Archive for May 2016

TFMoran honored at Business NH Magazine’s “Business of the Year” Awards Luncheon

2016 Business of the Year

View the 2016 Business of the Year article

View the Video Presentation

TFMoran has been named Business NH Magazine 2016 Business of the Year in the Construction/Engineering/Real Estate category. The award recognizes businesses for outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance.

Since 1968, the team at TFM has been leading northern New England with innovative land planning and development initiatives. TFM has played an integral role in many of the region’s most recognized projects including the Granite Ridge Power Plant, the Verizon Wireless Arena,  the Manchester Municipal Complex, the redevelopments of the Bedford Mall and Wayfarer Hotel in Bedford, and the future redevelopment of the former Macy’s site in Bedford. Other large notable projects include the 243,500 square-foot-Exel Liquor Distribution Center in Bow and the 614,240 square-foot, LEED certified high-bay UPS Northeast Logistics Center in Londonderry-one of the largest single-story industrial buildings ever built in NH.

During the past two years TFMoran, through steady growth and the acquisition of firms in Portsmouth and Auburn, has grown its workforce by over 20 employees, making it one of the largest full service engineering firms in New Hampshire. In addition to their industry leadership, the entire TFMoran team is dedicated to community and civic engagement, with over 50% of the team volunteering time and talents to various groups and boards.

At a ceremony honoring the award recipients, Robert Duval, Principal and President of TFMoran noted “I am accepting this award on behalf of those who came before our current leadership team, on behalf of our hard-working employees, and on behalf of our clients, without whom we would not be the business we are today.”



Adam Jimenez joins TFM’s Landscape Architecture Department

On May 23rd, Adam Jimenez joined TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture Department serving as an Assistant Land Planner. Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island with a minor in Community Planning. His design experience includes interdisciplinary, urban, disaster resiliency and habitat. Previously, Adam was employed at a local company designing and installing hardscapes and softscapes for commercial and residential applications. He also served as an assistant to the Director of Merrimack, NH Parks and Recreation Department.


UNH engineering student, Kody Folsom interning this summer at TFMoran

TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department welcomes Kody Folsom as a summer intern. Kody is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. This fall Kody will be entering his Junior year, prepared with additional on-the-job engineering skills from TFMoran engineers. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kody, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.


2016 Building on Hope Project – Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL)

On Monday, May 16th TFMoran attended the 2016 Building on Hope ground breaking event at the Manchester Police Athletic League‘s Michael Briggs Community Center. The Center is located on the corner of Beech Street and Laurel Street, and is undergoing a million dollar “extreme makeover”, thanks to hundreds of local companies donating services, time and materials.  TFMoran Structural Engineers donated their services for renovations  to the 1910 year old building. Renovations include two existing floors (total 16,500sf) to provide a community room with a full commercial kitchen, exercise room, boxing and judo areas, classrooms, office and meeting space, and new bathrooms and lockers. Guests gathered outside and heard from Building on Hope co-chair and project architect, Jonathan Halle of Warrenstreet Architects, Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, along with representatives from the offices of New Hampshire Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. The ground breaking event kicked off “Build Week” and the big reveal party is scheduled for Sunday, May 22nd at noon. 


TFMoran Host Derryfield Senior Hannah Kelsey

TFMoran is pleased to be hosting Hannah Kelsey, a Senior at The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, for her Independent Senior Project (ISP). Derryfield has a long history of allowing graduating seniors to pursue a short term internship in a field of their interest.  This experience allows seniors to gain real world experience that can help in the process of choosing a career after college.  As part of her ISP, Hannah will be introduced to a broad variety of projects and tasks incorporating some of TFMoran’s professional services which include civil engineering, structural engineering, stormwater management, construction support services, and land survey.  We have truly enjoyed mentoring Hannah and wish her the very best in the next phase of her education and whatever career she embarks on.

