Our Story

the frantz
construction family

Frantz Construction owner and founder, Josh Frantz, has always dreamed big. In Josh’s words, he “doesn’t do things small.” From family barbecues to pursuing his faith, he puts everything he’s got into his passion projects.

After years of seeing families get burned by dishonest contractors, Josh dreamed of creating a construction company that was different. Focusing on the customer experience and treating employees with respect would be the guiding principles.

Remodeling or building your home should be rewarding and engaging, not stressful and draining. Too many contractors put profits before people – never-ending change orders, lack of communication, unclear project milestones. The list goes on.

Frantz Construction was created to break the mold of existing contractors and provide an experience that families can look forward to; an experience that prioritizes your satisfaction above all else.

Josh & Desra Frantz

Josh and Desra Frantz started Frantz Construction in February of 2018 and they make the perfect team! Josh has experience performing numerous trades in construction over the past 20 years and is our contractor while Desra has a Bachelor’s degree from Northwest University and leads our human resources and marketing departments.

Josh and Desra’s philosophy in running a construction business can best be defined as The Ethical Home. While that term is not original to them, they believe in dealing with Homeowners and Homebuilders ethically and honestly generating trust in all client relationships. They believe in producing a quality product on every job while using a system driven approach ensuring they always deliver on time. On date nights you might find them enjoying happy hour at Luna Red followed by dinner at Giuseppe’s in San Luis Obispo.

Before starting Frantz Construction, Desra played basketball at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria and Josh served in the Marine Corps achieving the rank of Sergeant. They live in Pismo Beach, California, with their sons Daniel, Andrew and their dog Gunner.

Meet the frantz construction team

Armando Gonzales
Armando was also born and raised in Arroyo Grande and serves as Frantz’ Superintendent. With 15 years of experience in construction and carpentry, Armando ensures accurate timelines and scheduling, quality control and the overall production of each project. He pays great attention to detail and is an excellent problem solver in times of a crisis. Armando really enjoys working with the people on the Central Coast. In his free time, he is either riding his motorcycle or surfing at Pismo Beach or Morro Bay. One of his hidden talents is being an exceptional classical pianist.
Karen Brackett
Operations Manager
Our Operation Manager, Karen, was born in Illinois but moved to Morro Bay at the age of 12. After high school, she went on to obtain a nursing degree and bachelor’s degree in accounting. Karen likes that every day at work is different – interacting with the crew, new clients, subcontractors and suppliers – giving her the opportunity to think outside the box and continue learning daily. On the weekends Karen enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two fur babies, often going on hikes in the area.
Jessie Garay
Estimator/Project Manager
Jessie, born and raised in Arroyo Grande, with 8 years of experience in finish carpentry and painting, and a lover of art, serves as our lead Project Manager and Estimator. As a very outgoing and easy to get along with guy, Jessie keeps in full communication with our clients from beginning to the end of each project. He works very hard to ensure consistency and honesty throughout the process, starting with the most accurate estimates for each project. When Jessie is not working at Frantz, you can find him spending time at local parks and beaches with his daughter, who he calls his best friend.
Rick Rains
With skills in many different trades, Rick is one of our foremen at Frantz Construction. He has spent most of his life in Grover Beach. With a little patience and a quick and steady pace, Rick works hard to insure every detail of a project is taken care of. He leads the Frantz crew with intentional guidance and daily positivity. Rick has a deep passion for beach life — when not at work, you can find him at the beach riding his quad, skim boarding or enjoying a nice bonfire. However, a new found love of his is skydiving.
Austin Robinson
Austin was born and raised on the Central Coast and grew up learning skills from the men in his family who were various tradesmen or general contractors. With 8 years of framing experience, Austin is one of Frantz Construction’s foremen. He enjoys the new and exciting challenges that each project brings — allowing him to continue learning skills when planning and building each structure. Austin is quite the musician as well — he has been playing guitar twice as long as he has been framing. Outside of work, he will either be at the gym, golfing at Monarch or Cypress Ridge, or simply enjoying the beautiful Central Coast.

Let's build something
amazing together.

We love serving Central Coast homeowners with exceptional residential construction services built on integrity and craftsmanship.