Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Appledore Engineering Joins Tighe & Bond

Signaling Expansion of Engineering Services in New Hampshire and Maine

Westfield, Mass. – January 4, 2011 – Appledore Engineering – a 23 year old civil engineering firm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire – has joined forces with Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in engineering and environmental consulting services that celebrates 100 years in business this year. This move will enable Appledore Engineering to expand its service offerings and will also provide Tighe & Bond greater opportunities for expansion into New Hampshire and Maine markets. Appledore Engineering will remain at its Portsmouth location and do business as Appledore Engineering, a division of Tighe & Bond. 

“This collaboration will deepen our integrated engineering and environmental services in the northern New England region,” says Tighe & Bond president, David Pinsky. "Over the years, Appledore Engineering and Tighe & Bond each have earned solid reputations for engineering excellence and exceptional client satisfaction; both of which are crucial to achieving our vision of continued success and growth. With this merger, we offer our combined commitment to provide the top-notch services that each and every one of our clients deserves,” he emphasizes.

 “Our strategic plan for Appledore was to become a full service civil engineering firm and to expand our presence into the municipal market,” comments Appledore Engineering president, Gregg Mikolaities.  “Joining Tighe & Bond allows us to instantly achieve both of these goals. We are pleased to merge with Tighe & Bond.  Similar to Appledore, they have been previously recognized as one of the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work for in the Country. We are excited about the opportunities this merger will provide. We want to continue to attract the most talented engineers and scientists in our industry.”

 Appledore Engineering currently provides site design, planning, permitting, and construction administration services to public and private clients in New Hampshire and throughout New England.  Several noteworthy New Hampshire clients include: Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle; Exeter High School; Port Walk, a mixed use 400,000 sf project in Portsmouth; Portsmouth Regional Hospital; Lindt Sprugli in Stratham; and Lonza Biologics in Portsmouth.

 Tighe & Bond employs almost 200 professionals and offers a wide range of engineering expertise that includes civil and environmental engineering, water resources, wastewater management, solid waste management, transportation planning, traffic engineering, parking consultancy, geographic information systems (GIS), regulatory compliance and brownfields remediation.  Several noteworthy New Hampshire clients include: Public Service of New Hampshire and the Town of Jaffrey.

 Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Westfield, Worcester and Pocasset, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally.  The firm provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government (federal, state and local), industry, healthcare, education, real estate development, renewable energy, power utilities and water/wastewater utilities.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Director of Marketing, 413-572-3247 or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com, or visit www.tighebond.com.

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