Fontana Construction to Construct New Brewery for Red Truck Beer Company

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Vancouver-based construction company Fontana Construction will soon complete a brand-new, high-volume craft beer brewing facility for Red Truck Beer Company, Fontana Construction's third project for the beer brewers

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Fontana provides personalized 'old world service' via hands-on strategic thinking, cost savings, and excellent rapport with ownership and trades.

This month, Fontana Construction will complete construction on a new craft beer brewing facility for the Red Truck Beer Company as a way to encourage tourism and enthusiasm about the local craft beer industry.

This 21,000-square-foot, high-volume brewery located in the heart of Vancouver's downtown will be the third project the Vancouver contractors have completed for the owners of the Red Truck Beer Company, says Construction Manager Bruce Hicks. The space will feature a retail area, tasting room, and an old school diner with a 110-seat capacity including a sun drenched patio. The amazing stainless steel brewhouse (viewable from the diners bar) is complete with a cutting edge bottling, canning, keg filler and packaging line.

The new Red Truck brewery -- and its 75-foot working water tower, in particular -- will likely become an instantly-recognizable icon of Vancouver's skyline, a symbol of the city's heritage as a hub of craft beers, Hicks says.

"Fontana Construction is happy to be involved in projects that aim to preserve Vancouver's heritage and character, as well as to bolster local business in the surrounding areas," he says. "The new brewery is part of the area's 'skyline changing' new builds as well. I could see Red Truck water tower becoming a Vancouver icon ending up in many world travelers' photo collections."

Mark James, President of Red Truck Beer Company, says the choice to enlist Fontana Construction's services for a third time was an easy one to make.

"I have worked with Fontana Construction for the past eight years on three technical and complicated construction projects with multiple and above-average trade coordination complexities," James says. "Fontana provides personalized 'old world service' via hands-on strategic thinking, cost savings, and excellent rapport with ownership and trades. All three projects had successful outcomes and I would not hesitate to recommend Fontana Construction for your next project."

Hicks says the brewery should be open within the next two months.

Ultimately, despite a few challenges along the way, Hicks says he believes Fontana Construction has succeeded at building an outstanding, state-of-the-art craft beer brewery for Red Truck Beer Company.

"A lot of talented people put a lot of hard work into building Red Truck's new brewery," Hicks says. "It makes a person want to sit back and enjoy a beer now that it is done."

About Fontana Construction
Fontana Construction specializes in new and commercial construction, including the restoration and seismic upgrading of heritage buildings. Fontana Construction works on one project at a time in order to ensure high quality workmanship, delivered at fair prices. To learn more about the company's services, visit

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