Construction Inclusion Week Day 5

As a construction management firm that specializes in educational construction, we have been deeply rooted in every community where we have a presence. From hosting student tours of our building sites and internship program, we aim to engage students and other members of our local community. Relationship building has been at the core of everything we have done for over 88 years in the industry. Through partnerships with unions and other community organizations, we are working diligently to create a workforce development program to introduce individuals, especially those from underrepresented communities to the construction trades. In turn, creating a path that will lead to employment opportunities within our industry. This is about making sure that all members of our community thrive and benefit from all the investments that we are seeing across the Commonwealth. This is part of our DNA at Fontaine, to create and sustain great careers for the next generation of tradespeople in every community we are engaged in. Finally, Fontaine Bros. is committed to helping foster stronger communities by partnering with organizations that address the needs of individuals within their community, and to help them thrive despite challenges they face. We engage our financial resources to help these organizations make a difference in the lives of populations they serve. We are honored to play a small part in helping organizations achieve their missions and make an impact. #constructioninclusionweek

Construction Inclusion Week Day 3

Today is day 3 of Construction Inclusion Week! Today’s topic is Supplier Diversity. Fontaine is committed to creating a path that will lead to employment opportunities within the construction industry which in turn, creates a more diverse and inclusive environment. Increasing diversity in the construction workforce has become a measure of each project’s success just like schedule, budget, and safety. Fontaine's Elizabeth Wambui serves as the company’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Impact. Our Vice President, David Fontaine, Jr. said “Ms. Wambui plays a critical role in leading Fontaine’s projects and project teams to maximize opportunities for Minority | Women-Owned Business Enterprises as well as attracting a more diverse workforce.” #constructioninclusionweek

Construction Inclusion Week 2021 Kicks Off

Today kicks off Construction Inclusion Week 2021! Fontaine has taken the pledge to support and participate in inclusion week and is looking forward to engaging in learning opportunities and ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry.

South High Dedication Ceremony

Last Sunday, October 17th, Fontaine along with the project team celebrated the opening of the new South High Community School in Worcester, MA. The new, $210 million, 360,000 SF state-of-the-art South High Community School replaced the old school that was originally built back in the late 70s. The new school offers many unique features that provide an improved space for learning for the students in the City of Worcester.

Dedication Ceremony for Northfield Mount Hermon Gilder Center

Beautiful evening for the dedication ceremony of the new Gilder Center at Northfield Mount Hermon School last night! The building is stunning and the team moved mountains to deliver this project on time and on budget in just 22 months from designer / CM selection to completion. Many beautiful and sustainable elements including the granite facade sourced from New Hampshire, slate siding sourced locally from Vermont, and of course the hybrid Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure. Great TEAM effort with Flansburgh Architects and Scalora Consulting Group!

Shrewsbury Police Station Project Takes Shape

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. Courtesy of Marc Serra of SMC

Doherty Students Tour New Site

Students of the Doherty High School Envirothon Team walked the new Doherty Memorial High School Wednesday September 29th, 2021. Thanks to our Fontaine+Dimeo Superintendents for sharing the project details on soils and soil layers currently on their site!

DeBerry-Homer Elementary School Breaks Ground

Fontaine celebrated the groundbreaking of the new DeBerry-Homer Elementary School located in Springfield, MA. 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 building will consolidate the two schools, while each maintaining their individual identity.

Harris Brook Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Fontaine celebrated the opening of the new Harris Brook Elementary School in Ludlow, MA. This 106,250 SF two-story elementary school accommodates approximately 630 students with a grade configuration of 2-5 including faculty and supporting staff. This project was successfully completed behind the existing fully occupied elementary school.

Beal Dedication Ceremony

The Beal Elementary School in Shrewsbury open the doors to their new school! On September 24th Fontaine celebrated along with the entire project team, stakeholders, community and the Beal students and teachers the dedication for the new Beal School.