Our Lines of Business

We do everything from tenant fit-outs to ground-up strip centers, multi-family developments, tech-flex spaces, and everything in between in PA, OH, WV & FL.

Franjo Construction

Franjo Construction Corporation is a major general contractor for projects in all commercial & industrial markets. Founded in 1997, Franjo Construction builds in PA, OH & WV.

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Franjo Specialty Group

Franjo Specialty Group (“FSG”) focuses on projects such as tenant fit-outs & improvements, client maintenance, and modestly sized construction projects.

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Franjo Builders

Franjo Builders LLC (formerly GSD Contracting LLC) is a major general contractor for projects in all commercial & industrial markets. Franjo Builders builds all over FL.

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Franjo Restoration

Franjo Restoration Services is an affiliate of Franjo Construction offering disaster restoration services to commercial and residential clients.

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Our Story

While our incorporation date was February 4, 1997, our story starts much earlier. For those who don’t know, “Franjo” is the combination of two brothers’ names – Frank Leonello (our CEO), and Joe Leonello, Jr. (our President). Their father, Joe Leonello, Sr., was in the business of building homes, so they grew up in construction. Before forming Franjo Construction, Frank built a successful career in Construction Estimating, having served as the Vice President of Estimating for Dick Corporation, and Joe Jr. built a successful career as one of H.J. Heinz’s leading sales managers. They always had that entrepreneurial spirit and now, with their own businesses, can support other businesses through their highly skilled construction services.

As client-oriented firms, we focus on delivering the highest quality product, relying on our wide range of experience and long-term relationships with leading industry and local trade partners. We offer a fresh approach, where handshakes still hold immense value and customer satisfaction is at the heart of all that we do. In all our dealings, whether with our team, subcontractors, or clients, we value transparency. Our goal is not only to build quality products but to build lasting relationships.

Internally, we speak to each other with radical candor. We work hard so we can play hard. We have each other’s backs. We are committed to building a legacy – the Franjo legacy. Our team has voted Franjo Construction a Top Workplace three years running, and not only is that a true honor, but we also do everything in our power to give back to them.

Our Clients

We build in all commercial markets on projects of any scale. Those in our industry know us as the go-to contractor with a collaborative approach. Every project is unique, but early integrated teaming with all project stakeholders is key to any project’s success.

Our staff have been involved in projects ranging from $20,000 to $800M. Recent work includes everything from a 2,000 SF medical office renovation to 575+ unit apartments to adaptive reuse of century-old buildings into class A office space. Clients from all over the country approach us, whether they’re a solo developer working on their first or 100th project, or corporations like Aldi, Uber, Wyndham Hotels, or Milhaus. For a deeper dive into how we work, please visit our Solutions page.

MISSION

Uniting our team and customers to build the future

VISION

Exceeding expectations. Building trust. Creating value.

VALUES

We feel strongly about values like respect, integrity, and honesty, but we also feel they are the minimum that every company should abide by. So, we asked ourselves – what makes us different? How do Franjo team members operate? In all of our team members, you will find a high degree of:

Persistence

Never give up

Ambition

Driven to achieve the unimaginable

Confidence

Humble enough to learn from experience

Awards & Recognitions

Franjo Construction Corporation

  • Steel Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year | 2009
  • Top Workplaces | 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Pittsburgh Business Times: Fasted Growing Privately-Held Companies | 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Pittsburgh Business Times Book of Lists: Largest Contractors in Western PA | 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award Winner | 2014
  • Pittsburgh Smart50 Awards | 2019, 2021
  • Pittsburgh Business Times: Family Business Awards | 2019