Our extensive retail portfolio ranges from small tenant fit ups to large scale mixed use developments. Our clients and projects include national and regional operators as well as independent operators.  Many of these relationships are rooted in such extensive history, that clients come to us in pre-planning stages to assist with budgeting, lease negotiations, and much more.  Our relationships with retailers have taken us as far south as Virginia, and as far north as New Hampshire. Some of these partnerships have lead to more than 50 successful projects for a client.  We're thrilled to be the first phone call a retailer makes when they're looking to expand and grow.


Fortunato Construction Group has built hundreds
of new retail destinations and renovations. 

One of the ways we measure our success is by how often our clients choose to work with Fortunato Construction Group again and again on future projects. Over the years, we’ve worked with dozens of clients on multiple projects, from renovations and expansions to new construction. 

This considerable repeat business reflects how carefully attuned we are to the concerns of our clients. We anticipate challenges in advance and provide guidance they can trust. Our team is experienced at navigating the process of the planning, design and construction and can offer guidance on what to expect, recommendations for keeping the project on track, and the leadership to ensure a successful project.

The following is a representative list of retail clients that entrust us with their projects over and over. It is not exhaustive, but is indicative of our depth and breadth of experience.

Not only was the project Fortunato did the fastest I have ever seen, it is of exceptionally high quality. I’m very impressed.
— Milton Rosenbert, Bernie's TV and Appliance

Bob's Discount Furniture, 40+ Locations

Aldi Grocery Stores, 60+ Locations

CVS, 4+ Locations

Staples, 16+ Locations

Golfers Warehouse, 8+ Locations

Bob's Clothings Stores, 15+ Locations

Michaels, 3 Locations

American Eagle Federal Credit Union, 5 Locations

The Fortunato management team brings to the project a strong blend of experience, diligence, and integrity, earning them respect from all those involved in the project. With that respect they are able to lead, manage and supervise the project with confidence and ensure that our goals as the project owner are consistently met.

Across the board Fortunato personnel demonstrate pride and integrity in the work they do. It is evident that the company’s ownership has fostered an environment where these traits are recognized and rewarded. For us as owner/developers, that translates to real value.
— Gregg Nanni, Prospect Enterprises

Chase Bank, 6 Locations 

Olympia Sports, East Hartford CT

Ferndale Market Fresh, Kensington CT

Apple, South Windsor CT

Advance Auto Parts, Farmington CT

Soft Surroundings, South Windsor CT


Shopping Center Development Projects

Fieldstone Commons, Tolland CT

Horizon Commons, Rocky Hill CT

Newington Commons, Newington CT

Ferndale Plaza Renovation, Kensington CT

Farmington Avenue Facade Renovation, West Hartford CT

Bishops Corner Facade Renovation, West Hartford CT

Harvard Plaza, Newington CT

Gillette Ridge, Bloomfield CT

Marketplace Shopping Center, Warwick RI

The Brickyard Shopping Center, Berlin CT 



Featured Projects

Ferndale Market Fresh

kensington, CT


Q2 2016


18,685 sqft

Ferndale Market Fresh opened in June of 2016.  It is the first project that we completed for the Saleh family.  The store features higher end, healthy and organic offerings, with an in-store Bakery, Delicatessen, Fish Market, and Butcher.  Our work included demolition of the previous tenant space, major structural modifications to the sunken foundation and slab, many code related modifications, and a complete interior fit up of the kitchen and sales floor.  This project is near and dear to us, as we are glad to build in the same community in which we work.  We often find it especially rewarding to work with other family businesses, and we look forward to a long relationship with the Saleh family.


The Team

Rich Fortunato
Executive Project Manager

Don Lenihan
Assistant Project Manager

Aaron Freitas


Aldi Grocery Store





Typ. +/-16,000 sqft

Fortunato Construction Group has been a proud partner of Aldi Grocery Stores since 2007.  As the largest international grocery chain in the world, Aldi's success is attributed to their independent brand, and low prices.  Fortunato Construction Group has built or renovated more than 50 locations for this retail giant, from New Hampshire through metro New York, and down to Philadelphia. 




Almost all of our project managers,
assistant project managers,
and superintendents have worked
on an Aldi store in some capacity


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