Matthew Connors, PE Joins Hancock Associates as Regional Engineering Manager

August 15, 2022 Matthew Connors, PE

Hancock Associates is proud to announce that Matthew Connors, PE has joined the firm as Regional Engineering Manager. Matt with be assisting Joe Peznola, PE, the firm’s Director of Engineering, in managing Hancock’s eastern engineering operations. He is based in Hancock’s Newburyport office at 1 Harris Street.

Matt has nearly 30 years of experience in site/civil engineering, project management and construction administration, with particular emphasis on developments with excessive environmental constraints. His experience is broad-based and includes design, specifications, management and permitting of projects in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona, covering residential, commercial, institutional, municipal, sub-division, utility and wetland projects. Matt’s technical expertise includes hydraulics, hydrology, pump stations, water distribution modeling and storm/sewer collection modeling; local, state and federal permitting; and wet utility design and construction.

Matt was a former Project Manager at Hancock. Prior to his return to Hancock as Regional Engineering Manager, Matt was an Associate at Engineering & Land Planning Associates, Inc. in New Jersey. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Matt is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers and the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a resident of Groveland, Massachusetts.

“I enjoy working with clients and staff to build something that will better communities and future generations,” said Matt. “I came back to Hancock to continue doing great work with exceptional people.”

“I am so glad to have Matt return to Hancock and join our Management Team,” said Wayne Jalbert, Hancock’s President. “He brings an exceptional blend of engineering, technology and management skills to Hancock and will bolster our organization into the future.”

About Hancock Associates
Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. For additional information, call (978) 777-3050 or visit www.HancockAssociates.com.

James M. O’Neil Joins Hancock Associates as Survey Manager

July 22, 2022 James O'Neil

Hancock Associates is proud to announce that James M. O’Neil, L.L.S. has joined the firm as Survey Manager in their Chelmsford, Massachusetts office. Jim is responsible for overseeing the surveying department in the Chelmsford office and coordinating with the surveying teams in other offices.

Jim has almost 30 years of experience in land surveying. Prior to joining Hancock Associates, he held positions as Director, Chief of Surveys and Assistant Survey Manager at several well-respected engineering firms and was the owner of his own land surveying company.

Jim attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and participated in the institution’s civil engineering program. He is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut and pursuing licenses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jim is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors and the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. He is also a former member of the Bedford, New Hampshire Zoning Board of Adjustment. Jim resides in Bedford, New Hampshire.

“I joined Hancock Associates because of their reputation for being an exceptional company with great people and a supportive atmosphere,” said Jim. “I’m excited to be part of the team.”

“Jim has extensive experience in surveying and applying the latest technology and will help foster our continued growth into our northern neighbors,” said Wayne Jalbert, Hancock’s President. “I am so glad to add him to our expanding team.”

About Hancock Associates
Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. For additional information, call (978) 777-3050 or visit www.HancockAssociates.com.

Hancock Associates’ Staff Licenses Expand Services in RI

June 13, 2022 Dan Bremser

Hancock Associates is pleased to announce that J. Dan Bremser, PLS has passed the Rhode Island Professional Land Surveyors exam. Dan is a Senior Project Manager in Hancock’s Marlborough office located at 315 Elm Street.

Anthony Donato, PE, LEED, previously received his Rhode Island Civil Professional Engineer registration through reciprocity. Tony is an Associate, Senior Project Manager and Regional Office Manager in Hancock’s Boston office of H.W. Moore located at 121 East Berkeley Street.

“We’re very proud of both accomplishments and excited to continue our expansion of services in the Ocean state,” said Hancock President Wayne Jalbert.

About Hancock Associates
Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire.

Hancock Associates Announces Retirement of Vasek Talacko, PE

May 17, 2022 Vasek Talacko Headshot

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, announced that Vaclav (Vasek) Talacko, PE has retired from the firm. Vasek had been with Hancock for nearly 40 years. Though based in the Danvers office for most of his career, he recently was working from the Newburyport office overseeing civil engineering projects and proposal development, and supporting Office Manager, Ed Dixon, PLS and Engineering Manager, Charlie Wear, PE, LEED AP.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and spending a short period of time in the world of geotechnical engineering, Vasek joined Hancock in 1984. His knowledge of local permitting and friendly manner allowed him to establish beneficial relationships with most North Shore municipal Boards, including Planning, Zoning, Health and Conservation Commissions, and grow into one of the foremost experts in the area.

“Vasek easily handled a myriad of complex projects with such a confident manner that it appeared he never had a bad day,” said Hancock Associates’ President, Wayne Jalbert, PLS. “As a former Hancock Principal and Shareholder, his utmost professionalism and infectious smile will be greatly missed.”

About Hancock Associates
Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire.

Hancock Associates’ Jared Johnson Becomes Registered Professional Land Surveyor

March 10, 2022 Jared Johnson

Hancock Associates is pleased to announce that Jared Johnson, a Project Surveyor at the firm, passed the State Surveyor Jurisprudence Exam and is now a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in Massachusetts.

Jared joined Hancock Associates in 2018 and previously held positions as Surveyor in Training, and Party Chief at several local well-respected land surveying firms. Jared is based in Hancock’s Chelmsford office and lives in Pelham, New Hampshire.

“I am really excited to see Jared’s growth,” said President Wayne Jalbert. “Jared it the epitome of the modern Surveyor, with skills that utilize today’s technology to embrace and execute the art, science, theoretical and legal aspects of land surveying. Jared has a bright future here at Hancock.”

About Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land/coastal development, construction and preservation. They have maintained their position as an industry leader through their investment in exceptional staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and acquisition of multiple surveying and engineering firms, and historical survey records dating back to 1852. Since 1978, Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They value the long-term relationships they have with their clients served through their offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire.