Pittsburgh, a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is known as the “Steel City” for its more than 300-steel related businesses. It’s also known as the “City of Bridges” thanks to its 446 bridges. Pittsburgh features a free business environment, great central locations, scenic views, award-winning restaurants, and it is home to some of Pennsylvania’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
If you’re looking to build a multifamily building in the area, our editorial team has listed six of the best multifamily contractors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These firms were chosen for their expertise, experience, and the awards they have won.
335 E 7th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120
Franjo Construction Corporation is a family-owned and operated construction firm based in Homestead, Pennsylvania. The name Franjo comes from the combination of Frank and Joe Leonello, Jr, two brothers who own and run the organization. Franjo has risen from its incorporation in 1997 to become one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing firms in 2014-2019 and one of Pittsburgh’s Top Workplaces 3 years in a row. Their technical expertise, innovative leadership, committed staff, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for construction have earned them this honor. Franjo Construction is a full-service contractor with the ability to oversee construction projects as well as providing full interior construction, restorations, and adaptive reuse services using in-house resources. Due to its continued growth, Franjo has expanded over the years. It owns three buildings in Pittsburgh which contain its offices, warehouse, and a shop for its millwork, casework, and steel fabrication shop. Franjo Construction now has three affiliates: Franjo Specialty Group, Franjo Restoration Services, and Fort Lauderdale-based GSD Contracting LLC.
Franjo Construction is proud to be named Best Multifamily Contractor in Pittsburgh by General Contractors Magazine. Franjo gained its title as Pittsburgh’s #1 Multifamily builder in 2020, when it built 543 units (vs the runner-up at 276).
One of its largest projects to date is Arsenal 201 Apartments in Lawrenceville. Located next to the 40th Street Bridge, this 2-phase 586-unit apartment complex has been developed by Indianapolis-based Milhaus. Franjo completed phase I, which includes 243 apartments, 19,000 SF of retail space, and 75 parking spaces as well as several other amenities. Milhaus again selected Franjo as the general contractor on phase II, which is currently under construction. Once complete, it will add 343 apartments and a 400-space parking garage.
3257 West Liberty Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Founded in 1971, Shannon Construction has been known as Pittsburghs’ top commercial builder; it is committed to providing its clients with exceptional craftsmanship and professional project management. The company is ably led by its president, Ken Schultz, who holds a degree in construction management from Purdue University. He has over 30 years of construction and project management experience and is an affiliate of various professional groups in the industry.
Shannon Construction takes pride in all the recognition it has received over the years. That includes the 2020 MBA Building Excellence Award and the 2018 Pittsburgh NAIOP award. The company has been certified by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Building Trades Association, the Pennsylvania Builders Exchange, and the Master Builders’ Association (MBA) of Western Pennsylvania.
120 Delta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Massaro Corporation is a family-owned company that provides a wide range of services that include pre-construction and construction phase services, agency construction management, and emergency response work. The firm has provided its clients with exceptional quality in general contracting services and has built lasting relationships with its clients—relationships based on trust, integrity, and an enduring commitment to doing what is right.
Since its inception, the company has received numerous awards from a variety of groups. These awards include the 2021 MBA Building Excellence Award for New Construction over $25 million, the 2019 Outstanding light Award from Electric League of Western Pennsylvania, and the 2012 MBA Building of Excellence Award in the Design-Build Category. The firm has also been certified by the Master Builders’ Association (MBA) of Western Pennsylvania, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold.
GGC National Contractors
3442 Babcock Boulevard, Suite B, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
GGC National Contractors is a full-service general contractor that assists on projects from start to completion, providing a range of services and specializing in commercial, retail, office and technology, healthcare industries, automotive, and multi-family projects. Its project management services include the planning, coordinating, and execution of projects according to the specified requirements.
The firm was co-founded by its president, John Castellano, who has over 38 years of experience in the building industry. He completed his business degree at St. Francis University and is a LEED Green Associate. His vast experience in the industry and unrivaled expertise have helped him improve the company.
The company is licensed in nearly every state in the United States. GGC National Contractors has also been certified by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the Retail Contractors Association (RCA), and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green.
Mosites Construction & Development Company
400 Mosites Way, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Mosites Construction & Development Company provides general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for the industrial, educational, healthcare, commercial, public, housing, and heavy markets. It provides a wide array of services that fit both building and heavy construction as well as real estate development needs. The Mosites team redesigned and redeveloped a project portfolio that highlights its projects. The firm is committed to providing quality workmanship and excellent customer service.
Founded in 1959, Mosites Construction & Development is led by its CEO and president, Dean Mosites. Mr. Mosites is an inspiring leader who has devoted himself to building homes and making a difference in the industry and community in the process. Under his leadership, Mosites Construction has expanded into one of the premier construction companies in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
The company has received numerous awards from a wide range of groups. Those groups include the MBA Safety Award for Excellence in Safety in 2018, the MBA Building Excellence Award for New Construction between $10-$25M, and the 2010 MBA Building Excellence Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship in Interiors.
Foster Plaza 5, 651 Holiday Drive, Suite 225, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
RDC is a full-service, integrated real estate development firm. The firm has successfully constructed over $100 million in commercial, multi-family, retail, and mixed-use developments with its equity partners.
It collaborates with a group of real estate brokers and investors to identify opportunities and produce above-market returns.
RDC is an accomplished general contractor and construction manager with over $250 million in development value produced in the last ten years. RDC has built substantial projects for some of the region’s most well-known private enterprises and investment firms.
John R. Deklewa serves as president of RDC and its affiliated companies. He oversees development and acquisition, new business pursuits, finance, and operations. He is also an active community member and involved with several non-profit organizations. John received his Bachelor of Arts at Ohio University with dual majors in Finance and Business Management.