We offer an array of solutions to cover the entire development process. Most often, the service we provide is General Contracting; However, certain projects have other contract types. Some of our solutions can be referred to as services and others, like Safety, are fused into everything we do.
“This is a new thing for us, so it’s been that much more helpful having knowledgeable people help us out. We now have a place that provides a better overall experience for customers, suppliers, and our employees. It’s a place our employees are proud of.”
“We develop properties according to our clients’ needs. The Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) needed an office, and we have been working in McKees Rocks for a long time. Franjo helped by building a beautiful new office building that supports the needs of the ACHA. Our project Superintendent was very on top of everything and everyone. He was really good at making sure we knew everything that was going on.”
We have nearly 100 highly skilled Superintendents, Foremen and tradesmen who self-perform key elements of our work, including:
- Carpentry – rough and finished
- Siding & panel installation
- Wood & metal stud framing assemblies
- Interior door, frame, and hardware installation
- Interior trim
- Millwork & casework – fabrication & installation
- Miscellaneous metals and structural steel fabrication & erection
Our self-performance capabilities are what makes us a true general contractor and not simply a construction manager. It’s the backbone of who we are because our employees are not only hands-on in the construction process, but they also provide invaluable creativity, know-how and support to our project management staff.
Our safety program requires that each individual employee takes ownership at his or her level. We have had great success with this approach. Our Safety Director came 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
Before the first shovel hits the ground, you need one thing: a well-conceived and thoroughly reviewed set of construction documents.
At Franjo, we recognize that creating a feasible budget and project schedule is crucial to the success of your project. That’s why we offer expert pre-construction services to make the most of your investment and present a realistic picture of expected project completion.
- Team Selection & Assigning Responsibilities
- Constructability Analysis
- Logistics Reviews
- Estimates & Budget Reviews
- Subcontractor Selection & Purchasing
Accurate estimating is a vital element in our ability to maintain costs. Even with a limited amount of input, we can provide a detailed, accurate estimate for your project. Our estimating team of 7 maintains a database of information on current labor and material costs as well as our own historical data. As part of our estimating process, we compare data from similar projects to determine the best methods and materials available to finish the project on time, on budget.
This forward-thinking approach allows us to map out the logistics of the entire project well in advance of any construction. Aided by an advanced computerized estimating system, our team creates cost estimates representing the true market picture.
Put simply, our estimates provide a complete, detailed breakdown of how, why, and where funds are to be allocated.
Our decades of experience come to your advantage when evaluating any commercial real estate development. We understand the development process and how construction costs play a huge role. Similar to our preconstruction process, we will walk through the project with you to first evaluate construction feasibility. From there, we will provide estimates and cost information to aid in your decision making.
For those unfamiliar with the design-build process, it’s a construction method in which the design and construction of a building are contracted and controlled by one source – the design-builder. Whereas traditional construction methods require the client to function as a mediator between the general contractor and the architect, design-build involves a single point of accountability, creating a more organized and controlled project. This helps prevent unnecessary delays in schedule and added costs due to unforeseen design discrepancies.
Design-build forms a meaningful portion of our work. By reducing our clients’ dependence on multiple vendors, including designers and engineers, Franjo has earned a reputation as a reliable, one-stop builder of innovative projects throughout the western PA, WV, OH and FL regions.
Franjo Restoration Services
Franjo Restoration Services is an affiliate of Franjo Construction Corporation. Franjo Restoration serves commercial and residential customers following damage due to:
- vehicle impact
- and more
Services include securing contents as well as repairing the structure and making it look new again. Visit FranjoRestoration.com for more information.