Charlestown, MA National veterinary hospital group BluePearl Veterinary Partners recognizes that animals are part of the family. Their mission is “Enriching lives through remarkable care for pets,” and their vision is “to transform the delivery of veterinary care through specialty and emergency medicine.” So how does one build a space that blends the most modern medical technology with comforts designed specifically for four-legged clientele and their parents? Finding a contractor that takes the time to really understand the nuances of a highly specialized business is key.
Enter Haynes Group Inc., a family-owned, full-service commercial construction company based in West Bridgewater, Mass. Founded on the concept of combining quality construction and project management with a level of personalized service beyond anything available in the industry, Haynes Group was chosen as BluePearl’s construction partner.
Dan Krentzman senior project manager of construction and development for BluePearl has worked with many contractors throughout his career and he states that of all the projects he has been involved with, “Haynes Group takes the first-place prize for all the categories that matter - quality, adaptability, honesty, and diligence.” Krentzman, a former U.S. Army Infantry officer is now responsible for overseeing up to 20 projects at a time for BluePearl from renovations to ground-up builds. From the beginning of the project he felt that he had a true partner in Haynes Group that was equally as vested. “We had several major issues to overcome to complete the project, most of which I relied on the contractor to get me through. The pros at Haynes Group worked tirelessly to fight through every issue we came upon and we came out on top every time.”
The result, 8,750 s/f of hospital including a reception area, employee break room, exam and operating rooms, specialized wards, and isolation units. BluePearl installed medical equipment from X-Ray machines, to computed tomography, to a MedGas Delivery System. This new configuration is ideal for operating rooms. Haynes added HVAC systems, updated plumbing, and electrical as well as additional finishes to the operating room. The Haynes Group had to completely remove and pour a new foundation in order for the epoxy flooring to be installed into the veterinary hospital.
Coming in around $4.5 million to complete, the BluePearl project was unique in scope from the very selection of the 56 Roland St. location. Originally a Hood Milk Factory transformed into office space, the property is now a fully-operational veterinary hospital serving the needs of pets in the area.
As for if we will see BluePearl and Haynes Group teaming up again in the future Krentzman said, “I have nothing but full trust and confidence in their abilities, and I would feel very comfortable hiring them again, especially for the difficult projects.”
Project Team included:
Owner: BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Construction Manager: Haynes Group
Flooring: Northeast Flooring Solutions
Architectural Millwork: WoodCraft Group
Electrical/Fire Alarm: SW Electrical Contractors, Inc.
HVAC: InLine Mechanical