Joe Daniels Construction is self-performing General Contractor serving the Madison area for 65 years. The company is owned by its' employees as well as active second and third generation Daniels family members.
Daniels Construction was founded in 1953 by Joe Daniels Sr., a skilled carpenter who focused primarily as a residential contractor, on the values of honesty, integrity, quality, and reliability. Joe's work as a residential contractor was highlighted by being named President of the Madison Area Builders Association in 1960. In 1963, Daniels Construction expanded into commercial construction and in 1985 a street, sewer and underground division were added.
Today, brothers Joe Jr., who serves as the President and CEO, and Jerry, Safety Director, welcome the third generation of leadership. Sam, Jerry’s son, has grown up with the company, contributing in several roles of the company during summers and while attending the Wisconsin School of Business; he now serves as COO. The addition of third generation family ownership brings a commitment to the value upon which the Company was founded and the Employees that make the Company what it is today.
Daniels Construction is also an employee-owned company since 2006. Through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) all employees become part owners who share in the profits and benefit in the growth of the Company. Countless studies have shown that an ESOP makes good financial sense since companies with broad-based employee ownership outperform comparable companies where employees are not stakeholders. When the success of the Company is directly linked to the employees' ownership, this encourages productivity and better quality control.
Daniels Construction is able to self-perform a large percentage of its annual revenue because of the skilled and experienced workforce that it has. The average tenure of all employees at Daniels is 20 years and many employees have between 20-45 years of experience in the construction industry.
As we look into the future we will continue to stay true our values, customers and employees while looking for opportunities for growth by bringing value and efficiencies to new clients..
Our extensive experience with competitive bidding means higher quality with lower costs regardless of project size.
We draw upon past experiences, our diversified work portfolio and ability to self perform several trades to bring experience based solutions while allowing for a more efficient construction process.
We invest hundreds of hours per employee into training and work closely with Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin to provide apprenticeship and continuing education training.
Our size allows us to provide individual attention to any customer and tailor our services to fit their unique needs. We approach projects of all sizes with the utmost quality, integrity and efficiency.
At Joe Daniels Construction people are our most important asset. We take a multi-pronged approach in our comprehensive safety program to increase all employees' knowledge of job site safety.
Joe Daniels Sr., founded company as a Residential home builder
1st “Parade of Homes” home built
Joe Sr., became President of Madison Area Business Association (MABA)
Company expanded into Multi-Family construction
Company expanded into Commercial construction
Joe Daniels Jr. (Joe Sr.’s son), after graduating from UW School of Business in Construction Management entered the Family Business
Jerry Daniels (Joe Jr’s brother), after graduating high school, entered the Family Business as a Carpenter Apprentice
Union representation departed, seizing the opportunity to cross-train its employees to help them become more efficient.
Last Multi-Family built; allocating for Commercial construction
Street, Sewer, Water & Underground division added
Became members of American Builders Association (ABC)
Joe Sr. sold the Family Business to Joe Jr., who became President, and Jerry, VP-Safety Director
Daniels family sold a portion of the business to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) allowing the employees to share in the benefits of the Family Business
After working in the field for several summers and assisting in the office while in college, Sam Daniels (Jerry’s son) joins full time after graduating from UW School of Business with a degree in Finance & Management.
Ownership extends to the 3rd generation as Sam becomes COO and takes a more active role in day to day operations.