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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.

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TFM Celebrates Halloween with a TGIF Party!

TFM celebrated the end of the week with some Halloween festivities last Friday! Employees enjoyed fall favorites from the Puritan Back Room including chicken tenders and mac & cheese! For those with a sweet tooth, Maryanne Murray brought in some festive desserts: witch’s finger cookies and mummy apple pies!

The winners of the Reese’s and candy corn jars were announced, which had been on display all week for employees to guess. Mike Krzeminski had the closest guess on the Reese’s, while Steve Bibeau was closest on the candy corn. Members from the Civil, Structural, and Landscape Architecture teams faced off to claim victory in the “Pumpkin Strongman” competition, which Structural Engineer Ezequiel Galvan won. Others tested their speed in mummy wrapping a colleague. Marty Gavin and Sharon Monahan won the prize with the quickest wrap, but Julia Chartier and Diane Martineau definitely earned style points! A few daring souls dressed in costume hoping to receive votes from their peers for the grand prize: a $50 gift card to Market Basket! Jeff Tate pulled out all the stops, sporting an inflatable piggyback on the witch costume, which was voted winner, although honorable mentions included Alex Croteau’s Indiana Jones and Chris Chiaramonte’s koala!

The TFM Portsmouth division also celebrated the spooky holiday with Halloween-themed festivities! Employees were invited to dress in costume and eat chilling snacks from Buffalo Wild Wings. Names were drawn of who would be mummified with toilet paper, and all were encouraged to participate in a pumpkin carving contest!

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Jason Cook joins TFMoran’s Seacoast Division as a Civil Project Engineer

Jason Cook, EIT has joined TFMoran, Inc. as a Civil Project Engineer in the Portsmouth office. Mr. Cook received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he received an Excellence in Engineering Award in 2017. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Civil Engineering program. Mr. Cook has his Engineer in Training certification in the state of Connecticut and is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineers. His experience includes an internship in Technical Services for the Metropolitan District Commission in Hartford, where he worked on the expansion of water services beyond the Hartford area. Mr. Cook is a proud Eagle Scout and has also volunteered to do missionary work for H.O.M.E. in Maine, Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia, and Y.S.O.P. in New York City.

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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.

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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TFMoran Structural Project featured in “Green Energy Times”

TFMoran Structural Engineers provided design services for the Concord Housing Authority Crutchfield Apartments retrofit project in Concord, New Hampshire, which was featured in the Green Energy Times October issue!  Resilient Buildings Group (RBG) of Concord, NH built a team for the Crutchfield Apartments project that included TFMoran for structural engineering.

Some barriers for the project deserved extra attention. The fact that the building is constructed of concrete modules presented difficulties that could not be addressed without careful planning, including a detailed investigation of the structure. The concrete floors include cores and steel prestressing strands, which needed to be located. Some of the installation required drilling holes in the floors, walls, or ceilings, and drilling through prestress strands can compromise an entire building.

Since the new heating system was to be mounted on the roof, this location placement required additional planning to verify that the roof was properly reinforced to manage the weight.

Read the full article here.

 

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TFMoran Sponsors a Tee for 2021 Nashua PAL Golf Tournament

TFMoran sponsored a tee for Nashua PAL‘s 30th Annual Golf Classic held Wednesday, October 6. The mission of Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League)  is to create a positive relationship between the children of Nashua and members of the Nashua Police Department. The Golf Classic is put on each year to benefit critical programming for over 2,000 youth in Greater Nashua.

The tournament was held at Overlook Golf Club in Hollis, NH, and included a cart, lunch, and exciting prizes!

 

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Nathan Cote, PE joins TFMoran as a Civil Project Engineer

Nathan Cote, PE has joined TFMoran as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Mr. Cote has his Professional Engineer license in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. He received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in Orono. Mr. Cote has over 14 years of experience which includes project management and engineering for electrical and natural gas systems, stormwater management, and geotechnical. Mr. Cote is a prominent member of the New Hampshire section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) where he has served as President. He is also an Order of the Engineer Inductee.

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TFMoran attends Girls Inc. Ribbon-Cutting for Renovated Play Area

TFMoran COO Dylan Cruess attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Girl’s Inc.‘s new playground on Varney Street in Manchester, NH held on Friday, September 24th. Although it was raining, the day was spent celebrating the people and friends who helped to make it happen. TFMoran provided conceptual layout and civil permitting services to completely renovate the play area, a place for girls to have a safe and welcoming space to play, learn new sports, and make memories with friends.

“Girls Inc. of New Hampshire serves girls ages 5-18. Our research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behavior; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; and they display diligence, perseverance and resilience.”

– Girls, Inc. of New Hampshire