About us

Where We’ve Come From and Where We Are Now

Frana Companies was founded by Gary Frana and incorporated in 1977.  In 1983, Peter Donnino came to Frana Companies and is now CEO and Majority Owner of the company.  Mike Benedict started with Frana Companies in 1995 as a project manager and is now the President and minority owner of the company.

They all believed in creating innovative ways to deliver the highest possible quality at the lowest possible cost.

That’s why, over the years, Frana has been selected to manage a wide variety of building projects that range from 15-story poured concrete condominium towers to 300-unit townhome communities to complex interior renovations.

Our clients — developers, business owners, corporations, religious groups, government agencies — work closely with us to create a partnership on every project, from the simplest to the most complex.

We are recognized as a major builder of privately financed and government-funded multi-family housing. In fact, we have directed the construction of more than 24,000 multi-family units representing over $2.2 billion in construction volume across the Upper Midwest.