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TFMoran Hosts 2018 NHCIBOR Realtor-of-the-Year Awards BBQ

We invite you to view this short video produced by SNHU Marketing Intern Maddie Preston – Enjoy!

TFMoran yet again hosted the NHCIBOR BBQ at the TFM Bedford office on Thursday June 14, 2018. Despite the strong winds throughout the evening, the weather for this year’s barbeque was beautiful! The theme this year was “Celebrations”. Celebrating the NHCIBOR award recipients and TFMoran’s 50th year! All throughout the event were colors of blue and gold to represent the company turning 50 years old; but of course, some red to represent CIBOR!

There was a great turnout of over 150 NHCIBOR members and guests, TFMoran staff and their families. The Wine’ing Butcher of Bedford grilled steak tips and turkey tips, burgers and dogs. The gals from The Inside Scoop served up blueberry and buttercrunch ice cream for everyone to enjoy. Two cakes were presented at the end of the event. One to congratulate the two winners of the NHCIBOR Awards, “Realtor of the Year” to Douglas W. Martin with Colliers International, and “Affiliate of the Year” to Tenley Callaghan, Esq with Cleveland Waters and Bass. The second cake was to celebrate TFMoran’s 50th year.  TFMoran’s President, Robert Duval, gave a brief speech to open up the awards. Mr. Duval then passed over the microphone to TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess, who spoke about the success of the event and the appreciation for the NHCIBOR members, along with the help that TFMoran employees gave to make the evening outstanding. NHCIBOR’s President, Ralph Valentine, announced the awards followed by the prizes given out from the raffle.

Congratulations to the award recipients and thank you to all the NHCIBOR members for joining us for another memorable evening. Also, a big thank you to all the TFM staff who helped make this another successful event!

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Union Leader covers Reeds Ferry Sheds proposed expansion

In the Business section of June 15, 2018 issue of the New Hampshire Union Leader is one of TFMoran’s civil engineering projects, Reeds Ferry Sheds. The article covers the planning board meetings in Hudson and Londonderry regarding the proposed campus expansion. To read the article click on the link  or read text below.

Reeds Ferry Sheds growing in Hudson and Londonderry Expanding campus:

Shed maker plans to build addition, expand parking at site off Route 102.

LONDONDERRY — Reeds Ferry Sheds is expanding its shed-making and distribution operations and is proposing changes to its property to better accommodate that growth.

The company now owns three adjacent parcels off Route 102, and has proposed a use change to the newest property, the construction of a 2,000-square foot addition and an expanded parking and driveway system to connect the three buildings.

Reeds Ferry Sheds previously operated solely out of 3 Tracy Lane in Hudson. In the spring, the company purchased 7 Tracy Lane and most recently bought 5 Tracy Lane, which was previously the New England Gymnastics Training Center.

While the street addresses are in Hudson, the properties are bisected by the town line with Londonderry. Most of 7 Tracy Lane is in Hudson, but 3 and 5 Tracy Lane are primarily in Londonderry.

In a scheduling fluke, representatives from the company met with both the Hudson and Londonderry town planning boards at the same time Wednesday night.

Co-owner Tim Carleton and Jason Hill, an engineer with TFMoran, met with the Londonderry board for a conceptual review, while Director of Operations Laurie Blanchette and engineer Robert Duval met with Hudson’s board.

Hill told Londonderry planners the company intends to move forward with plans to build a 2,000-square-foot expansion to 5 Tracy Lane that was alreadyapproved by the planning board in the early 2000s for the previous owners. The permitted use of the building needs to be changed to light manufacturing and construction.

“They want to build this thing this year,” Hill said.

The estimated six-month-long project will also include additional parking for 18 trucks and 12 spots for employees.

At the Hudson meeting, Duval said the company plans to hire an additional eight to 10 employees. Growth from there is projected to be gradual, with an additional truck per year added to the 10 trucks in use now, Blanchette said.

More of the shed production will move to the middle building at 5 Tracy Lane, and the company hopes to build more driveways to interconnect the three buildings so its trucks won’t have to use Tracy Lane to travel between them. There will also be more storage space.

The company also wants to create more outdoor displays in front of 5 and 7 Tracy, similar to what it already has at 3 Tracy. Some board members in each town expressed concerns about setback requirements.

Some septic system relocation would be required to accommodate some of the new driveways, and a stormwater drainage pond will need to be installed near 7 Tracy Lane.

George Thebarge, interim town planner for Hudson, said the impetus for the proposed changes is to make it easier to expand production.

“It’s growth in their business,” Thebarge said.

The company declined to comment for this story.

Hill said he hopes to return to the Londonderry board with a full application by Aug. 1.

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TFMoran Welcomes New Project Manager Paul Carey, PE

Paul Carey, PE has joined the TFMoran team in the civil engineering department, as a Project Manager. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts and has over 25 years of extensive experience in the civil and environmental engineering field. His primary expertise is in the field of site engineering, with a focus on onsite wastewater management, stormwater runoff management and water resource protection. Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Haven and is a certified MA soil evaluator. His prior work experience includes practice in eastern Massachusetts and the greater New York City area.

