Randy Marten built his first house in 1996, and from there he went on to found Marten Building & Design. We have been building custom homes in the Dane County area for many years. We love doing remodeling projects as well! Here at Marten Building, we don't just build homes, we believe in building relationships. Just ask any of our previous customers, or the sub-contractors we work with on a daily basis. By investing time in building a personal relationship with you, we ensure that your house will be perfectly designed and customized to fit you and your family's needs. Our love and knowledge of the building process is highly visible right through the delivery of the final product. When you work with us on the design of your new home, you will soon discover what so many others already have: that at Marten Building & Design, thoughtfulness and integrity from the preliminary design through the building process will bring you happiness and peace of mind for many years to come. We would be happy to discuss your options with you without trying to sell you anything. Whether you've just started researching builders, need help finding a home site, or aren't ready to build for a few years, Marten Building & Design is happy to help. We know that a finished house speaks volumes about the integrity of a builder. So do people. That is why we encourage you to check references and visit homes when interviewing builders. That’s right – we actually encourage you to interview other builders. It’s the only way you will see the difference for yourself.

getting started

#1 The List

The first step to building your dream home is to make a list. This part is fun. We will sit down and list everything you want in your home. A walk-in shower, hardwood flooring, whatever you decide: this is your house. We want to spend time finding out what is most important to you.

Here's  a little insight into what it is like to build a house with us. We keep things simple, honest, and fun. We believe in an "open book" reliable approach to building, and will keep you involved throughout the entire process. We also have an awesome Marten Building app that allows you to check out photos of your house in progress, & communicate with our team while you're on the go!

#2 Budget

A good builder NEVER goes over budget. We want to price your house with absolutely everything included so that there are no bad surprises. Nothing would put a damper on the excitement and happiness of building a house quicker than going over budget. On top of that, we want you to get the most you can with your money. We take great care to get you the best value.


#3 Find a Building Site

There are a lot of things that are easy to overlook when selecting a building site, like how much fill it will need, building restrictions, etc.  We would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect homesite to build on, and will design your house to perfectly fit the land, which is why finding a good building site is so important. We want to make the most of the available sunlight, views, and space for you.

#4 Design

We'll spend time getting to know you and your style. Together we can create a custom designed home plan just for you. We want you to have a comfortable, functional house that is also beautiful and shows your personality. Randy has been drawing house plans for over 20 years,

and has a great team of in-house designers at his side. Marten Building & Design prioritizes good design above all else, which is why we want to make the very most of the square footage, as well as design for the best value.


We're going to maximize the functionality of every single square foot, and spend time learning about how you'll be using the space. There's no reason not to do it that way because our main goal is for you to absolutely love your new home!

Throwback pic of our original team in 2010.



608.212.6934 | randy@martenbuilding.com | Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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