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October ground breaking event held for Franklin Savings Bank in Goffstown, NH

After being postponed for a few weeks, due to heavy rains, the ceremonial ground breaking event for the new Franklin Savings Bank in Goffstown, NH took place on a sunny Friday, October 5, 2018. More than a dozen key people involved in the project lined up with shiny new shovels, ready to dig in for the official ground breaking photo. Included in the photo were FSB’s president and several from the FSB leadership team, town officials, and representatives from Paramount Partners, Sullivan Construction and TFMoran.

Construction has all ready begun for the new 2,161 square foot branch office located on Mast Road in the Pinardville area, and is expected to be complete in February 2019. The bank will be part of Abingdon Square, a mixed-use development designed by TFMoran that currently includes a Rite Aid pharmacy and workforce housing. The bank will feature two drive-up lanes, a smart ATM and technology bar. This will be the eighth full-service location, and the third office in southern New Hampshire.

The FSB project team includes Paramount Partners of Quincy, MA, DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth, Sullivan Construction of Bedford, NH and TFMoran. TFMoran provided land surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering, traffic engineering, permitting and landscape architecture services for the project. This is the second bank project for this team, the first was the FSB in Merrimack, NH completed in 2017.

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TFMoran Projects on display at the 30th Annual 2018 Tri-City Expo

The Tri-City Expo. An event where the three Greater Chamber of Commerce of Concord, Manchester, and Nashua, NH come together for a yearly tradition of businesses coming together to network and show off exactly what they do. There were nearly 200 exhibitors, attracting over 1,200 attendees. Admission was free and the general public was welcomed to walk through and engage with the people representing their businesses with any questions they may have! The 30th Tri-City Expo was held Thursday, September 27th at the NH Expo Center at The Manchester Downtown Hotel.

TFMoran had a festive fall-themed booth, including a big pumpkin displaying the TFM logo, painted by TFMoran’s receptionist Jenn Clark. Multiple civil and structural engineers staffed the booth representing the company through out the afternoon and evening. TFMoran was also the only engineering company participating in the expo and showed off many of our latest projects within the Tri-City region! It wasn’t all business however, during the Expo you could visit The Bistro to enjoy a variety of food and drink samples from local restaurants. That wasn’t all, there were companies giving out free chair massages!

 

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2nd Annual Fulcrum Charity Golf Classic is a Win Win!

Both TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess and Dan Blais took their skills to the green for the 2nd annual Fulcrum charity golf classic. This charity was in support of the New Hampshire Food Bank raising money for families across the state in need. The tournament was held at the beautiful Manchester Country Club on September 10th, 2018 with lunch and dinner being provided for the golfers. Although the sky was filled with clouds and had an occasional drizzle, they golfed on and completed all 18 holes. But playing the course wasn’t the only win. Throughout the day, golfers had an opportunity to win a wide range of contests and raffles as well! If you didn’t want to register as a golfer for $250 a participant, there was still an option to sponsor this event from $150 to $1,500.

The winners of the golf classic walked away with orange jackets marking their achievement. Unfortunately, TFMoran did not come in first but being able to help feed thousands of local families, neighbors, children and people we walk with every day is truly our real triumph.

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Plan NH Annual Golf Tournament raises funds to benefit NH communities

As the fog rolled in, Dylan Cruess of TFMoran would be out on the Canterbury Woods Golf Course playing despite the weather. Dylan took on his second charity golf tournament on September 12th, 2018 for Plan NH. Proceeds from the annual golf classic are going towards providing financial support and recognition to students from New Hampshire who are studying in the field that reflect Plan NH’s mission. The mission being. making this state’s neighborhoods, healthy and beautiful communities to live in. Alongside the registration, breakfast was provided as well as lunch following the tournament!

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Understanding Stormwater Best Management Practices

Understanding Stormwater Best Management Practices

by Dan Blais, CPESC – TFMoran Senior Project Manager

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) are an important part of site designs to control the volume and quality of stormwater runoff. Projects go through review and permitting at the local and state level to ensure the requirements of the Clean Water Act are being observed. Once a project is completed, these practices require routine inspection and maintenance to insure they are working properly.

Recently the NHDES sent letters to permitees of the state Alteration of Terrain program reminding them of the permit requirement for documentation of their Operation & Maintenance program for stormwater BMPs. The first component of an effective program is performing routine inspections of the practices. Here in the northeast, at least two inspections annually are recommended:

An inspection of all Stormwater BMPs should be performed after leaf drop in the fall to ensure the inlets and outlets of catch basins, swales, ponds and the surfaces of infiltration practices are free from leaf matter that can clog the inlets, outlets, or infiltration surfaces and cause a malfunction. A second inspection should be performed after snow melt in the spring to determine if there is erosion of slopes or accumulation of sediment in catch basin sumps (from parking lot sanding operations in the winter for example).

