Congratulations to TFMoran Senior Project Manager, Nick Golon, PE for being recognized by the New Hampshire Union Leader as one of the state’s standout young professionals!
On Monday, January 27th a special edition was published in the Union Leader’s business section, 2020 Class of 40 Under Forty. Nick was featured as one of the 40 best and brightest young leaders in New Hampshire for his work as a civil engineer and his community involvement. Nick joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department in July 2006 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Maine. His engineering background includes a diverse cross-section of projects ranging from the residential and the commercial market to industrial and energy applications. His history of successfully managing fast-paced multi-discipline projects provides a strategic benefit to any project team. Nick also serves on the American Society of Civil Engineers-New Hampshire Section Board of Directors and has participated in the ASCE Legislative Fly-In program in Washington, DC. He recently helped ASCE-NH raise $15,000 for the Scholarship Fund for current and prospective New Hampshire engineering students. Nick gives back to his community in many ways including volunteering on numerous non-profit organizations and mentoring New Hampshire students interested in science, engineering and construction.
A reception to honor the 2020 Class is scheduled for March 18th at the Grappone Center in Concord. This is the 19th annual Class of 40 Under Forty event. TFMoran congratulates all 40 of the honorees. We thank you for your contributions in making New Hampshire a better place to work and live. And, we also thank the New Hampshire Union Leader for recognizing the importance of these young standout professionals. Click here to read about all 40 honorees.
To view a summary of Nick’s part of this special edition click on this pdf: Union Leader 40 Under Forty 01-27-20
For the full-version of Nick’s Q & A with the Union Leader read below:
Nicholas C. Golon
Age 39, Bedford resident
Senior Project Manager and Licensed Professional Engineer, TFMoran, Inc.
Birthplace: Ellsworth, Maine
High school: Lake Region High School and Vocational Center
College/post grad degrees: B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology
What is the best career advice you ever received?
Don’t take it personally … I was working as staff engineer for an architectural firm south of Boston and dealing with a rather difficult architect whose demeanor was rather blunt. I let the way they treated me affect me for weeks before my supervisor had a talk with me about working with difficult people. He told me the way people convey themselves may not always be perfect and can sometimes be downright nasty, but their actions are not a personal attack on me, and to keep my head up.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
When I was 16, I was in a near-fatal car crash. While my parents and doctors helped me learn to breathe, eat and walk again on my own, our community came together in a way I could never imagine. Helping pack orders for my family’s small herbal tea company, keeping the fires going at the farmhouse and having a hot meal on the table when my parents got home from a long day at the hospital. That outpouring of generosity helped teach me community matters. Even before my accident, I always saw my Mom as a very outgoing member of our community, and how that time she invested ultimately made such a difference in our lives.
I’ll quote the late Jim Valvano, “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?
Continue to create affordable housing initiatives to provide homes for our young professionals and invest in our infrastructure to provide multiple means of transport and connectivity to help our young professionals stay connected and provide the work/life balance they so desire.
Volunteer activities: Board of Directors (Treasurer), American Society of Civil Engineers — New Hampshire Section, ASCE Legislative Fly-In Delegation, Project Committee Member — NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, Chair — Manchester Conservation Commission Bike Tour, Former Officer — Manchester Conservation Commission (2013-17), Judge — AISC Regional Steel Bridge Competition, Judge — 4-H State Activities Day, Judge — NH Science and Engineering Expo (NHSEE), Exhibitor — New Hampshire Construction Career Days, Intown Manchester Adopt A Block, New Horizons for New Hampshire Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry
Last major achievement: My greatest achievement by far is my family but most recently helping raise $15,000 for the ASCE-NH Scholarship Fund for current and prospective New Hampshire engineering students was special.