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Simply the best. Excellent design, and collaborative approach with owner. The result was a kitchen with really special touches, like lots of hidden storage, varied ceiling lines to create intimate seating without walls, customized counter/shelving heights to accommodate owner’s needs, and custom cabinetry that is perfectly fitted and maximally efficient, to say nothing of just beautiful.

Old fashioned craftsmanship and real pride in doing the work even more solidly and beautifully than expected. Stayed true to budget and schedule, and were a pleasure to have around my home, even with all the inevitable disruption a porch/kitchen/living room job entails.

Alta Charo

Their design maintained the historical integrity of our 1927-built stucco English cottage to the point where people are surprised to learn the space we added wasn’t original. Without a doubt, one of the best contractors in Madison.

They paid attention to every detail and made the remodel fit perfectly into the original house. Even though the outside looks much the same, inside the house is now nothing short of spectacular.

They did a total basement gut job for us about 4 years ago. We exposed the basement with large energy-efficient windows that turned what was a “bat-cave” into a brightly-lit, usable space. 700 square feet went from totally useless to 1 sunny bedroom, 1 beautiful full bath, a laundry room/mechanical room and a spacious family room. Guests always compliment the level of finish and the attention to detail. Never was there a problem and they finished on schedule and on budget. We would recommend them without reservation for any home remodel. Their staff of highly-trained and professional experts leave no detail unaddressed. Every time I enter the space, I smile…best investment ever!
Greg Medina

Associated Housewrights remodeled my bathroom and bedroom, and made a master closet. From start to finish, they were highly professional. They also completed the work on schedule, and very close to the cost initially projected, despite a few unknowns going into the project. My bedroom and closet are perfect, and the bathroom is stunning. I am not knowledgable in remodeling, but Housewrights took my needs and came up with several options that I was able to pick from.  I look forward to working with them on another remodeling project!
Ann Sheehy

In 2000, Associated Housewrights remodeled one bathroom and built an adjacent bathroom addition. In 2012 and 2013, AHW was the carpentry subcontractor and provided guidance while I was the general contractor on a family room remodel and kitchen remodel, respectively.

Associated Housewrights staff has been consistently excellent at design, at project management, at schedule management, at cost estimation, at producing a beautiful product, and at problem solving and customer relations.


We have used Associated House Wrights twice. The first time was for a major project including a remodeled kitchen and new bathroom which included new interior and exterior walls. The second time was for a bathroom and basement remodel. I recommend them without reservations. They are professional, have high standards, very easy to work with, are honest and finish things on time. They use high quality dependable sub-contractors and have excellent designers, engineers and carpenters on staff. We asked them to fix some minor things (like a closet door not latching in the summer) more than 5 years after the first project was completed and they were happy to. Can’t say enough good things about this company.

The Housewrights did a major addition for us back in 2005, and I couldn’t be happier with how things went, from planning, to construction, to follow-up. The house is a 1927-built stucco english cottage design located in an historical district. Their design maintained that historical integrity, to the point where people are surprised to learn the space we added wasn’t original. I believe the project also earned the Housewrights a major NARI award. They were very accessible throughout the process and the carpenters were truly craftsmen. With such an old house, “surprises” are inevitable and we had our share. But the Housewrights were always able to quickly react and be creative in solving these problems, while also being conscious of cost implications. I have recommended the Housewrights on many occasions and have heard nothing but positive feedback from other clients. Without a doubt, one of the best contractors in Madison.

Associated Housewrights have performed at least 2 major renovations for us. They have a unique vision. Their work is of the highest quality, they are open and willing to do revision when needed. They are responsive to phone calls and emails and finish the jobs on schedule.
Ben Marcus

Major two story addition of living room, kitchen bedroom and bathroom, followed by a remodel of existing house: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and mud room. The work was divided into two projects. Associated Housewrights was on time and on budget with skilled, polite and thoughtful employees.

Associated Housewrights did an amazing job on two different projects: one a smaller mud/room and out-building job and another a kitchen redo. They were wise, thoughtful, and competent. Their attention to detail is fabulous. We will never have anyone else work on our old home.
JC Haugh

Their slogan is “Listen, design, build” and they did a great job of that. We did a complete kitchen remodel, gutted down to the studs. All their subs were on time and knew what was expected. The only problems we had were the hidden ones that couldn’t be predicted and they dealt with those very professionally and at a very reasonable cost, absorbing a significant portion of that cost. Excellent communication and follow up. Responded to our questions in a curtious manner. Started on time and finished on time with no outstanding issues. No punch list needed!

