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WALTHAM, MASS. – June 15, 2016 – Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., today announced that the firm completed a two-floor, 30,000-square-foot renovation project for Nationwide Insurance at 120 Front St., Worcester. The firm was hired by building ownership, Franklin Realty Advisors.  
 
The renovation project allowed Nationwide to consolidate its workforce in the building to the third and fourth floors, while modernizing its space and making it more efficient.  Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S.
 
“It’s a pleasure working for such a well-known company as Nationwide,” said Ed Silva, principal of Vantage Builders. “This project is indicative of much of the work that we do, interior office build-outs for landlords and tenants throughout New England.  What made the project challenging was working in a very active office environment.”  
 
A key criteria was ensuring zero downtime for the insurance company.  The two-phase project began on the third floor, while Nationwide occupied the fourth, alternating when the third floor was complete.  The work included complete interior demolition, new flooring and ceilings, custom millwork, electrical and HVAC.  
 
In total, almost 200 workstations and 18 conference rooms were added to the two floors.  A 120-seat training facility and auditorium was created on the third floor.  Break rooms on each floor provide employees an opportunity to recharge.  The space also includes a kitchen area.  
 
The elevator lobby area on the fourth floor was completely renovated.  New lighting, interior paint and office furniture complete the project.  
 
Also known as the People’s United Bank building, 120 Front St. consists of nine stories of office space.  The building is part of Front + Center, a 640,000-square-foot office and retail complex located next to the CitySquare development.
 
The architect for the project was Gregory J. O’Connor Associates, Inc.  Engineering services were provided by Prater Engineering Associates.  
 
About Franklin Realty Advisors 
Franklin Realty Advisors, Inc. is a full service real estate development and advisory firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with specific expertise in public/private partnerships and historic preservation projects throughout the United States. The company, formed in 1988, offers the highest quality services necessary for the planning, acquisition, development, construction, financing, marketing and management of diverse real estate assets. 
 
About Vantage Builders, Inc. 
Vantage Builders offers contracting services to corporations, developers, property managers, retailers and private institutions throughout New England. Our standard construction services include general contracting and construction management. More comprehensive services include design/build and value engineering. In managing and building scores of commercial projects, we’ve found that versatility is key to our customers’ success. Our experience includes specialized tenant build-outs, standard property improvements, base building work and construction from the ground up. For more information, please visit www.vb-inc.com or follow us on Twitter: @VantageBldrs.
 

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Right from the beginning of the project, Vantage Builders stood out from the rest. During the bid phase, the level of involvement and attention to detail that Vantage brought to the table was noted. From the start, Ed Silva gave our team a comfort level that not only did he know what we were looking for, but that from the top down everyone at Vantage Builders knew as well. It was refreshing to see the owner of the company playing such a large role and having such a positive presence on this project. It was this involvement that allowed the project to move quickly and stay under budget. Robert DiFazio, President Critical Solutions Group

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