Project of the Month: Dacon and Dario Designs complete renovation of Quality Beverage facilities in Taunton and Auburn

September 29, 2017 - Spotlights

Taunton, MA In early 2015, Quality Beverage, a leading distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, was seeking to renovate its facilities to reflect the strong image of its brand. Dacon collaborated with Quality Beverage and Dario Designs, Inc., the owner’s representative, to design, expand, and renovate the headquarters in Taunton, and to renovate a second distribution center in Auburn, Mass. 

The Dacon design/build process was recognized by Quality Beverage to have the ability to provide unparalleled project delivery as a one stop shop solution. The built-in ability to streamline resources and use experience to leverage projects early on is exactly what Quality Beverage needed, realizing what scope could be achieved for the budget all along maintaining a schedule. 



The first facility to be renovated was the 60,000 s/f distribution center in Auburn. This project included a complete update of the building façade, 7,000 s/f of renovated office space, a new roof, new pavement, parking and landscaping. Dacon began construction in October, 2015 and completed the construction in April, 2016. 

In January 2016, Quality Beverage approached Dacon to commence planning for the Taunton headquarters facility updates. Using the same design/build methodology, Dacon worked with Quality Beverage to realize the project scope and cost impacts while maintaining the budget. Dacon also implemented a phased approach and cost impacts in order to keep the existing facility operational. Dacon began construction in July, 2016 and completed the construction in April, 2017. 

Similar to the Auburn facility, this project included 14,000 s/f of interior office renovations to reinforce Quality Beverage’s brand; including a space that could display its premium products. Along with the interior renovations, the project included a few building additions: a 2,500 s/f mezzanine, a 1,000 s/f Pallet Jack charging room, a 4,000 s/f exterior canopy, and an 8,200 s/f point-of-sale facility. Dacon facilitated updating the exterior façade, installing a new roof, and renovating the parking lot and landscaping. The new hospitality suites now serve as an entertainment area for guests, employees and clients and features a bar and tasting area, with a central elevator that services the entire facility. 

Throughout the duration of the project, Dacon collaborated with the owner’s representative, Dario Design’s, for the project and Quality Beverage’s management team. 

The project team included:
Dacon: Design Builder
Controlled Environmental Structures: Insulated Metal Panels
New Century Roofing LLC: Roofing  
Savignano Electric Co.: Electrical 
A.P. Dailey Custom Laminating: Commercial Architectural Millwork  
Dario Designs, Inc.: Owner’s Project Manager
Carriglio Construction Corp.: Masonry



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