Diamond State Dentistry of Milford, Delaware had outgrown their original office after less than ten years in business. Owner Lucinda K. Bunting decided it was time to expand.
Because of the office’s rapid growth, general contractor for the project, The Whayland Company, LLC of Laurel, DE, planned the new building to allow for additional expansion as the practice continued to grow.
Tao Architecture & Design of Moorestown, NJ designed the 5,200 square foot state-of-the-art building. Roofing panels for the building were installed by roofing contractor Quality Exteriors, Inc. of Harrington, DE, a full service roofing contractor with over twenty years of experience installing standing seam metal roofing systems for Peterson Aluminum.
“The new space has twelve treatment rooms, and our old location only had six, so this doubles our capacity,” Dr. Bunting explained. “When we had twelve women working the old office, it got just a little bit crowded.”
Aluminum metal panels for the project were manufactured in PAC’s Annapolis Junction plant. The building’s roof incorporates 8,500 square feet of Petersen Aluminum’s 24 gauge Tite-Loc Panels in Cityscape gray. Annapolis Junction personnel assisted with the selection of the panel profile and color.
Dr. Bunting hopes to bring her trademark wooden tooth to the new building. The wooden tooth sits outside of the old office and is beginning to show some wear and tear. Dr. Bunting is afraid it may not survive the move. “It is starting to show some weather damage, and has a few holes in it. Maybe I should give it a few fillings,” Dr. Bunting joked.