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TFMoran Kicks off the Holiday Season with our Annual Company Harvest Lunch

TFMoran held its annual company gathering, known as the “Harvest Lunch”, on the day before Thanksgiving in the Great Hall at the Bedford Village Inn.  The Portsmouth division staff joined the Bedford staff for a full company gathering of more than 60 people! Thank you to the Bedford Village Inn for the amazing food and beautiful venue.

The principals were very happy to thank the staff for their hard work and dedication to the Company. Jeff Kevan was recognized for his 30-year career at TFMoran, which will come to a close at the end of the year when he retires.

Dylan spoke about the great achievements we’ve made as a company this year, welcoming 13 new hires and celebrating 2 other long-time employees’ transitions into retirement.

 It was a great beginning to the Thanksgiving holiday break, as folks headed home to spend time with their families.

Thank you TFM Principals!

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Margaret Levell Joins TFMoran as Civil Project Engineer

Margaret Levell, EIT has joined TFMoran, Inc. as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Ms. Levell joins TFMoran after graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering and Environmental and Natural Resources from Purdue University. Her capstone project for that degree was the Urban Agriculture Irrigation Project for the Food Insecure in Detroit, Michigan. During her time at Purdue, Ms. Levell served the community by volunteering for the Women in Engineering Program and The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She also served on the leadership team of Engineers Without Borders. Previously, Margaret studied abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China, and is proficient in Mandarin.

Congratulations and welcome to the team, Margaret!

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Andrew Griffin receives New Hampshire Professional Engineer License

Andrew Griffin, PE recently earned his Professional Engineer license for the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Griffin serves as a Structural Project Engineer in the Portsmouth office and joined TFMoran in 2018. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. Mr. Griffin’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, and concrete foundations.

Congratulations, Andrew!

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Jeff Kevan to Retire From TFMoran

After nearly 30 years at TFMoran, Inc., Jeffrey M. Kevan, Principal and Civil Engineering Department Manager, has announced his intent to retire from the company at the end of 2022.

“I’ve worked at TFMoran for nearly 30 years, almost half of that time in a leadership capacity, and since 2013 as a principal. I feel privileged to have worked with such a talented group of people,” says Kevan.

TFMoran President Bob Duval adds, “We wish Jeff the very best in his retirement. Throughout his tenure, we have all benefited from his engineering expertise and strong commitment to our clients. Over the years, his many contributions have helped make TFMoran the strong and well-respected company we are today. In the past few years, Jeff helped us put together a smooth and seamless transition team, as a result Nick Golon, PE in our Bedford office, will be assuming Jeff’s role of Civil Engineering Department Manager, and continuing Jeff’s strong tradition of civil engineering excellence.”

Nick Golon has over 21 years of experience in civil engineering, with the last 16 years at TFMoran. His engineering background includes a diverse cross-section of projects in the residential, commercial, industrial, and energy markets, ranging up to several hundred million dollars in value.

“Although Jeff will be greatly missed, says Nick, “we look forward to building upon the foundation he has helped create here at TFMoran. The company is well-positioned to continue its growth as an industry leader, a testament to the legacy he so well deserves.”

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2023 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 10 consecutive years! We would love to make it 11, with your help!

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering category, Question 11 in the online 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 8, 2023.

Click HERE to Vote!

The BOB Awards are an annual New Hampshire Business Review award program recognizing the Granite State’s exceptional businesses. The businesses recognized offer the best service, attention to detail, 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 March 9, 2023 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. This year’s theme is Hollywood!

Winners will be notified by early February 2023.

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Tom Lamb Attends NCSEA Summit

Tom Lamb recently attended the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) 2022 Summit in Chicago. Tom serves as the SENH alternate delegate NCSEA.

The NCSEA Summit is held as an opportunity to engage with the best and brightest practicing structural engineers nationwide. Attendees Interact with and learn from leaders in the field; stay current on advancements and best practices through education sessions and exhibitions. Discuss technical, business, and industry challenges—and work toward solutions in a collaborative community; and reconnect and network with those in the professional community.

