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!

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.