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Red Nose Day – TFMoran helps in fighting child poverty

TFMoran will be celebrating Red Nose Day on May 24th, 2018, along with Walgreens, the official retailer of the red nose! The national charitable event brings attention to child poverty around the globe. Starting April 2nd, for $1, a Red Nose, along with other Red Nose merchandise, can be purchased at your local Walgreens. TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess and daughter Cate didn’t waste any time getting their Red Nose, and took a selfie to help create awareness of this special fundraising event. 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.

Red Nose Day 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 donate 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.

Get your nose and join us in helping end child poverty around the world. For more information visit: https://rednoseday.org/

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TFMoran Celebrates “Friday” with a TGIF Staff Party

On Friday, April 6th, TFMoran staff celebrated “Friday”, the end-of-the-work week, by taking a well-deserved break for a TGIF office party. Engineers, surveyors, landscape architects and office support and principals all gathered in the reception area to socialize while enjoying hot appetizers from TGI Fridays. The table was filled with chicken wings galore, along with potato skins, mozzarella sticks, out-of-this-world sliders and more – accompanied by the healthy choices of veggies and fruits of course! And, yes, there were cookies for a sweet ending.

The reception area was looking festive, decorated with approximately a zillion custom-designed TGIF! Friday signs, and metallic blue and gold balloons, thanks to receptionist Jenn Clark. The bright bouquet of yellow tulips and iris, arranged by Maryanne Murray, added to the festivities giving the party a dose of spring. However, looking outside was a different scene, snow was falling and sticking to the ground! No one seemed to mind, because, after all, it was Friday! As always, the dedicated, hard-working TFMoran staff appreciated the work break to catch up with co-workers, and a good time was had by all!

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Land Surveyor turned fashion-ista!

Land Surveyor Steve Bibeau removed the brim of his hat to create the perfect head piece when using the survey equipment.

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet TFMoran’s Survey Field Technicians

This week TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran’s Survey Department is made up of 15 dedicated individuals working from both the Bedford and Portsmouth, NH offices. We started off the week featuring James O’Neil, LLS, Chief of Survey; Corey Colwell, LLS, Portsmouth Division Manager; Steve Bibeau, LLS, Field Operations Manager; Brenda Kolbow, PLS, Survey Project Manager and Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS, Survey Project Manager.

Wrapping up this special week, we are recognizing the hard work and dedication of our
TFMoran, Inc. ~ Survey Field Technicians:

Tom Berube, LLS, PLS; Tom Wood; Mike Burt; Rich Ward; Marty Gavin; Aaron Lamond; Todd Emerson; Colin Serpa; and Mo Vander Pol.

They are a crucial part of the TFMoran team using the latest technology for field data collection including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which allows data to be collected in the field while being received in the office for greater quality control and a new level of productivity.

Thanks to our amazing Survey Department, for all you do!

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS – TFMoran Survey Project Manager

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Survey Project Manager, Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS.

Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS ~ TFMoran Survey Project Manager

Hans Mertsch, Jr.  joined TFMoran, Inc. in 1992 and serves as a Survey Project Manager. His experience includes proposal preparation to field operations, research and boundary determinations. Hans has over 37 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying from field procedures to departmental management. He is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont, and a Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Massachusetts and Maine.

Hans obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Northeastern University. He also attended the Massachusetts School of Survey and earned an Associate degree in Applied Science in Conservation Technology from the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute.

Hans is a member of New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA), American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), and Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE).

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Brenda Kolbow, PLS – TFMoran Division Survey Project Manager

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Survey Project Manager, Brenda Kolbow, PLS.

Brenda Kolbow, PLS ~ TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Survey Project Manager

Brenda Kolbow, PLS is a Survey Project Manager working out of TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office.  She is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Maine and North Carolina. Brenda is responsible for the management and coordination of survey projects with internal staff, clients, contractors, and regulatory officials from proposal through the completion of construction. Her field skills include boundary, topographic, ALTA, construction layout and as-built surveys, along with total station data collection and GPS static and kinetic observations.  Brenda’s has an Associate’s degree in Surveying Technology from Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Stephen Bibeau, LLS – TFMoran’s Field Operations Manager

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Field Operations Manager Stephen Bibeau, LLS.