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TFMoran is Proud to be on Two 2022 ABC NH/VT Excellence Award-Winning 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 in the Historical Renovation over $10 Million category for the Factory on Willow! TFMoran worked with Market Square Architects and Eckman Construction in providing structural renovation services to convert this 4-story, 110,000 SF former Cohas Shoe Factory mill building into a mixed-use live-work community space for professionals, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The historic 1904 mill features beautiful brick walls, exposed timber beams, wood floors, and large high windows. The Factory on Willow has 61 studio apartments, 16 hotel / short-term rental units, and approximately 10,000 SF of commercial/retail office space.

Congratulations to Sullivan Construction for receiving an Excellence Award in the Commercial Project category for the Members First Credit Union headquarters! TFMoran worked with DeStefano | Maugel Architects and Sullivan Construction in providing surveying, civil/site design, structural engineering, permitting, traffic analysis, landscape architecture and construction administration services for this new 3-story, 18,000sf Members First Credit Union headquarters building. Located at the corner of Salmon and Elm Streets near the Amoskeag Bridge. The site encompasses three vacant lots and includes 2 parking areas and a two-lane attached drive-thru. The new building features a brick façade with high architectural details, making it a good fit for the Manchester North End neighborhood.

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.

The Excellence in Construction (EiC) Award gala was held on November 3, 2022.

See the full list of awards here.

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Union Leader Features New Market & Main Tenant

REI Co-op has officially been announced as the next tenant for Market & Main. An ongoing TFM project, Market & Main entered its next phase after construction began in July. REI is expected to open next fall.

The Union Leader covered the story, continue reading the article below, or click here.

REI Officially Coming to Market & Main in Bedford

By Jonathan Phelps, Union Leader

REI Co-op is the first store to formally announce it will open at the newest phase of Market and Main in Bedford.

The specialty outdoor retailer expects to open at 125 S. River Road next fall. The name stands for Recreational Equipment Inc.

The 22,000-square-foot store will feature a full-service bike shop staffed by certified mechanics and a ski and snowboard shop with professional tuning, waxing and repairs, according to a news release. In addition to discounts at the bike and ski shop, REI Co-op members receive unlimited free machine waxes and free flat-tire repair (labor only).

Right now, Market and Main is home to Trader Joe’s, Friendly Toast and a Carrabba’s Italian Grill that predates the development, which was a former Macy’s.

REI shoppers can order online and pick up at the store. Curbside pickup also will be available.

REI has 78,900 members in New Hampshire, including 3,400 members in Bedford and Manchester. You don’t need to be a member to make purchases at REI, but members get dividends on their purchases.

The new store will also offer programs and gear rentals.

In 2019, REI opened its first New Hampshire location in North Conway at the Settlers Green shopping center. Since then, REI has donated $24,000 in New Hampshire to Granite Outdoor Alliance, Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Sports and Mount Washington Valley Trails Association.

The closest store to Bedford presently is in Reading, Mass., about 43 miles away.

REI, headquartered near Seattle, has 178 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The company expects to hire approximately 50 employees in Bedford.

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Happy Halloween from TFMoran!

TFMoran celebrated the end of the week with some Halloween festivities last Friday!

The Bedford office enjoyed an assortment of mac and cheese from Mr. Mac’s! Those with a sweet tooth enjoyed Maryanne’s festive desserts: witch’s finger cookies and oatmeal carmelitas!

A costume contest was held, Alex was the funniest for his “three-hole punch” costume, Julia was the spookiest for her “Georgie” from It, and Robin and Maryanne were best overall for their “Mary Mary Quite Contrary” group costume! Maryanne dressed in her gardening attire, while Robin represented her flowers! Coworkers faced off in Pumpkin Strongman – seeing who could hold the pumpkin the longest. Zac won the contest with a whopping time of 2:26, with Nick coming in a close second at 2:20.

The Portsmouth office also celebrated with their costumes – check out their festive photo above!

Happy Halloween from your friends at TFM!

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Earning Continuing Education Credits with A Professional Liability Insurance Seminar

TFM employees enjoyed a lunch and learn with Cameron Poole of Poole Professional! This was an excellent opportunity for our professionals to earn continuing education credits, which are required for licensure and renewal.

Cam presented to us about liability as engineers and designers. As a company, our designs are held to a standard – We worked together to answer the question of how to mitigate risk throughout the design process.