Associated Housewrights have consistently provided the highest level of commitment, professionalism, and expertise in every project we have worked together. They care about more than just the project. They truly care about their clients and that is demonstrated through both their words and their actions. Another unique character trait is that they are sensitive to renewable resources. We would never hesitate to refer our customers to Associated Housewrights and sincerely look forward to working with them again in the future. It has been an absolute pleasure collaborating with them throughout the years.

Window Design Center

As a subcontractor for Associated Housewrights, I have worked on dozens of their projects. As a professional in the building trades I find that when I work on an Associated Housewrights project, things go smoothly. This is a tribute to their organization and positive attitude. It also speaks well of their choice of subcontractors and employees. There is an excellent spirit of cooperation on the job site which makes things pleasant for me, but translates to a higher quality product in the end.

There is a pride of craftsmanship and an emphasis on quality and good design sense that is lacking in many places. I frequently recommend Associated Housewrights to clients in need of a quality general contractor.

Checker Tile Limited

A dream was to build a beautiful and green house. This dream was realized because of the knowledge, commitment and craftsmanship of all involved. Everyone at Associated Housewrights from the beginning to the end was a delight. All the staff were respectful, responsive, helpful, and fun to work with. Associated Housewrights hired excellent subcontractors and supervised their work carefully. During the building of our home, I had many family emergencies and the staff were supportive and helpful as I was often out of town. This company is wonderful.
Claire Louise Box

1,000% Recommended.

We worked with Matt and he helped us figure out how our home could fit our family’s needs. It wasn’t what we thought at first.. and after living with the remodel for several years… boy, was his expertise valuable. We got what we really wanted!

Aaron Katz

The people at Associated Housewrights were amazing to work with. They met with us each morning to discuss the day’s work. They were professional, friendly, and respectful of the inconvenience they were causing. They never went to another job and left us hanging. When a glitch came up, they stopped, evaluated the problem, talked to us about the problem, made recommendations and acted on our decision. They finished at 1pm on the day they said they would. It was a wonderful experience working with them.
Bruce Moser

Associated Housewrights did an outstanding job remodeling our basement, we were beyond impressed with the professionalism, quality, and speed of which they carried out the project.
The staff was extremely helpful in guiding us to the design and features we wanted.
The design, and layout was better than we had envisioned.
We would use Associated Housewrights again for any home project.

We have used Associated Housewrights for several projects, including a room addition and the remodel of our two bathrooms. We could not have been more pleased with their levels of conscientiousness, craftsmanship, and professionalism. If there is an aspect of the design or work that needs to be modified, even after the project has begun, they will work with you until you are pleased — no questions asked but always offering suggestions for improving the outcome. Their finished work consistently elicits extremely positive (and unsolicited) comments from visitors. We will not hesitate use them again.
Wendy Aaron

My very first transaction with Housewrights was a BIG and EXPENSIVE project . After a neighborhood explosion, I not only wanted damage to my house fixed but my dream house created out of a very ordinary building. Housewrights made a master bedroom/bathroom/dressing room out of my tiny attic, extended the house to create a very nice bedroom/study and a garden room, and added a screened deck. They also had to shore up a retaining wall which turned into another separate project, and in the process found the best boulder for my front yard. They paid attention to every detail and made the remodel fit perfectly into the original house. Even though outside it looks much the same as it always did, inside the house is now nothing short of spectacular, and I love it! Housewrights has done other, smaller, projects for us since this one — every time they’ve done a great job.
A. Lindsay Mares

They did excellent work, gave honest price estimates and we received a weekly email updating us on progress and any issues they had run into. I have worked with other contractors- none have been as responsive, professional or dependable as Associated Housewrights. They initially did our kitchen/dining remodel as well as major energy efficiency update. We liked the work so much that we had them build a garage this year. We have more projects planned and will hire them again.

We had two major projects done over 4 years. One a back shed designed to match the house and created, remodeling of the breakfast nook walls and windows including adding an outside door, a pocket door and lots of landscaping.
The other a full kitchen rebuild down to the studs including removal of an interior wall and redesign of the layout. The did a great job. Time was either on time or early. Their cost projections are always a range and the project scope creeps and some materials are more expensive once you get involved in the choices. But the process is quite transparent. Hourly costs are on the high side and there is no cost discussions with the subcontracting groups.