New hire demonstrates commitment to the remodeling industry through the empowerment of Dane County youth 

Madison, WI, August 10, 2019 — Area homeowners know Sweeney Construction as the design-build experts who provide a “positively enjoyable” remodeling experience with their reliable, fun-loving, and easy to work with attitude. Owner Tim Sweeney is particularly proud of his company’s people-first values, which have encouraged him to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship program and provide area high school students with hands-on training and development. 

“The future of the skilled trades is being created today,” beams Tim as he discusses the Madison Chamber of Commerce program. “The integrity of the remodeling industry is forged in the hearts of young people eager to enter and excel within our profession. So I’m ecstatic to hire high school students for year-long apprenticeships where they gain essential on-the-job experience while taking related courses while continuing toward graduation.” 

Tim’s first recruit, Ben Van Kauwenberg of La Follette High School, agrees. “Woodworking isn’t just my job, it’s my passion,” insists Ben. “I’m so thankful to be given a chance my senior year to hone my skills at Sweeney Design Remodel, where I can learn from the best and also have fun doing it!” Already a gifted woodworker, Ben spends his free time handcrafting guitars in his own side business, and now enjoys bringing Sweeney homeowner visions to life. 

“Empowering the youth of Dane County with professional skills and personal confidence is central to our company mission,” smiles Tim. “Our sixty-year legacy of expert craftsmanship needs the next generation of talent so we can flourish for another sixty years. Who better to train and encourage them? Working with enthusiastic and gifted students like Ben, we’ll continue to build a great business with an even brighter future for us all.” 

About Sweeney Construction 

A people-centered business since inception in 1954, Sweeney Construction of Madison, WI believes that remodeling is better when steeped in values. By guiding homeowners through a proprietary design-build process, customers are informed, engaged, and 100% satisfied. Their commitment to transparency and accountability has made Sweeney one of the most trusted names in remodeling, garnering gushing reviews, stunning work, and award-winning design.