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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.

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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!

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TFMoran principals give thanks at the Annual Harvest Lunch on the campus of SNHU

The principals of TFMoran, Bob Duval, Dylan Cruess, Jeff Kevan, Paul Sbacchi and Corey Colwell, thanked their staff this holiday season by hosting the annual “Harvest Lunch” on the day before Thanksgiving. This year the lunch was held on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University at the new Gustafson Center. The principals thought it would be a nice opportunity for the staff to see many of the new projects on campus that TFMoran engineers, surveyors and landscape architects have provided services for, including the Gustafson Center. TFMoran’s Portsmouth division joined in the festive celebration, making the attendance around 70 people.

The event started with a delightful assortment of appetizers and beverages during the social hour, and a group photo taken by John Gauvin of Studio One. Sodexo caterers prepared a holiday lunch buffet which included a sirloin carving station, chicken parmesan served with pasta, and stuffed portobello mushrooms, accompanied by roasted potatoes, harvest salad and butternut squash soup. After lunch, the staff was treated to a dessert tri-level tray of pumpkin whoopee pies, raspberry mousse in chocolate cups, and strawberry cream eclairs. Everything was delightful!

Joe Sears 40 years at TFMoran

Joe Sears and Bob Duval

TFMoran’s president Bob Duval followed the lunch with a speech on his gratitude towards the entire team in providing the hard work and dedication that makes TFMoran a success. He gave special thanks to Administrative Assistant, Joe Sears, for his 40 dedicated years to TFMoran. Bob presented Joe with a gift of appreciation, and wished him the best as he retires in December.

 

Concluding the lunch was COO, Dylan Cruess who spoke of the company’s many accomplishments over the past year, including the NHBR Best of Business Award in Engineering for the 5th straight year, and the 2017 Business Excellence Award.  Dylan attributed the recognition TFMoran receives from the community to the involvement of the staff, inside and outside of work.

Many thanks to Southern New Hampshire University and Sodexo for providing a great venue for this special event. It is always a great way to lead into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as we give thanks to our family and friends.

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TFMoran at the 2017 NH Municipal Expo

The New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA) 76th Annual Conference took place Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday November 16 in downtown Manchester at the Radisson Hotel. New Hampshire municipal officials attended the conference which offered extensive educational sessions over two days. This year’s theme was “The Challenge of Change”. Keynote Speaker and comedienne Jan McInnis entertained the audience with “finding the funny” in life.

The Conference included a two-day Expo with over 100 exhibitors offering the latest products and services. Thanks to all who stopped by TFM’s booth to chat with engineers and view some of our latest municipal projects, such as for the Town of Hooksett proposed roundabout at Hackett Hill Road and 3A near the I-93 Exit 11, the new Milton Fire-Rescue Station , the renovated/expanded Goffstown Church Street Fire Station #18 and the Belknap County Community Corrections facility in Laconia.

Thanks to NHMA for another great conference, looking forward to 2018!

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The American Red Cross of NH & VT thanks TFMoran for generously supporting Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts

Red Cross visit to TFMoran for Harvey & Irma Hurricane Relief Donation

Dylan Cruess, COO, TFMoran and Maria Devlin, CEO, American Red Cross-NH & VT

In early November 2017, Maria Devlin, CEO, American Red Cross-NH & VT, visited both the Bedford and Portsmouth offices of TFMoran to thank the company and staff for generously supporting the Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts. Both offices were presented with a wall plaque, as Ms. Devlin explained how the relief efforts were progressing. This wasn’t her first time visiting TFMoran, back in 2013 she presented TFMoran with a plaque for a financial contribution to the American Red Cross’ Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.

“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 TFMoran staff have contributed to the Hurricanes 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 gives us a total donation of $5,385.00!

Hurricane Harvey was a Category 3 hurricane that devastated eastern Texas and western Louisiana. Harvey hit the gulf coast of the U.S on Friday, August 25, 2017, bringing 130 mph winds and over 52 inches of rain! Experts estimate up to $180 billion in damage. Residents of the affected areas have lost all their belongings, leaving them homeless, hungry and lost on where to go next. The Red Cross has sent volunteers, donated money and food, and set up shelters. Almost immediately after the storm hit, volunteers headed into Houston to help, getting people safely into shelters and supplying them with food and blankets.

Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Irma started out as a Category 5 hurricane hitting parts of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti on September 5, 2017, leaving heavy flooding and damage. Next, the Florida Keys suffered severe damage on September 8th and 9th as Irma became a Category 4. Making its way to the mainland, Miami and southern Florida, the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 3, with winds of over 110 mph, heavy rains, and fierce winds for the entire state. An estimated 15 million people in Florida were without power with an estimated $100 billion damage. Florida’s Governor ordered  approximately 6.3 million people to evacuate before the hurricane hit.

To learn more about the Hurricane Relief Efforts go to the American Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org

 

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ABC NH/VT offers a Future Leaders in Construction program

TFMoran’s Chief Operating Office, Dylan Cruess, is excited to be part of this year’s  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Future Leaders in Construction course located at the ABC Headquarters in Concord, NH. The comprehensive program includes courses that run over an eight month period. The purpose of the program is to enhance leadership skills and implement managerial ideas and characteristics to those in the construction industry.

