J Francis Company, LLC

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Our Start

John McCloskey began the company in 1988 while earning a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Management. 

He recognized that meeting customer priorities, especially critical deadlines were an essential component to his success as a general contractor.

"I was amazed at how happy my customers were when we met important deadlines and in some cases had the projects completed ahead of time."


In the winter of 2000, J. Francis Company, LLC purchased a 22,000-sq. ft., 100-year-old soap factory on the North Side of Pittsburgh. 

With the help of AIA award winning architects Loysen and Kreuthmeier, the second floor of the building was renovated using adaptive reuse for the office section. The first floor was turned into a wood shop, enabling J. Francis Company, LLC to have a fully equipped millwork facility. 

Project Evaluation

As a design-build firm with architects and designers on staff, we have a minimum job size of $50,000. We only design what we build and we only build what we design. Our process does not include free estimates but it does allow for an initial one hour consultation for projects that fit our parameters. 

Just as you are evaluating us to determine if we are a fit for you; we also are evaluating your project to determine if it is an appropriate fit for us. This process must be mutually beneficial for both parties in order to be successful. 


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