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Benjamin Hodsdon joins TFMoran as a Civil Engineering Summer Intern

Benjamin Hodsdon has joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department as an intern for the summer of 2021. He is working in both the Bedford office and the Portsmouth office. Ben is in the Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire, working towards his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023. He was recently involved in design and fabrication of a data-collecting freshwater salinity buoy, which he presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference at UNH. Ben enjoys golf and is a member of the UNH Ski and Snowboard Club.

Welcome to the TFM Team, Ben!

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TFMoran presents Land Title Survey discussion to law firm Sheehan Phinney

TFMoran Survey Project Manager, Mike Hammer, LLS, PLS, virtually presented a review and discussion of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys on June 2nd to the Real Estate and Development Group of Sheehan Phinney.  The presentation was an overview of the Surveyor’s responsibilities under ATLA/NSPS, how they relate to state regulations New Hampshire LAN500 and Massachusetts 250 CMR 6, what constitutes a quality Title Insurance Survey, and essential materials and guidance they can provide in ordering a Title Insurance Survey to help streamline the survey process.

Mike is a licensed Land Surveyor in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  His experience includes a wide range of surveying projects throughout New England ranging from the Boston Seaport redevelopment and the Boston Harbor Project to the first surveys of ancient parcels in rural New Hampshire.  He was formerly adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology and is currently the Education Director for the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association.  Title Insurance Surveys are an area of particular interest to him.

The Sheehan Phinney the Real Estate and Development Group is comprised of land title, permitting, and land litigation attorneys and paraprofessionals from their offices in Boston, Concord, Manchester, Portsmouth, and the Upper Valley.

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Sophie Haddock joins TFMoran as Landscape Designer & Assistant Land Planner

Sophie Haddock has joined TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture department as a Landscape Designer and Assistant Land Planner in the Bedford office. Ms. Haddock obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with a Minor in Community Planning this May from the University of Rhode Island. She is the recipient of the 2021 Academic Excellence Award from the URI Landscape Architecture Department. Her coursework included community planning, planting design, plant protection and landscape surveying. During her time at URI, Ms. Haddock was an ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Student Chapter member serving as Public Relations Coordinator. She was President of the Horticulture Club, a Teaching Assistant at the URI Department of Landscape Architecture and worked for a landscape architect studio in Los Angeles.

Welcome to the TFM Team, Sophie!

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TFMoran Welcomes Aiden Behar as Structural Intern

Aiden Behar, EIT has joined TFMoran as a Structural Engineering Intern in the Bedford office. Aiden has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural concentration from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He is pursuing his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Aiden’s design experience includes building foundations, lateral resisting systems, and vertical support for new and existing structures. Prior to joining TFMoran, he worked for a design/build firm in Washington state as part of their structural team, working on large office buildings, processing plants, and cold storage facilities. He is proficient in Revit® and Risa-3D, and in 2017 he earned his Fundamentals of Engineering certification.

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TFMoran Recognizes Landscape Architect Michael Krzeminski for 25 Years

Michael Krzeminski, PLA was recently recognized for 25 years of service as a valued member of TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture Department.

He joined TFMoran in 1995 as an assistant land planner/designer. He earned his NH Professional Landscape Architect license in 2016 shortly after the licensure program was created. Now, as head of TFM’s Landscape Architecture Department, he is also licensed in Massachusetts and Maine.

Krzeminski has an extensive knowledge of native plants that provide attractive, all-season color palettes and thrive with minimal attention in a northern New England setting.  As a key member of the TFMoran land development team, he works closely with civil engineers from initial stages through project completion, and he is widely recognized for his high-quality master plans for mixed-use development of large tracts of land.

Michael Krzeminski, PLA attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Congratulations Mike!

2003: Mike as an assistant land planner/designer in TFM’s Bedford office, creating a color landscape plan presentation with markers.

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TFMoran is Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month!

TFMoran is celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)! This Internationally recognized event highlights the work of landscape architects and celebrates the design of public and private spaces. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives and is celebrated every April to coincide with Earth Day.

