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Jeremy Belanger receives Professional Engineer License

Jeremy Belanger, a Senior Project Engineer for TFMoran, recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed civil engineer in the state of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger joined TFMoran’s civil engineering department in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger’s work experience includes civil/site design and infrastructure design, as well as regulatory permitting and approvals for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy projects.

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TFMoran’s Nick Golon helps ASCE-NH raise $15,000 for NH Student Scholarships

Above photo pictured left to right:
Trevor Yandow, Cameron Stuart, Brian Patinkas, Anabelle Audet, Nicholas Golon, Michael Bogue, Logan Johnson, Hugh Scott

The 2nd Annual Engineers Day Conference took place at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester, NH, providing professional development hours and networking opportunities for licensed professionals while giving back to the next generation of engineers by raising $15,000 for the ASCE-NH Scholarship Fund!

Beyond providing educational opportunities to New Hampshire youth, attendees were treated to a program consisting of Resilient & Innovative Construction Practices, NH-Based Research Driving Progress Throughout the Granite State, and Principles of Effective Leadership, High Performance Teams, and Competent Communication.  Each session was led by skilled speakers handpicked by the ASCE-NH Board of Directors who proved to be informative and thought provoking.

The ASCE-NH Scholarship fund includes two types of scholarship; the Fred L. Douglas High School Scholarship and the S. Russell Stearns Scholarship.  The Fred L. Douglas High School Scholarship was created in 2000 and named in honor of ASCE-NH Life member and the long time Chair of the Scholarship Fund Fred Douglas.  Its purpose is to aid New Hampshire high school students in their pursuit of an engineering education, with the hope to increase the awareness of the civil engineering profession for high school students in New Hampshire.  New Hampshire High School Students who are accepted to any ABET-Accredited engineering program are eligible for this scholarship.  S. Russell Stearns (1915-1997) was a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College for a record-setting 54 years and was known for his soft-spoken, nurturing grandfatherly nature. With the amazing support of his wife, Lee, Professor Stearns was a leader within the New Hampshire engineering community. This scholarship is an annual award for ASCE Student Members who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited civil engineering program.  The number of recipients and value of each scholarship varies depending on the quantity and character of applications received each year.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020 and scholarships will be presented to the recipients at the May ASCE-NH membership meeting.

Link to Scholarship Applications page; https://www.ascenh.org/resources

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TFMoran Bedford Office Christmas Party

TFMoran’s Bedford office got together in the reception area on Friday, December 20th to celebrate the holiday season. Appetizers from TGIFridays were enjoyed along with delicious meatballs and garlic bread from Table 8 Pasta in Bedford. It was a nice time to take a break from work and socialize! TFM’s president Bob Duval was working away while the festivities were going on, now that’s dedication! Thanks to Dylan Cruess for putting on this fun holiday event!

We wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

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TFMoran Portsmouth team throws a “Holiday Bowl” party

The Portsmouth TFMoran team enjoyed an afternoon at Bowl-O-Rama at the ‘2019 Holiday Bowl’. There was pizza, healthy banter, cross-lane competition, laughs, and sore muscles (some more sore than others). Happy Holidays!

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TFMoran gathers for the annual Harvest Lunch in celebration of the Holiday Season

TFMoran held our annual company gathering, known as the “Harvest Lunch”, on the day before Thanksgiving in the Pappas Room at The Puritan Backroom. The Portsmouth and Bedford offices both came together for a full company gathering of more than 60 people! Thank you to The Puritan Backroom for the amazing food and lovely venue. Thanksgiving centerpieces created by Angela, added to the harvest-theme décor. Upon arrival, TFM staff enjoyed socializing over appetizers and holiday beverages before the delicious buffet-style lunch. Dessert featured a specially-made Harvest Lunch decorated cake by Frederick’s Pastries in Amherst, NH…. delicious!

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 2019 NH Business Review “Best of Business” Award for the seventh consecutive year. Then, thanking the team for our combined efforts and hard work resulting in a strong year. He also thanked each of TFMoran’s groups individually noting specific achievements over the past year. When said what makes TFMoran succeed, President Duval said, “We put client service first, we take pride in the excellence of our designs and we are leaders and innovators.” TFMoran continues to strive for the best and look forward to another year of success working together.

Dylan Cruess, COO also addressed the team, speaking about health insurance, the 401k program and other benefits. 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 after to spend time with their families.

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NHBR BOB Awards Voting… Now Open!

TFMoran is proud to be the recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB (Best Of Business) Award for the past seven consecutive years, and we would love to make it EIGHT!

BOB Awards 2019 Voting Now Open!

 

 

 

 

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering category, Question 10 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 17, 2020. So, please hurry and place your vote!

The BOB Awards are a New Hampshire Business Review awards program recognizing the Granite State’s exceptional businesses. The businesses recognized are the ones that offers 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-ranking businesses that offer nothing less than exceptional.

The 2020 “Totally 80’s” BOB Awards Party will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Come and join the party for a totally tubular evening of networking, food, and refreshments.

