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TFM Mentors 3 College Interns for the Summer

TFM Mentors 3 College Interns for the Summer

School’s out and interns are in here at the TFMoran Bedford office. Hannah Kelsey, Jack Watton, and Kelsie Gagner are our 2017 summer interns.  Each of them operates in a different department under a knowledgeable and experienced supervisor / mentor. Hannah is currently attending Smith College and will obtain a BS in Civil Engineering in 2021. She works under Senior Project Manager Dan Blais in the stormwater department allowing her to visit current job sites and get a feel for the environmental engineering portion of the company. This is Hannah’s second year with TFM as she did her shortened internship here for The Derryfield School. Jack attends the University of New Hampshire Durham and will obtain a BS in Civil Engineering in the spring of 2018. His work takes place in the civil engineering department working under Principal Jeff Kevan. Jack is being familiarized with AutoCAD, HydroCAD, and all aspects of civil engineering. Last year Jack interned in our surveying department, so he is familiar with the staff and expectations of TFM. Kelsie is attending Southern New Hampshire University working towards a BS in Business Administration for the spring of 2018. She interns in the marketing department under Marketing Coordinator Susan Bartley. Kelsie is designated tasks based on the events TFM attends or important upcoming happenings. She also is given the independence to come up with new and creative marketing strategies for TFMoran.

 We acknowledge the importance of interns here at TFM, as they are teaching us as much as we are teaching them. Becoming familiarized with millennia’s and generation Y is a necessity as the minds of young people have changed, bringing new demands and ideas of what a work place should be like. Technology is advancing at rapid speed, and it’s hard for those who have not grown up surrounded by it to adapt. With the younger generation, they are able to mold and mend to the new technologies being thrown at them every day. Having interns teaches companies what exactly future employees are looking for, and what they’re not looking for. This is the most interns we’ve had at TFM at one time, and it is amazing that we can have them here and support the local universities. Having student interns creates a form of engagement between young people and a potential career; it gives them a taste of what the “adult world” is like. Not only that, but internships are the key to building experience in an intern, and we are proud to say that their experience will come from us!

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Ribbon Cutting at Chandler Place – Affordable Senior Living Apartments in Plaistow, NH

TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess and Project Manager, Tom Burns, PE joined in the celebration of the completion of Phase I of Chandler Place Apartments on 18 Chandler Ave, in Plaistow, NH. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, June 16th led by Steven Lewis, one of the three local developers. New Hampshire’s Governor Chris Sununu and town officials were also on hand to support this 62-and-older affordable senior housing project. Phase I of this two-phased project, consists of 25 one and two bedroom apartments, each averaging between 650-670 square feet, and a community center and business center on site. Phase I was completed in-part from receiving $330,000 through the state’s Affordable Housing Fund and $4 million through Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Residential applicants had to be at or below a required income level to qualify. The approximate rent for a one bedroom is $915 and a two bedroom is $1,095.  At the time of the ribbon-cutting event, occupancy was to capacity, with a waiting list for an open unit. Phase II could add an additional 14 more apartments.

The project team for Phase I of  Chandler Place Apartments included TFMoran for land surveying and civil/site engineering services, Burnell-Johnson Architects for architectural design, Gary Chicoine Construction for building, and Jameson Excavation for site work.

For more details about the event, link to the Eagle-Tribune.

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Relax, Revive, Refreshed Engineers

Relax, Revive, Refreshed Engineers

Employees can now kickback and relax while they’re at work with the newly implemented monthly chair massages TFMoran offers. Once a month, a massage therapist visits the office to give fifteen minute massages to everyone on-sight that day. Jess Gelinas, a massage therapist and owner of Deeply Kneaded Massage Therapy located at 50 Bridge St. Manchester, NH, is the masseuse who comes into TFM. The high demand of projects and work recently have engulfed our staff, however, it’s nothing a quick shoulder massage can’t fix. A portable massage chair is set up in the upstairs conference room and employees schedule a time to go visit Jess throughout the day. Though Jess just left the office, our TFMoran staff is looking forward to her next visit.

Thank you Jess for always coming in and revamping our staff so their productivity levels stay at an all time high!

 

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Meet Jennifer Clark, TFM’s new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Meet Jennifer Clark, TFM’s new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

TFMoran is excited to welcome our new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Clark! Prior to joining TFMoran, Ms. Clark gained valuable experience working at a local environmental engineering firm.  Her new position involves greeting clients, answering phones, and assisting TFMoran’s engineers with various administrative functions.

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East vs West – TFM partners with CHaD for Annual NH High School All-Star Football Game

TFMoran welcomed the opportunity to partner with CHaD, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. The Children’s Hospital hosts an annual football game between East New Hampshire and West New Hampshire that raises money for medical research. This year the game will be held on Friday, June 30th at Saint Anselm College at 7 pm. CHaD has 15 locations throughout New England including Manchester, Bedford, and Nashua.  They are the only comprehensive full-service children’s hospital in Northern New England. CHaD fills a necessary need by performing many important medical tasks such as, caring for premature babies, responding to traumatic injuries, supporting children and teens in managing complex chronic disease or helping families cope with the challenges of childhood illness. There is also an annual CHaD All-Star Golf Tournament on June 13 held at the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, NH. A portion of the money raised from both events will go to Kristen’s Gift Endowment fund for children fighting cancer at CHaD. TFMoran was only one of many companies who donated to this very important cause.  CHaD cares for all current and future patients regardless of their ability to pay. Their mission is to treat and get kids back to their healthy selves as quick as they can!