Stephen Bibeau, LLS ~ Field Operations Manager

Stephen Bibeau is TFMoran’s Field Operations Manager and joined the team in 2014. Stephen is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the state of New Hampshire and has over 30 years of experience in the field. He has been surveying since 1985 and attended a Surveyors Assistant Program for Survey. Steve’s responsibilities include scheduling and supervising the field personnel, as well as coordination of field/office production with the Chief of Survey. He is also responsible for project management, technical computations, proposal preparation and managing the day-to-day field surveying operations. Steve is a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA).

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Corey Colwell, LLS – Portsmouth Division Manager & Principal

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Manager and Principal, Corey Colwell, LLS.

Corey Colwell, LLS ~ Portsmouth Division Manager & Principal

Corey is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the state of New Hampshire and is TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Manager and a Principal. He has over 30 years experience in the land surveying and environmental/civil permitting industry. As Division Manager he is responsible to oversee all land surveying projects in the Portsmouth office from proposal to completion, including field operations, technical computations, research and boundary determinations, and project management. Corey earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Natural Resources/Surveying from the University of New Hampshire, Thompson School of Applied Science. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, and New Hampshire GPS Consortium.

Prior to TFMoran, Corey joined MSC Engineers and Land Surveyors in 1986 and became a principal in 1997. TFMoran acquired Portsmouth-based MSC Engineers in late 2014; MSC is now a division of TFMoran, Inc.

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet James O’Neil, LLS, TFMoran’s Chief of Survey

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week, starting with our Chief of Survey and Vice President, James O’Neil, LLS.

James O’Neil, LLS ~ Chief of Survey & Vice President

Jim is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont with nearly 25 years of experience in land surveying. As TFMoran’s Chief of Survey he is responsible to oversee all land surveying projects from proposal to completion, including field operation, technical computations, research and boundary determinations, and project management. His broad experience includes projects in both the private and public sectors where he has worked on everything from inspection for compliance of construction projects, construction layout, route surveys, preparation of final as-built for record drawings, to drafting sewer profiles, grading plans, utilizing GIS software, and determining right-of-ways.  Jim attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors; a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association and a former Director of Professional Practice NHLSA.

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TFMoran is Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week – March 18-24, 2018

This week TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! Jim O’Neil, LLS, Chief of Survey, heads up our Survey Department which is made up of 15 dedicated individuals working out of both the Bedford and Portsmouth, NH offices. TFMoran’s survey staff include licensed surveyors in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and North Carolina. They are a crucial part of the TFMoran team using the latest technology for field data collection including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which allows data to be collected in the field while being received in the office for greater quality control and a new level of productivity. By using a combination of Robotic Total Station, GPS Hybrid Positioning and Topcon Robotic Hybrid Positioning System our team is more efficient at every phase of a project, saving our clients time and money. Many of our surveyors are members of the New Hampshire Land Surveying Association and we are grateful to the association for their support.

In addition to the National Society of Professional Surveyors recognizing this special week, New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has signed a State of NH Proclamation for Land Surveyors Week, , which reads in part: New Hampshire Land Surveyor’s Association for the past 49 years has aimed to provide a public benefit by helping licensed land surveyors grow professionally beyond licensure and to achieve excellence in their profession through professional outreach and education programs; and Land Surveyors are very important to infrastructure in the State of New Hampshire and are worthy of our appreciation.

President Trump has also acknowledged National Land Surveyors week by signing a message to the nation recognizing the important role professional surveyors have in the growth of our economy, development of our infrastructure, as well as, honoring the contributions and accomplishments of professional surveyors throughout American history and their vision for our future.

TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week, starting with our Chief of Survey and Vice President, James O’Neil, LLS and Portsmouth Division Manager and Principal, Corey Colwell, LLS.