West Davisville Commons fully leased with arrival of Utility Supply, DuraBody

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The two industrial buildings known as the West Davisville Commons in the Quonset Point Commerce Park are now fully leased after the Minnesota-based Utility Supply & Construction Co. recently signed a deal to occupy the last remaining 40,000 square feet of the property, according to Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal, which brokered the agreement.

Utility Supply & Construction, which was formed in 2008 but originates with the predecessor of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Co. nearly a century ago, is leasing the space at 338 Compass Circle from owner Steve Dicenso.

The Reed City, Minn.-based company provides services, supplies, vehicles and heavy-duty equipment to public utility companies and the construction industry. As a parent organization, Utility Supply & Construction provides these services and equipment through its affiliated companies, Crossroads Mobile Maintenance, Power Line Supply, The Hydaker-Wheatlake Co., and Hydrolake Inc.

The entire 400,000 square feet of the West Davisville Commons industrial complex, which is located on 24 acres of land off Route 403 in North Kingstown, is now fully occupied as a result of the Utility Supply & Construction lease agreement, according to Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal.

This follows another lease deal announced two months ago, when DuraBody Inc. secured a 10,000-square-foot industrial space at 342 Compass Circle in the West Davisville Commons. That lease deal brought the facility up to 90% capacity, the real estate firm said.

DuraBody designs, manufactures and services trucks, trailers and other specialized equipment. The company, also known as Ranger Emergency Equipment, is operated by Marc Testa.

The DuraBody company incorporated formally in Rhode Island in February 2022, operating out of an office at 9 Enterprise Lane in Smithfield. Testa’s LinkedIn profile states that he’s been the owner of Ranger Emergency Equipment for the past seven years.

The West Davisville Commons was originally built in 1950 by the U.S. Navy, made of block and steel construction, according to the company’s website.

The commons features the largest rooftop solar array in Rhode Island, according to the owner of the industrial complex, with the ability to power 550 homes.

The operators of West Davisville Commons emphasize the versatility of its industrial spaces, along with the affordability of the units and 24-hour maintenance services.