Mo Vander Pol joins the Portsmouth Division’s Survey Department

Marinus (Mo) Vander Pol, III has joined TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office as a Survey Technician. In addition to boundary and subdivision surveys, Mr. Vander Pol’s ten years of land surveying experience includes construction layout, existing conditions and ALTA surveys, along with deed research and instrument operations. Mr. Vander Pol attended Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.


TFMoran’s Portsmouth Office Celebrates the Season by donating to Food Pantry and Solving 2 Mysteries

TFMoran’s Portsmouth office, the MSC Division, celebrated the holiday season on a snowy Friday, just before Christmas. In lieu of their traditional office party with a Secret Santa gift swap and potluck lunch, they decided to do something a little different this year.  In place of the gift swap, the Portsmouth group raised $400 to donate to the local Food Pantry, making the holiday season a bit nicer for those less fortunate. And, instead of the potluck lunch, all ventured over to Mojo’s BBQ & Grill where they enjoyed a change of scenery, along with delicious tavern fare. followed by an adventure at the Portsmouth Escape Room.

Their afternoon adventure consisted of splitting into two groups; one went into the Westower Study and the other went to The Roswell Incident. Each group was given one hour to solve their mystery and escape from their room. Everyone had a great time finding clues and solving the puzzles required to escape, just in time to start the holiday weekend.

Thanks to the TFMoran principals for hosting the celebration, an awesome time was had by all!


TFMoran Celebrates the Christmas Season with Family

On Friday, December 15th, TFMoran’s staff and family celebrated the Christmas season together at the Bedford office. Thanks to Galen, Jenn and Kelsie, the reception area was as festive as could be – complete with a beautifully decorated 9 foot Douglas Fir Christmas tree, and lighted greens strung along the railings of the open stairway. Tidewater Catering Group, of Manchester, put on a festive display of appetizers, fruits, cheeses, vegetables and Christmas cookies that all enjoyed.


Though this year’s theme didn’t mention unique Christmas sweaters, Nick and Lee went along with the Christmas string of lights theme on their matching sweaters – and they even lit up! That’s the spirit we like – “Get Your Festive On” was indeed mentioned on the invitation, after all.



One week into his retirement, after 40 years with TFMoran, Joe Sears blessed us with his presence. He and his wife Suzanne enjoyed the annual TFM Christmas Party, as Joe chatted with former co-workers about his future plans in retirement life.



And, of course, “Santa’s Workshop” was a big hit with the little ones. Christmas craft projects, like foam gingerbread people were decorated with stickers, markers and pom poms for ornaments to hang on the tree. Clear glass ornaments were stuffed with green pom poms to make a grinch face, and white cotton for snowmen -all adorned with creations of hats for custom-made ornaments. Thank you to Jen Porter’s daughter Jocelyn, who was Santa’s helper and organized the craft workshop for the kids.

A big Thank You to the TFMoran principals for hosting a fun and festive family event!

We wish all a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!



Best wishes to Joe Sears – 40 Years dedicated to TFMoran!

Everyone at TFMoran wishes Joe Sears the very best in his retirement, well-deserved after working over 40 years with the Company!  In September, on Joe’s 40th Anniversary, TFMoran staff celebrated his 40 Years with an office party dedicated to Joe. And, just before his last official day of working for TFMoran, president Bob Duval gave a few words of congratulations at the Company’s Annual Harvest Lunch:

“If one thing is clear; that is Joe is more than a fellow employee, Joe is an institution. Over the years, Joe has had many roles here: party chief, office manager, blueprint-maker, copier service technician, courier, delivery man, file card indexer, light bulb changer, Christmas decorator, bartender, supply orderer, receptionist, fix-it man, furniture maker, keeper of tools, file manager, grounds crew, and this is just the recent part of his career.  I could go on and on.

Although there is one thing he wasn’t particularly good at – that is, throwing things away.  We had to do that when he wasn’t looking.

In the past few years, perhaps Joe’s most important job has been getting our work down on paper and getting it out the door on time.  It is perhaps too easy to take this for granted, but ultimately our best work does no one any good unless it is plotted, scanned, copied, collated, and mailed or delivered into the right hands at the right time.

Joe was an indispensable part of that process, and we all learned to rely on Joe – often at the last minute – to get it done.  And he never let us down.  This is just one example of the extra effort on the part of every single member of the team that is necessary to become – and remain – a successful company.  The saying goes that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  And Joe has been a strong link in his many roles for the past 40 years.

So it is with great pleasure that I present this small token of our appreciation and ask everyone to join me and congratulate Joe on 40 years of service to TFMORAN!!

Forty years ago Joe graduated from college in 1976 with a BS in Business Management. He came out of school seeking a job at a Navy shipyard. While waiting for that position to begin, Joe took a temporary position at TFMoran. Lucky for us, temporary became permanent. Beginning in 1977 in Manchester, NH, Joe was among the original TFMoran crew. Beginning as a land surveyor/service technician, Joe tried out almost every position in the office.

We thank Joe for all he has done, and wish him the very best in his golden years! We expect and hope he will drop by now and again, to let us know what he’s been up to in retirement life.



