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Business Observer Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 4 months ago

Developer, on the strength of 230% growth, adds to executive team

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Tampa-based Franklin Development Corp. hires a chief development officer and chief construction officer.

TAMPA — Franklin Development Corp., a commercial and residential developer and general contractor, has hired Tara Matheny as chief development officer and Rhett Mullins as chief construction officer.

Courtesy. Tara Matheny is Franklin Development Corp.'s new chief development officer.

In a news release, the Tampa-based firm says Florida’s housing and construction boom has resulted in 230% revenue growth, year-over-year, since 2017 — prompting it to expand its executive leadership team. Its recently completed projects include Ford’s Garage in Sarasota and Tiki Docks in both St. Petersburg and Riverview.

Matheny, the release states, comes to Franklin from 23 Restaurant Services, where she served as vice president of brand development and helped the company land more than $70 million in sales in six years.

“Proactiveness and pursuing excellence are my biggest motivators, which naturally align with Franklin’s ‘A Better Way to Build’ tenet,” Matheny states in the release. “I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the company’s growth, further evolution of culture, customer experience and community support.”

Mullins, meanwhile, boasts 15 years of construction industry experience, most recently with Better Homes. He has also owned and operated a residential and commercial development company.

“Building relationships based on efficiency is simple, and Franklin Development Corp. delivers clarity, preparedness and payments to their trade partners — a rare and valuable consistency that made my decision to join the team an easy one,” Mullins states in the release.

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