This article highlights the top kitchen remodelers in Wisconsin. We considered any kitchen remodeling specialists or general contractors with a proven track record of delivering quality service on time and on budget.
We looked hard at the quality of kitchens these firms produced, and then further considered additional criteria, including their years of experience, their professional affiliations, their customer service record, and any awards or press recognition directed their way. Wisconsin’s food scene is a rich one, and these kitchen contractors make preparing food even more appealing.
15) Architectural Building Arts, Inc.
720 Hill St. Ste. 100 Madison, WI 53705
Serving South Central Wisconsin since 1989, Architectural Building Arts, Inc. is a design-build remodeling firm with 30 years of industry experience. Under the leadership of Melinda Monroe, the company has garnered numerous awards for its quality service, including numerous local, regional, and national Contractor of the Year awards received from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Its multi-year Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality and its A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau also serves as a testament to its quality service.
In this particular remodeling project, the client requested an open kitchen with sufficient space to entertain large groups of people. Architectural Building Arts, Inc., together with its team members, remodeled the space to create a kitchen that’s perfect for a family-centered living and a thriving social life. The home’s secondary staircase was relocated to open up some space. An island made from stained quarter-sawn white oak was also placed in the center to encourage cooking and social interaction.
14) Time 2 Remodel, LLC
1218 Gilson St. Madison, WI 53715
Time 2 Remodel, LLC is a design-build firm that has been providing remodeling services to Madison and its surrounding area since 2009. Under the guidance of its owner, Curt Dimmig, the company has received numerous awards for its remodeling excellence, including a Chrysalis Award for its 2013 Kitchen Remodel for $50k – $75k, and the Regional 2017 NARI Contractor of the Year award for its kitchen under $50k.
In this kitchen remodeling project, the firm transformed a traditional kitchen to create a better fit with the home’s contemporary architecture. New tile flooring and natural maple frameless cabinets were installed to update the space. New appliances, including a wall oven and an induction cook-top, increased the kitchen’s functionality.
13) RJ Builders Inc.
4316 N. Oakland Ave. Shorewood, WI 53211
RJ Builders is a full-service remodeling firm that has been servicing Shorewood and the surrounding area since 1995. Headed by co-owners Jamie Parkansky and Ann Gaeta, the company is affiliated with various industry organizations, including NARI Madison and the National Kitchen and Bath Association. It has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
The company has developed a strong reputation for kitchen and bath remodeling with its clients and with industry insiders. The firm won multiple Wisconsin NARI Remodelers Awards for residential kitchen remodels, and two Chrysalis Awards for bath remodels in 2017.
12) W.E. Davies + Sons Remodeling, Inc.
4811 Voges Road Madison, WI 53718
Established in 1975, W.E. Davies + Sons Remodeling is a full-service remodeling firm. Its owner, Wynn Davies, has been with the family business since 1990. As a professional remodeling company, the company maintains an active presence in NARI Madison.
Faithful to its commitment to provide its clients with the best quality service, the company has received numerous Wisconsin Remodeler Awards from NARI Milwaukee. This includes a 2009 award for its Residential Kitchen project for $80k – $120k, and another award in 2008 for its Residential Kitchen for $40k – $80k.
11) Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
600 Milwaukee Street Delafield, WI 53018
With over 30 years of industry experience, Kowalske Kitchen & Bath is a full-service remodeling firm that has been serving Lake County since 1988. Its vice president, Matt Kowalske, leads a team of project managers and in-house designers that are committed to giving the highest quality of remodeling service possible.
As an established company, Kowalske Kitchen & Bath maintains a professional affiliation with NARI and has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau. Its reputation as a premier remodeling company is also backed by numerous awards, including the 2016 Wisconsin Remodeler Award for its Residential Kitchen in the $30k – $60k category, and the ‘Remodeler of the Year’ award in 2018 from NARI for its Basement project in the $50k – $100k bracket.
10) TDS Custom Construction, Inc
1431 Northern Court Madison, WI 53703
Founded in 1985, TDS Custom Construction, Inc. is a design-build remodeling firm that services the greater Madison area. Under the management of Sam Breidenbach, the company has been designing and building spaces with an emphasis on green building principles. The company holds a Master Certified Remodeler certification and the Green Certified Professional designation from NARI. It also holds several awards and recognitions, including numerous Contractor of the Year awards and seven Chrysalis Awards.
