Fontaine Awarded Tyngsborough Middle School Project

Fontaine is thrilled to have been awarded the Tyngsborough Middle School Project in Tyngsborough, MA. Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2025, this 112,000 SF new middle school has a projected construction cost of $65 million. With an expected enrollment of over 400 students in grades 6 through 8, JCJ Architecture designed the building specifically to support middle school academics and programming. It allows teachers and students to be located within their academic teams and also features flexible classrooms, meeting rooms and learning areas. We are looking forward to working with the Town of Tyngsborough and Leftfield on this exciting project!

Fontaine named ENR Top 400 Contractor

For the second year in a row, Fontaine Bros. has been named on the ENR Top 400 Contractors List in 2022, recognizing us as one of the 400 largest contractors in the country. We are grateful for the trust and confidence our clients have in us. Heartfelt thanks to our valued partners and hardworking team members—we wouldn’t be here without them!

Topping off Ceremony at Doherty Memorial High School

Doherty Memorial High School is the largest project in Worcester’s history and it is the third new school Fontaine has had the honor to build with our client, the City of Worcester, in the past decade. At the May 26th topping off ceremony, Fontaine-Dimeo celebrated with students, supporters, and local officials including State Representative John Mahoney, MSBA’s Executive Director, Jack McCarthy; the City of Worcester’s Superintendent of Schools, Maureen Binienda; and School Committee Member, Jermaine Johnson. We also bid a fond farewell to City Manager, Ed Augustus. With site safety always a priority, the hard work continues building this 422,000 SF state-of-the-art high school adjacent to the existing Doherty Memorial High School. This project is a reflection the community’s authentic commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.

Views of 31 Elm Street Project

Check out the incredible views of Springfield from the Court Square Building at 13-31 Elm Street...a beautiful gem in the heart of downtown. We are excited for the redevelopment and transformation of this historic building into 74 units of workforce and market-rate housing.

Fontaine Bros. Awarded Walpole Middle School Project

Fontaine is proud and honored to have been awarded the Walpole Middle School Project in Walpole, MA. Scheduled to open in Fall of 2024, 162,000 SF new middle school has a projected construction budget of $120 million. With an expected enrollment of 1,000 students in grades 6 through 8, this new school will bring the students of both Bird and Johnston middle schools together into one building. The project is designed to be “Net Zero” ready and will be constructed on the grounds of the fully occupied Bird Middle School. The construction will be driven significantly by the logistics required to keep the existing Bird middle school and adjacent athletic fields operating safely. We are looking forward to working with the Town of Walpole and Compass Partners on this exciting project!

Women in Construction Week 2022

During National Women in Construction Week, Fontaine Bros. Construction would like to recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of all women in the construction industry. Fontaine Bros. is deeply committed to creating opportunities for all and supporting the long-term success of women construction. We would also like to express gratitude to our own Tracy Routhier, one of our Sr. Project Managers, and congratulate Tracy on her five year anniversary with Fontaine Bros.; we value her expertise, passion and countless contributions. Tracy’s advice for women who are considering a career in the construction industry…”surround yourself with people who support you.”

The story behind Beal Elementary School's Mural Wall

Fontaine is proud to have completed the new two-story Beal Elementary School in Shrewsbury! We are excited to tell the story of the work behind the creative “Mural Wall”; a main focal point of the building located in the main lobby and throughout the school. Peter Reynolds, a world-renowned children’s author and illustrator was hired to provide personalized artwork to be utilized on a mural that catches your eye when you first enter the building. The process involved him providing the artwork to which Fontaine had laminated onto a plastic laminate surface. This surface was then mounted onto a substrate and made into panels that were installed onto the walls from the floor to the ceiling, and in some cases two-stories high. This new technology was a huge success for the school. At the end of the project during the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mr. Reynolds attended and provided a copy of his book for all the students and staff as a keepsake. The wall mural’s unique, creative aspect came full circle as Peter Reynolds did the original artwork piece for the old Beal School, tying the old into the new.

Doors Open to the new Mountain View School

Fontaine is proud to open the doors and welcome students to the new Mountain View School in Easthampton, MA. Fontaine is serving as the General Contractor for this multi-phase 177,370 SF Pre-K through Grade 8 school located on the site of the existing White Brook Middle School. Now that students have started in the middle school, finishes are progressing in the Phase 1B portion of the new building and work to prepare the old building for demolition has started. The project will culminate with the construction of athletic fields and an outbuilding on schedule for summer 2022!

Topping off Ceremony at Shrewsbury Police Station

Whether it’s schools, libraries, fire stations, (or in this morning’s case) police stations, at our core we are community builders. We are proud and grateful to have built all of these facilities in the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The trust that the Town of Shrewsbury has placed in Fontaine over the years was on full display this morning for the topping off of the new Shrewsbury Police Station. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and a host of other local leaders were on hand to celebrate with a resounding message that this latest project, in a long line of Shrewsbury projects, is “on-time and on-budget”! Images Courtesy of Joshua Qualls/Governor’s Press Office

Topping off Ceremony at DeBerry-Swan School

On Tuesday January 4th, Fontaine along with state officials celebrated the Toping Off Ceremony for the new $95 million, state-of-the-art DeBerry-Swan Elementary School. Working with the City of Springfield and Dinisco Design, this 155,000 SF three-story school will serve 800+ students along with 120 pre-k students. This new school is located on the existing, fully occupied DeBerry School site and will remain fully occupied throughout construction. This new building will consolidate the two schools, while each maintaining their individual identity. This new school is on schedule to be completed by August of 2023.

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