Coburn Topping Off Ceremony

Coburn Elementary School celebrates the Topping Off Ceremony today! This project consists of a new three-story public elementary school building, associated site work, landscaping and demolition of the existing school and ancillary residential on the site. This new school is designed for 700+ students grades preK-5. The design also includes a gymnasium, cafeteria, classrooms and various admin and support spaces.

Fontaine, in a joint venture with Dimeo Construction, Awarded Doherty Memorial High School Project

The City of Worcester recently awarded Fontaine, in a joint venture with Dimeo Construction, to serve as their CM for the largest project in the City’s history, Doherty Memorial High School. The Fontaine + Dimeo team will be building the new Worcester Doherty Memorial High School which will be a 422,000 SF new state-of-the-art high school with a projected construction budget of $240 million. With the strong community desire to become more sustainable, Doherty Memorial High School will be built to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels by using a HVAC and Solar PV design. John Odell the Energy and Asset Director shared with us, “After a careful review, the selected power systems (HVAC and solar PV), coupled with a superior envelope design will result in a better than net-zero facility. This means that the building is designed not only be carbon neutral, but to be carbon negative – the first municipal building in the city to achieve this distinction.” This large-scale and highly complex project poses several challenges. Foremost, the project will be constructed on the grounds of the fully occupied existing school with an enrollment of 1,800 students. The phasing of the project is driven significantly by the logistics required to keep the existing school operating safely. We are excited for this opportunity to serve The City of Worcester once again!

Middleborough High School Starts Phase 6

The Middleborough High School project started in May of 2019. This very large project consisted of a tight schedule that was often faced with difficulties when COVID-19 hit. This project is a 166,650 SF high school consisting of one, three-story academic and administration wing, a two-story athletic and mechanical wing and a two-story performing arts wing. All three wings are interconnected by the commons and rotunda areas. This project also includes the installation of a new synthetic turf and track that will serve as a multi-sport field for Middleborough Sachems athletics program and the community. With phase 5 of this project just finishing up, we are moving forward to phase 6 which will consist of; demolition and abatement of the existing building, the completion of the front entrance and parking lot, a junior varsity softball field, tennis courts and two soccer fields. Phase 6 is scheduled for completion in the early fall of 2021!

WooSox Opening Day!

Fontaine's Worcester history and future is on display here today! Today is opening day for the Worcester Red Sox! Fontaine is a proud founding sponsor of the WooSox and is excited for this next chapter for the City of Worcester. Fontaine built the glass tower (Worcester County National Bank) that you see in the background over 45 years ago! We are proud of our history building in the City and look forward to being a part of it's future.

Construction Safety Week 2021

The Northbridge Elementary School project began with clearing seven (7) acres of dense woods and excavating nearly 60,000 cubic yards of earth. A significant portion of these soils were processed and stockpiled on-site for significant savings to the project. The new 174,000 SF elementary school has been constructed within 24’ of the existing Balmer Elementary School while it has remained fully occupied. Thanks to our project team and a comprehensive and well managed site-specific safety plan, the project has had zero (0) lost time incidents and remained on-time in-spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are stronger and safer together”

Construction Safety Week 2021

Construction Safety Week 2021 kicks off today! At Fontaine Bros. we take pride in our 88 years built on reputation and safety. Tracy Routhier, Project Manager for our Springfield Preparatory Charter School says “Safety is the core of daily life on our construction sites." “We are stronger and safer together.”

Fontaine Awarded DeBerry-Homer Elementary School Project

Fontaine has been awarded the DeBerry-Homer Elementary School Project in Springfield, MA! The new three-story 155,000 SF DeBerry-Homer Elementary School will serve approximately 800 students with an additional 120 Pre-K students. The conceptual design meets exterior program requirements for vehicular drop off/pick up, parking, pedestrian access, gathering, outdoor play, service/delivery and emergency access. Since this is a neutral site, the existing schools can remain in use while the new school is being constructed. The two schools will be consolidated into one building, but each school will maintain its individual identity. Some spaces such as the gym, library and cafeteria will be shared, otherwise the schools will have separate educational and support spaces required to maintain independent schools.

Fontaine Awarded Shrewsbury Police Station

Fontaine has been awarded the Shrewsbury Police Station Project! The Shrewsbury Police Station project will consist of a two-story building with steel framing constructed on spread footings with masonry veneer. The existing Police Station and department will remain fully occupied and in operation at their current location while construction is being completed. Some of the project features include spaces for dispatch, records, roll call, report writing, offices, interview rooms, locker/training rooms, as well as public-use conference rooms and classrooms. Later stages of the project will require abatement and demolition of the existing station and the construction of the front entry plaza, landscaping and restoration. This project is designed to be LEED Silver.

Fontaine Awarded Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School for Town of Millbury

Fontaine has been awarded the Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School Project for the Town of Millbury! This project consists of a 90,265 SF, two-story, steel framed elementary school building with exterior metal panels as well as masonry. The project will be completed in three phases. These include the construction of the new building, the demolition of the existing building, and the construction of a new multipurpose field and softball field. The project is designed to meet LEED Gold certification and is estimated to conserve 30% energy use compared to a similar size building!

Fontaine named The Boston Globe Top Places to Work

Fontaine Bros., Inc. has been named to The Boston Globe “Top Places to Work 2020” list – coming in at #15 for small businesses based in the Commonwealth! Not only was Fontaine in competition with hundreds of other firms, Fontaine was ranked the highest for companies based outside the metro Boston area; and was the only company in the our category based outside of I-95 to make the list. Fontaine has always valued being able to do great work in and around the places we call home. We are proud to be recognized on this year’s list and to bring recognition to a great place to work throughout all of Massachusetts!