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TFMoran project featured in NHBR’s “From the Ground Up”

The recently opened Bowman Place at Olde Bedford has been chosen as NH Business Review‘s “From the Ground Up” in the April 2021 issue. The project began in October of 2019 and was completed ahead of schedule despite numerous hurdles throughout the construction process.

TFMoran provided civil/site engineering, permitting, traffic engineering, and landscape architecture services for the new 3-story senior living residence. The 95,000sf, 150-bed facility developed by Senior Living of Bedford, provides 69 assisted living apartments and 36 memory care apartments with 24-hour care services. Amenities include a fitness room, library, game room, activities room, dining rooms, and other common areas for residents to enjoy.

The project team also included Development Manager Munson & Associates, EGA Architects, and Eckman Construction Company.

See the full story here.

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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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TFMoran Sponsors NHBR’s Real Estate and Construction Section

TFMoran is a sponsor of NH Business Review‘s ‘Real Estate and Construction’ section in its most recent issue, which features the article “Environmental Due Diligence of Commercial Property“. The article suggests commercial purchasers determine a property’s environmental condition by working with an experienced Environmental Professional.

TFMoran offers Environmental Professional services, with environmental scientists on staff who work to identify and solve existing environmental issues efficiently and in full conformance. Our professional staff includes Wetland Scientists, Certified Professionals in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC) and Certified Erosion Sediment and Storm Water Inspectors (CESSWI). These specialized certifications are required for many environmentally sensitive projects.

View the full issue here.

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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.

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NH Business Review “From the Ground Up” features Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

The Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, a recent TFMoran project located in Bedford, NH is now complete amid these challenging times. This is Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s first New Hampshire location, with others throughout New England. TFMoran provided Civil Engineering, Permitting, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture services for the project. TFMoran is proud to be a part of the project team which included developer Paramount Partners, architect JD Design Associates, and Sullivan Construction.

See the full article here NHBR_From The Ground Up – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

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TFMoran voted Best NH Engineering Firm!

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.

TFMoran President Robert Duval PE LEED APAccording to Bob Duval, President of TFMoran, “This recognition from NH Business Review Readers year after year, is a tribute to the ‘putting clients first’ ethic that our employees practice every day, and the positive impact they have on our community.”

The BOB Awards honor the best of business across New Hampshire in over 90 business-to-business categories. The award ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, April 1 and is free to attend. Online guests will be able to network with business leaders from across the state, while also enjoying complementary party boxes, watch parties, trivia contests, and prizes. Click here to register and join in the celebration!

A Big “THANK YOU” to all who voted for us, and Congratulations to all who won!

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TFMoran’s Stormwater Project, I-93 Widening, Featured in NH Business Review

NH Business Review‘s February issue features the long awaited interstate widening project that is expected to fully open this spring. The strip of interstate being widened runs from Manchester to Salem, the goal being to decongest traffic and enhance the safety of motorists. TFMoran provided Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), performed stormwater turbidity monitoring and inspection services for the project. TFMoran’s team of Certified Professionals in Erosion Sediment Control (CPESC), Certified Erosion and Sediment Stormwater Inspectors (CESSWI) and Environmental Scientists are  working with NHDOT and NHDES project officials.

The team of highway builders have included R.S. Audley, Weaver Brothers Construction, George R. Cairns & Sons, Severino Trucking Co., Alvin J. Coleman & Sons, and E.D. Swett.

For more info on this project visit: www.rebuildingi93.com

Read the full NHBR article here.

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TFMoran Celebrates our 6th BOB Award!

An excited group of TFMoran staff stepped back into the bright lights and dark nights of the roaring ’20s, at the most talked about event of the season – the 2018 BOB Awards Party! The celebration took place on Thursday, March 22nd at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, after being postponed due to a nor’easter. We celebrated the best businesses in the state and networked with business leaders from across New Hampshire in a fun and festive party atmosphere.

TFMoran is honored to receive, for the sixth consecutive year, the 2018 “Best of Business” in the Engineering category by  New Hampshire Business Review’s readers. The BOB Awards survey honors the “Best Of Business” in New Hampshire in over 90 categories. A Big THANK YOU to all who voted for us! According to NHBR’s website, nearly 3,500 people voted in this year’s BOB Awards survey. To see additional photos and a full list of winners go to NHBR’s website.

Thank you to New Hampshire Business Review for showcasing the Best of Business across New Hampshire, and for putting a truly first-class celebration!

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NH Business Review features a TFM civil & structural hotel project in “From the Ground Up”

TFMoran’s most recent hotel project, “The Grand” at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH, is featured in New Hampshire Business Review‘s special section “From the Ground Up”. TFMoran provided civil/site design, structural design, permitting, construction inspection, landscape architecture, and land surveying for this grand project. TFMoran worked with the Bedford Village Inn owners, along with project architect Jordan Design and general contractor MCCI.

To view the full story in pdf format, click on this link NHBR From the Ground Up: The Grand  or read the text below:

FROM THE GROUND UP:  The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn

Mark Carrier Construction, TFMoran  bring vision of boutique hotel to life  Every construction project presents  its own challenges, but as work  was about to begin on The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn – the new boutique  hotel adjacent to the iconic Bedford  restaurant and inn – the project’s general  contractor faced something completely  unexpected.

