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Paul O’Hanlon joins TFMoran as Environmental Permitting Specialist

Paul O’Hanlon has joined TFMoran, Inc. as an Environmental Permitting Specialist in the Bedford office. Prior to joining TFMoran, Mr. O’Hanlon was an Environmental Specialist for Florida Environmental Health, where he worked to protect local water resources through reviewing and inspecting development plans and educating the public. Mr. O’Hanlon is a Professional Soil Scientist, a Certified Health Professional and FEMA Certified. He received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Soils, and Watershed Management at the University of New Hampshire.

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TFMoran Adds Three Survey Field Technicians

Rusty Pittman, Morgan Hershey, and Patrick Day have joined TFMoran, Inc. as Survey Field Technicians working out of the Bedford and Portsmouth offices.

Rusty Pittman has joined the Bedford office. Prior to joining TFMoran, Rusty was a survey technician responsible for heavy civil construction and boundary topography projects in Florida. His experience includes working as a Survey Crew Chief on various notable projects such as Sea World, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World in Florida.

Morgan Hershey has also joined the Bedford Survey Department. Morgan studied Field Surveying Technologies at Renton Technical College, in Renton, Washington. She has experience in construction, topographic and cell site surveying. Ms. Hershey also studied Marine Biology at the University of Maine Machias.

Patrick Day has joined TFMoran’s seacoast division office in Portsmouth. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Most recently, he has performed boundary surveys, stakeouts, and existing condition surveys in the state of Maine. Patrick’s experience also includes working with a local surveyor in his hometown of Keene, NH.

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TFMoran’s Bedford Office Celebrates the Holidays with an Ugly Sweater Contest!

TFMoran’s Bedford employees showed their holiday spirit at the TGIF Christmas party, held last Friday, December 17. Homestyle favorites were served from Mr. Mac’s, along with chicken tenders from the Puritan Back Room. A soundtrack of Christmas classics, new and old, played over the speakers, specially curated by Julia. And of course, what’s a Holiday Party without homemade sweets? Maryanne brought in an assortment of cookies – which disappeared fast!

Quite a few people wore their ugly Sweaters, and prizes were given out based on who had the most votes! Mike K. took the cake – a $75 Market Basket Gift Card, with his “flashy” pullover – complete with lights and tinsel! Morgan H. took the second prize – a $50 Amazon Gift Card, for her “seafaring” Santa Claus. And, a TFM holiday party wouldn’t be complete without a grand entrance from Jeff T., who took the third prize – a $25 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, for his rustic rooster sweater!

In the spirit of giving, additional prizes were given away via drawing. Tom W. won a beautiful handmade cutting board, Morgan H. received a bottle of NH Maple Syrup, Jeff K. was thrilled to bring home assorted Lindt Chocolates, and Dylan will be trimming his home with a lovely red Poinsettia.

For those feeling the holiday spirit, a toy drive was put together in support of Toys for Tots.

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TFMoran is Proud to be on Two 2021 ABC NH/VT Excellence Award-Winning Project Teams!

TFMoran is proud to be on two Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT) Excellence Award-Winning project teams!

Congratulations to Eckman Construction for receiving an Excellence Award for the Newmarket School District Projects. TFMoran worked with Banwell Architects and Eckman Construction in providing structural design for additions and renovations to the Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School and Elementary School. The 50,000 sf additions to the high school included new steel framed 2-story classroom additions, event entry, music and band rooms, kitchen, tech education and a weight room. Renovations included creating a new 2-story cafetorium and stage within the existing building. The 22,000sf additions and renovations to the elementary school included a new load bearing masonry structured gymnasium, lobby, kitchen and classroom additions.

Congratulations to Fulcrum Associates for receiving an Excellence Award for T-Bones Great American Eatery in Concord, NH, the largest stand-alone T-BONES location for Great NH Restaurants. TFMoran supported the efforts of the project architect, Market Square Architects of Portsmouth and builder, Fulcrum Associates of Amherst, providing civil, traffic and structural engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture and construction administration services for the project. The restaurant is 9,420 sf which includes a 260-seat indoor dining room and 35-seat outdoor patio.

The EiC awards honor every member of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The winning projects selected from entries across NH and VT are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost.

