We encourage you to read what our clients have to say about our work. And our work ethic. Rumor has it Franus Architectural Associates, Inc. provides innovative design, has a detail-oriented staff, and provides outstanding customer service.

Randolph A. Masewicz
President, Crivelli Chevrolet Buick (Mt. Pleasant)

Crivelli Chevrolet Buick, Mt. Pleasant

Crivelli Chevrolet Buick, Mt. Pleasant

"I worked directly with Mr. Franus from the beginning of our project. I can honestly say that without his expertise and caring involvement my project would not have been completed. His years of experience and first-hand practical knowledge of what it requires to develop and construct a building proved to be priceless."


Salvatore M. Sirabella
Township Manager, Collier Township

"Not only has Dan and his professional team taken the time to listen and incorporate our ideas into the design, but they have also taken the time to provide us with a design that has exceptional attention to detail. When there is a question on any part of the design, Dan and his team have been there to answer it quickly and in a way that's easy to understand."

Harry W. Dilmore
Manager, Avalon Borough


"We had a building, needed to make it into a library, and asked someone to help us build a dream. Franus Architectural Associates and Dan Franus gave us our dream. Someone once summarized it by saying, “It was like when Dorothy’s house settled down in Oz - the door opened and we went from black and white to color.”

The level of professionalism and attention to detail from the entire team was evident from the first planning session. Their continued success is a tribute to their outstanding care and understanding of client needs.”

David Barensfeld
President and CEO, Ellwood Group, Inc.

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"Why would I go back to Franus Architectural Associates for future architectural work? Because Dan Franus listens to client needs, then proposes imaginative but practical, state-of-the-art design solutions. All while being very attuned to client's budget constraints." 

Larry R. Morley
Manager, New Brighton Borough

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"Over the past several years, Franus Architectural Associates has been a key partner on two major projects. The firm’s ability to listen to our needs and incorporate those into the design is one of their major strengths. Every day I appreciate the ease-of-use and functionality that they achieved with their design for both projects. As with most municipal projects, cost control for the borough was a big issue. On both projects, you were able to meet our budget limitations and deliver a quality project.

What else can I say? Excellent communication skills, good design, effective budget control, active project management and a great support staff. Thanks for being a partner and doing it right!"

Dennis J. D'Angelo
Interiors by Denny D'Angelo, Inc.
Ellwood Construction Management
Chapel Valley Estate

"I have been associated with Franus Architectural Associates for 20 years as a general contractor, subcontractor, vendor supplier, and also as a client.  Dan Franus and Steve Paxton, along with the rest of the support staff, create a “big firm feel” in a small town office in all of their efforts. I appreciate their accessibility and attention to detail that they offer each client.

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It was the attention to design detail and willingness to explore and develop new concepts and methods that allowed me the confidence to recommend this firm to my clients. There is not the least air of “untouchableness” that exists in the building process between architect, client and contractors that so often plaques a project. I have witnessed time and again the focus on solutions - not problems - along with a genuine concern that all parties have primary financial budgets.

I admire Dan’s personal community involvement, along with his firm, in the countless hours spent helping to resurrect a small town’s struggle to physically and mentally cope with the loss of the steel industry in the 1970s. Through his efforts, the community has benefited, the most current being the completion of the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

I would recommend Franus Architectural Associates as your design team and construction process representative, and even more I would recommend them as your friends."