Hancock Associates Announces Acquisition of Noonan & McDowell

July 16, 2018 John Noonan

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the acquisition of Noonan & McDowell, a well-respected land surveying and civil engineering firm located at 25 Bridge Street in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Noonan & McDowell was founded in 1986 by John L. Noonan, PLS, PE and Malcolm P. McDowell, PLS, PE.  Over the years, the firm has built an impeccable reputation serving developers, homeowners and municipalities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

“Joining Hancock Associates was an easy decision,” said Noonan & McDowell’s President John Noonan. “I conducted an extensive search for a firm with the same ideals and goals for the future and the ability to safely archive Noonan & McDowell’s 30 years of property line evidence collection data for the greater good of the community. Hancock was a perfect match.”

“With Noonan & McDowell in Billerica and our office in Chelmsford working together, Hancock can better serve clients through the addition of staff and services such as Constant Head Infiltration and Hydrant Flow Testing,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “We’re excited to be working with John and his team and looking forward to the future.”

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Land Surveying Department

June 4, 2018 Jared Johnson

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the hiring of Jared Johnson as Project Surveyor in the firm’s Land Surveying Department. He is based in the firm’s Chelmsford office.

Prior to joining Hancock Associates, Jared was a Surveyor in Training responsible for robotics and GPS field equipment along with overseeing all types of survey projects from research to finished plans. He also has experience as Party Chief at two prominent New Hampshire firms.

Jared holds a B.S. in Survey Engineering Technology with a minor in Construction Management from the University of Maine. He lives in Pelham, New Hampshire.

“One of the most enjoyable things about being a surveyor is the history behind the work. From researching historical records to finding monuments left by surveyors many years ago, it’s really interesting to apply what I discover to modern day practice,” said Jared. “I’m excited to continue my work as part of the Hancock Associates team. Their reputation and commitment to quality is well known throughout the industry.”

“We’re thrilled to have Jared join Hancock Associates,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “With his skills and enthusiasm, I’m confident that he’ll continue our tradition of providing superior service to our clients.”

Hancock Associates Announces Retirement of Co-Founder and Former President Don Desmond

May 21, 2018 Don Desmond

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, announces that Donald I. Desmond, PLS has retired from the firm.

Hancock Associates was founded in 1978 by Frank Hancock, PLS, PE and Don was selected by Hancock to assist in creating the firm. In 1984, Don became Hancock’s sole owner and President. During Don’s tenure, his acumen for business and passion for surveying and design led to countless service and process enhancements.  Don led the implementation of advanced technology in surveying, CAD systems and computer-based accounting, invoicing and human resources programs. Additionally, he accelerated the company’s growth from the original office in Danvers to include five offices throughout eastern and central MA and southern NH.  Because of Don’s belief in the preservation of survey and land records, Hancock acquired archives that contain records dating back to 1852.  His goals for diversification began in 1984 when he established Hancock’s wetland science department after identifying the need for wetland science capabilities in the field of civil engineering. Wetland science is a core component of Hancock’s services. Today, Hancock’s diverse portfolio includes most all market sectors, a wide range of services and a broad geographic service area.

As part of the Hancock’s succession plan, Don transitioned to the role of General Manager and held the position from 2016 until this retirement in December 2017.  He will continue to be involved in the firm’s success by sharing his expertise as a member of Hancock’s Board of Directors.

 “For 40 years, Don has worked tirelessly to build Hancock Associates into one of the most respected surveying, engineering and environmental consulting firms in the region,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “Our clients and employees have all benefited from his expertise and dedication to excellence. We wish him all the best as he enjoys his retirement.”

Hancock Associates is Proud to Work with the Largest GCs in Massachusetts

May 9, 2018 Boston Business Journal Logo

The Boston Business Journal recently announced their list of the largest general contractors in Massachusetts. Hancock Associates is honored to work with half of the top 25. They are: Suffolk, Consigli Construction, Turner Construction, Shawmut Design and Construction, BOND Bros., AECOM Tishman, Lee Kennedy, Cranshaw Construction, Gilbane Building, Columbia Construction, Campanelli, Commodore Builders, W.T. Rich and G. Green Construction.

For the complete list, check out the Boston Business Journal.

Ed Dixon Published in Spring PITA Newsletter

May 1, 2018 Ed Dixon

Ed Dixon, P.L.S, the manager of Hancock Associates’ Newburyport office was recently published in the Plum Island Taxpayers Association’s spring newsletter. Ed has over 20 years of experience working in the Plum Island area and shared some of his knowledge in his article Surveying on Plum Island from a Land Surveyor’s Perspective.

You can read his article here.