About Us

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Our team of experienced professionals simplify the construction process through all phases. Or focus is to make your entire home building process positive, informational and enjoyable.

Randy Thelen | President

Randy ThelenFor over four decades we’ve built some of the most distinctive and beautiful homes on Lake Geneva, Delavan, Whitewater, Lauderdale Lakes, Elkhorn and surrounding Walworth County, Wisconsin. While building beautiful homes is what we do everyday, we keep in mind that for each one of our homeowners, theirs is the only new home construction project that matters. I founded Thelen Total Construction in 1974 with one simple but important goal:

To make your home building experience a positive and enjoyable one. Fostered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust with conscientious, honest, and straightforward communication.

Because we are not just building homes but also building relationships with our clients and community through our commitment to that original vision.

We understand how important your new home is to you, and choosing the right builder is no light task. You want and deserve experienced, meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail every step of the way. Our on-staff expertise assures you of a high level of client service throughout the designing and building process of your home and equally important – after. We have the ability, experience, and imagination to translate your unique ideas into your truly beautiful and functional home.

Our clients actually do say it better than we can. Click on this link to GuildQuality  to view reviews of our client’s experience. GuildQuality surveys our clients shortly after move-in to confirm we are exceeding our customer expectations and to identify where we can make improvements. GuildQuality is completely independent and surveys all our clients so you can be assured of its accuracy and integrity.

Our Mission: To deliver exceptional home design, construction and client service. We’d be honored to be chosen to build your home.

Steve Watters | Project Manager

Steve began his career in construction at age 17 working alongside his father, as well as several larger framing companies rough framing single and multi-family homes. In the mid 90’s he started his own framing and finish carpentry company and for the last 8 years was a Project Manager for R.T. Abbott Construction, a luxury custom home builder in Los Angeles, CA. Steve shares our passion for high standards in home construction. His approachable nature puts clients at ease, and is committed to keeping you informed and involved throughout the building process.

Robert Thelen | Construction Site Superintendent

With over three decades of hands on experience, Robert provides professional on-site supervision of carpenters and trade contractors. Robert and the skilled Thelen carpenters who average between 15-20 years carpentry experience, have a mind-set that drives them to treat every home as if it were their own.


Katie Wozniak | Interior Designer at Katherine Elizabeth Designs

No need to be overwhelmed by the complete freedom of choice when building your new home. It really can be simplified process. Our clients have the opportunity to work with talented interior designers at Katherine Elizabeth Designs. Expert, creative, and personalized guidance co-ordinating the color schemes, materials, lighting, floor coverings, cabinetry, and furniture of your home brings your vision to life.


Sue Williams | Financial Records Administrator

Joining the company in 1993, Sue is a valued member who prepares the building agreement and home specifications, subcontractor bids and change orders. She also prepares all the financial documentation required for banks and title companies. The financial complexities are taken care of to the last detail in an easy to understand format.


Melody Fehling | Office Manager / Sales and Marketing

Since 1994, Melody has been at the front desk – “Command Central” of Thelen Total Construction. She takes care of the many details, the behind the scenes effort that keep the company running smoothly. Her priority is to ensure superb client service by facilitating communication, organization and by continued emphasis on improving the home building experience for clients.