Chairman / CEO
Aubra Franklin is an innovator and entrepreneur who has infused professional expertise with personal passion to build an enterprise dedicated in equal measure to values, people, and excellence. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Franklin Companies, a fully integrated housing provider with development, construction and management capabilities that was established in 1995. Franklin Companies employs over 400 individuals and touches the lives of over 3000 people, including staff and residents, each day.
Mr. Franklin has been endowed with the gifts of discernment and foresight that keeps Franklin Companies a step ahead of the industry. Through his leadership the company has been able to identify target markets and create investor value while improving the quality of life for residents. As a licensed architect, he provides a unique approach to design, and his vision directly influences strategic and operational planning. Due to his strong leadership, he and his wife, Susan C. Franklin, were awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year designation for Central Texas. This annual award recognizes entrepreneurs who have a proven track record of innovation that has resulted in exceptional success in their industries.
Mr. Franklin’s management approach is characterized by a sense of commitment that others usually reserve for close family, which results in fierce employee loyalty and consistently high resident satisfaction. Mr. Franklin is dedicated to and passionate about providing services that make a difference in the lives of seniors and families. This drive is rooted in clear values that have allowed Mr. Franklin to recruit and retain a high-functioning management team that delivers industry-leading performance in all aspects of the business.
Mr. Franklin resides in San Antonio, and together with his wife, supports the community and multiple non-profit organizations. Mr. Franklin is the founder of Share 3:16, a San Antonio-based ministry that provides housing for single mothers as well as faith-based outreach for children. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin are both particularly active in the fine arts community where they give generously of their resources and their time.