TFMoran recognizes the outstanding work and dedication of our licensed Landscape Architects:  Michael Krzeminski, PLA and Robert Hoover, PLA, ASLA. They spend their days working closely with our civil engineers on land planning projects, including adding those special “curb-appeal” details!

Michael Krzeminski, PLA

Michael Krzeminski, PLA

Congratulations to Michael Krzeminski, PLA for his 25 YEARS of Outstanding Service in TFM’s Landscape Design Department!

Mike joined TFMoran in 1995 as an Assistant Land Planner/Designer and now leads TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture group. His role starts at the conceptual stage and continues through project completion. Mike is responsible for planting plans, specifications, and construction overview. His experience includes high-quality conceptual designs and renderings of commercial, industrial, and residential developments.

Mike is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, and ME. He attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Mike has a real passion for the design work that he does, but in his free time, he’s cheering on Coach Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team. “Go ‘Cuse!”

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Party On! 2021 BOB Awards Virtual Celebration a Success!

The BOB awards party was held virtually on April 1, with winners and guests celebrating together over Zoom. The party included time to network with other NH business leaders, a trivia contest with Prizes sponsored by TFMoran and a keynote speech by Tom Boucher, CEO-Owner of Great NH Restaurants. Attendees were invited to submit their celebratory photos during the event for the chance to win gift cards to local restaurants.

The winner of each round of trivia received a prize of AirPods, an Amazon Echo Show or an iPad!

TFMoran was honored as the 2021 “Best of Business” in the engineering category for the ninth consecutive year! Awards are based on a poll of 4,700 NH Business Review readers. The BOB Awards honor the best of business across New Hampshire in over 90 business-to-business categories.

A big THANK YOU to those who voted for us and CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

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Cheryl Smith joins TFMoran as Seacoast Division Office Manager

Cheryl Smith has joined TFMoran as Office Manager for the Seacoast Division in Portsmouth, NH. Ms. Smith has an Associate of Science degree in Applied Plant Science from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. She has over thirty years of experience in business and operations management, having held various managerial positions for seacoast area businesses prior to joining TFMoran.

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TFMoran welcomes Jonathan Devine to Survey Department

Jonathan Devine has joined TFMoran as a Survey Field Technician in the Bedford office. Jonathan recently graduated from Montana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His studies included Hydrology, Groundwater, and Wetlands, and he worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Land Resources & Environmental Science at MSU.  Additionally, he has an Engineer in Training (EIT) certification from the state of New Hampshire. Mr. Devine is also a licensed commercial boat captain and avid outdoorsman.

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TFMoran Sponsors NH Business Review’s ‘Down to Business’ Podcast Series

TFMoran and McLane Middleton are sponsors of NH Business Review’s 2021 podcast series “Down to Business”.  Down to Business is a weekly NH Business Review podcast, which started in February 2020. Each Wednesday, Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with Associate Editor Liisa Rajala, Reporter Bob Sanders, and their guests to talk about the latest business headlines and the news readers need to know about.

Listen to “Down to Business” on Google Podcasts, Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you like to listen. All prior episodes of the podcast are available, with an option to subscribe to be notified of future episodes.

Recent episodes sponsored by TFMoran include:

Alex Horton and Ashley Oberg On Supporting Local Business, Podcasting

Episode 52 March 3, 2021

This week, Downtown Manchester business owners, Alex Horten of Cafe La Reine, and Ashley Oberg of Barre Life discuss how their businesses are weathering the pandemic, the importance of supporting local, and about their podcast Coffee at the Barre.

 

Episode 49 February 10, 2021

The Cure (the team from DHMC’s new Covid-19 podcast)

This week, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with the hosts of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s new COVID-19 podcast, The Cure, including Jose R. Mercado, MD, Rima Mercado, MD, Amogh Karnik, MD, and Marshall Ward, MD. The team discusses how the podcast aims to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine, they break down the logistics of vaccine distribution in New Hampshire, and talk about the long term.

 

Episode 48 February 5, 2021

Liz Gray and the NH SBDC

This week, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks to Elizabeth Gray, State Director of the NH Small Business Development Center. Liz provides a look into what kinds of challenges the SBDC was able to help small businesses meet during the past year, and her outlook for the business now and as the year unfolds.