Thank you to Shari of ABC NH/VT for stopping by the office to present the awards to our Senior Project Managers Nick Golon (Civil Engineering) and Kyle Roy (Structural Engineering for T-Bones, and Structural Engineer Lou Cote for Newmarket Schools.

The Excellence in Construction (EiC) Award reception at the Manchester DoubleTree Hotel was held on October 14th, 2021.

See the full list of awards here.

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NEREJ Project of the Month: Nashawtuc Country Club

TFMoran Structural Engineers worked with Maugel Architects and Dellbrook | JKS to complete a 55,000 s/f clubhouse renovation at Nashawtuc Country Club. The recently completed project located in Concord, Massachusetts, is featured as Project of the Month in New England Real Estate Journal’s December 2021 issue.

“Special attention was given to improving clubhouse circulation by creating clear and distinct paths for visitors and members. Public and private event spaces were strategically arranged to connect to essential food service areas while providing privacy for member-only areas.”

Maugel Architects

Prior to the renovation, food service supplies and preparation areas were located on separate levels. The newly centralized kitchen was designed with staff efficiency and member experience in mind. In addition to new food service and dining areas, the renovations included a 3,500 s/f fitness center and a 1,000 s/f fitness studio set to offer a variety of classes.

The project team also included CSL Consulting and Precision Fitness Equipment.

Check out the full article.

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TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess is Celebrated Among NH 200 Business Leaders at NH Business Review Reception Event

Congratulations to TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess, who was once again selected as one of New Hampshire’s 200 Most Influential Business Leaders “New Hampshire 200” by New Hampshire Business Review. TFMoran principals Robert Duval, Nick Golon, and Chris Rice. along with staff and associates attended the New Hampshire 200 Reception, proudly supporting him for this great honor. The celebration was held on December 9, 2021, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester for the 200 prominent individuals featured in the NHBR publication, “New Hampshire 200”. Honorees and guests enjoyed networking, refreshments, and hors d’oeuvres.

This year’s theme was fire and ice, as guests enjoyed a smores bar, ice cream from Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, music from the Nick Goumas Quartet, a champagne toast, courtesy of sponsor United Healthcare, and a photo booth sponsored by TFMoran.

We thank New Hampshire Business Review and their staff for putting on this special event which TFMoran was proud to be a sponsor of.

Congratulations to Dylan and to all of the selected New Hampshire 200 for impacting our beautiful State of New Hampshire in so many positive ways!

Check out the 2022 issue of NH 200 here.

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New England Real Estate Journal names two TFMoran projects as “2021 New England Top Projects in Construction, Design & Engineering”

Bio-Techne Corporation in Devens, MA and NH SportsDome In Hooksett, NH were recently featured in the December issue of New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) as “New England Top Projects in Construction, Design & Engineering”. TFMoran is proud to be a part of two project teams in providing engineering design services.

Bio-Techne Corporation – Devens, MA

TFMoran provided structural engineering design and construction administration services for a 26,000sf addition to the corporate headquarters of Bio-Techne Corporation located in Devens, MA. The new single-story addition provides a combination of manufacturing and warehouse space for the life sciences company.  TFMoran worked with project architect Maugel Architects and construction manager Connolly Brothers to provide the new space broken into three areas: an extended shipping area, storage and warehouse, and manufacturing.  Two new interior mezzanines were provided, one each in the warehouse and manufacturing areas respectively. Existing gas and fiber-optic utilities within the construction footprint required a custom foundation to allow for continuous operation of the utilities during construction.

The main structure was constructed with a combination of exterior wall types including cold-formed steel studs with masonry veneer and insulated metal panel exterior.  The addition is constructed with a structural steel frame. Lateral systems consist of HSS steel chevron braces.  Both mezzanines are constructed of concrete on a composite steel deck supported by open web steel joists.  The warehouse mezzanine is supported by load-bearing concrete masonry shear walls.  The manufacturing mezzanine is supported by structural steel moment frames.

This project was also featured as New England Real Estate Journal‘s “Project of the Month” in February 2021. Check out the full story here.

NH SportsDome – Hooksett, NH

TFMoran provided survey, site/civil design, structural design, local, state, and federal permitting, landscape architecture, traffic engineering, and construction phase services for the NH SportsDome, located in Hooksett, New Hampshire. The indoor sports field is used by both youth-based sports teams and adult teams for turf sports such as soccer, field hockey, baseball, softball, lacrosse, football, etc.  The “dome” structure was inflated on January 9th and measures approximately 80,500sf and encloses one (110-yard by 70-yard) turf field with the ability to split the field into two smaller training fields available for use year-round.

