home on our bathroom and the bar at our restaurant. Most recently we are so thankful for their coming to our aid in an emergency. They are top notch.
We considered several firms for our construction project, checking references and meeting them in our home. We chose Degnan Design Builders based on their established track record, commitment to quality, and ability to work with us to find the intersection between our dreams and our budget (no small task). We were also happy to work with Abe Degnan who is an involved leader in his profession as well as in his community. These values translated into a project that was well crafted, and within budget.
Look, construction projects are difficult, there's no getting around that. But if they are worth doing, they are worth doing well. Degnan Design Builders worked hard to keep us in the communication loop, and explain everything that was happening. They handled all the little, and some not so little, unforeseen things that pop up in remodeling projects, and worked with us on any issues that cropped up. The end result is totally worth the
We are most satisfied with the quality of work and the integrity of Degnan Design Builders.
For this project we chose the Design-Build route, selecting a firm without first hiring an architect and preparing a bid-package. While this method provides some streamlining and savings on the design end, this meant that we could not compare price when selecting a firm, which was uncomfortable for us. We made up for this by looking at several firms, checking references, and meeting with the firms in our house prior to selection. We felt that Abe demonstrated that he was worthy of our trust to move forward with our project. I feel our trust was well placed.
We were overall very satisfied with the work from Degnan Design Builders. The staff are the definition of professionals. They worked long and hard to finish the project in a timely manner and on schedule. They were quick to respond to any question, and were eager to find solutions to any problem. It was a very enjoyable experience, and would recommend them to anyone.
The professionalism of the staff and the timely manner in with they responded to emails and phone calls.
If you are looking for a high quality build with excellent communication and top notch staff, I highly recommend Degnan.
The quality of the finished product and the quality of the people working on it every day. Top notch people who did a great job.
We weren't able to get any contractors to return out calls to do this project. Degnan was one of the few who returned calls, met with us and called back.
If you are looking for a high quality build with excellent communication and top notch staff, I highly recommend Degnan.
A true example of you get what you pay for. Degnan Design is a top notch company that Deforest is proud to have. I would never consider using anyone else!!!
We had a really bad experience with another local contractor and were hesitant to go start another project. With Abe and Annothy there are no issues.
From design through project completion, it was a true pleasure to work with Degnan Design Builders. The design was amazing, from great concepts, to phenominal utlization of available space. Every single day we walk into our kitchen and say, "we love this kitchen". Luke & Meghan Rollins, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Anthony was amazing to work with. It is great to have Anthony on your side during such a big project! Luke
Absolutely! Luke From design through project completion, it was a true pleasure to work with Degnan Design Builders. The design was amazing, from great concepts, to phenominal utlization of available space. Every single day we walk into our kitchen and say, "we love this kitchen". Luke & Meghan Rollins, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Concerned about lenght of project and family/kids displacement....DDB was ahead of schedule and communicated the schedele clearly to us so we could plan accordingly.
Anthonly was amazing to work with....he really took care of us! Thank you! Luke
Our project was a fairly small one, a bathroom remodel, in a somewhat confined space, but they made it work. It turned out better than we had expected.
Degnan Design Builders did a great job with our deck repair. They were very professional, kept the work site clean, and kept me informed along the way as the project progressed even though it was a relatively short project for them (probably would have taken me 5 times as long).
The quality of the work and professionalism of the whole staff that we had interactions with.
A most excellent contractor who's staff genuinely cares about it's customers. Theed like no o members of the Degnan staff are truly customer focused to levels we have not seen with contractors in the past. BRAVO Anthony.
From the beginning we knew Abe and his team were different in that they carefully listened to us. Every expressed thought and concern was genuinely considered and implemented into their efforts.
The work was finished quickly and was of very high quality.
the windows were installed quickly and all scraps and dust was cleaned up thoroughly
This is our second big project that we have worked with Degnan Design on and could not be more pleased. We are already in the stages of what project to do next, the easy part is, we don't have to worry about who to hire because it will be Abe, Anthony and crew when it is time.
The entire project from designing to finish were excellent. We were kept well informed, any questions or concerns were addressed immediately.
I think that Abe and Anthony are very knowledgeable in their profession. The follow-up is outstanding along with the quality of work that they do.
I was most satisfied with Anthony's communication to us and his ability to get the job done on time. He has got a list of subcontractors that he works with and they were good as well.
They were very professional and they kept us abreast of materials and were very easy to work with, even while the whole situation wasn't anything we were excited about due to the fact it was fire damage and they made the process as easy as it could be.
Re: Remodeling or repairs to other's less than perfect work: I am very particular. I have high expectations and they always deliver. They make a careful assessment of the situation, take pains to explain it in detail and provide options for remediation before proceeding.
Degnan Design Builders was organized, communicative and fair. The completed job was better than my high expectations. I would certainly use there service again and highly recommend them.
I expected the experience to be exactly as it unfolded .... easy.
The compassion and care of Degnan Design shows in all the work they do. Abe and Anthony met more than all of our expectations. A year later, they made sure to follow up to see if there were any concerns and of course there were none. I rate them 5 stars.
As far as I'm concerned, they are the best that there is.
Anthony, the project manager, is good. He did everything.
They didn't fall short.
I was most satisfied with the respect that they showed.
I was very proud to be able to use a local businessman in the re-building of our home after the fire. It makes me proud to live in DeForest.
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