Our Story2019-02-05T19:31:09+00:00

THE FRANJO STORY

Proud of our Past… Thriving in the Present and Focused on the Future

HISTORY

Franjo Construction Corporation (“Franjo”) is a locally recognized general contractor, construction manager and design/builder, headquartered in Homestead, PA. We are a privately-owned corporation servicing the needs of clients on a regional basis through our building, restoration and construction management operating divisions.

Franjo Construction Corporation (“Franjo”) is a locally recognized general contractor, construction manager and design/builder, headquartered in Homestead, PA. We are a privately-owned corporation servicing the needs of clients on a regional basis through our building, restoration and construction management operating divisions.

Franjo is a leader in the Pittsburgh region in building innovative and cutting-edge projects. Today, more than 100 trade employees work for the company in the field and in the office where employee retention is high, with a number celebrating ten or more years with the company.
Although the company was incorporated in 1997, 2002 was the company’s first year of revenue. Joseph Leonello Jr., with the assistance of his father, started working full time at Franjo in 2002 after a successful career at H. J. Heinz as one of its leading sales managers. Supplementing their efforts behind-the-scenes was Frank Leonello, who at that time held the position of Vice President of Estimating for Dick Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based top 40 ENR construction company with revenues reaching 900 million dollars. Frank Leonello joined Franjo full time in April, 2003, assuming an executive management position with the company.

At its inception, Franjo had an initial revenue of a little over one million dollars, that has grown dramatically and continues to trend upward due to its continued success in the various markets it serves and repeat business from its client base. With a proven formula for success, Franjo has expanded its services by establishing the multiple facilities under its current management structure.
Franjo Construction’s corporate office is a 19,868 sq. ft. two-story facility located at 335 E 7th Ave., since 2008. In 2011, Franjo purchased and renovated a warehouse building located adjacent to the main headquarters. The warehouse building houses Franjo’s steel fabrication shop and millwork fabrication shop as well as its equipment.

Frank Leonello, Joseph Leonello and various members of its current staff have been personally involved in numerous projects in the range of $20,000 to $800,000,000. With proven success rate, Franjo has bonding capacities of $50,000,000 single and $100,000,000 aggregate. Since its inception, Franjo has relied on its unique ability to serve as a “true” general contractor by maintaining a workforce of 100 plus tradesman experienced in all phases of construction, a fleet of modern equipment and production facilities to control costs and schedule to the benefit of the project.

Since 2002, countless organizations in multiple industries have depended upon Franjo to turn their vision of quality construction into reality. From innovative renovations to new building projects, Franjo delivers superior construction services that reflect our skilled craftsmanship, create timeless appeal and meet our clients’ highest expectations.

Our solid foundation of expert knowledge, attention to detail and focus on relationships continues to shape our legacy of strength. We are passionate about our work, passionate about our employees, passionate about our reputation in doing it right, and passionate about our clients. We place a high value on relationships and understand the importance of providing a successful, rewarding project. Our deeply rooted core values of quality craftsmanship, and integrity form the bedrock of each Franjo project.

From our proven past to our vibrant future, Franjo is synonymous with strength, stability and lasting relationships. Together, we believe we can achieve enormous goals and transform ideas and visions into successful projects.

CORE VALUES

A CULTURE BUILT AROUND SAFETY.
Respect

Appreciating every individual and situation

Accountability

Delivering on promises and standing behind our product

Efficiency

Performing with competency

Empowerment

Inspiring development and personal growth

Creativity

Transcending traditional ideas

Loyalty

Committing to our people, our process, and the results

Respect

Appreciating every individual and situation

Accountability

Delivering on promises and standing behind our product

Efficiency

Performing with competency

Empowerment

Inspiring development and personal growth

Creativity

Transcending traditional ideas

Loyalty

Committing to our people, our process, and the results

WHY FRANJO CONSTRUCTION

Choosing the right partner for a construction project, be it simple or complex, requires considerably more than what is presented/submitted in a proposal. It’s been our experience that creativity, versatility, attention to detail and hard work are needed on every project, regardless of size or cost.

That’s why we go ‘all-out” to meet and exceed client expectations by consistently improving our products and services. We believe exceptional people deliver exceptional results, so every employee is treated as family and is dedicated to the company core values of respect, honesty and integrity.
We look to our knowledgeable team of professionals to be proactive and ask the tough questions before a project begins, then look at solutions and opportunities from every angle. We investigate, we analyze, we plan. We ask, “What if?” Then, we repeat the procedure until we’re certain we’ve met and exceeded client expectations.

This is the approach we’ve taken for the past 20+ years on every project type, from K-12 and higher education, hospitality and healthcare, industrial, automotive and retail, to multi-family and senior assisted living. We’re proud of our portfolio. We invite you to explore our work and solutions. Get inspired and rely on our expertise for your next project.!

As evidence of our success, Franjo is very proud of its accomplishments which include the following notable accolades:

  • Pittsburgh Business Times – Top 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in Pittsburgh – 2012,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
  • Pittsburgh Business Times Book of Lists – 2015 62nd largest Contractor in Western Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award Winner – 2014
  • Steel Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – 2009