From Ground Breaking to Ribbon Cutting - TRAC Completes Hope & Main's Renovation
Housed in the historic Main Street School building, located at 691 Main Street in Warren, the renovation project transformed the 100-year-old structure into a state-of-the-art workspace for the region’s food entrepreneurs. Among the building’s highlights include three code-compliant, shared-use commercial kitchens, including a gluten-free kitchen and artisanal bakery, over 6,000-square-feet of production space, cold and dry storage, and a range of commercial equipment to support small-scale operations for baking, food processing and catering. Designed to facilitate collaboration and community involvement in the local food economy, the rehab also features a demonstration kitchen, co-working and meeting spaces, and a 2,000-square-foot community event space.
About Hope & Main:
Hope & Main helps local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and other food-related businesses by providing low-cost, low-risk access to shared-use commercial kitchen space and other industry-specific technical resources. As the state’s first food business incubator, Hope & Main’s nonprofit incubator program gives food startups the chance to grow in their first two to three years without the cost of equipping their own commercial facilities.
Anthony Monteleone, Vice President of Business Development recently joined TRAC Builders to lead their strategic business development efforts for the New England area. Anthony will be responsible for developing client relationships that align with TRAC’s core business initiatives. Anthony brings 30 years of sales and management experience and has been named a top ranking sales executive for more than half of his career. Previous to joining TRAC, Anthony held the Vice President of Sales positions with GEM Plumbing as well as Alex and Ani. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Rhode Island.
About TRAC Builders
Established in 1995, TRAC Builders is an award winning construction management and general contracting firm providing a wide range of professional services to clients throughout New England. TRAC’s mission is to exceed clients' expectations by adding value throughout the construction process and providing high quality work, efficiency, and high standards of compliance. Over the years, TRAC Builders has evolved into a company that possesses multi-level expertise in virtually all construction related industries. TRAC Builders is located in Providence, RI.
As published in the Providence Journal on January 13th, Residential Properties announced the sale of the Wolcott Eco Office. The article and link are below.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Markham + DeRentis Associates of Residential Properties Ltd. on Monday announced the sale of the the award-winning Wolcott Eco Office at 28 Wolcott St. for $650,000.
The buyer was TRAC Builders, Inc. and the seller was John Tabor Jacobson. The sale closed in early December.
Originally constructed in 1890 as a jewelry factory, the building became an electronics supply warehouse in 1941 and was purchased by Jacobson's JTJ Investments in 2006.
Under Jacobson, the 7,472-square-foot structure underwent a full gut rehab for solar energy company Alteris Renewables before emerging as Rhode Island's first "net zero" commercial building. (Alteris Renewables was acquired by a Colorado-based solar energy company in 2011).
To be considered "net zero" a property must be fully sustainable, producing all of its energy from its own renewable sources. The new design allowed for the sun's rays to provide natural light throughout the day, while solar-thermal and photovoltaic-panels were installed for heating, cooling, hot water, and electricity.
In addition, JTJ used non-VOC paints and sealers, formaldehyde-free doors, recycled counters, and open cell foam insulation to create a green and well-insulated structure.
As a result of the project, JTJ Investments received the 2009 Senator John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award.