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Boston Properties, Inc. Hires Vantage For Project At 40 Shattuck Road, Andover, Mass.

WALTHAM, MASS. – August 13, 2015– Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., today announced that the firm was hired by Boston Properties to complete a 13,000-square foot office renovation for Agri-Mark, producers of the award-winning Cabot dairy products.

The project was completed at 40 Shattuck Road, Andover, Mass., the dairy cooperative’s new corporate headquarters. Agri-Mark moved to Andover after being located in Methuen for more than 30 years.

“We took the opportunity of a lease expiration to conduct an extensive space search, with the goal of modernizing and right-sizing our office,” said Bill Beaton, senior vice president of human resources at Agri-Mark. “Our newly constructed location in Andover perfectly meets our needs and will allow us to more efficiently support our dairy farm families. We appreciate the efforts of the Vantage team in creating our new corporate headquarters.”

In order to get the location ready for Agri-Mark, Vantage first completed a full gut demolition of the existing space. The project required significant systems work, including modifying and upgrading the electrical and HVAC.

The finished project includes new flooring throughout the entire office, upgraded wall and ceiling finishes and customized millwork. The paintwork has a vibrant blue that promotes the company’s branding and provides a fresh look to the new office. Additionally, the office features a significant amount of interior glasswork and a new, welcoming entrance with dramatic signage for the dairy cooperative.

“Given the timing of the start of Agri-Mark’s new lease, this was definitely a fast-track tenant fit-up,” said Ed Silva, principal, Vantage Builders. “We enjoy getting offices ready for Boston Properties’ impressive list of tenants. And we appreciate the opportunity to work with a company like Agri-Mark that has such deep local roots.”

The project team includes architectural services from Perkins + Will and engineering services from AHA Consulting Engineers.

About Agri-Mark

Agri-Mark, the premier dairy cooperative in the Northeast, had $1.1 billion in 2014 sales and markets more than 336 million gallons of farm fresh milk each year for 1,200 dairy farm families in New England and New York. The cooperative is headquartered in Andover, Mass., and has been marketing milk for dairy farmers since 1913.

Agri-Mark farmers own the award-winning Cabot brand of Vermont Cheddar, butter and other dairy products in addition to the McCadam brand of New York Cheddar, Pepper Jack and other cheeses. For more information about Agri-Mark, visit our web site at www.agrimark.coop.

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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The lion's share of the success of this project is due to the professionalism, creativity, and good humor displayed by Vantage throughout the project. They prepared multiple budgets for the owner as the design evolved, so that we could react promptly and avoid exceeding the budget. Vantage fully familiarized themselves with the existing base building systems, saving thousands by utilizing work in place where possible. They regularly offered ideas for lower-cost alternatives to proposed design features. Vantage also moved quickly to procure long lead and specialty items, kept the entire team up to date on status at our weekly meetings, and staffed the project appropriately to complete the job on time. Barbara Smith-Bacon, Vice President, Project Manager Berkeley Investments, Inc.

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