ENR Top 400 Contractors 2021

Fontaine has been named to the ENR Top 400 Contractors List, which recognizes the 400 largest contractors in the country for 2021! We are thankful to our clients for supporting and trusting us and to all of our partners and team members for their hard work and dedication even through unprecedented times!

The Shrewsbury Library Receives Preservation Massachusetts Award!

Fontaine worked alongside LPA|A, PMA, and the Town of Shrewsbury to restore and expand the original 1903 Howe Memorial Library without giving up the conveniences of modern-day advancements and technology. The Robert H. Kuehn, Jr. Award recognizes “projects that meld collaborative partnerships with creative and cutting-edge ideas for the rehabilitation and active reuse of historic buildings.” Fontaine is proud to have taken part in this project, and thanks the project team for their time and talents that made this project such a great success.

Ludlow Cub Scout Visit Harris Brook Elementary

Yesterday, Fontaine's Mark Feeney led a pack of eager Ludlow Cub Scouts through the new construction of Harris Brook Elementary School. These five Cub Scouts came to Fontaine in hopes of receiving their Build It Badge. This badge requires them to learn about a construction career by visiting a jobsite and interviewing someone working in the industry! Fontaine was honored to be a part of their education and journey to receive their well-deserved badge!

Raymond E. Shaw Breaks Ground!

Fontaine, along with all project team members, gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School project. This project will include the construction of a 90,265 SF Elementary School located on Elmwood Street in Millbury, MA. The new school will consist of a two-story, steel framed 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 de-signed to meet LEED Gold certification and is estimated to conserve 30% energy use compared to a similar size building!

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.”