About the R.L. Merlie Company

Swan Song

1979 to 2008

The R. L. Merlie Company is no longer providing general contracting services.

"To provide you with the best workmanship and quality your project allows for and to provide a safe, pleasant and rewarding building experience for our customers, our employees and ourselves."

That is what we strove for and many times achieved.

We would like to thank all our former employees for sharing their talent and using their skills on our projects, a special thank you to Kevin and Rick who worked with us for most of our business lives.

In addition we want to thank all the trades men, subcontractors and suppliers who did a fine job consistently and shared their expertise with us.

To our clients, many of whom we developed long term friendships and relationships outside of our original business relationship, THANK YOU, your trust in hiring us allowed R. L. Merlie Co. to continue for so many years.

These web pages are a resource for ideas and a showcase of the work and labor of many people throughout our 29 years of business.

We have moved on to new working adventures.


Mary and Rich

Building Contractors since 1979 in the scenic Spring Green area. The homes we build are a response to the uniqueness of our customers and their home sites. We have broad experience in both styling and construction methods. Energy efficiency and quality construction standards are important in all our homes. We have built new homes, additions and done remodeling in a full range of styling from Prairie School to Victorian, Contemporary to Traditional. We built Passive Solar, Earth Sheltered and Underground homes in the eighties. The nineties have gotten us involved in projects with Structural Panel homes, authentic, dovetailed, hewn Log homes and majestic Oak Timber Frame homes. We work closely with our homeowners and consider their budget, taste and lifestyles when planning their addition or new home. Contact us to discuss your building project in Spring Green, the surrounding communities or the Madison area. Proper planning, design and construction are part of the full range of construction services we can offer you.

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