In this particular kitchen remodel, one of the goals of the project was to have a kitchen with lots of work stations. To make this happen, the company installed shorter windows in the dinette space to extend the counter, and a secondary prep sink was installed near the range so that prep work could be easily transferred into the oven or the pan.
9) Tony Trapp Remodeling LLC
5610 Medical Circle #7 Madison, WI 53719
Tony Trapp founded Tony Trapp Remodeling in 2002 with the vision of providing clients with honest, creative, and high-quality service. Now with more than 16 years of experience in the industry, the company has served over 1,110 homeowners in and around Madison.
As an established remodeling firm in Madison, the company holds a Certified Remodeler designation from NARI. It also has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified firm. The firm has also received numerous Contractor of the Year Awards from the NARI Madison chapter for its residential kitchen and bath projects. The owner’s remarkable service at the local and national level brought the firm the Jon Quaregna Award as well.
8) Froze Design Build
11124 N. Cedarburg Rd. Suite 240, Mequon, WI 53092
Froze Design Build is an established remodeling firm in Mequon with 35 years of remodeling experience. Owner Dick Froze has extensive knowledge as a master carpenter. He has also served on the NARI Ethics Committee.
As an established company, Froze Design Build maintains an active presence in different industry organizations. The company is a long-standing member of NARI and is also an active member of the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Remodeling Council. Its credibility as a remodeler is further backed by its list of awards and recognitions, including multiple ‘Remodeler of the Year’ awards from the NARI Milwaukee Home Improvement Council.
This particular kitchen remodeling project in Fox Point is perfect for family life. Natural light comes in from several directions making the kitchen energy-efficient. The kitchen island can comfortably serve five people, making even small gatherings festive.
7) AB&K Bath & Kitchen Inc.
3636 S 108th St, Greenfield, WI 53228
At AB&K, they love remodeling! They love transforming a space, whether it’s with a new counter top or an entire room! They solve your design problem and provide you with the best solution for your lifestyle and budget. Their team not only includes award winning designers, but also dedicated project managers and a complete team to Bring Your Vision Home. Since 2000, AB&K is one of the leading remodeling companies in SE Wisconsin. With two locations in the Milwaukee area they have a showroom conveniently located close to where you call home.
They are at the top of the list of companies who’ve won local design awards for their outstanding work. AB&K has won 105 Wisconsin Remodeling Awards since 2006. This stunning lower level remodel won a National NARI CoTY Award. The clients wanted their lower level entertaining space to feel like a cool Manhattan bar. Sleek horizontal bands of cabinets, combined with color blocking, anchor the bar. Cool marble and porcelain tile details along with quartz countertops with waterfall edges complete the sleek look.
6) Bartelt Remodeling
528 Wells Street, Suite B Delafield, WI 53018
Bartelt Remodeling provides residential and commercial remodeling services to Southeastern Wisconsin. Its owner, Rick Bartelt, founded the company with his wife in 1984 after gaining years of experience in the construction industry. Rick holds a number of professional certifications, including Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designations.
With 35 years of industry experience, Bartelt Remodeling has been affiliated with respected industry organizations, including NARI, NAHB, Metropolitan Builders Association, and the Wisconsin Builders Association. The company is also a recipient of multiple National and Regional Contractor of the Year Awards from NARI, and it has been featured in the MKE Lifestyle magazine.
This particular kitchen project incorporated an intriguing mix of rustic and soft elements. The Ajourer lighting by Metropolitan gives the kitchen a lighter tone; the hood was painted with rustic colors for contrast. And the bright white cabinets that reflect sunlight maximize the lighting of the area, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
5) Vive Home Transformations
4070 E. Brigham Road, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Vive Home Transformations is a home remodeling firm under the JG Development family of companies. Serving the Greater Madison area, the company holds Certified Remodeler and Certified Lead Carpenter designations from NARI. The company is a recipient of multiple kitchen remodeling awards from NARI Madison, such as the 2011 and 2012 Contractor of the Year Award for its Residential Kitchen.
