Bringing Beauty to Your Home

Kitchen Remodeling

A Kitchen for Every Chef

What if cooking a meal were as satisfying as eating it? One of the top ways to make your home more livable, and also increase its value, is to remodel your kitchen. We’re passionate about helping homeowners realize their dreams within their budget, and taking care of all the details that add up to an uncommonly good experience.

Bathroom Remodeling


Our goal is to help you create a bathroom that you love. From concept sketches through the end of construction, we’ll take care of all the details and leave you with an experience you’ll love almost as much as your new bathroom.

We have a lot of experience remodeling bathrooms in Dane County. We love remodeling bathrooms! And we can help you make the most of any sized bathroom including small bath remodels, bathroom updates, master baths, and powder rooms. We love helping our clients express their own taste and personality in every project, and we care about getting the details right.

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Basement Finishing

Beautiful Basements

Remodeling a basement is not an easy job. It is not a project that you can just decide to DIY. Not only does it require a lot of work, it is also relatively expensive. Do you really want to risk your hard-earned money by not getting a professional? We highly recommend that homeowners seek out professional remodeling services to ensure that the project is completed safely, on time and with the highest quality standards.

Additions & Porches


A home addition can be a great way to avoid moving and add more usable square footage to your existing space. Home additions can not only increase the living space for you and your family but can also increase the value of your home.

Additions are large and complex undertakings, especially if you live in an older home in Madison. Fortunately, our team is experienced at creating top-notch room and home additions. Our design + build process really shines here, as we’re able to integrate budgeting and design, which cuts down tremendously on wasted time and frustration during planning. Your home addition starts with a conversation.

Design + Create + Actuate

Our way of doing business is unique. We believe transparency, accountability, and customer service are must-haves. If you want a home contracting company that cares about your project as much as you do, then give us a call to find out if we’re a good fit for your next project.

  • Conversation

    Let’s get together. Let’s talk about your goals, budget and timeline. Let us show you how Actuate Improvement can not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

  • Design

    We believe that form and function should exist side by side to create beautiful and practical spaces. Our design team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

  • Proposal

    We provide our clients with a detailed scope of work and custom project renderings to give you a clear understanding of what to expect.

  • Details

    From countertop materials and cabinet styles, to drawer-pulls and paint colors, Actuate will guide you through the selection process.

  • Build

    Our production team provides the experience, reliability, and customer service to insure that your project runs smoothly and the results stand the test of time.



  • Working with Mark is refreshing. He is thorough and always ready to take care of us. Every time we had a question, no matter how small or unimportant, he responded quickly. He never left us waiting and was always making sure the project moved along as quickly as possible. When a question required more follow up, Mark let us know when he'd have an answer and he called us back at that time or before. Mark's inspection of the existing structure as he put together his quote was thorough and precise. He explained every detail of the work that would have to happen and taking the time to make sure we understood what he would do and why it had to be done that way. When asked about alternatives, he considered our concerns and adjusted his plan where he could. I've worked with few people as diligent and responsive as Mark.

    Burt P.
  • Due to an extreme life change, I needed to remodel my home quickly. Actuate helped me do this. What made me happiest is that I truly felt like I was working with family….Yes, I would recommend  this company to family and friends, in fact I already have. The entire process was made easier and I felt like they truly cared about me and my unique situation.

    Mary H.
  • I would not hesitate to use your company again… It was a pleasure to work with someone who knows all aspects of the industry…Returning phone calls in a timely manner is one of my pet peeves, but your company did not let me down.

    Geralyn S.
  • From planning through execution the job was performed without fault and done to a top notch professional degree… [Mark's] attention to detail and ability to tackle any part of the project with professionalism was nothing short of amazing. We are thrilled with the outcome.

    Paul S.
  • You took care of the smallest details and made every adjustment to our liking.

    Ruth W.
  • You have been helpful before, during and after the remodeling project.  Thank you for that.  I’m so glad you are putting new life into a house that holds many memories for our family.

  • You guys did a great job and we love our basement and deck! Thanks and great job!

    Courtney C.
  • Enjoyed the men who did the work. Very workman-like, efficient, pleasant, and careful of surrounding areas.

    Mary W.
  • Dear Mark, Thank you so much for taking on my project and spearheading it to completion! I've many complements on it and I especially am so proud of it!  

    Laurel S.
  • Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job on our remodel. You just can't put a price on Marty being able to go on the porch by himself now, and providing safe bathrooms for him. You are all pleasures to work with!

    Jen M.

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