Our Founder and Mission
Austin has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. As a New Jersey licensed Home Improvement General Contractor, he has built his business specializing in additions, renovations, kitchens, and bathrooms.
A student at Seton Hall University and former resident of West Orange, Austin thought he wanted to build his career in Finance. He then realized Carpentry was his true passion and calling. Throughout his career, Austin has worked alongside Carpenters and General Contractors that have contributed to his knowledge and expertise in the business.
In 1990, Austin decided to start his own business was the next step in his career, since then he hasn’t looked back! Austin loves solving problems for his client’s - whether it is figuring out the best approach to making their life easier or designing a space that adds value and charm.
Just a few short years after Heather & Austin met, she decided to leave her career in Publishing and join her husband in the business. Finding herself within the construction industry was not the plan, yet the blueprint for their journey took a detour.
They realized that working together on the business was meant to be. Not only has it brought them closer together as a team, they have witnessed significant increase both personally and professionally in the process.
Many joke that Heather is the Boss Lady….and yes, she owns it! She is not only making it happen behind the scenes, she works closely with clients and guides them through their project on-site or through the Client Portal. Heather brings personality and a passion for customer service.
When asked what she loves most about the business, “When a client is truly happy with their project - it confirms why we do what we do!”
When they aren’t working on the business, Austin and Heather can be found spending time with friends/family, enjoying a good meal at their favorite restaurants, working out, watching sports or their favorite TV shows!
Heather grew up in Cedar Grove, NJ and earned her BA in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University.
Founded by Austin Fanning, AUSTIN FANNING GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC is a fully licensed and insured Home Improvement Contractor in the State of New Jersey that specializes in Kitchen, Basement and Bathroom renovations, as well as Home Additions, Custom Built-In Cabinetry, Window Installation and Natural Disaster Repairs.
AFGC LLC’s mission is to consistently fulfill the needs of our clients by first listening to their needs, then providing superior quality and workmanship.
We strive to offer the best selection of products, a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, integrity, and talent.
The work of AFGC LLC can be found in the following New Jersey areas including but not limited to Cedar Grove, Verona, Summit, Short Hills, Chatham, The Caldwell’s, Montclair, Essex Fells, Hoboken, Madison, Pequannock, Boonton, and Little Falls.