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TFMoran welcomes Jennifer Farrow as Receptionist in the Bedford office

TFMoran welcomes Jennifer Farrow as Receptionist in the Bedford office. Ms. Farrow brings nearly 20 years of administrative and accounting experience to TFMoran, including as an Accounting Clerk for the State of New Hampshire. She studied Business Management and Accounting at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. Her new position involves greeting clients, answering phones, and assisting TFMoran’s engineers and surveyors with various administrative functions.

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TFMoran Engineers Ski for Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Charity Event

TFMoran’s Tom Lamb, Lou Cote (Team Captain), Maureen Kelly, and Jon Nadeau participated in the annual Changes in Altitudes Ski-a-Thon on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Waterville Valley Ski area. This year’s charity event raised over $90,000 to benefit Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports. The Adaptive program provides group and private lessons to adults and children using specially designed adaptive ski equipment, as well as training for Special Olympics and Paralympic Sports.

The event was held at Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, NH. Teams were invited to dress like a pirate and “ski until their legs said argh”! The weather was perfect for skiers to complete as many runs as possible from 9am to 2pm followed by a catered after-party at the resort that awarded prizes to the teams that raised the most money (over $70,000) and completed the most runs (26)!! The TFMoran Team enjoyed a beautiful winter day and being able to help raise money to provide access to sports and instructions to individuals with disabilities was priceless!

For more photos check out Waterville Valley’s Adaptive Sports Facebook page.

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Congratulations to Jeremy Belanger (pictured left) named NH’s Young Engineer of the Year!

TFMoran’s Senior Project Engineer Jeremy Belanger, PE has been selected by a jury of his peers from New Hampshire’s Joint Engineering Societies as the 2020 New Hampshire Young Engineer of the Year.  This distinguished award was presented to Jeremy on February 19th at the 69th Annual Engineers’ Week Awards Banquet & Exhibition at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.  The American Society of Civil Engineers – New Hampshire Section (ASCE-NH) submitted his nomination not only for his involvement in ASCE-NH, but for his outstanding work ethic, his integrity as a young professional, his dedication and enthusiasm for the Civil Engineering profession, and his volunteerism in giving back to the community.

Jeremy started his engineering career with the family business working for his father, Jacques Belanger, LLS as part of a survey field crew before working as a summer intern and part-time employee with Gomez and Sullivan while obtaining his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  Upon his graduation in 2010, he obtained his M.S. in Civil Engineering/Water Resources from UNH and continued his career with Gomez and Sullivan as a Water Resources Engineer conducting bathymetric surveys and habitat restorations projects, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing studies, hydroelectric generation analysis, hydraulic dam break analysis and inundation mapping, and dam removal feasibility and design.

The desire to be closer to his family and familiar surroundings brought Jeremy back to New Hampshire in 2015 when he accepted a position as a civil project engineer with TFMoran, Inc. In his nearly five years with TFMoran Jeremy has made himself indispensable with his tireless work ethic, professionalism and enthusiasm for each assignment. Jeremy’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as he was recently promoted to Senior Project Engineer, making him the youngest to achieve such a title in TFMoran’s 50+ years of operation. At TFMoran he is responsible for the engineering design and permitting of land development projects and has experience in site planning, drainage design, sewer design, and local and state permitting for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy projects.

Jeremy is an active member of the community and gives back in many ways. After moving back to New Hampshire, he began volunteering for UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. UpReach serves individuals with a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological disabilities through year-round, equine-assisted activities and therapies.  Jeremy is a regular at the ASCE-NH Younger Member volunteer night at New Horizons Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry, and volunteers at various TFMoran organized activities such as In-Town Manchester’s Adopt-A-Block event.

Jeremy lives with his husband Eric, their dogs Cooper and Callie and cat Meaty in Dunbarton, NH.  Jeremy is an avid outdoorsman and traveler and in his free time can be found snowboarding, hiking or otherwise engulfed in a good book.

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TFMoran is part of a Nashua Neighborhood Revitalization Effort

On December 19, 2019, Dylan Cruess, COO of TFMoran, along with other community and business leaders attended the kick-off event for NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire’s redevelopment efforts in the Nashua Tree Streets Neighborhood. Attendees met at the Crossway Christian Church in Nashua to discuss the initiative’s first project at 40 Pine Street, an empty lot that will hold a two-family residence as part of NeighborWorks® ongoing community building mission. The Tree Streets projects aim to help revitalize the Nashua Tree Streets Neighborhood. Building is expected to start once weather permits.

TFMoran was one of more than twenty local businesses and entities whose generous support will help to create good housing and quality neighborhoods in Nashua. Previously, TFMoran donated $5,000 to NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire in support of West Side RENEW, an initiative to redevelop and preserve properties in significant decline or in need of capital improvements on Manchester’s West Side.

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Natalia Kulchitsky receives Professional Engineer License

TFMoran announces that Natalia Kulchitsky recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed structural engineer in the state of New Hampshire. Ms. Kulchitsky joined TFMoran’s structural engineering team in 2016. She has a Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics from Lomonosov State University in Moscow. Ms. Kulchitsky’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial and industrial buildings, and concrete foundations.

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Thomas Burns, PE promoted to Senior Project Manager

Thomas Burns, PE has recently been promoted to Senior Project Manager. He joined the TFMoran civil engineering team in 2014 and has over 19 years of relevant experience. Mr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and a licensed New Hampshire Subsurface Disposal System Designer. He is responsible for overall project management of private and municipal land development projects. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in site/civil design, design of commercial septic systems, and environmental permits of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and municipal projects.

