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A Message from Turner Staff Regarding COVID-19

Dear Clients, Business Partners & Colleagues:

In response to the current coronavirus health crisis, The Turner Group is taking every precaution to maintain the safety of our staff and communities by eliminating non-essential travel and in-person meetings.  We are following a rigorous hygiene policy that is aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and best practices and continue to monitor and adjust as appropriate.

Our firm is also taking advantage of the latest technology to allow our staff to work without interruption and provide project deliverables on schedule as best as reasonably possible.

We appreciate your continued open communication and please forward any concerns or suggestions that you may have in the coming weeks.  All of us at The Turner Group wish you and your loved ones a safe and successful transition toward a quick resolution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Turner Group Hosts NH Saves Lunch and Learn

The H.L. Turner Group Inc. hosted a lunch and learn for our employees and guests, presented by NH Saves.  Our staff understand that energy efficiency is a vital part of keeping New Hampshire's residents, businesses, and towns economically successful, now and in the future.  Having worked with NH Saves on projects such as the City-Wide Community Center, Concord, NH, our approach is to incorporate their experts early on in the project to ensure our clients receive the resources and rebates necessary to help save time, money, and energy. 

NHTI Students Visit Turner Group HQ

A group of students from New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) made their annual trip to The Turner Group's headquarters in Concord, NH.   Bill Hickey, Senior Vice President at The H.L. Turner Group Inc., leads the tour of the facility, which he helped design.  Mr. Hickey received his degree from NHTI and continues to teach at the college.  

NH Historical Society and The H.L. Turner Group Receive Preservation Award

Concord, NH – On May 10, the N.H. Preservation Alliance announced eleven awards for outstanding historic preservation projects.  The New Hampshire Historical Society received one of these coveted awards for work completed on the building in collaboration with The H.L. Turner Group.

According to N.H. Historical Society President, William Dunlap, “The New Hampshire Historical Society chose H.L. Turner to help us develop and evaluate possible approaches to modernizing the climate control systems in our historic National Register-listed building.  In addition to mechanical systems, the project also involved reconstructing skylight systems covering 40% of our roof area, which were highly inefficient.  Following the preliminary planning process, H.L. Turner designed and engineered the ultimate systems to meet these challenges.

This was a complex project due to the historic nature of the building.  H.L. Turner handled the project with sensitivity, worked extremely well with other vendor team members, and delivered a design that worked flawlessly.”

The N.H. Preservation Alliance awards recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives across the state.

Turner Group Receives Merit Award for Community Center

The Turner Group was recognized with a Merit Award from Plan NH for our work on the Concord City-Wide Community Center, Concord, NH.  This project was built on the site of the former Dame School, parts of which were repurposed for the facility. 

The project was selected by a field of nominations by a jury of professionals in the planning, design, and development industries.  This award honors building projects that embody smart growth principles, social responsibility, and outstanding cooperation or collaboration.   

Turner Group Hires Rachel Marden, Marketing Manager

The Turner Group, a professional team of architects, engineers, and building scientists, hires Rachel Marden as Marketing Manager.  Marden is based out of the firm's headquarters in Concord, NH, is responsible for managing the firm's marketing and communication efforts and lead strategic marketing initiatives for the firm.  Marden brings experience working on high-profile projects that required innovative communication strategies.  Marden is a member of American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire's PR/Marketing Committee, American Society of Civil Engineer's NH Section, and Clean Energy NH.  Marden received her Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Biology from the University of New Hampshire.    

Turner Group Receives Award for the Merrimack Lodge, NH

The architects and engineers of The H.L. Turner Group Inc. were recognized with a Merit Award for the Merrimack Lodge at White Park in Concord, NH at the 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards, hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT. We would like to extend a special thank you to the City of Concord New Hampshirefor allowing us to apply our talents to beautify a portion of White Park with the new skate house.

For more information about the lodge, including how to rent the lodge for your next event, visit: https://concordnh.gov/1719/Merrimack-Lodge

The H.L. Turner Group Adds Project Architect

The H.L. Turner Group Inc., an award-winning architectural and engineering firm headquartered in Concord, NH, announces that Daniel Hall, AIA, has joined their team.  Mr. Hall has over 12 years of experience working with commercial, office, residential, and mixed-use projects.  His past projects have given him the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the architectural process, from schematic design, development, construction contracts, construction coordination, producing framing layout and sizing, and client communications.

Turner Group President and CEO, Harold Turner, Jr. PE, believes Mr. Hall is an impressive addition to the firm saying, “Dan’s experience and educational background have given him a strong technical skillset, strong work ethic, and keen attention to detail.   Having Dan on our team makes The H.L. Turner Group even stronger as we guide architectural and engineering projects from conception to completion.”


Turner Group President/CEO named Business Leader of the Year

Turner Group President/CEO Harold Turner was named the 2019 Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine.  Turner was awarded the title based on his leadership in NH's engineering industry and his duel passions for sustainable energy projects and school choice.  Harold Turner is the founder, president and CEO of The H.L. Turner Group in Concord, NH, an architectural and engineering firm with more than 30 employees.  

 Turner spent his early years advocating for sustainability energy practices including small-scale hydropower development, net-zero, and 'whole building' concepts and designs.  Throughout his career Harold always prioritized giving back, serving on nonprofit boards including the Business and Industry Association of NH, Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT, and the Granite Institute.  He also sits on the board of Granite State Hydropower Association and is an advisory member of the NH Technical Institute, NH Clean Tech Council, and NH Children's Scholarship Fund.  

Plan NH Hosts Event at Turner Group Office

Plan NH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering excellence in planning, design, and development of NH's built environment, held an after-hours event at H.L. Turner Group's headquarter in Concord, NH.  The event, which was co-hosted by Milestone Engineering and Construction, Inc., included networking and a presentation by Turner Group's Jon Lavigne.  The presentation discussed the issues of building in New Hampshire floodplains, including the different types of floodproofing methods, example projects, and a discussion on innovative partnerships that have resulted in a resilient built environment.  

Turner Group Completes Hampton Academy Renovation & Addition

H.L. Turner staff attended the Hampton Academy ribbon-cutting and open house for the $25 million dollar renovation and addition project.  As principal designers, our architects and engineers worked with the staff and district, as well as partners from Bonnette, Page & Stone and Owner’s Project Manager Trident Project Management, to complete the project.  Hampton Academy was originally constructed in 1939 and renovations were last done about 45 years ago.  

The project was approved by the school district in 2017 and completed in phases.  Major project components include a new gymnasium, improved HVAC and security, updated science classrooms, and an auditorium that was previously the gymnasium, and community space.

Additional pictures and coverage are provided by "Seacoast Online": https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20191010/school-community-celebrates-new-hampton-academy

Turner's Jon George Earns PE License

The H.L. Turner Group Inc. would like to congratulate Jonathan George for earning his Professional Engineer license in New Hampshire.  Over the past five years with our firm, Jon has gained valuable experience as a structural engineer through his involvement in a variety of projects ranging from building assessments to hydroelectric design. 

Some of his notable projects include the New Hampshire Army National Guard Readiness Center in Portsmouth, NH; Methuen Construction Headquarters in Plaistow, NH; Pennichuck Water Works Distribution Facility in Merrimack, NH; and work on various school buildings such as Hampton Academy and Auburn Village School.  Jon graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2014 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and from New Hampshire’s Technical Institute in 2012 with an A.S. in Architectural Engineering. 

Jon is actively involved in Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  He is a graduate of ABC’s Future Leaders in Construction program and teaches a Structural Principles course for their Project Superintendent Certification program.