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Shadowing TFMoran’s Land Surveyors

Today, Marketing Intern Eric Poublon had the opportunity to tag along with the Land Surveying department for a day in the field.

Eric joined Morgan and Marty at Southern New Hampshire University this morning for part of their Topography and Utility Survey. Morgan and Marty demonstrated how the Prism Pole is tracked either manually or robotically by the operator or the Total Station Theodolite. This lets the team record precise measurements by communicating the vertical height and horizontal depth, allowing the instrument to draw a three dimensional line between the two surveyors and their equipment. The line will then be used to produce a topographic map of the site. They also recorded where the electrical and sewer manhole covers were located along with catch basins in the area.

Eric enjoyed his time out in the field with the Land Surveying department and getting to know the work and expertise of others at TFMoran!

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Dylan Cruess Set to Take a Plunge for Special Olympics of New Hampshire

Coke Northeast is hosting the 25th Anniversary of their Penguin Plunge this February 11th, 2024. This fundraiser for Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) takes place at Hampton Beach, NH where participants plunge into the freezing water of the ocean. The Penguin Plunge is one of the many plunges alike put on this winter to raise money for SONH.

The mission of Special Olympics New Hampshire is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess will be taking the plunge this year, help him reach his fundraising goal by donating here!

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TFMoran Kicks off the Holiday Season with our Annual 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. Dessert featured a specially made Harvest Lunch decorated cake by Frederick’s Pastries in Bedford, NH.

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 2023 NH Business Review “Best of Business” Award for the eleventh consecutive year – and voting is now open for the 2024 BOB’s! He then thanked the team for our combined efforts and hard work over the past year noting that our exceptional work and dedication will get us through the unforeseen future. 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 mentioned the new opportunities TFMoran has begun and explore along with his eagerness to incorporate new technology into our work.

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 yet another 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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TFMoran Welcomes Jeff Lessard

TFMoran is pleased to welcome Jeff Lessard as a CAD Technician in the Bedford office. Mr. Lessard has over 24 years of experience in AutoCAD design in support of survey, engineering, land planning, and development. Mr. Lessard earned his Certificate of Electrical Technology from Manchester Community College and his AutoCAD Certificate from the University of New Hampshire.

In his new position, Jeff will be working closely with engineers, landscape architects, and surveyors to provide support in the design of commercial and residential developments and subdivisions.

Welcome to the team, Jeff!

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TFMoran Kicks Off United Way Employee Fundraising Campaign

TFMoran has partnered with the New Hampshire Chapter of United Way in kicking off our third annual Employee Fundraising Campaign!

TFMoran held a lunchtime party on Monday, November 13th to kick off our annual fundraising campaign. We were joined by Holly Maki of Granite United Way and Robert Tourigny of NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire. Holly Maki spoke to us about the resources Granite United Way offers to help those in need throughout the region, and where the money goes. Robert Tourigny also spoke to us about NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, a non-profit that TFM has worked with on multiple projects, bringing affordable housing to Manchester and the southern New Hampshire region.

This employee fundraising campaign makes it easy to donate through Granite United Way’s website by making a payroll pledge. Employees can have their preferred amount automatically deducted from their pay to contribute to the non-profit cause of their choice.

United Way helps more than 48 million people a year by boosting education, economic solutions, and health resources in 95% of U.S. communities and 37 countries and territories.

Last year, TFMoran employees donated close to $2,000 through this campaign!

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TFMoran on Two Excellence in Construction Award-Winning Project Teams

Last month, the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT) held their annual Excellence in Construction and Merit Awards. TFMoran is proud to be a part of two award-winning project teams: Excellence Award: North Branch Construction, Sig Experience Center, and Merit Award: Eckman Construction, NH Eye Associates Medical Office Building.

The Premier Construction Industry Recognition Event in New England!
The annual Excellence in Construction awards program includes categories for all types of contractors. It is also an opportunity for companies to promote professionalism, create recognition of their capabilities, and create excitement among employees and reward them for their accomplishments. The publicity recieved by award winners is invaluable and helps promote an awareness of the impact construction professionals have on everyone’s lives and livelihoods.

ABC NH/VT

General Contractor | Commercial | Over $10M – Excellence Award
Congratulations to North Branch Construction for receiving the Chairman’s Award and an Excellence Award for the Sig Experience Center. TFMoran provided civil engineering, permitting, survey, landscape design, and construction administration services for the project. The new state-of-the-art firearms training facility is the latest addition to the campus of Sig Sauer Academy located on Exeter Road (NH Route 27) in Epping, NH. The new Experience Center includes retail and office space, training and education rooms, an indoor firing range, and Sig Sauer museum space.

General Contractor | Commercial | Under $10M – Merit Award
Congratulations are also in order for Eckman Construction for receiving a Merit Award for the NH Eye Associates Medical Office Building. TFMoran provided structural engineering services for the project, which consisted of a 4000sf single-story addition and renovations to the interior and exterior of an existing building. The existing building, formerly a Subaru dealership, was given new life, providing space for administrative offices, exam rooms, and retail. A porte cochere was added to the existing building’s facade, providing covered entry.

Congratulations to all the winners and their project teams!

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2024 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 11 consecutive years! We would love to make it 12, with your help!

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering category, Question 14 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 Friday, December 29, 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 Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

Winners will be notified by early February 2024

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A Day in the Field to Identify Invasive Species

This week, Marketing Intern Eric Poublon had the opportunity to shadow Paul O’Hanlon, one of TFMoran’s Certified Erosion, Sediment and StormWater Inspectors (CESSWI), out in the field at an upcoming project in Derry, NH.

Paul showed Eric how to read and reference the Wetlands Impact Plan to locate invasive and native species on site along with marking down ones that may have been missed. They identified four invasives and only one native, Burning Bush, Japanese Barberry, Japanese Knotweed, Oriental Bittersweet and Common Pokeweed, respectively.

Eric had a great time getting to see one of many tasks Paul does out in the field and learn a little about the process that goes into preparation for a project.

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Milford Cabinet Senior Housing Featured in the Union Leader

Soon to be ready for occupancy, TFMoran project Milford Cabinet Senior Housing, was recently featured in the Union Leader.

This 19th Century building in Milford, NH previously used by the Milford Cabinet for printing received renovations along with an addition which doubled its size to just over 24,000sf. Now an 18-unit apartment building, the “Milford Cabinet Press,” is taking rental applications and will be ready for occupancy in November.

TFMoran worked alongside WarrenStreet Architects and the owner Housing Initiatives of New England (HINEC) and provided civil/site engineering, structural engineering, environmental permitting, landscape architecture and land surveying services for the new affordable senior living apartments in Milford, NH.

Read the full article here.

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TFMoran sponsors Girls Inc. Granite State Golf Challenge!

TFMoran was a sponsor for the Granite State Golf Challenge that took place on September 11th, 2023, at Nashua Country Club.

The Girls Inc. of New Hampshire puts on their annual Granite State Golf Challenge to help raise money for underserved girls from the ages 5-18 years old. The funds that are raised go towards helping these girls live their lives to the fullest and realize their unique strengths by participating in literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), athletics, mental health, and leadership programming. Girls Inc. serves approximately 1000 girls annually, “Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.”