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Andrew Gray Receives Professional Engineer License

Congratulations to Andrew Gray, PE who recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed civil engineer. Andrew serves as a Project Engineer for the Portsmouth division of TFMoran, Inc. He is a Certified Professional in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC), and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition to septic system design, his over ten years of experience includes civil project management, permitting, construction inspection and oversight, and geotechnical investigations. Prior to TFMoran, Andrew was the SWPPP lead inspector for the $14M Portage Cover Harbor Expansion in Haines Borough, Alaska.

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ASCE NH Golf Tournament Raises $5,400 for Engineering Scholarships

On June 1, 2018 the American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section, held their annual golf outing at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. A record number (120) of golfers participated in the
18-hole scramble-style tournament raising $5,400 for scholarships. Scholarship recipients will include UNH ASCE student members and New Hampshire high school students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Nick Golon, PE a Senior Project Manager for TFMoran and Treasurer for the ASCE NH Section, participated in the tournament, while Cora McLean, a TFMoran engineering intern volunteered to help with the event. TFMoran was proud to continue their involvement in the event as a platinum sponsor. Everyone had a fun time, while giving back to local students.

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Excelling with Excel®

On May 31, 2018 TFMoran’s own Jennifer Clark, receptionist and administrative assistant, conducted a lunch and learn for the basics of Microsoft Excel®.  With the help of some delicious pizza, TFMoran employees were able to power through an hour long lesson on how to use Microsoft Excel.  Jennifer did an outstanding job going through different tools and methods of Excel while patiently taking questions from staff members throughout the lesson.  At the end of the lunch, employees were able to ask more questions and leave feedback for Jennifer (everyone agreed she did amazing!).  Each staff member that attended the lunch and learn was also given a packet of all the information that Jenn went over throughout the lesson to keep for reference.

Thanks Jenn for taking the time to teach staff on how to use Excel!

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TFMoran mentors summer marketing & engineering interns

TFMoran welcomes local college students Madeline Preston (left) and Cora McLean (right) as 2018 summer interns, both working in the Bedford office.

Ms. Preston has recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.  She is a marketing intern who will be assisting in creating new marketing strategies for the company.  Ms. Preston has had previous experience creating a marketing plan for the company HardyPress, in Florence, Italy.

Ms. McLean works in the civil engineering department, learning all aspects of civil engineering.  She attends Merrimack College and will obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2019.  Ms. McLean’s coursework has included geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, site engineering, and thermodynamics.

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TFMoran kicks off Memorial Day weekend with baseball, burgers & fireworks!

On Friday night May 25th TFMoran staff, family and friends were treated to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs. Hartford Yard Goats baseball game at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in downtown Manchester. Nearly 50 adults and kids enjoyed a great view of the game from the third base party deck on a beautiful summer-like evening. An all-american ballpark fare of burgers, hot dogs, and beverages were served throughout the night. Fisher Cats’ representative Matt Freeman and his party deck crew Erica and Mike, did a great job keeping everyone happy.

Fungo - Mascot of the Fisher Cats visits TFMoranIn the 8th inning, the Fisher Cats mascot, Fungo made an exciting visit to the party deck. He was accompanied by a make-your-own ice cream sundae cart, a big hit with the kids (and adults)! The game ended with a 10 to 3 victory for the Fisher Cats. Go Fisher Cats! To top the evening off, Atlas Fireworks put on a spectacular post-game fireworks show to celebrate the victory.

 

What a great way to kick-off the Memorial Day holiday weekend! A big THANK YOU goes out to the TFMoran principals for this fantastic company outing!

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TFMoran gets “Noses On” in support of Red Nose Day – May 24th

TFMoran staff got their “Noses On” in support of Red Nose Day on May 24th, 2018. Thanks to everyone who participated, taking a little time out of their busy day to help raise awareness to ending child poverty in the U.S. and around the globe. For $1, an official Red Nose can be purchased at your local Walgreens.  Half the money will be donated to one of the many charities Walgreens supports, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children, and Feeding America. For a full list of charities and proud supporters, click here.

If you have not heard of Red Nose Day befor this, it was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and has raised $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the U.K. in 1988. One of the major charities that influenced Red Nose Day is Comic Relief. Comic Relief is an organization that launched in 1985 to raise money to address poverty and social injustice throughout the world through the use of comedy and laughter. The event is held every two years as a U.K fundraising event, and it encourages people to wear a red nose and act silly to help raise money.

Nearly 1/3 of the world’s population, more than three billion people, have less than $2.50 to live on for one day. One billion children worldwide are living in poverty, and nearly 22,000 children die every day because of it.

Since beginning the campaign in 2015, Walgreens has helped raise awareness and donates to child poverty. They have helped raise over 100 million dollars and helped more than eight million children living in poverty.   $1 gives a child a nutritious meal, while $10 gives entire classroom textbooks. NBC will be broadcasting an all day campaign dedicated to the event that includes a special edition of American Ninja Warrior.

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Thanks to NH Bureau of EMS, Bill Wood for the AED demonstration

TFMoran recently installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)* in our Bedford office. The AED life-saving medical device was purchased through the State of New Hampshire’s “AED Direct Purchase Opportunity”. On May 14th Bill Wood, Preparedness Coordinator for the NH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, demonstrated to the staff how the device works, explained what to expect and answer any questions. Thank you Bill for taking the time to give us such a thorough explanation and demonstration!

Any New Hampshire business, organization or individual can purchase an AED through this state program. For more detailed information, click on this pdf link State of NH AED Information

* According to the American Heart Association , “An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death.”