The FRAM story began over eight decades ago in Southern Italy, where founder John Giannone learned the value of quality craftsmanship from his father. At a young age, John began following his father, the owner of a prominent general contracting business, around building sites, accumulating skills, absorbing information, and falling in love with the intricacies of construction.

“It starts with family. We’ve been building quality homes for five generations now and for us, it’s about creating something special, something of which we all are proud”



Ready for new challenges, John emigrated to Canada in 1958 with a steadfast desire to bring old world craftsmanship to North America. Continuing his family’s legacy, John formed a masonry company that would eventually grow to be one of the largest masonry companies in Toronto. In 1981, John founded FRAM Building Group, with his son Frank, returning to his roots of residential home building.

Today, FRAM is a 5th generation family business, with 15,000+ residences. From custom homes and exceptional single-family homes, to multi-family condominiums and rental residences as well as mixeduse and commercial properties, FRAM’s expertise knows no bounds.

As always, the mandate to design, develop and build sustainable communities is achieved through a combination of high standards in urban planning, building design and materials.