The TFMoran Stormwater Compliance Group performs Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan inspections and stormwater discharge of stormwater BMPs during construction, as well as bi-annual inspections of practices after construction has been completed.

Call us to see how we can help you stay in compliance.

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A TFMoran 50 Year Celebration at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce August Network PM

On Thursday August 16th, 2018 TFMoran hosted the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Network PM event celebrating TFMoran’s 50th Year! There was a great turnout of over 150 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce members and guests, TFMoran staff and their families.  Despite the harsh rainy weather throughout the week, the weather for this year’s barbecue was absolutely beautiful!

Tidewater Caterers served up the fan favorite steak tips, along with hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ chicken.  The gals from The Inside Scoop served up blueberry pie and butter crunch ice cream for everyone to enjoy along with the large TFMoran 50 Year Celebration cake! TFMoran’s President, Robert Duval, gave a speech commemorating the successes of the company, finishing with a big thank you to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Duval then passed over the microphone to Heather Avella, Membership Director for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, who then passed out prizes for the evening’s raffle.

Overall, this year’s event was a big success! Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate TFMoran’s 50th year! And, thanks to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for providing this wonderful networking opportunity.

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Scott Olsen Participates in the 37th Annual Prouty Bike Race

On Saturday, July 14th TFMoran Project Engineer Scott Olsen, CPESC participated in cycling 100 miles in an event called the Prouty, which is a fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital. Scott has been involved with cycling fundraisers for cancer research since he was a little kid, volunteering at the finish line of the Pan Mass Challenge (supporting the Jimmy Fund), however he began participating in the Prouty when his father was a cancer patient at Dartmouth Hitchcock.  The team Scott rides with is the Beam Team, organized by his father’s employer, Bensonwood, of Walpole, NH.  Fortunately, Scott’s father was able to make cancer a part of his past and it is their hope that all others who encounter the disease will be able to do the same, largely in part to charitable events such as the Prouty.

The total amount of money raised for the 2018 Prouty race was $2,711,152.34, all which will aid research and cancer patient support at the clinic!  Way to go Scott on raising $382 for such a great cause!

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Construction Projects and Trends discussed at Northern New England State of the Market Summit

On Thursday July 12, 2018 New England Real Estate Journal hosted the Northern New England State of the Market Summit at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH. TFMoran’s president and chief engineer, Robert Duval, PE spoke on the panel, covering the topic “Construction Projects and Trends”. Additional topics discussed were Real Estate Updates, Financing Availabilities, and New Development Projects coming to Northern MA, NH, and ME.

The attendees had a great networking opportunity following the panel discussion with the speakers. Jason Settineri of Build-it Construction; Josh Levy of Waterstone Properties Group; Justin Lamontagne of NAI The Dunham Group; John Sokul of Hinckley Allen; Ron Ciotti of Hinkley Allen; Scott Forte of Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty; and Karen Pollard of City of Rochester were on-hand to answer any questions. Corey Colwell and John Lorden from TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office were also in attendance.

Thanks to Rick Kaplan and the New England Real Estate Journal staff for putting on this great event. TFMoran was a proud sponsor of the Summit, along with Waterstone Properties, U.S. Pavement Services, Hinkley Allen, and Build-It Construction.

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TFMoran president, Robert Duval to speak at Portsmouth Northern New England State of the Market Summit in July

On Thursday July 12, 2018 New England Real Estate Journal will be hosting the Portsmouth Northern New England State of the Market Summit at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH.  After the networking breakfast, TFMoran’s president and chief engineer, Robert Duval, PE will be speaking on the panel, covering the topic “Construction Projects and Trends” during the 9:00am session. Additional topics to be discussed are Real Estate Updates, Financing Availabilities, and New Development Projects coming to Northern MA, NH, and ME.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will have another opportunity to network with the speakers: Jason Settineri of Build-it Construction; Josh Levy of Waterstone Properties Group; Justin Lamontagne of NAI The Dunham Group; John Sokul of Hinckley Allen; Robert Duval of TFMoran; Ron Ciotti of Hinkley Allen; Scott Forte of Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty; and Karen Pollard of City of Rochester. TFMoran’s Portsmouth division manager and principal, Corey Colwell, LLS and Dylan Cruess, TFMoran’s COO, will be on hand for networking.

Thanks to Rick Kaplan and New England Real Estate Journal staff for putting on this great event, and for all the other sponsors, Waterstone Properties, U.S. Pavement Services, Hinkley Allen, and Build-It Construction.

Last year nearly 150 people attended this vibrant and engaging Summit, we are eagerly awaiting to see how many people attend this year’s event. Hope to see you there!

To register go to www.nnesom.eventbrite.com or contact Rick Kaplan 800-654-4993, ext. 247 or e-mail [email protected]

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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!