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.

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.