Fun at the Color Blast Run

TFMoran is proud to be a sponsor of the Bedford PTG‘s event held this past weekend at Bedford High School. TFMoran’s COO Dylan Cruess and his daughter Cate participated in this fun event.

The Color Blast Fun Run/Walk raises funds for the PTG’s mission of providing students, staff and families enriching activities in schools and in our community.

Participants for the event run or walk the predetermined course, while getting covered in colorful chalk. Music played, and water stations were spread throughout the course. When you cross the finish line, you can expect to look like a colorful piece of art!

Afterwards the PTG hosted a party with food, music, face painting, and photo stations for runners to enjoy.

The Bedford PTG is a non-profit organization that funds activities in our school district ranging from Kindergarten to High School. Some of the programs they offer include Opportunities Reaching Kids, the Artist in Residence program, and “Stand by Me” a series of workshops that seventh graders attend at Southern New Hampshire University, which are centered around personal development, bullying, college prep and more.

TFMoran is proud to be a gold level sponsor for this event. We had a blast participating!


TFMoran principals give thanks at the Annual Harvest Lunch on the campus of SNHU

The principals of TFMoran, Bob Duval, Dylan Cruess, Jeff Kevan, Paul Sbacchi and Corey Colwell, thanked their staff this holiday season by hosting the annual “Harvest Lunch” on the day before Thanksgiving. This year the lunch was held on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University at the new Gustafson Center. The principals thought it would be a nice opportunity for the staff to see many of the new projects on campus that TFMoran engineers, surveyors and landscape architects have provided services for, including the Gustafson Center. TFMoran’s Portsmouth division joined in the festive celebration, making the attendance around 70 people.

The event started with a delightful assortment of appetizers and beverages during the social hour, and a group photo taken by John Gauvin of Studio One. Sodexo caterers prepared a holiday lunch buffet which included a sirloin carving station, chicken parmesan served with pasta, and stuffed portobello mushrooms, accompanied by roasted potatoes, harvest salad and butternut squash soup. After lunch, the staff was treated to a dessert tri-level tray of pumpkin whoopee pies, raspberry mousse in chocolate cups, and strawberry cream eclairs. Everything was delightful!

Joe Sears 40 years at TFMoran
Joe Sears and Bob Duval

TFMoran’s president Bob Duval followed the lunch with a speech on his gratitude towards the entire team in providing the hard work and dedication that makes TFMoran a success. He gave special thanks to Administrative Assistant, Joe Sears, for his 40 dedicated years to TFMoran. Bob presented Joe with a gift of appreciation, and wished him the best as he retires in December.


Concluding the lunch was COO, Dylan Cruess who spoke of the company’s many accomplishments over the past year, including the NHBR Best of Business Award in Engineering for the 5th straight year, and the 2017 Business Excellence Award.  Dylan attributed the recognition TFMoran receives from the community to the involvement of the staff, inside and outside of work.

Many thanks to Southern New Hampshire University and Sodexo for providing a great venue for this special event. It is always a great way to lead into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as we give thanks to our family and friends.


TFM’s Summer Newsletter is Hot Off The Press!

TFM’s newsletter “The Scope” is now available for on-line viewing!  Please click this pdf link to read TFM’s 8 page summer newsletter TFM The Scope_ 2017 Summer_Vol IV

This summer issue has a full-array of exciting projects, events and staff news. New projects like “Market and Main” a new Lifestyle Center on the former Macy’s site in Bedford, NH; Murphy’s Taproom & The Carriage House, an Irish restaurant and banquet facility on the former Weathervane Seafood Restaurant site in Bedford;  SNHU’s newest 4-story dormitory Monadnock Hall; and Residences at Riverfront Landing, 228-unit apartment complex in Nashua along the Merrimack/Nashua River, just to name a few.

TFM’s Marketing Coordinator, Susan Bartley designs and produces the newsletter in-house, and her summer intern Marketing Assistant, Kelsie Gagner helped to write many of the stories. Kelsie also took many of the project photos and staff photos, she will be a Senior at Southern New Hampshire University. And, a big “Thank You” to Frank and his staff at Papergraphics of Merrimack, NH for another great job of printing and mailing the newsletter!

We hope you enjoy it!


TFMoran Hosts NH CIBOR September After Hours showcasing The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn

Some lucky members of the NH Commercial Board of Realtors were treated to personal tours of the new 50-room luxury boutique hotel The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn on Monday, September 12, 2016. The monthly After Hours was hosted by TFM’s Chairman, Robert Cruess and TFM’s COO, Dylan Cruess, who are also NHCIBOR members. Robert gave a  brief presentation featuring the color site plan produced by TFM’s civil engineers and landscape architects, and a project sheet showing photos of the completed hotel and description of the services TFM provided for the project. Robert proudly mentioned TFM has been working with The Bedford Village Inn and owner Jack Carnevale throughout the years, noting one of the great successes was to bring public water and sewer to the property. Also on hand to answer questions was Rob Vida, one of TFM’s Structural Engineers who had a major role in the structural design of the boutique hotel. He and other TFM staff enjoyed The Grand tour.

The Grand, celebrated their Grand Opening in June 2016, and the celebration continues through the Fall.  The 3-story, 49,000sf hotel is part of the Bedford Village Inn resort complex located near the Inn on Olde Bedford Way in Bedford, NH. TFMoran provided site/civil and structural engineering, permitting, survey, landscape architectural design and construction support. The project architect was John S. Jordan Design, PLLC of Canterbury, NH and the general contractor was Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. of Manchester, NH.

As described on the Bedford Village Inn’s website: “Enjoy all of the Grand’s Amenities that are offered to you throughout your stay. Luxurious guest rooms and suites are designed with you in mind, and a fully equipped fitness facility for your use. Directly outside of the fitness facility is an outdoor, full-size, heated saltwater pool, accompanied by a separate hot tub surrounded by natural and lush landscape. During the season, poolside lunch will be served to guests. Overlooking the patio and pool, is the Grand’s unique, custom lobby bar with a warm fireplace to unwind with several wine features. Private function rooms are available for both large and small events, meetings and special occasions. Mixing old tradition and decor with a new style, the Grand is sure to become one of the finest examples of a luxury hotel throughout New England.”

Be sure to check out their website for more details and photo gallery.

Congratulations to the Bedford Village Inn on a magnificent project!