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!

Students, Teachers and Administrators Tour Springfield Prep

February 10, 2021, teachers, students, and administrators, joined together to take a tour of the new Springfield Prep Charter School in Springfield, MA. This former office building is being completely renovated to accommodate our youngest learners as well as an addition for their new gymnasium. The 51,000 SF project is well on it’s way and expected to open for the next school year.

Coburn Elementary School Project Breaks Ground

Wednesday, December 9th the Coburn Elementary School Project team gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new school! The 120,000 SF new school is designed for 705 students in grades K-5th, plus Pre-Kindergarten. The design includes a gymnasium, cafeteria with a stage, classrooms and various administration and support spaces.

Fontaine Awarded Coburn Elementary School

Fontaine has been awarded the Philip G. Coburn Elementary School. The project consists of the construction of a new 3-story public elementary school building with associated sitework, landscaping and the demolition of the existing school and ancillary residential on the site. The 120,000 SF new school is designed for 705 students in grades K-5th, plus Pre-Kindergarten. The design includes a gymnasium, cafeteria with a stage, classrooms and various administration and support spaces.

Topping off Ceremony at NMH

Today, the project team celebrated the topping off at Northfield Mount Hermon, only one month after the steel and CLT started!

Awarded Springfield Preparatory Charter School

Fontaine has been awarded the Springfield Preparatory Charter School in Springfield, MA! This project will consist of renovating approximately 39,000 SF of existing office space and construct a new 5,100 SF gym addition on a 4.26 acre site. This project will accommodate a planned K-8 school with full enrollment of approximately 486 students. The program will include classrooms, break out rooms, administrative offices, cafeteria and other educational spaces, all located in the renovated part of the building. The new, pre-engineered gymnasium addition will also function as an assembly/large gathering space. Site work will include slight modification of existing parking, walks, circulation and landscaped areas on this relatively flat site. The majority of the existing office space to be renovated is unoccupied, however, an adjacent tenant area of approximately 5,200 SF will remain occupied throughout construction.

Steel and CLT starts at NMH

Steel erection and cross-laminated timber (CLT) have officially started on our new Gilder Center Project at Northfield Mount Hermon. Cross-laminated timber is a wood panel product made from gluing together layers of solid-sawn lumber. CLT is a prefabricated panel that is used to construct environmentally sustainable floors, walls and roofs on a variety of structures.

City Officials Tour South High Project

Great coverage of our South High Community School project in the City of Worcester. 2020 has seen no shortage of challenges, but we are proud to be on-schedule and under-budget for this tremendous $172 million, 360,000 SF project. Thank you to our partners Lamoureux Pagano Associates and CBRE l HEERY! *Photo Courtesy of MassLive

Construction Safety Week 2020

The first half of 2020 has seen no shortage of challenges. Fontaine has been inspired by what our staff, clients, and project partners have been able to accomplish during these times of uncertainty. While all aspects of life have been impacted and many industries were ordered to close, our construction activities have continued to move forward, safely and efficiently.

Marlborough Elementary School is Complete!

The Marlborough Elementary School project consisted of the construction of a new 111,430 SF Elementary School to accommodate a design enrollment of 700+ students in Grades K-5. This project consisted of approximately 25 classrooms, gymnasium, cafetorium and mulit-use areas. The project included site work, hardscape/landscape, foundations, structural steel, building envelope, interior finishes, mechanical systems and is a NE-CHPS v3.1 Project.