New Warehouse, Sales and Office Space Support Stone Importer and Distributor’s Growth

WALTHAM, MASS. – February 27, 2014– Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., announced today that it recently completed a 33,000 square foot project for M S International (MSI) at 1080 University Avenue, Norwood, Mass.

The project included three components: a warehouse expansion, construction of a new accessory building and the renovation and addition of the office/showroom area. MSI, the leading importer and distributor of flooring, countertop, wall tile and hardscaping products in North America, chose Vantage Builders because the firm successfully completed a previous project.

Vantage Builders expanded MSI’s existing Stone Slab Storage Warehouse by 16,000 square feet, providing much needed space for MSI to store its growing Countertop Slab inventory. After reviewing site options, Vantage Builders built the expansion into the side of a hill adjacent to the existing warehouse. The project required a $200,000 structurally retained foundation, which provides the necessary support for MSI’s two 10-ton bridge cranes housed within the new addition.

The second phase of the project involved the construction of a 15,000 square foot accessory warehouse building. MSI desperately needed the new standalone facility to provide warehousing for its expanding line of porcelain tiles and landscape pavers. The project culminated with the renovation and 2,000 square foot expansion of MSI’s office/product showroom area.

“Due to our existing relationship, we had a very good grasp of what MSI needed with this project,” said Michael Thayer, project manager, Vantage Builders, Inc. “We understand that our work is much more than simply constructing a new building. Our goal is to ensure that the final project helps our client advance their business goals.”

About M S International
Founded in 1975, MSI is a leading nationwide distributor of flooring, countertop, wall tile and hardscaping products. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI also maintains distribution centers across the United States and Canada. MSIs product line includes natural stone products imported from over 36 countries on six continents. In addition, MSI carries an extensive offering of porcelain, ceramic, glass and quartz products. The company maintains an inventory of over 50 million square feet. For more information on MSI, visit

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. 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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