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.

2017: Centennial

Franklin Construction celebrates its Centennial Anniversary!