In Hannah’s own words:

“As part of my last six weeks as a senior at The Derryfield School in Manchester, I am taking part in an Independent Senior Project. This Independent Senior Project is designed for students to gain real-world experience and learning in a subject they are passionate or curious about. I’ve always loved problem solving and building things, so when I joined Derryfield’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) course this fall I became interested in engineering. Next year I will be attending Hamilton College in Clinton, NY where I am considering a five-year engineering program. So for my Independent Senior Project I decided my time would be well spent to explore the engineering world and the different disciplines within it. I learned about TFMoran through Derryfield and am very thankful for them for letting me do my Independent Senior Project here. I have learned a lot already and am very happy with my decision to spend these weeks having an out-of-classroom learning experience at TFMoran.”


TFMoran named 2016 Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine!

We are proud to announce that Business NH Magazine named TFMoran the 2016 Business of the Year in the category of Construction/Engineering/Real Estate. 

View the 2016 Business of the Year article

TFMoran is one of nine companies receiving the prestigious Business of the Year award.  All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. A Panel of Excellence, consisting of executives from the 2015 Business of the Year award winning businesses, selected this year’s recipients after careful consideration and great debate.

Awards will be presented at a special luncheon on Thursday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Top sponsors include Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Bernstein Shur and Citizens Bank. Video sponsors include Catholic Medical Center, Clark Insurance, FairPoint Communications, Harvest Capital, NH Mutual Bancorp, and People’s United Bank.

Business NH Magazine also announced the 2016 Business of the Leader of the Year, Dick Anagnost. He is being honored for his leadership in the state, his passion for helping many NH non-for-profit organizations and his ownership of Anagnost Companies of Manchester.

The following companies were chosen for their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance within their industry sector:

The May issue of Business NH Magazine features the individual stories of all award-winners.

TFMoran is honored to receive this award from Business NH Magazine. We extend our Congratulations to all award-winning recipients!

More details about the Awards Luncheon:
Tickets for the luncheon are $65 per person, $496 for a table of eight or $600 for a table of ten. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives scholarship fund. To register, please visit or call 603.626.6354.


Safety First: ‘Tis the Season for Poison Ivy and Tick Bites

Stephen Bibeau, LLS - Field Operations Manager
Stephen Bibeau, LLS Field Operations Manager

TFM’s Safety Committee asked our Survey Field Operations Manager, Stephen Bibeau to put together a few helpful hints to prevent contracting poison ivy and tick bites. Steve has been surveying since 1985, and has plenty of experience when it comes to what to do, to stay safe and avoid itching and biting.

See below for Steve’s Helpful Tips – Please pass along this information with others!


Poison Ivy:

  1. Wear gloves.
  2. Do not touch any part of your skin after tying your shoes or using equipment, use a cloth or something else.
  3. Use Tecnu® lotion prior to going into field.
  4. Carry a bottle of rubbing alcohol and follow these steps:
    Step 1: Cleanse area; Step 2: Wash with water; Step 3: Wash with soap. You have ten minutes. If you just wash with soap first, you take a chance of spreading it to other areas.
  5. When you get home, wear gloves to take off your shoes. Often the oil is still on your outerwear.



  1. Cover up skin as much as possible.
  2. Tuck pants inside socks or use something to seal possible entry areas; tuck shirt in.
  3. Use deet if you can. Try to stay away from high % deet formulas, above 15% has been known to cause seizures in some.
  4. Buddy system-don’t be shy, have your buddy check you. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Stay Safe and have a Great Summer!

Learn More about Poison Ivy.

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Welcome Natalia Kulchitskaya to the TFMoran Structural Engineering Department!

On May 2nd Natalia Kulchitskaya, EIT  joined our growing Structural Engineering Department in the Bedford office. “Natasha” has a Masters degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics from Lomonosov State University in Moscow, the highest ranked Russian school, graduating with honors.

Natashia’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial and industrial buildings, steel tanks and pressure vessels. Her previous work experience includes Waldron Engineering & Construction in Boston, where she designed steel frames and foundations for heavy equipment, and research at the Water and Environmental Research and Transportation Centers at the University of Alaska. While in Russia, Natalia was the head of a university math department, where she taught a variety of math classes. Natasha is now a permanent US resident, living in Bedford, and is fluent in both English and Russian.

Natasha is familiar with REVIT, RISA 3D, SAP 2000, RAM Steel, SolidWorks, AutoCad, MathCad, and Abaqus.

Please join us in welcoming Natasha to TFMoran!