In this particular kitchen project, an outdated kitchen was transformed into this transitional Shaker-style space. A portion of the wall separating the kitchen and great room was removed to create more space for movement. The kitchen layout was also re-configured to include a large island that provides additional working space, seating, and storage.
4) Timber Innovations LLC
PO Box 155 110 East Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, WI 54136
Timber Innovations LLC is a construction and remodeling firm that has been serving East Central Wisconsin since 1994. Its owner, Paul Driessen, is a Master Craftsman with over 35 years of experience as a traditionally trained woodworker. The company is affiliated with respected organizations, including the Home Builders Association of Fox Cities, NARI, and the Brown County Home Builders Association. It has also been featured in Qualified Remodeler and has received the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award from the MKE Lifestyle Magazine.
In this featured remodeling project, the owner wanted to have a kitchen area where people can have quiet conversations and large celebrations alike. The original kitchen area was small and had limited storage and workspace. A large island provides the main work surface and simultaneously creates a centerpiece for social interaction. The stylish, functional remodel won the 2018 NARI Milwaukee Remodeler of the Year Award in the $100k-$150k category.
3) Stebnitz Builders, Inc.
204 Commerce Ct, Ste. #3 Elkhorn, WI 53121
Established in 1972, Stebnitz Builders, Inc. is a remodeling firm serving Elkhorn and its surrounding areas. Its third-generation owner, Chris Stebnitz, has been leading the company since 2005. The company holds a number of certifications, including a CAPS, CGR, and CGP designations from NAHB, as well as its NARI Certified Remodeler designation. It is also affiliated with numerous industry organizations like the Wisconsin Builders Association, NARI, NAHB, and the Lakeland Builders Association.
The company has won prestigious awards for its remodeling excellence, including the 2002 Chrysalis Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Award, and the firm is a two-time winner of the Lakeland Builders Association’s Builder of the Year Award. It has also been listed on Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 list, it has the A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, and the company is a multi-year recipient of the GuildQuality’s Guildmaster Award.
The featured remodeling project highlights a cottage style kitchen on Whitewater Lake. One of the goals of the project was to have an open concept area where the clients could entertain guests. To make this possible, Stebnitz Builders, Inc. opened up the ceiling and removed the wall separating the kitchen and the fireplace room. New windows were installed to bring in natural light.
2) Carmel Builders
N85 W16100 Appleton Avenue Suite 212 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Founded in 1979, Carmel Builders is a high-end design and remodeling firm serving the greater Southeastern Wisconsin region. President Louis Weiher has a Certified Remodeler designation from NARI and sits on the Milwaukee NARI Board of Directors. The company is affiliated with the Metropolitan Builders Association, Milwaukee NARI, NARI, and the NAHB. The firm also holds an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Over the years, the company has won numerous remodeling awards from Milwaukee NARI, including Gold and Silver Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards for its kitchen remodels. It has also been featured in a number of prominent publications, including Remodeling Magazine’s Remodeling Big 50.
1) Degnan Design-Build-Remodel
119 S. Main Street DeForest, WI 53532
Degnan-Design-Build-Remodel has been providing services throughout the Madison area for over 37 years. President and owner Abe Degnan’s commitment to the industry can be seen in the number of hats he wears: he’s a second-generation owner, a Green Building Specialist, an Energy-Efficient Remodeler, and a Residential Designer. The company is a member of various industry organizations, including the NAHB, the Madison Area Builders Association, and the Wisconsin Builders Association. It has also been featured in publications such as Qualified Remodeler and Remodeling Magazine.
The company is the proud recipient of a number of awards. To name just a few: the Degnan team has won the multi-year NARI Achievement in Consumer Excellence Award, a number of Wisconsin Builders Association awards, and multiple Madison NARI CoTY awards for quality service.
This particular project features a contemporary farmhouse kitchen with an open concept design. The white cabinetry provides a pleasing contrast to the gray subway tile backsplash. A large island featuring Wilsonart quartz countertops blends well with the kitchen’s bright atmosphere. Industrial style pendant lights illuminate the island, adding a modern touch to the kitchen.
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