Meanwhile, Phil’s daughter, Rosanne Frandina, was working in Buffalo City Hall holding top level positions. As Director of the Division of Development, she oversaw the design and construction of many commercial projects including the Waterfront Village townhouses, the New Buffalo Industrial Park, Key Center, Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza, the downtown overhead walkway system and many neighborhood community centers. In 1992, she was named Executive Secretary of the Buffalo Sewer Authority and then became Treatment Plant Administrator of the Bird Island Waste Water Treatment Plant. In 2000, she left public employment to join her father at Frandina Engineering.
Licensed as a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor, Rosanne Frandina, PE, LS established Frandina Engineering and Land Surveying, PC as a wholly-owned Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) in 2005. She also obtained certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Frank, Phil, Joe and Rosanne, 2007
In July 2011, she hired 3 staff members, previously employed at Deborah A. Naybor, PLS, PC. The team of Mark Childs, LS, and survey crew Corey Mitchell and Eric Zimmerman had significant experience working on the largest jobs in the Western New York region such as both NFTA’s Airports, The State University Construction Fund projects , Erie County Medical Center, the Buffalo Public Schools Reconstruction and Buffalo Waterfront.
The Frandina family is well known in the profession. Rosanne, along with her 2 brothers and father, all Civil Engineers, were named the 2001 Engineers of the Year by the University of Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the engineering community. All are Past Presidents of the Erie Niagara chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers and highly respected in their field.
The firm is currently located at 1701 Hertel Avenue in North
Buffalo, NY. We are centrally located to provide the highest levels of service and technical expertise.
Both firms, Frandina Engineering, owned by Phil, and Frandina Engineering and Land Surveying, PC, (FELS) owned by Rosanne, shared office space at their 589 Delaware Avenue and then 1807 Elmwood Avenue locations. Phil primarily worked on Structural Engineering jobs while Rosanne pursued Land Surveying work. Her son, Timothy Van Oss, a UB civil engineering graduate student, worked under his grandfather while pursuing his structural Engineering Degree.
Phil continued working in the profession he loved to the age of 84, when a short illness forced him to take a break just one month before his death on February 26th, 2013. Retirement was never an option.
Rosanne and Phil in Taormina, Sicily, 2006
Frandina Engineering and Land Surveying, PC provides high quality land surveying and civil engineering services throughout Western New York. Its roots began in 1976, when Philip F. Frandina, PE, LS founded Frandina and Frandina. The company was operated on a part-time basis until 1988 when Phil retired from Erie County as Public Works Commissioner. He and his son, Joseph S. Frandina, PE, incorporated Frandina Engineering, PC. They designed several highways, bridges and buildings, including the luxury suites for the National Football League's Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In 1996, Joe was hired by the Bills as the team’s Director of Operations so Phil transitioned the company to Frandina Engineering.