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Roxul installation complete on a passive house built by TDS Custom Construction in McFarland, Wisconsin

The Wall and Roof Systems

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A combination of super-insulation and excellent air-tightness. The walls of this house are 2x8 construction with dense-pack cellulose insulation (R-27), ZIP sheathing for the air barrier and 4” Roxul insulation...
Passive House

The Foundation System

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Started from the bottom... The foundation for this passive house consists of a slab-on-grade with a thickened perimeter footing that is thermally isolated from the ground by eight inches of...

Passive House on Mud Lake

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Follow along as TDS builds a passive house just outside Madison, WI in McFarland Here at TDS, we have a history of providing remodels and additions to clients that are...

40th Annual Willy Street Fair this Weekend!

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Join us for the 40th Annual Willy Street Fair this Saturday and Sunday!   TDS is proud to sponsor the 40th Annual Willy Street Fair this weekend Sept 16th and...

Central Park Sessions- Last One Sept 7th!

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Join Us for the last Central Park Session of the Season Thursday, September 7th, 2017 Summer is waning here in our pretty little city and with that comes the last...

AtwoodFest this weekend!

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3 Stages. 25 Bands. 20 Local Food Vendors. 14 Local Beers. 50 other vendors. Don’t miss it! For more information and a full music schedule, RSVP to their…

la fete de marquette

La Fête De Marquette – July 13 – 16, 2017

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Join us on - July 13 - 16, 2017 for La Fête De Marquette Photo by Saiyna Bashir TDS is proud to sponsor another year of the Fête de Marquette!...

Waterfront Festival – June 10-11, 2017

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Waterfront Festival 2017 - The biggest Fool's Flotilla yet! TDS was proud to sponsor another year at The Waterfront Festival this past weekend here in Madison.  The festival takes place in...
Exterior remodel of a historic home front porch in Madison Wisconsin, by TDS Custom Construction.

Award Winning Historic Bungalow Porch Restoration

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Madison Trust for Historic Preservation awards TDS Custom Construction for Compatible New Construction on an Historic Bungalow Porch Restoration . What a transformation!  TDS Custom construction was proud to accept an award...
Nari Remodeled Homes Tour

NARI Remodeled Homes Tour – May 21, 2017

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Join us on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for the NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Join us this weekend to see a TDS kitchen in real life at the 2017 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour brought to...
Home addition of a sunroom adds indoor-outdoor space to the rear of a traditional home in Madison.

NARI Remodeled Homes Tour – May 22, 2016

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Join us on Sunday, May 22, 2016 for the NARI Remodeled Homes Tour We will be featuring one of our recently remodeled homes at: 2008 Vilas Ave Madison, WI For complete...

Waterfront Festival – June 11, 2016

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Join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for the Waterfront Festival The Waterfront Festival takes place in Yahara Place Park. Yahara Place Park is nestled on the northern shore of Lake...
People gather at the La Fête de Marquette Festival in Madison, Wisconsin

La Fête De Marquette – July 14 – 17, 2016

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Joinus on - July 14 - 17, 2016 for La Fête De Marquette Four days of fabulous world-class music, unparalleled local cuisine, cute boutiques, cold craft beer, wine for all...

Atwood Fest – July 30, 2016

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Join us on Saturday, July 30, 2016 for Atwood Fest Four days of fabulous world-class music, unparalleled local cuisine, cute boutiques, cold craft beer, wine for all tastes, an expanded Family Fête,...

Orton Park Festival – August 28, 2016

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Join us on Sunday, August 28, 2016 for Orton Park Festival Marquette Neighborhood Association's longest-running free music festival in Madison, WI. Featuring local, regional, and national music entertainment. August 28, 2016...

NARI Madison Chapter 2015 Contractor of the Year Award

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Residential Addition Over $250,000 This small bungalow got a new second floor, plus an exterior makeover, while staying true to the original aesthetics of the home. Fulfilling the homeowner's objectives,...

NARI 2015 Region 3 North Central Contractor of the Year Award

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Residential Addition Over $250,000 Staying true to the traditional aesthetics of this classic colonial home in Nakoma, a new second story addition was designed and constructed on top of the...
Historic preservation project in Madison, WI.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award 2015

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The George Jr. and Lucia Curtis house was built in 1906. Restoration efforts focused on the exterior of the home, including windows, siding, the deck, and brick foundation walls, using...
TDS Custom Construction employees volunteering at the 14th Annual Hammer with Heart

TDS Supports 14th Annual Hammer with a Heart

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The TDS Custom Construction field crew was on-site on Friday, April 17, 2015, to donate their time to install siding and flashing on a Sun Prairie home. The crew had...
TDS Employees serve beer at the Atwood Fest in Madison, WI.

Atwood Fest 2014

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TDS crew volunteer bartenders at the Atwood Fest on July 26th, 2014. The fest broke all records with 9 kegs in 3 hours! Raising money for the Wilmar…

People gather at the La Fête de Marquette Festival in Madison, Wisconsin

La Fête de Marquette Sponsorship

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TDS Custom Construction was proud to help sponsor La Fête de Marquette once again this year. It was great to see everyone at Central Park this year. We are…

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award 2014

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Single story addition while preserving the history and architecture of the home. The Worden House is a Colonial Revival style home built in 1920. The City of Madison owned the...

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award 2014

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Historic Lakeside Home Gets Restored Sunroom This home on Lake Mendota was designed by Frank Riley, who created an elegant sunroom facing the lake. At some point a small non-original...