We had been looking to build a country home for about 20 years but the timing was never right. About 5 years ago we sold our farmette in Richland County and said this is it! We looked at many, many builders and the vetting process actually took us a couple years. I am a designer and my wife has exquisite taste… this inherently made us tough to please. Our vision was to build a modern farmhouse/cottage that looked like a bunch of outbuildings —  built by Norwegian settlers —  that someone was now renovating. We had a vision, a lot of sketches and a really modest budget.


The moment we sat down with Gary and Ken we knew this was it. They were honest, they listened, they understood our vision and they were enthusiastic. The passion for what they do was obvious and was reflected in the quality of the work we looked at. Their knowledge and experience was indisputable and priceless. We were swimming against the stream, building a small house with refined but modest finishes and they totally got it. They understood and guided this process flawlessly. I would say Gary was more sensitive to budget than we were at times. Thankfully.


When it came to the build, the core construction crew was nothing short of fantastic. This is truly an amazing group that has been with QWC for some time and it shows in the quality and attention to detail. These are true craftsman. Since I was doing all the tile work myself I was blessed with the opportunity to work with the crew and see first hand how they apply their craft. It was humbling and educational. About 10 years ago I worked with a crew from another top area builder on my advertising agencies' office... lets just say that experience was a polar opposite. 


Building a new home is not easy, it may be the toughest thing we will ever do, but I will be eternally grateful we chose Quality West Construction to partner with.



-Paul Lackner


We had a very positive experience building our dream home with Gary Karls and Quality West Construction. Gary has a wealth of building knowledge and was exceptionally easy to work with. He paid attention to details, from planning stage to the completion of our home. Since this was our first home building experience, Gary's advice was much appreciated. He has a fantastic crew and hires only the best subcontractors. We have referred him to many of our friends who are considering building. Quality is a fitting part of the business name because it is the end result of Gary's construction efforts. We love our home. If we build again it will definately be with Gary Karls and Quality West Construction.
-Ed and Mary Ritter


Quality is what we were after when we decided to re-do our home. Through word of mouth and exposure to their work, Judy and I decided on Quality West Construction to make over our home. They did not disappoint us! Not only did they satisfy our needs but their staff was always willing to lend us their ear whenever we had a question or did not understand the 'blue prints.' We will certainly use them in the future, should we have a need.
- Diego Camacho Jr.


Gary helped us create the lake home we dreamed of owning. He took the time to visit us at our previous home to get to understand what features we enjoyed along with what we would be looking for in the construction of our new home. Gary then helped us design and build a home to suit our lifestyle and needs. Our home on Lake Waubesa is unique and thoroughly enjoy its style, beauty and quality.

Since the original construction, we added a sunroom that Gary and Joe helped us with. They were very patient with us as we worked through the details and a few minor adjustments. This addition not only adds value to our home but enhances the living experience with the warmth of sunlight.

When we recently purchased our recreational property, we again looked to Quality West Construction to accommodate us with our building needs. Here too, Gary and Joe were great to work with. They constructed a garage and pole barn built with quality materials and skilled workmanship.

We highly recommend Quality West Construction for any building needs. We have known Gary and Joe for a number of years and it's been a pleasure working with them.
- Jerry and Linda Schumann


No one knows when they will build their last house, so each house has to be special and it takes a creative, experienced, professional contractor to accomplish that task.

Quality West Construction was referred to us and were pleased to see the proof of that referral during our first visit with Gary Karls. We lived 100 miles from Mount Horeb at the time, so Gary was willing to meet with us on a holiday weekend.

Quality isn't always the most expensive. When our first bids came back higher than expected, due to various material cost increases, Gary found a way to save some money without compromising quality, functionality and appearance. Quality insulation and windows were a high priority.

The crew and subcontractors Quality West employs were very good. Those things are as important as the general contractor, because many decisions and discussions involve these individuals, as well as the general contractor. The finishing crew was exceptional, which is something that really shows in a house.

We assume that our home, Gary Karls built is our last house, but no one never knows. If we decide to build again, we would certainly not bother getting a second bid, but simply give the job to Gary's firm.
- Mary and Jerry Davis