Jack Carnevale, the owner of the Bedford  Village Inn and the Grand at the Bedford Village Inn, had tasked Mark  Carrier Construction to begin the project.  In February of 2015, Mark Carrier unexpectedly  passed away.

“It was his business – he was the one in  negotiation with Jack Carnevale,” Mark’s  brother, Don Carrier, says. “I had my own  business building custom homes for 25  years, but I ended up stepping in to run  the company. The Grand was not contracted  by that point in time, but everything was ready and everything was negotiated.  Jack agreed to stay with us, but it was really my brother who pulled the design/build together.”

Construction began in the spring at the  site, which sits directly behind the original  inn. And while the site was bare, with no  structures, Mark Carrier Construction, Inc., (MCCI,) had to prepare by dealing with a substantial amount of ledge.

“We spent eight weeks blasting 33,000 yards of ledge,” Carrier says. “And once  we completed the blasting, it was a challenge to retain the slope of the property line along with fitting in the built-in pool, patio and landscaping.”

Adding those amenities were challenging, he says, but in the end worth it. A fully-equipped fitness facility steps out onto a patio next to the saltwater pool, which is heated year-round, and the hot tub. It’s all surrounded by sweeping natural, lush gardens.

“Jack Carnevale was very hands-on,” Carrier says. “One of the first times that  I saw him at the Bedford Village Inn, he was on his hands and knees gardening. As we were finishing the Grand, Jack laid out all the landscaping for the back yard gardens and patio.”

That hands-on approach made planning the three-story, 50-room, Dutch Colonial style boutique hotel surprisingly problem free.

“Jack was very animated when I first met  him,” says Architect John Jordan of John  S. Jordan Design, of Canterbury. “He has a great way of describing his vision. I took it all in – I try my best to listen to what the customer is trying to achieve and respond accordingly. It was a matter of experience, and we had the good fortune of hitting it off well. Personalities are very important  in building business relationships.”

Jordan says he took Carnevale’s vision back to his office and began researching  shingle-style projects and historic, grand hotels. He distilled those examples to create plans for a building that would be in that style, while making the most of  modern materials and maintenance-free exterior.

“It’s a classic example of a grand hotel,” Jordan says. “You can see the historic precedence we were hoping to allude to. We weren’t going to try to re-invent the wheel. We wanted to honor history and what Jack had built on-site already with the Bedford Village Inn, and expand on his success and philosophies in making  hat a successful business venture.”

The 52,000-square-foot hotel boasts a mix of classic New England and modern amenities. LED lighting and the complimentary high-speed, fiber optic Wi-Fi never seems out of place next to the  fieldstone fireplace in the comfortable  lobby bar. A business center with hightech appointments sits just down the hall from a classic library room, stuffed with books and couches.

Carrier, MCCI Project Manager Mark Jobin, Carnevale and his wife, Andrea, met weekly before the first shovel was turned through completion. When it came time  to begin designing and decorating the interior, Jordan worked closely with Carnevale to achieve a very specific look the owner had in mind.

“Early on we were cutting out cardboard furniture and beds and moving things around the suites – while we were still doing the rough walls and before we did any wiring or lighting,” Carrier says.  “He’s a very visual person. He likes to see the placement of things. He purchased his own artwork and furnishings which he hung himself.”

Project Engineers TFMoran, of Bedford, completed all the civil and structural engineering, land surveying and landscape  architecture – another element that Carnevale worked closely on.

“Jack is hands-on with everything,”  TFMoran Chief Operating Officer Dylan Cruess says. “And it went very well because he is hands-on. He’s part of every decision, so there are no surprises.”

Cruess says dealing with the large amount of ledge may have been challenging, but a tiered parking solution mitigated  those challenges. With no wetland issues or unusual elements, Cruess says  the project went largely as anticipated.

“The architect, John Jordan, did a beautiful building,” Cruess says, citing window seats on the fourth level as being a notable element in the structure. “It  was complex to have those cantilevered  over the exterior wall.”

The hotel opened officially in June, with a number of top-notch appointments, including  king-size four poster beds custom made by Noir; custom upholstered furnishings by Company C; Carrera Marble bathrooms with soaking tubs; charging and connectivity for tablets, laptops and phones; and elegant fireplaces in many rooms and large suites– including the 850-square-foot Tower Suite.

“We’re just proud to have been a part of it because Jack [Carnevale] does it  right,” Cruess says. “It’s a credit to his  longer-term view.”

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TFMoran Named 2016 “Best of Business” in Engineering Category

TFMoran, Inc. has been selected for the fourth straight year as “Best Engineering Firm” in New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB Awards reader’s survey, which honors the best of business in New Hampshire in over 90 categories. TFMoran was established in 1968 and is involved in major engineering projects throughout New Hampshire and the northeast.

“We are grateful to the readers of NHBR for this special recognition, now four years in a row,” says Robert Duval, president of TFMoran. “The credit belongs to our staff, who show their commitment to client service every day, ‘going the extra mile’ for our clients. We are proud of the reputation we have earned for first-class engineering, survey, and landscape architectural services.”

TFMoran and the other winners will be honored on Thursday, March 3rd at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Click here to see the full list of winners and to register for the pirate-themed BOB Awards Party.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Horizons for NH.