Architectural Building Arts (ABA) is a full service Design-Build firm that has served Madison area homeowners for 35 years. We specialize in creating stunning home additions, remodeling interior and exterior spaces, and historic renovations.

Across Shorewood Hills and University Heights, over to Maple Bluff and beyond, our clients share a deep appreciation for community, family and the importance of home. At ABA, we fully embrace that sentiment and strive to create transformative spaces that embody those ideals. We are passionate about what we do, and this passion is reflected in the style and quality of our work.

From the initial concept and planning stages to the final touches, we work closely with our clients to ensure that every aspect of their vision is translated into a beautiful, functional space that exceeds their expectations. Through our proven Design-Build process, we help clients reimagine existing spaces and breathe new life into historic properties, creating stunning and functional living spaces that truly stand out.


At ABA, our commitment to excellence starts with cultivating strong and collaborative relationships. We understand the importance of a positive company culture, where every team member is treated with respect, valued for their contributions, and actively engaged in our projects. This approach serves as the foundation of our success and allows us to consistently deliver exceptional results. We want our employees, clients and communities to thrive and we are dedicated to creating environments that make that possible.

Our employees work together to create dream home renovations while embodying the values we want to see in our community – integrity, innovation and empowerment. We also recognize the importance of finding joy and fulfillment in our work. That’s why we make it a priority to celebrate achievements together and create opportunities for team bonding throughout the year. Our company events and activities aim to bring joy to our team and strengthen the bond we share. Because we believe that work should not only be productive – it should be fun!

The Architectural Building Arts Team

Aaron Monroe
Aaron Monroe
Melinda Monroe
DeAnn Christiasen
Chief Financial Officer
Victoria Keale
Operations Manager
Janet Kjelland
Administrative Assistant
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Philip Ashby
Design Partner
Tessa Monroe
Operations Coordinator
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Andy Zoldak
Project Coordinator
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Autumn Cartee
Project Designer & Sales Associate
Sam Snellings
Senior Estimator
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Andrew Wanek
Design Partner
Ben Nichols, CLC
Production Manager
Ken Hahn, CLC
Finish Manager
Casey Mapes, CLC
Project Manager
Doug Statz, CLC
Project Manager
Mike Elsner, CLC
Project Manager
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Alex Monroe
Charlie Hiorns

Join OUR Team

If you have a passion for constructing and renovating residential homes that enhance both the homeowners’ lives and the surrounding community, we think you’d be a great fit for our team. Come on board and let’s do some amazing work together!

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and talented team members to join our mission to transform the place our clients live into a home they will love for many years to come. Our work environment thrives on collaboration and promotes continuous learning. We believe that success is defined not only by individual accomplishments but also by the achievements of our team as a whole. If this aligns with your goals and values, we’d be excited to speak with you.

Transforming Communities

At ABA, we place a strong emphasis on supporting and uplifting the neighborhoods and communities where we operate. We understand the profound impact that strong and vibrant communities can have on individuals, families and society as a whole. That is why we strive to not only deliver innovative solutions to homeowner’s needs but also actively contribute to the betterment of our surrounding areas.

By actively engaging with local organizations, community initiatives, and residents, we aim to foster social and economic growth, create employment opportunities, and promote a sense of inclusivity and diversity. We believe that by investing in the well-being and development of our neighborhoods, we can collectively build a brighter and more prosperous future for all.

We are proud to support the following organizations:

Industry Partners

Architectural Building Arts is proud to be a member of and provide support to the following organizations: