About Us


Our mission is  satisfaction of your big or small project. If you’re happy, we’re happy . Communication is the key. Make your budget work for your dream project, we keep you appraised and involved.  2nd Generation Custom Home Builder \ Remodeler whether it’s an Addition to your existing home, Kitchen, Bath Basement Entertaining Rec room, or any room in your home . Rated in Excellent standings with BBB, Angie’s List, Service Magic.

Old World Builders Gives You Old World Craftsmanship with Detail that you deserve.

Rolfe Kuchta founded Old World Finishing, Inc. – doing business as Old World Builders & Remodelers – in 1997. With over 30 years of experience in the Building New Custom Homes,and Remodeling field,

Rolfe got his start in the construction business when he was twelve years old at his father’s construction company, Hardy Kuchta Construction Contractors, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the 1970s. Rolfe worked in the cabinet making shop of  Hardy’s construction company. Rolfe’s skills grew with the business as he “learned by doing,” working custom homes even as a teen.

By the 1980s Rolfe was a finish carpenter then rough carpenter. Rolfe’s experience grew to include general contracting on jobs, involved in residential and commercial work on new home construction and remodeling. How many Custom Home Builders / Remodelers do you know that actually have hands on experience in the field?  We feel that this experience is greatly beneficial to our clients.

Old World Specialties

Gallery for examples of our work.

We enjoy giving knowledge to our customers. We share alternatives, from different material options to construction techniques, and the impact they’ll have on the finished product as well as the budget. We pride ourselves on doing top shelf work at very reasonable rates.

Old World Materials

Exceptional work starts with good materials. It doesn’t cost anymore to carefully select the best lumber. We have long-standing relationships with our vendors who know we’re looking for great values for our clients… without sacrificing quality.

We’re proud to custom design new homes and additions, restaurants, commercial offices and more that highlight fine woodworking. See our Gallery for examples of our work. Please see our Services page for an overview of our capabilities and specialties. Better yet, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Billing Structure

We can bill for our work in the following ways:

  • Straight Bid – We specify the scope of the job and materials to be used in detail for a flat, pre-agreed fee.
  • Time and Materials – You establish the budget. We break that budget down by trade function (for example: electrical, plumbing, finish carpentry, excavating, etc.) You’re continually provided with “Allowance Reports” that give you detailed estimates and exact costs.
  • Project Management – We’ll estimate the job cost for you and simply charge a percentage of the cost of the job.