Our Mission Statement and Values

"We realize success when each project has been completed on-time and within budget.  From the smallest Tenant Improvement to the largest building Redevelopment, we provide a professional approach and an experience base that meets and exceeds any project demand or owner expectation"

We believe that honesty and integrity are the cornerstones to building a long-term client relationship.  "Honesty" lends itself to improved communication and develops a shared vision and better execution of your project goals.  "Integrity" fosters trust and understanding and lays the foundation for an effective and efficient project team.

In addition to developing strong client relationships, we also feel it's important to give back to our community.  In our history, we have proudly donated our services and resources to the following worthy organizations:

  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Brigid Collins House
  • Whatcom County Historical Society

Commercial Construction and Corporate Background

Donnelly Construction, Inc. was formed in 1977 specializing in the fields of Commercial Renovation, Building Restoration, and Condominium Living Units.  

In 1980, Donnelly Construction Inc. expanded to become Donnelly and Associates.  The company mandate focused on providing consultation services to a wide-range of Investors, Developers, and Lending Institutions.  During this time, we gained an incredible wealth of knowledge in Land Use issues, Design Development, and Financial and Construction Cost Analysis.  Because of our expanded role, we formed two subsidiaries: Franklin Properties Inc. to handle the growing Commercial Development side, and The Franklin Corporation, the construction side of the business.   

And then in 1990, The Franklin Corporation separated from the development side of the business to focus on what you see today: A full-service Commercial Construction company.  With over 30 years experience, we have developed a skill set capable of handling any aspect of your project scope and overcome any construction obstacle.

We are currently license in the State of Washington:

Contractors License FRANKC*099BQ Verification Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

Labor & Industries Account ID 579,415-00

We are members of the following organizations that assist us on a professional level:

Project Management Personnel

Brett Bennett - President / Project Manager

Brett graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Construction Management.  Afterwards, he went work for a large construction company in Seattle WA, where he was employed as a Project Engineer and Estimator overseeing the completion of several multi-million dollar projects.  We were fortunate to have Brett return to his hometown and work for us as our Project Manager.  Brett's a "Hands On" Project Manager with all levels of experience and an eye for detail that gives him solid advantage over his contemporaries. 

Rob Donnelly - Project Manager / Site Superintendent

Rob has the difficult task of being both the Project Manager and Supervisor on many of the Tenant Improvement projects for The Franklin Corporation.  Because of his dual role, Rob has formulated an approach to build-outs that enable the tenant to move in ahead of schedule.  Often times you'll find Rob directing the weekend installation of an M.R.I. unit or an after-hours demo project.  He is our Healthcare Construction professional. 


Project Owners and Clients

Below is a partial list of the clients we have worked with over the years.

  • Becklund Ferari Group LLC
  • Bellingham Crown Plaza LLC
  • BF Parkway LLC
  • Birch Bay Square LLC
  • Birchwood Medical Center
  • Brigid Collins House
  • Brown & Cole Stores
  • Business Bank of Whatcom
  • Clan Harmer LLC
  • DK Properties
  • Dunaway Enterprises
  • Eiford Development
  • EWHA Corporation
  • Express Care
  • Eye Properties LLC
  • Far North Ventures LLC
  • Gaston Bay Development
  • Girnstad & Wagner, Arch.
  • KT Development
  • Larson Gross PLLC
  • Madrona Investment Properties
  • Mt. Baker Imaging
  • Navy Federal C.U.
  • North Coast C.U.
  • N.W. Gastroenterology PLLC
  • N.W. Radiologists Inc.
  • N.W. Veterinary Clinic, Inc
  • Option Care
  • Pacific Continental Realty
  • Peace Health Whatcom Reg.
  • Phycor LLC
  • City of Sedro-Woolley
  • Sunnyland Properties LLC
  • Trader Joes Company, Inc.
  • Western Washington University
  • Whatcom Historical Society
  • Whatcom Plaza LLC
  • WW Partners LLC
  • Zervas Group Architects

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