About Avanru

Avanru Development Group's interest is in improving the quality of life of our families, friends and neighbors through community-minded planning, great design and high-quality construction & property management. Please feel free to email us your comments and suggestions about how we can best achieve these goals.

Officers and Board Members

Jack Franks - President & CEO

jack@avanrudevelopment.com Ext. 1


As a successful owner and operator of multiple start up businesses throughout New England, Jack has been involved in the food and beverage industry as well as commercial and residential development/construction concentrating on affordable housing.  

Joseph Illuzzi - Executive Vice President

joe@avanrudevelopment.com  Ext. 2


Joe brings over 30 years of real estate development and business experience to ADG.  Born and raised in central Vermont, his extensive knowledge of the region has been instrumental in the growth of the company as other sites regionally are acquired for future development.  In addition to real estate development, Joe has experience in communications as well as the food, beverage and marketing industries.  Active in his community, Joe enjoys refurbishing

military vehicles, snowmobiling in Canada and spending time with family and friends.

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In the News

Walpole, NH.

March 2023


ADG is currently under construction in Swanzey, NH with an 84 unit workforce housing development and recently started construction on a 42 unit workforce housing complex in Newport, NH.  With vacancy rates at 1% or less statewide, affordable housing is a priority for our team. We are looking forward to helping solve this housing crisis by producing 21st century housing with our cutting edge technology.  Our development platform allows us to build the next generation of housing in half the time with energy efficiencies beyond 2030 standards. 


Ribbon cutting event with Governor Chris Sununu Nov 15, 2019: 




Avanru Development Group Ltd. is poised to expand development operations throughout New England in 2023.  With a focus on Commercial and Residential development, we have added several key members to our management team.



Abenaki Springs Aerial Artist's Rendering of (3) completed phases - Click on Photo to Enlarge.