David Cowell Answers the Question “Can I perform a wetland delineation in Winter?”

December 1, 2017 David Cowell

Column by David Cowell, senior wetland scientist/project manager for Hancock Associates, featured in the December 1 issue of the New England Real Estate Journal.


Wayne Jalbert Explains Typical Timing for Land Surveys

November 3, 2017 Wayne Jalbert

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that it can take weeks or months to get project surveyed, designed and approved. Here are some typical timeframes:

Standard Projects

New Deck: 1 to 2 months

New Additions: 2 to 4 months

Special Permits: 4 months or more

Subdivisions: 6 months or more

Projects within 100’ of a Wetland:

2-3 months working with the appropriate Conservation Commission in addition to the Standard Project timeline above

Project within 200’ of a River

2-3 months working with the appropriate Conservation Commission in addition to the Standard Project timeline above

If you’re planning on doing work on your property in 2018, now is the time to contact a Professional Land Surveyor. They can complete the work during the winter months so you’ll be ready to go when the warm weather returns.

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Administrative Department

August 28, 2017 Amy Broadbent

Amy Broadbent Hired as Manager of Administrative Services

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the hiring of Amy Broadbent as the firm’s Manager of Administrative Services. She will oversee all administrative support functions including contracts, client relations, accounts receivable, collections, branch offices and technology.

Amy received her education in business management from Northern Essex Community College. She has over 10 years of experience in administrative and operations management as Director of Operations at J. Butler Property Management, LLC.

Amy is the co-president of the Beverly Middle School PTO and the Chair of the YMCA of the North Shore’s member-led community service program, Togetherhood. She lives with her husband and son in Beverly, Massachusetts.

“I’m excited to improve upon Hancock’s administrative functions by sharing best practices and also find ways to harness the staff’s strengths enabling them to be even more successful and happy in their careers,” said Amy.

“We created this new position to both support our internal growth and continue Hancock’s tradition of providing exceptional and efficient service to our clients,” said Hancock Associates President Wayne C. Jalbert. “We’re thrilled to welcome Amy aboard!”

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Management Team

August 7, 2017 Scott Jalbert

Scott R. Jalbert Assumes Position as Vice President

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is proud to announce that Scott R. Jalbert, P.L.S. has been promoted to the position of Vice President. He has joined the company’s management team and will continue as Senior Project Manager based in both the Chelmsford and Danvers offices. The promotion is part of a strategic plan to position the firm for the next phase of growth.

With over 20 years of experience in land surveying, Scott is responsible for the coordination of utility, residential, commercial and municipal projects including client contact and supervising field and office staff in the preparation of final plans and associated documents. He is also responsible for CAD and GPS operations and oversees the duration of various survey projects. Scott directs the field crew’s use of state-of-the-art survey instrumentation including Robotic Total Stations, G.P.S. and Prismless Total Stations. Scott’s land surveying experience includes boundary surveys, ALTA/NSPS title insurance surveys, construction layout projects, FEMA elevation certificates, deformation/settlement monitoring surveys and existing conditions plans.

Scott holds a Certificate in Land Surveying from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts and a member of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE). He is MBTA Contractor Safety Trained and OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certified. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

“I am fortunate to work with an outstanding team at Hancock Associates. Whether we are consulting on a short-term project like assisting homeowners on a new addition or on a long-term public infrastructure or commercial development, everyone is focused on exceeding client expectations,” said Scott. “I look forward to continuing that tradition every day.”

“Over Scott’s 23 years at Hancock Associates, I’ve seen him hone his research and problem-solving skills and grow into an exceptional team leader,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “It’s my pleasure to have him as part of our management team and continue our mission of providing exceptional service and maintaining long-term client relationships.”

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Land Surveying Department

July 10, 2017 Phil Pattison

Philip Pattison Hired as Senior Project Manager

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the hiring of Philip Pattison as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Land Surveying Department.

Phil has over 30 years of experience in land surveying with projects ranging from existing conditions/topography, construction, land boundary, ALTA/NSPS Land Title and highway surveys to research of public land title and utility records.

Prior to joining Hancock Associates, he was a Survey Manager, Survey Technician, Survey Technician/Party Chief and Project Engineer/Surveyor at several prominent firms.

Phil holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has completed OSHA 10-Hour Training and is a Land Surveyor in Training (#311). He lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

“I joined Hancock Associates because their reputation is unmatched in the industry,” said Phil. “I look forward to being part of their continued success by furthering land surveying best practices, making sure quality assurance goals are met and providing strong team leadership.”

“We’re excited to have Phil on the Hancock Associates team,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “Our staff, clients and regulators will benefit greatly from his vast experience and acute problem solving and project management skills.”

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