1917: Francesco Tagliatela
Francesco Tagliatela opens Franklin Construction and builds multifamily homes in New Haven’s Fair Haven neighborhood.
1962: Louis Tagliatela Sr.
Louis Tagliatela Sr. took over the company in 1962. His “we build it better” mission statement guides Franklin Construction’s many projects today.
1966: Chestnut Hill North
Chestnut Hill North is built on Mix Avenue in Hamden, the site of a former apple orchard. The community has 222 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom homes.
1972: Chestnut Hill South
Chestnut Hill South is built, adding 150 more apartments, a pool, and a putting green to Franklin’s apartment portfolio.
1974: North Haven Health & Racquet
North Haven Health & Racquet offers over 75,000 square feet of cardio and weight equipment, tennis courts, racquetball courts, a basketball court, track, and a group exercise and spinning studio. We also have Fitness on Demand, a private women’s gym, personal training, childcare, and tanning.
1985: Lakewood Apartments
Lakewood Apartments, in Hamden’s Whitneyville neighborhood, is purchased in 1985. Since then we have remodeled the apartments and added a 24-hour fitness center.
1986: Eli Whitney Apartments
Franklin purchases Eli Whitney Apartments located in New Haven’s East Rock neighborhood.
1989: Saybrook Point Inn
The Tagliatelas tear down the dilapidated Terra Mar and build Saybrook Point Inn, Spa & Marina. They also build Marina Point Villas, a development with 24 condos, across the street from the inn.
1991: Rosewood Apartments
Franklin builds Rosewood, 99 apartment homes in North Haven.
1998: Whitney Towers
Franklin converts doctor’s office in Whitney Towers into apartments.
2006: Chestnut Hill East
Chestnut Hill East opens to residents, offering luxury apartments with covered parking and a 24-hour fitness center.
2008: New London Harbor Towers
Franklin purchases New London Harbour Towers, luxury condos.
2016: City Flats
Franklin rehabilitates dilapidated historical homes in New London and wins the HOBI 2017 Best Historic Rehab in a Development Award for City Flats.
2016: Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve
Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve opens right outside of Kennebunkport, Maine.
2017: Canal Crossing
Canal Crossing at Whitneyville West opened its first building to residents. Amenities include a saltwater pool, Bark Park with an agility course, a clubhouse with a commercial kitchen, business center, and 24-hour fitness center.
Franklin Construction celebrates its Centennial Anniversary!