High-Profile features TFMoran in December 2017 issue

Check out featured TFMoran stories in High-Profile’s December issue page 30 NHBR Honors Dylan Cruess and page 50 Red Cross Thanks TFMoran for Support in the December 2017 issue of High-Profile monthly.  Or, read stories below:

Page 30

NHBR Honors Dylan Cruess

Manchester, NH – Dylan Cruess,
TFMoran’s chief operating officer, was
presented the 2017 Business Excellence
Award in Real Estate and Construction
by NH Business Review.
The award reception was held on
November 1 at the Radisson hotel in
downtown Manchester. This event
recognizes the imagination, hard
work, innovation, and achievements of
New Hampshire business owners and
“Dylan’s leadership, work ethic,
passion for community involvement, and
vision for TFMoran are why he is being
honored with this award,” announced
Mike Morin, NHBR’s award presenter.
“Mr. Cruess and the leadership team
at TFMoran have steered the company
through a period of unprecedented
growth since taking over in 2013.”
“Encouraging teamwork among all
employees is one essential ingredient to
the company’s success,” Cruess explains,
“as well as a positive work culture and
giving back to the community.”
“Because of his unusual background,
he understands the engineering,
surveying, and project management more
than a typical COO,” Morin adds“That
understanding has enabled him to
continue the original client-focused vision
of TFMoran while strategically growing
the company to new levels.”

Page 50

Red Cross Thanks TFMoran for Support

Bedford, NH – On November 9, Maria
Devlin, CEO, American Red Cross-NH
& VT, visited the TFMoran corporate
office to thank the company and staff
for generously supporting the Hurricane
Harvey and Irma relief efforts.
Both the Bedford and Portsmouth
offices were presented with a contribution
plaque. Devlin explained how the relief efforts
were progressing from the devastating
hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida.
“The employees of TFMoran have
shown time and time again that they are
willing to pitch in to help out the people
in need whether they are in the next town
or half way around the world,” said Dylan
Cruess, COO of TFMoran. “That’s the
kind of people we are proud to employ
here, compassionate and generous.”
TFMoran, Inc. and its staff have
contributed to the Hurricane Harvey
and Irma relief efforts by donating to the
American Red Cross. Together the staff
donated $2,885, which combined with
TFMoran’s $2,500 gave a total donation
of $5,385.


Vote for TFMoran! Question 10 in 2018 NHBR BOB Awards On-line Survey

TFMoran is proud to be the recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB (Best Of Business) Award for FIVE consecutive years, and we would love to make it SIX!

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering Category, Question 10 in the on-line survey. You must vote for at least 15 categories in order for your vote to count. And, only one vote per person is allowed.

Voting ends at midnight on January 21, 2018. So, please hurry!

We thank you for your consideration!

About the BOB Awards:

The BOB Awards are a New Hampshire Business Review awards program that celebrates the best New Hampshire companies in more than 90 business-to-business categories and are chosen by NHBR’s readers.

The BOBs are your chance to tell NHBR, other readers and the rest of the state which companies in New Hampshire have the best products and services for businesses – categories include: Accounting Firm, Digital Media Marketing, Engineering Firm, Law Firm, Advertising Agency, MBA Program, Dining with Clients (by Region), Young Professionals Networking Group, and more!

Voting started on November 29, 2017 and will end at midnight on January 21, 2018.

The 2018 “Roaring 20’s” BOB Awards Party will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Come join the party for a fun evening of networking, food and libations. To see photos from last year’s party, just click here.


TFMoran’s Nick Golon represents NH at 2017 National ASCE Convention

This year’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Convention was held in New Orleans, Louisiana in early October and was attended by two ASCE New Hampshire board members; TFMoran’s Senior Project Manager Nicholas Golon, PEASCE-NH Treasurer and Anabelle Allen, EIT – ASCE-NH Vice President. In the week leading up to the convention there was concern the convention may be canceled with hurricane Nate heading straight towards the Big Easy. Thankfully, the storm weakened just in time for the main days of the convention with only needing to cancel a few tours and talks. The rest of the week went off without a hitch!

For those whose travel plans were not altered by Nate, attendees of the convention were welcomed with an invigorating talk from Marci Rossell, Ph.D., who takes complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down business press, and makes them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers. Her opening remarks set the stage for a fantastic few days of compelling short courses and thought-provoking sessions with impressive technical knowledge and expertise. Many of the sessions were centered around the recovery of New Orleans post-Katrina, which was a timely topic seeing as the city had just dodged what could have been another devastating storm.

Following the first day of a jam-packed program was a Mardi Gras themed Welcome Reception where Nick and Anabelle networked with other ASCE board members from surrounding states and chapters, sharing tips, stories, and event ideas for future ASCE get togethers!  They even found the time to pose for a few pictures with conference dignitaries.

The program on Tuesday included a talk on the Structural Innovation of designing and constructing the new NFL Stadium in Atlanta, GA. This stuck out as a favorite among many attendees only to be topped by Michael Howell and his talk on Engineering Failures. His non-typical session talked about the fundamental concept we sometimes forget…. Although engineers, we’re still human and we all make mistakes!

Wednesday wrapped up the convention with an amazing closing luncheon where all attendees soaked in the valuable insights from motivational speaker and career guru, Kaplan Mobray who spoke on how to transition your personal brand into something that reflects the true you.

“In any room, bring value to the table. If you’re not bringing value, you’re just taking up space and someone else wants your seat.” – Kaplan Mobray.

The convention was packed from beginning to end with the latest information, innovations, and technologies in the field of Civil Engineering.  Although the convention kept Nick and Anabelle plenty busy, they did manage to venture out and take in some of the sights and sounds NOLA had to offer, including a zydeco band at one of the City’s most notable restaurants, Mulate’s.

As well as some fine dining at Mother’s Restaurant, who have been serving up po’boys and down-home Southern fare since 1938.

Thank you to Nick and Anabelle for representing our State well, in attending the ASCE National Convention, and thank you to ASCE National and NOLA for putting on a fantastic event!