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TFMoran on 3 Award-Winning Teams – ABC NH/VT 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

TFMoran’s civil engineers Jeff Kevan and Nick Golon, along with TFMoran structural engineers Eric Picard and Matt Mullen attended the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Members were welcome to join the event at 4:30pm for the cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the Excellence in Construction Awards Presentation in the Four Rivers Ballroom; held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.

During the Excellence in Construction Awards presentation, the focus was on “Recognizing the outstanding merit shop projects in New England.” ABC is a national construction industry trade association that represents nearly 21,000-chapter members. ABC’s mission is to help members develop people, ensure a strong work ethic, and profitability and advancement of the communities ABC works with.

TFMoran is proud to be a silver sponsor for the awards event and is honored to be recognized on three of the award-winning teams!

Saint Anselm College Roger & Francine Jean Student Center Complex ~ Manchester, NH
TFMoran worked alongside Derck & Edson and Eckman Construction to provide surveying and civil engineering services. The Student Center complex remodeling included the transformation of the existing building and built a second-floor function room, café, and bookstore allowing more space for community gatherings.

Pro Star Aviation ~ Londonderry, NH
TFMoran worked with PROCON, the design build construction manager, performing survey, civil/site engineering, landscape design, permitting, and construction administration services.

Land Rover Dealership Redevelopment ~ Bedford, NH
TFMoran worked closely Warrenstreet Architects and Eckman Construction providing services of civil/site/traffic and structural engineering, permitting, and landscape architecture. Land Rover’s new rebuild is one of the first standalone dealership to feature the “ARCH’ concept.

TFMoran congratulates all the award-winners and is extremely proud to have our projects recognized for the outstanding merit shop projects of New England!

Click this link to view more photos at the event.

 

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TGIF! Tis’ the season for an Oktoberfest Celebration!

Oompah-pah-pah-pah….da-dee-da-dee-da!

Welcome to a fun late afternoon, end-of-the-week TFM Oktoberfest! On Friday, October 18th the TFMoran Bedford and Portsmouth offices took a little break for a “T.G.I.F” Oktoberfest celebration. As German folk music played throughout the lobbies, co-workers were able to enjoy the warm, fun-filled and energetic atmosphere of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest. Autumn leaves, mums, and pumpkin decor added to the spirit of the fall season. Bedford staff enjoyed The Puritan Backroom’s famous chicken tenders, along with a large assortment of food, treats and seasonal beverages. The Portsmouth office was filled with the scent of mulled cider, along with the delicious traditional Oktoberfest snacks of hot sausages and pretzels…. Yum!!

Thanks to the marketing department for planning this fun in-house event that brought lots of laughs, smiles and good conversations.

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TFMoran’s Eric Salovitch breaks personal record in Dover’s Apple Harvest Day 5K

Eric Salovitch represented TFMoran’s Portsmouth office at the Apple Harvest Day 5K Road Race on Saturday, October 5th. The road race had an impressive 570 runners participating this year! Congratulations to Eric who placed 79th overall, and 10th in his division. Eric’s time: 23:53, finally breaking his 24-minute 5K record! The race is part of an all-day family festival in downtown Dover, put on by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce. Apple Harvest Day first started back in 1985 and now draws more than 60,000 people and 350 vendors.  People travel from all around to take part in family fun activities, live music, arts and crafts, and plenty of delicious food.

Other festival activities included a row-a-thon competition, where participants must row as many meters as possible within a minute. TFMoran (Eric) held the top spot for the row-a-thon for most of the day, setting the stage at 347 meters – coming very close to a win! He fought until the end, when his friend passed him by 1 meter.

When not participating in festival competitions, Eric and his wife explored Apple Harvest Day while enjoying the outdoors and the healthy lifestyle-theme. Thanks to Eric and his wife for representing TFMoran and staying involved with their community!

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2019 “Tour De Manch” Breaks Record with nearly 70 Bike Riders supporting Conservation

Bike enthusiasts, the Manchester Conservation Commission, their volunteers and sponsors celebrated another great success when riders took to the streets of Manchester for this year’s “Tour De Manch”!  Also known as the Manchester Bike Tour, the event is the Commission’s yearly fundraiser to promote their efforts as stewards of Manchester’s natural resources.

This year nearly 70 riders (a Bike Tour record!) participated in the 30 to 40-mile bike tour around the Queen City.  Riders, who began at Eversource Energy Park and looped around and back to the Overlook at Eversource on the Merrimack River were treated to a perfect day of weather with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60’s, a morning coffee courtesy of Café la Reine, an after ride meal graciously donated by the Puritan Backroom and support throughout the ride by volunteers from Jake’s Bike Shop.  “It was the first year we ran out of chicken tenders,” quoted event Chairperson, and TFMoran Senior Project Manager Nick Golon, PE, “so we know the Tour is growing”.

Riders once again enjoyed sights throughout the City, including Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog Rail Trail, Nutts Pond Recreation Trail, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Lake Massabesic and the historic Weston Observatory.  With the continued growth of the Tour the Conservation Commission is looking to add new elements next year, and are hopeful the improvements will continue to increase ridership and bring a greater understanding to the need to protect Manchester’s natural resources.

TFMoran is proud to be one of the sponsors of this fun and important event. A big “Thank You” goes out to TFMoran’s Nick Golon for chairing this annual fundraiser since 2014!