 The Farley Group provided the air-supported dome structure. Capital Construction, LLC was the General Contractor. Severino Trucking Co., Inc. was the Site Contractor. The facility opened in February 2021.

This project was also featured as “Project of the Month” in April 2021. Check out the full story here.

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2022 BOB Awards VOTING is Now Open!

TFMoran is honored and proud to be the recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB (Best Of Business) Award for the past 9 consecutive years, and we would love to make it 10, with your vote!         DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2022

Click HERE to Vote!

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering category, Question 11 in the on-line survey. You must vote for at least 15 questions for the entry to count, and only one vote per person is allowed. The ballot is open until January 14, 2022. So, please hurry and place your vote!

The BOB Awards is an annual New Hampshire Business Review awards program recognizing the Granite State’s exceptional businesses. The businesses recognized are the ones that offer the best service, pay attention to details, and have the most helpful and eager employees. BOB Award winners from over 90 different categories, ranging from “Best Accounting Firm” to “Best Engineering Firm” to “Best Business Place for Lunch”, are considered to be New Hampshire’s highest caliber businesses offering nothing less than outstanding products and services.

The annual BOB Awards celebration will be held on Thursday, March 10 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. This year’s theme will be a masquerade ball.

Winners will be notified by early February 2022.

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TFMoran Gathers for Our Annual Holiday Harvest Lunch

TFMoran celebrated the holiday season last Wednesday with the annual “Harvest Lunch” held at the Bedford Village Inn. Both offices were brought together in the Great Hall for socializing, appetizers, and beverages before the buffet-style lunch was served. The hall was decorated with twinkling holiday lights and festive decorations that were sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! TFM employees were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the event. Collection boxes will also be available in both offices for the week following, as we put together our donation to the NH Food Bank!

After lunch, TFMoran President Robert Duval wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and spoke about all the wonderful things to be thankful for over the past year. Bob took a moment to congratulate TFMoran for our achievements, including the 2021 NH Business Review “Best of Business” Award for the ninth consecutive year – and voting is now open for the 2022 BOB’s! He then thanked the team for our combined efforts and hard work over the past year to overcome any challenges caused by the pandemic. TFMoran continues to strive for the best and looks forward to another successful year.

Dylan Cruess, COO also addressed the team, speaking about health insurance, the 401k program, and other benefits.  He then congratulated individuals celebrating milestones with the company and recognized new employees that have joined within the past year. Dylan also announced the addition of new workspaces being added to both the Bedford and Portsmouth offices.

The TFMoran principals were happy to give out bonuses to the team in appreciation of everyone’s hard work and dedication to the Company.

A special thank you to the TFMoran principals for hosting this very special occasion. It was a great send-off to the Thanksgiving holiday as everyone headed home afterward to spend time with their families. Thank you to The Bedford Village Inn for the amazing food and lovely venue!

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Dylan Cruess, COO named on New Hampshire 200 List for Second Time

New Hampshire 200 TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess was recently selected as one of New Hampshire’s 200 most influential business leaders by NH Business Review. This is Cruess’ second time on the “New Hampshire 200” list, the first was in 2019, the award’s inaugural year.

This designation is a result of a year-long initiative conducted by NH Business Review editors who collected suggestions and nominations from their industry contacts throughout the state to determine the 200 individuals who have made the greatest impact on the Granite State’s economy, business climate and the state as a whole.

All the selected individuals were asked to complete a questionnaire for the New Hampshire 200 second edition publication to be published this fall. When asked what is most exciting about the company’s future, Cruess answered, “Over the past year we adopted an ownership transition plan, added four senior engineers as Principals to our leadership team. The ability for TFMoran to thrive and adapt during this challenging time has confirmed my belief and trust in our extraordinary team.”

Mr. Cruess joined TFMoran, Inc. in 2001 after graduating from Bates College earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In 2013 he became an owner and Chief Operating Officer of TFMoran when the company was transferred to four senior employees. Mr. Cruess is very involved in the local community and serves on the board of directors for numerous organizations.

The New Hampshire 200 Reception will be held on December 9, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown to recognize the prominent business leaders.