Our Commitments to Community

Chads Design Build is dedicated to building not only remodels and home improvements, but building a stronger community. 

Dedicated to building better homes and building a stronger community.

Proud Contributor

Proud Supporter

Click on the audio above and read the text below to learn how Chads Design Build is working to building a stronger community.

Chads Design Build has always advocated for causes which make our community, and our world, a better place to live for all people. As an annual contributor to the American Sustainable Business Network (formed by the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council & Social Venture Circle), we support: a Living Wage for all, Health Insurance for all, Workers Rights, strong Consumer Protection Legislation, strong Environmental Protections, Racial Justice, Gender Justice and Immigration Reform.

Started in 1992 as Chad’s Carpentry, the company became Chads Design Build in 2014. In 2017, we moved into an old truck dealership which we are slowly improving and making our own with our offices and a beautiful Design Center. In 2019, we installed a 19.8 kW Solar PV (photovoltaic) system on our roof which provides 100% of our electrical demand and charges our all-electric 2022 model Chevy Bolt vehicle and all-electric 2023 Ford E-Transit™ Cargo Van.

As a consistent sponsor on local progressive radio WMDX 92.7FM • 1580AM Mad Radio (now part of Civic Media), Chad Speight has advocated for humane politics and sensible economic policies in the great traditions of fighting Bob LaFollette and Senator Russ Feingold. He is proud to know and support our Congressperson Mark Pocan, who is co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and a small business owner too! As we have sadly witnessed the deterioration of civility and democratic norms in our country, Chad and the team at Chads Design Build remain unwavering in our commitment to racial and gender justice, economic justice, humanism, and environmental stewardship.

Chads Design Build is a proud member of Dane Buy Local, NARI National Association of the Remodeling Industry Madison Chapter, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Monona East Side Business Alliance MESBA, and the Main Street Alliance. We are also an accredited A+ business by the BBB Better Business Bureau.

Continuing the celebration of our 30 years in business in 2022, we supported local events at Goodman Community Center like Be the Good: Celebrating Kindness in Our Community in April 2023 and the Girls, Inc. | Know Your Rights Youth Conference in May 2023.  We are also proud to continue our sponsorship of the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center’s La Fête De Marquette music festival in July. We also financially support the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, Wisconsin Public Radio, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Clean Lakes Alliance, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County McKenzie Regional Workforce Center

We have adopted the language used by Ben & Jerry’s advocating for racial and social justice because we cannot say it any better and we are tired of platitudes and half-measures.

The team at Chads Design Build applauds and supports the message below from Ben & Jerry's

Text from the original post by Ben & Jerry’s is provided here for your convenience. You can also access the original post.

“All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country. We have to say his name: George Floyd. George Floyd was a son, a brother, a father, and a friend. The police officer who put his knee on George Floyd’s neck and the police officers who stood by and watched didn’t just murder George Floyd, they stole him. They stole him from his family and his friends, his church and his community, and from his own future. The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy. What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning. What happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is the fruit borne of toxic seeds planted on the shores of our country in Jamestown in 1619, when the first enslaved men and women arrived on this continent. Floyd is the latest in a long list of names that stretches back to that time and that shore. Some of those names we know — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, Martin Luther King, Jr. — most we don’t. The officers who murdered George Floyd, who stole him from those who loved him, must be brought to justice. At the same time, we must embark on the more complicated work of delivering justice for all the victims of state sponsored violence and racism. Four years ago, we publicly stated our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms. To do that, we are calling for four things: First, we call upon President Trump, elected officials, and political parties to commit our nation to a formal process of healing and reconciliation. Instead of calling for the use of aggressive tactics on protestors, the President must take the first step by disavowing white supremacists and nationalist groups that overtly support him, and by not using his Twitter feed to promote and normalize their ideas and agendas. The world is watching America’s response. Second, we call upon the Congress to pass H.R. 40, legislation that would create a commission to study the effects of slavery and discrimination from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. We cannot move forward together as a nation until we begin to grapple with the sins of our past. Slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation were systems of legalized and monetized white supremacy for which generations of Black and Brown people paid an immeasurable price. That cost must be acknowledged and the privilege that accrued to some at the expense of others must be reckoned with and redressed. Third, we support Floyd’s family’s call to create a national task force that would draft bipartisan legislation aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability. We can’t continue to fund a criminal justice system that perpetuates mass incarceration while at the same time threatens the lives of a whole segment of the population. And finally, we call on the Department of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people. The DOJ must also reinstate policies rolled back under the Trump Administration, such as consent decrees to curb police abuses. Unless and until white America is willing to collectively acknowledge its privilege, take responsibility for its past and the impact it has on the present, and commit to creating a future steeped in justice, the list of names that George Floyd has been added to will never end. We have to use this moment to accelerate our nation’s long journey towards justice and a more perfect union.”
Learn what Chads Design Build has done to “Focus Forward” by “Building a Better World One Remodeled Home at a Time” Learn more
Learn what Chads Design Build has done to “Focus Forward” by “Building a Better World One Remodeled Home at a Time” Learn more



Office hours are between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday. Our Design Studio and offices are located at 3212 Commercial Avenue in Madison, WI 53714.
Send us an email via our Online Contact Form.

4.8 Stars – 95% of clients would recommend Chads Design Build! Click to read about our reputation.


© Copyright 2024 Chads Design Build • All rights reserved