Some topics of the workshops include: Managing Conflict, Motivation and Coaching, Situational Leadership, and Goal Setting, Action Planning and Time Management. A different guest leader will be invited to each seminar and given the opportunity to speak, encourage and offer insight on being a successful leader in construction. This program is designed for “anyone who wants to make a positive impact on work and life.” The instructors are engaged, informative, impactful and experienced professionals who are very familiar with the industry and course material.

To view a pdf of the flyers for NH and VT programs, click on the links ABC VERMONT FLiC Program 2017  ABC NH FLiC Program 2017

For more information email: [email protected]

Enjoy the photos of the first class, provided by ABC NH/VT.

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Tri-City Expo – Always a Great Community Event!

Many of TFMoran’s recent engineering projects were on display at the Annual 2017 Tri-City Expo in downtown Manchester, NH. The Expo was held on Thursday, September 28th from 3pm to 7pm at the Radisson Hotel, Center of NH.  The Tri-City (Manchester, Concord and Nashua) Expo is a Chamber of Commerce event of networking for local businesses and consumers. TFMoran’s Engineers were on hand at Booth #712 to answer any questions about our recent featured projects.

New elements to the Tri-City Expo this year included a main stage, entertainment, tastings and libations, and a unique environment for both B-2-B and B-2-C businesses, making it an outstanding opportunity to network and do business – all under one roof! The Tri-City Expo has always been a step ahead, with exhibitors introducing cutting edge products and services.

Thank you to the Tri-City Chambers, and to all the exhibitors and attendees for making this a great community event! Looking forward to 2018!

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Visit Us at the Tri-City Expo! September 28th 3-7 p.m. Booth #712

Many of TFMoran’s recent engineering projects will be on display at the Annual 2017 Tri-City Expo in downtown Manchester, NH. The Expo is on Thursday, September 28th from 3pm to 7pm at the Radisson Hotel, Center of NH.  The Tri-City (Manchester, Concord and Nashua) Expo is a Chamber of Commerce event of networking for local businesses and consumers. Please stop by our Booth #712, which is located as you enter the Expo and over to the left. TFM’s Engineers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our recent projects on display.

The Manchester Chamber of Commerce put out the following information that may be helpful if you interested in attending:

Click here to view a list of exhibitors!  Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with decision-makers from New Hampshire’s most forward-thinking businesses and there is no cost to attend.

New elements to the Tri-City Expo this year include a main stage, entertainment, tastings and libations, and a unique environment for both B-2-B and B-2-C businesses, making it an outstanding opportunity to network and do business – all under one roof! The Tri-City Expo has always been a step ahead, with exhibitors introducing cutting edge products and services.

Additionally, courtesy of Grace Limousine and Shuttle, a shuttle will be available to provide attendees with complementary rides to the Tri-City Expo! 
The shuttle will leave from the following locations: 

  • Victory Parking Garage, 25 Vine Street, Downtown Manchester
  • Bedford Street lot, corner of Bedford and Spring Streets, Manchester Millyard
  • Arms Park, 75 Arms Street, Manchester Millyard

Shuttles will pick up approximately every 20 minutes between 4 and 7:30 p.m. and will bring you to the Radisson Hotel. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the hotel entrance. 

 

 

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40! Congrats to Joe Sears for 40 Years at TFMoran!

TFMoran kicked off the weekend with a “TGIF” all for Joe Sears, celebrating his 40-Year-Anniversary with the Company. Graduating college in 1976 with a BS in Business Management, Joe 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, Mr. Sears was amongst the original TFM crew. He has done everything from courier, file indexer, blueprint maker, office manager, receptionist to fix-it-man. Mr. Sears has been a loyal employee ever since. Beginning as a land surveyor / service technician, Joe tried out almost every position in the office, and is currently co-receptionist and manages archives of plans/documents. He also does all filing, mailing, packaging, and copying for the engineers. TFM President, Bob Duval, gave a speech thanking Joe for all he has done and recognizing his positive attributes to the company stating “Joe always makes sure that any plans and important documents get to who and where they’re supposed to, professionally and on time.”

The TGIF Celebration of Joe’s 40 Years concluded with a make your own sundae bar and refreshments. TFM employees enjoyed each other’s company and congratulated Joe on his many dedicated years here at the Company. Also in attendance was Joe’s wife Suzanne. Joe ended the TGIF with a speech on his time here at TFM and thanked all of the people who have made an impact on him. We thank Joe for all he has done, and appreciate all he will do in the future.

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TFM’s Nick Golon Chairs 2017 Manchester Bike Tour

TFMoran’s Senior Project Manager, Nick Golon, served as Chairman for the 2017 Manchester Bike Tour that took place on Sunday, September 10th. The event consisted of a 30-40 mile family-friendly scenic bike tour around the City of Manchester. The purpose of the tour is to support city-wide environmental projects and land conservation through the Manchester Conservation Commission Conservation Fund. Included in the registration was rest stops, admission to the NH Aviation Museum and Western Observatory, snacks, tee-shirt and lunch at the end catered by the Puritan Backroom. Sights along the route include Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog Rail Trail, Nutt’s Pond Recreation Trail, Aviation Museum at the Airport, Lake Massabesic and the Historic Weston Observatory.

The event enjoyed another successful year and the weather made for a beautiful day! A big thank you to TFM’s Nick Golon and all the volunteers for making the event a success, along with all who sponsored it!