Arsenal 201 - One Year Progress

Incredible progress on our Arsenal 201 project – the bottom photo was taken exactly one year after the top picture.  Not to mention, Franjo is 100% accident-free over the course of construction. Great work to all involved!


See more pictures of Arsenal 201 and other Multi-Family projects here.

Project Profile: CATERPILLAR - Pittsburgh Automation Center

Construction has wrapped up on the first tenant fit-out in our Tech Forge at 47th Street building. CAT’s Pittsburgh Automation Center was constructed in four months with zero accidents. Project Manager, Frank Cimino, worked with RIDC and Desmone and Associates Architects to customize this 13,500 sf. space for Caterpillar. See project photos and information here.

Building a Winning Community

Franjo’s Volunteer day was a huge success as we spent the day giving back to the community the best way we know how! Our team members helped build three separate homes for three local families in the Duquesne, PA area on September 29, 2017.

Arsenal Terminal - Cannonball!

Project Coordinator, Nick Leonello, discusses the surprising discovery of cannonballs with Fox News on-site. Arsenal Terminal is a three-phase construction project that will fill the empty block of 40th Street with 625 residential apartment units in up-and-coming Lawrenceville, PA. Three buildings, a pedestrian walkway and an acre of green space will revolutionize the 522,720 sq. ft landmark of what used to be “Allegheny Arsenal — one of America’s principal.. manufacturers of ammunition for small arms and artillery in the years before the Civil War.”

We are so proud of the safety measures our team took in handling this rare find and continue to take as construction proceeds.

ASCEND Pittsburgh

Franjo is excited to have been chosen as the contractor on this state-of-the-art indoor climbing center! Project Manager, Mike Guciardo, lead the construction of Ascend’s unique, fitness-based “community hub.” Ascend Pittsburgh offers brand new indoor rock climbing walls, yoga classes, cardio equipment and free weights. See more pictures here or let Ascend staffers show you the ropes!

We did it again!

We have been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as the 25th Fastest Growing Company in Pittsburgh. This award joins our 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 accolades. Franjo is proud to continually provide high-quality construction as we grow!

Tech this Out

Franjo is the Contractor of RIDC’s “Tech Forge” project – a two-story, approximately 64,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant, flex building created to headquarter robotics and technology-centered companies in Lawrenceville, PA. We are working with Desmone Architects and RIDC to customize this space that is “projected to provide 130 permanent and 60 construction jobs.” 

We are excited about Pittsburgh’s metamorphosis from industrial steel town to #21 on Forbes‘ list of “Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs in 2017.” Franjo has established working relationships with many companies bringing technology to Pittsburgh such as RIDC and Uber. We are excited to continue building these spaces that keep the technological momentum rolling in Pittsburgh.