Best of Luck to both teams!

For more information please visit CHaD Kids or CHaD All-Star Football

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Jason Hill receives his Professional Engineer License

Jason Hill, PE recently received his New Hampshire Professional Engineer license. Jason serves as a Project Manager for TFMoran, Inc. in the Civil Engineering Department. He has over 15 years of experience including site planning and design of private land development projects, public works projects, stormwater management systems, and design of piped utilities. Jason is NHDOT LPA Certified and is experienced in roadway design and permitting. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University. Jason works in TFMoran’s Bedford office.

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TFM Hosts 2017 NH CIBOR Annual Awards Cookout

On Thursday, June 8th TFMoran hosted the Annual NH Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS® Awards Cookout. Approximately one hundred NHCIBOR members and TFMoran staff were on hand to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with no chance of rain. Dave and crew from the Wine’ing Butcher of Bedford, once again did a great job grilling up delicious steak tips, turkey tips, burgers and hot dogs. TFMoran has been hosting the annual NH CIBOR meeting and cookout for 20 years. TFMoran is proud to partner with CIBOR each year for such a great event.

Bob Duval, TFM’s President started out the presentation by welcoming the members, introducing the company, and thanking the TFM staff for their efforts in making the cookout a success. NH CIBOR President Kathy DeMello presented Bob Marchewka of One Commercial Real Estate LLC with the REALTOR-of-the-Year award, and Bill Jean of Fulcrum Associates, Inc. with the Affiliate-of-the Year award. The traditional “Awards Cake” was presented to Bob and Bill, who did the honors of cutting the first pieces. The gals from The Inside Scoop, topped off the cake with a scoop of delicious Richardson’s ice cream.

TFMoran Congratulates the Award recipients, and the great work of NH CIBOR!

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TFM’s MOB Project Featured in High Profile’s June Issue

One of TFMoran’s medical office building projects that is currently under construction was featured in High Profile’s June issue, which focused on Healthcare Facilities.

To view a pdf of the article on page 19 click the following link High-Profile June 2017 or read the text below.

TFMoran Completes Work at Elliot Health System’s Medical Center

Bedford, NH  – TFMoran, Inc., of Bedford, provided site design and civil engineering, permitting, surveying, and landscape architecture services for a new 58,000sf Elliot Health System’s Medical Center located at Hillside Shops at Bedford on Leavy Drive.

The medical office building broke ground in December 2016 and is the final phase of this multi-use development designed by TFMoran and originally developed by AV Bedford, LLC.

This new state-of-the-art medical center will house three existing Elliot primary care practices, that are now at three different locations in Bedford. According to Elliot Health Systems, “The two family medical offices will be combined in the new facility, and the pediatric office will also be relocated in the new center. Services such as lab, mammography, x-ray, bone density screening, and pharmacy will also be included for better patient care.”

This two-story medical office building is located on a sloping site and will have at-grade entries on two sides at upper and lower levels. Lavallee Brensinger Architects of Manchester designed the exterior to have traditional New England forms and materials accenting the entrances and corners.

Constructed by A W Rose Construction, LLC of Manchester, this new facility will be completed in two phases, the first of which includes two levels and is expected to be completed by January 2018. The second phase consists of construction of a third level.

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4 TFM Engineers Adopt-A-Block InTown Manchester

On the afternoon of Friday, June 2nd, TFMoran employees once again joined other local volunteers for InTown Manchester’s annual Adopt-A-Block. The event is a neighborhood clean-up usually held near Earth Day, but due to the persistent springtime rain, Adopt-A-Block was rescheduled to June. This year Jeremy Belanger, Maureen Kelly, Matthew Mullen, and Robert Vida picked up trash, raked, and mulched near the Mill Girl statue on Commercial Street. With several other groups assigned to the large swath of green space, there was just enough work to go around. InTown Manchester hosted a reception at local restaurant, 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, to celebrate another successful year of helping to keep Manchester “clean and green.”

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Happy Oregon Trails to TFM’s Sheryl Dodge!

The TFMoran team said their final goodbyes to TFM’s Accounting Clerk, Sheryl Dodge, this past week. Sheryl is originally from Oregon, and moved to New Hampshire due to her husband’s job location. Together they have three kids, her oldest daughter lives in Oregon with two kids and her oldest son just got married and also lives there. When her youngest son graduated from high school, Sheryl and her family found it was best to move back home to Oregon.

Sheryl was a wonderful attribute to the TFM team and she played an important role in the office for the five years she worked here. For her last day, TFMoran staff hosted a luncheon in her honor, in the reception area with pizza and cupcakes. The party was a western theme consisting of cowboy boot patterned tablecloths, napkins and décor accompanied by the slogan “Happy Oregon Trails Sheryl!”  Thank you for everything you have done and good luck on your new endeavors, Sheryl!