BuilGalveston Inc DBA Building Solutions

About Us

​​​Prior to becoming a corporation in 2009 Building Galveston Incorporated dba Building Solutions, was a sole-proprietorship that was established in 2007. The owner, Chris Arneson, started in the construction business while attending high school and furthered that knowledge while in college, learning first-hand from a master carpenter on how to build houses from the ground-up. He became interested in the restoration of historical properties after he relocated to Galveston Island in 1995 and saw the need to preserve history. He had worked as a project lead and project manager at companies in and around Galveston prior to going into business for himself.

John Kirkman is the commercial project manager and overall company superintendent. His experience combines 30 years in the trade. He has managed the renovation and restoration of historic properties as well as overseeing new construction and renovation of commercial and residential projects. John has been with the company for six years. He has been the company liaison between the customer and the company owner on the majority of the company projects.

Dana Hardy is the on-site project lead. He was a cabinet maker and master carpenter by trade. However, Dana has a combined total of 35 years in renovation and restoration. He has been with the company for nine years. Prior to coming to the Galveston, he has managed and provided project oversight for several companies in the San Diego CA and Houston TX areas.







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​                                             Galveston Economic Development Partnership Award

​                                             Galveston Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

                                             Galveston Historical Foundation Sally Wallace Award

                                             Galveston Historical Foundation Volunteer Award

                                             Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston Golden Trowel Award

​                                             National Trust for Historic Preservation Award

                                             City of Galveston Landmark Commission Award

                                             Small Business Development Center Award

Ten Years of Quality From Our Business and Still Growing