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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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TFM Structural project, Circle Health, featured in June issue of High-Profile

One of TFMoran’s structural engineering projects, Circle Health, was featured on the cover of the June issue of High-Profile. The story “Circle Health Dracut Nears Completion” appeared on page 25 in the Healthcare Facilities section. TFMoran provided structural design services to Maugel Architects of Harvard, MA for a new 30,000sf three-story medical office building located at the corner of Broadway and Loon Hill Road in Dracut, MA. The new facility will provide a Circle Health Urgent Care and Lowell General Hospital patient service center, and also include physician practices and diabetes specialty services.

To see the full June issue of High-Profile, click here.

To view the Circle Health story click on this pdf link high profile June 2018_Circle Health story  or read the text below:

Circle Health Dracut Nears Completion

Dracut, MA – Maugel Architects announced construction is nearing completion at Circle Health’s new Dracut facility. The 27,000sf, three-story medical office building, located at the corner of Broadway and Loon Hill Road, is scheduled to be completed by late summer.

Circle Health Dracut will provide the community with urgent care, patient services, physician offices, and diabetes and endocrinology specialty services. The first floor includes a 10-room Circle Health Urgent Care and a Lowell General Hospital Patient Service Center with services for x-ray, ultrasound, and lab/ blood draw. OB/GYN Associates of the Merrimack Valley and primary care physicians Riverside Medical Group will be located on the second level.

The top floor will contain a Diabetes Management Center and the Lowell Diabetes & Endocrine Center. The two centers will have a centralized reception and waiting area and a large educational room that will be used to host programs to educate the community.

“Construction on Circle Health Dracut is coming along beautifully. We are very excited for the Dracut community and the scheduled opening in late summer,” said Colby Cavanagh, architect for Circle Health at Maugel Architects. “It is always a pleasure to work with the Circle Health team. We are looking forward to our next project together in Circle Health Tewksbury, a new 14,000sf, single-story medical building that will be constructed at the corner of Main Street and Victor Drive.

In addition to urgent care, the facility will house primary care physician offices and a patient services center. Construction is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.

In addition to Circle Health, other team members include Equity Alliance, Dellbrook|JKS Construction, TFMoran, Design Day Mechanicals, and Pristine Engineers.

Maugel previously designed Circle Health outpatient centers in Westford and Billerica.

Design/Build Team

OWNER:
Circle Health

ARCHITECT:
Maugel Architects

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
Dellbrook|JKS Construction

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER:
TFMoran

MECHANICAL ENGINEER:
Design Day Mechanicals

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER:
(for Circle Health Dracut)
Griffith & Vary

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER:
(for Circle Health Tewksbury)
Pristine Engineers

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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 structural engineers lend a hand to Building on Hope project

On May 20, 2018 this year’s Building on Hope project makeover was revealed! Congratulations to this year’s recipient Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. TFMoran is proud to be part of the Building on Hope project team. TFMoran’s structural engineers donated services to the project architect Warrenstreet Architects of Concord, NH.

“Every two years, Building on Hope rallies hundreds of volunteers to complete a week-long, community-supported renovation of a nonprofit facility,” according to the organization’s website. “In the past eight years, Building on Hope has completed $3.6 million in work for organizations including Girls Inc., Easterseals, Opportunity Networks and the Manchester Police Athletic League. ” Building on Hope’s motto is “many hands make light work.”

We invite you to watch the WMUR coverage of the ribbon-cutting event.  Or, read the WMUR story below.

Thanks to a group called Building on Hope, the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire has a new, safe facility for its clients.Paula Wall, executive director for CCCNH sent the application to Building on Hope over a year ago.

CCCNH was chosen from more than 35 candidates.

After 16 days of hard labor, most felt speechless as they took their first step inside the newly renovated emergency shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual assault.

“Survivors want to be believed. They want people to look at them without pity and without judgment,” said Tina Smith, a survivor and CCCNH board member.

“You said that you believe us. You believe our work is so important that we are deserving of this amazing effort, and I can’t thank you enough,” said Tara Reardon, chair of the board.

“We basically have done an entire gut of the building. We tore the chimney out. All new mechanical, all new electrical, all new lighting,” said Jonathan Halle, co-chair of Building on Hope.

Some of the finishing touches were being put on the facility right up until the ceremony.

Organizers said none of this would have been possible without the volunteers and the donations.

“It’s amazing that you can have so many people come together to produce something like this,” said Karen Van Der Beken, co-chair of Building on Hope.

Each room had its own designer and contractor and will soon be a place where someone can start over.

“When they’ve made the decision that they have to get out of the situation that they’re in, this is going to be so welcoming,” Van Der Beken said.

“Having a place to come that they really feel love and they feel embraced and that they feel that there’s something better than what they’re experiencing, and this is a springboard to something in their life,” Halle said.

Last year, the agency had to turn away 319 women and children, but it said this new facility will make all the difference.

To learn more about the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, visit its website.