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TFMoran promotes Jennifer Porter to Senior Project Engineer

TFMoran announces the promotion of Jennifer Porter, PE to Senior Project Engineer/Traffic Engineer. Ms. Porter joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering department in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University. Ms. Porter’s engineering experience includes traffic analysis, civil/site design, and environmental permitting of private and public sector projects, including municipal, commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects. She has played a key role in many of TFMoran’s largest projects over the past 20+ years and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Hampshire.

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TFMoran current Municipal Projects featured at the 78th NH Municipal Expo

TFMoran participated in the 78th Annual New Hampshire Municipal Conference and Expo on November 1314, 2019 at The DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester.  The New Hampshire Municipal Conference and Expo is the largest yearly gathering of officials from New Hampshire local governments. Over 500 municipal officials and over 100 exhibitors and sponsors attended the conference. TFMoran’s booth display featured current structural engineering projects such as the additions and renovations to the Tuftonboro Free Library, the Exeter Public Library, and the Newmarket Schools, and the newly completed Warner Fire Station.  Other municipal projects displayed were a Feasibility Study for a Technical School for the Town of Derry, City of Manchester Municipal Complex, Town of Amherst Road Reconstruction Engineering, Bedford Village Common and the Milton Fire-Rescue Station.

The two-day conference hosted by the New Hampshire Municipal Association offered many informative sessions, from economic development to the Right-to-Know Law, conflicts of interest to human resources, that are all designed with municipal officials in mind. The theme of this year’s Conference was “Working Better Together.” The keynote speaker was Jim Hunt, former Mayor, Council Member and Past President of the National League of Cities. Mr. Hunt speaks and consults throughout the world and meets with thousands of local government officials. He is the author of The Amazing 7-Steps to Creating an Amazing City used as a guide by thousands of city officials to help them create positive changes in their communities.

TFMoran was delighted to attend the Annual Conference again this year, as our engineers always look forward to seeing familiar faces and discussing ongoing, future and past municipal projects. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!

Congratulations to Kimberly Reed from the Town of Rye! Her business card was drawn at the TFMoran booth raffle for a gift card to the Bedford Village Inn.

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TFMoran former Chief Landscape Architect, Anne Cruess, honored at 2019 GSLA Annual Dinner

Congratulations to Anne Cruess, PLA, ASLA, TFMoran’s former Chief Landscape Architect and a principal, who was honored at the Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA) Annual Dinner on November 7, 2019 at the Concord Country Club. Randy Knowles, president of GSLA, presented Anne with an award recognizing her contribution to the profession of landscape architecture in the State of New Hampshire and her dedicated service to the American Society of Landscape Architects.  In his presentation to the members of the organization, he spoke of Anne as an individual who has spent her career mentoring emerging professionals and advocating for their profession. Her commitment as a Landscape Architect went beyond her role at TFMoran, Anne was instrumental as an active member of GSLA in the 15-year battle of convincing the House and Senate to pass a licensure bill for Professional Landscape Architects in the State of New Hampshire. A huge effort was made by many of the GSLA members, but Anne’s contributions to the cause, the hours spent meeting with allied professionals, her relentless calls to our politicians in Concord were key in the fight for licensure. The years of hard work and dedication finally came to fruition when the licensure bill was passed on July 24, 2006.  Anne was nominated as the chair of the New Hampshire Board of Landscape Architecture and was an active member of the New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification, as well as an officer of the Granite State Landscape Architects and a National Trustee representing New Hampshire in Washington, DC.

TFMoran was one of the first engineering firms in the state to have a landscape architecture division. Anne Cruess led that division and has since officially retired from TFMoran in 2018, after an accomplished career as a landscape architect. Her career started in 1982 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design, at the University of Massachusetts. She was responsible for designing notable projects in New Hampshire including Kalivas Park in Manchester; Bedford Village Common in Bedford; Bass Island Park in Manchester; Exeter Waterfront Park in Exeter; Rails to Trails project in Nashua; a new College Green at Saint Anselm’s College;  French-Atwood Marketplace in Bedford; master planning for the Londonderry Ecological Industrial Park in Londonderry; and Abingdon Square in Goffstown.

Members of TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture department, along with Anne’s family were proud be a part of this special evening in support of her extensive career and accomplishments as one of New Hampshire’s first Professional Landscape Architects.

Congratulations to Anne!

 

 

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TFMoran helps to Raise Funds for the 2020 Manchester “March for Babies Run”

March of Dimes held a fundraiser Tuesday night, October 29th, at the Manchester Country Club, in effort to raise money for the March for Babies Run, which is planned for May 16th, 2020. TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess is on the organization’s Board of Directors and attended the fundraiser on Tuesday night.  Last year, $135,000 was raised for the March of Dimes Foundation at their annual fundraiser, and this year the foundation hoped to raise $150,000. Local restaurants and vendors were serving up tasty treats for the attending guests, which exceeded 250 people. A live and silent auction was held throughout the night. Dylan and his daughter Cate left smiling with her winning prize of Yogibo characters! Cate had a fun ride home sitting with her giant turquoise Hugibo beanbag, and her Yogibo Mate Fox and Unicorn.

The Manchester March for Babies Run will be taking place n May of 2020, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. Funds raised will be helping with research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.