At the very core of it, our people make our organization what it is. We benefit from an energetic and creative management team at its helm. Although from varied backgrounds, they all share a common vision and values.
FRANK LEONELLOCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Franjo Construction | FSG
MANAGING PARTNER Franjo Builders
Frank is the “Fran” in Franjo. Frank is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the company including upper management, acquisitions, estimating, business development, marketing, and project management.
With over 25 years of experience, Frank has led Franjo Construction from a small family-owned business into a multi-company contracting organization.
JOSEPH LEONELLO, JR.
PRESIDENT Franjo Construction | FSG
MANAGING PARTNER Franjo Builders
Joe is the “jo” in Franjo. He has more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry. Joe has been an integral part of the growth of Franjo Construction from a small family-owned construction company into a multi-company commercial contracting organization.
He has the primary responsibility of overseeing operations for the family of companies.
JOSHUA WELLSEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Franjo Construction | FSG
Josh started with Franjo in early 17 and has more than 18 years of experience in the construction industry. He has managed more than 500 million dollars worth of commercial construction with numerous single contracts exceeding forty million dollars.
He has extensive experience with estimating, project management, scheduling, value engineering, constructability, and reviews and has held various roles including, Estimator, Chief Estimator, Project Executive and currently serves as Executive Vice President.
EDWARD BLANKVICE PRESIDENT OF ESTIMATING Franjo Construction | FSG | Franjo Builders
Ed has been with Franjo since 2005 and has more than 26 years of experience in the construction industry. Since joining Franjo, he has helped the company grow significantly from both a Project Management and Estimating aspect.
Ed is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of estimating. He also establishes budgets, schedules, and performs value engineering analysis.
ANTHONY TRAPUZZANOVICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Franjo Construction | FSG | Franjo Builders
Anthony originally joined Franjo in 2006 and has more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held many roles including Project Engineer and Project Manager for Residential, Commercial, and Institutional projects.
His dedication and professionalism have allowed him not only to progress into business development but to excel at it. He now oversees all aspects of Business Development and Marketing in all Pittsburgh and Florida offices.
STEVE SAWORVICE PRESIDENT OF PROCUREMENT Franjo Construction | FSG | Franjo Builders
Steve joined Franjo in 2010 and has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Since joining Franjo Construction Corporation, he has helped the company grow significantly from both a Project Management and Operations aspect.
FRANK VACEKDIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS Franjo Construction | FSG
Frank joined Franjo in 2003 as one of its earliest employees. He has more than 26 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held multiple roles with the organization including Carpenter, Superintendent, Project Manager, and his current role as Director of Field Operations.
Since joining Franjo Construction Corporation, Frank has been involved with and completed many challenging projects.
JAY CELASCHISAFETY DIRECTOR Franjo Construction | FSG | Franjo Builders
Jay joined Franjo in 2016 and possesses over 20 years of construction experience as a Safety Director. He leads in the development of and clearly articulates Company’s safety vision, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures in order to build a safety culture dedicated to behaviors that lead to zero injury results.
He comes to us as an OSHA instructor and offers many training programs including:
- New employee safety orientation
- Fall protection training
- Aerial lift training
- Telehandler forklift training
- Hazard communication training
Jay’s diligence, approachability, and passion for safety have proven extremely effective in reaching each of our team members. He feels very strongly that safety is a continual process, and it requires that each employee takes ownership at their level.
WYATT WOOLVERTONDIVISION MANAGER Franjo Builders
Wyatt joined the Franjo organization in 2021 with a long history in the construction industry. His role as Division Manager of Franjo Builders is to lead and manage our Florida operations. Wyatt works with the other members of the leadership team, often coordinating efforts between the Florida office and the headquarters in Pittsburgh.
ZACHARY SYBO, MBACONTROLLER Franjo Construction | FSG | Franjo Builders
Zach originally joined Franjo in 2018 as an Accountant. His dedication and professionalism have allowed him to progress into his current role as Controller. He now oversees all aspects of Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Technology for Franjo Construction and its affiliates in both Pittsburgh and Fort Lauderdale.
Zach lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with his fiancé and 2 children. He is described as extremely detail-oriented, efficient, and organized. His hobbies include golfing, anything involving Pittsburgh sports, and collecting sports memorabilia.
JASON BATESPROJECT EXECUTIVE Franjo Construction
Jason joined Franjo in 2015 and has more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held the roles of Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, and currently Project Executive. Jason has managed in excess of 100 million dollars worth of commercial construction with numerous single contracts exceeding six million dollars.
BRENDAN GALLAGHERPROJECT EXECUTIVE Franjo Construction
Brendan joined Franjo Construction’s Executive Team in 2022 as a project executive. In his role, Brendan ensures the successful completion of projects by developing and monitoring logistics and supervising several members of Franjo’s operations team. He has over 16 years of experience in construction and has a proven track record of success and efficiency.
Brendan lives in the North Hills with his fiancée and daughters. In his free time, he bonds with his family through his daughters’ activities, which include horseback riding, soccer, basketball, cheer, violin, and golf.
KATIE MEEHANMARKETING MANAGER Franjo Construction | FSG | Franjo Builders
Katie has been a part of the commercial real estate industry since 2014 when she joined a brokerage firm. She joined the Franjo team in early 2020 and manages the marketing efforts of Franjo and its Pittsburgh and Florida affiliates, covering the full spectrum of marketing.
Katie brings over 9 years of commercial real estate & marketing experience, supporting all disciplines including brokerage, appraisal, development, and now construction through marketing. She describes herself as gregarious and confident with a passion for marketing.
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