Hancock Associates Announces Acquisition of Sherman & Frydryk

March 19, 2021 Greg Gould and Don Frydryk

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces they have acquired Sherman & Frydryk, LLC, a land surveying and civil engineering firm located in Palmer, Massachusetts. Sherman & Frydryk, with roots dating back to 1950, has an impeccable reputation for quality work and great client service. Their long list of prominent and long-standing clients includes residential and commercial developers, municipalities, service utilities, MassDOT, hospitals and more throughout Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties and the surrounding areas.

Sherman & Frydryk will operate as a division of Hancock Associates. Don Frydryk, PE, PLS will serve as Regional Office Manager and the current staff will continue to be part of the Sherman & Frydryk team.

The acquisition assists Hancock in expanding services to Central and Western Massachusetts. It also adds historical survey records from W.H. and H.W. Brainerd, John Casey, Nathaniel Clapp, Charles Dingman, R.O. and G.F. Dingman, Kenneth Sherman, Sherman and Woods, Sherman & Frydryk, Richard Stowe and Arthur Sullivan to Hancock’s impressive collection of land surveying and civil engineering resources.

“Hancock Associates had been looking to expand services to Western Massachusetts and having Sherman & Frydryk as a division checked all the boxes. Our type of clients, quality work and work ethic are very much in sync. I grew up and currently live in the area so it’s a bit of a dream come true for me to assist in the transition and be based in the Palmer office,” said Greg Gould, PLS, Hancock Vice President and Associate.

“Wayne Jalbert, the President of Hancock Associates, and I have known each other since we were at the University of Lowell, now known as the University of Massachusetts Lowell. When we first discussed a possible acquisition, we quickly discovered how much our firms had in common. By becoming a division of Hancock Associates, we’re able to continue providing the highest caliber land surveying and civil engineering work, expand our wetland science services and provide security for our clients and employees,” said Don Frydryk, PE, PLS. “We’re excited about the future.”

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Greg Gould, PLS and Don Frydryk, PE, PLS.

Hancock Associates Announces Acquisition of Land Surveys, Inc.

December 11, 2020 Wayne Jalbert

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is pleased to announce they have acquired Land Surveys, Inc. of Brockton, a surveying firm with a high reputation for quality and responsiveness. The deal was managed by John Allen of Allen Business Advisors. The acquisition adds the survey records that Land Surveys, Inc. has amassed since 1973, as well as the records of Atlas Land Surveying of Stoughton and Kenneth C. Heyward of Easton, to Hancock’s vast historical survey records collection.

“Looking to retirement, I knew I wanted to find a firm that I could trust to take care of my valued clients and 40 years of important surveying records. I’m thrilled to have found Hancock Associates and will be assisting in the transition to ensure it is seamless for every client,” said Bruce Malcolm, PLS, owner of Land Surveys, Inc.

“Hancock has always been a leader in preserving records so that they may be available for use in perpetuity. In fact, we have a full-time archivist on staff whose sole responsibility is to digitize and catalog thousands of historical records as well as the new ones that are continually being created by the firm. This acquisition helps us continue that tradition and expand Hancock’s land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services to the South Shore,” said Hancock President Wayne Jalbert.

Devon Morse Joins Hancock Associates as a Project Wetland Scientist

December 7, 2020

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is pleased to announce that Devon Morse has joined the firm as a Project Wetland Scientist. Her responsibilities include delineating, identifying and monitoring wetlands and coastal resources and aiding in the filing process of projects. She is based out of Hancock’s Danvers office at 185 Centre Street and will also support Hancock’s Boston office of H.W. Moore at 121 East Berkeley Street as well as projects along the coast to the South Shore.

Devon has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and will be completing additional coursework through the highly regarded Swamp School this winter. She is an ACOE Professional Wetland Delineator, Wildlife Emergency Services Certified and Wildlife Search and Rescue Certified. Devon is a member of the Society of Wetland Science and the PADI Dive Community.

Prior to joining Hancock, Devon was a Wetland Specialist, Regulatory Analyst and Marine Biologist/Educator. She is experienced in coastal species, native/non-native plant analysis, habitat and bird identification, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES), Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and overall ecosystem management.

Devon lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.

“I love my job at Hancock. Everyone on the team has been so warm and welcoming and shares the same vision and passion as me. I look forward to growing and exceling in my professional career and helping Hancock on its path of continued success,” said Devon.

“Devon brings vast coastal expertise and knowledge of stormwater runoff, wastewater, wetland protection and mitigation to our Wetland Science department and will enhance our coastal permitting services. We’re excited to have her here and share her knowledge and love of marine biology and environmental science,” said President Wayne Jalbert.

Hancock Associates Announces Promotion of Jacob T. Lemieux to Project Manager

September 16, 2020 Jacob Lemieux

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is pleased to announce that Jacob T. Lemieux has been promoted to Project Manager. Jacob joined Hancock Associates in 2015 as a Project Civil Engineer. He is based out of Hancock’s Marlborough office and serves clients in the MetroWest area.

Jacob is experienced in boundary and existing conditions surveys, soil evaluation, septic system design, grading and drainage design with drainage analysis and stormwater report, ANR plans, definitive subdivision plans, land court subdivisions, construction layout, construction monitoring, as-built site plans, GPS site control processing and environmental permitting.

Jacob has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is a registered Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and Certified Soil Evaluator. He is also the moderator of Hancock’s Young Professionals Group. Jacob lives in Northbridge, Massachusetts.

“Jacob has shown great leadership throughout his growth at Hancock and has regularly jumped in successfully in project management roles. Having honed his skills in surveying, engineering and management, Jacob will ensure a high level of success for our clients’ projects,” said President Wayne Jalbert.

Jean Woodley Joins Hancock Associates as Accounts Receivable Manager

August 6, 2020 Jean Woodley

Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is pleased to announce that Jean Woodley has joined the firm as Accounts Receivable Manager. She is responsible for preparing monthly billing, contract management, project review, project reconciliation and coordination with Project Managers.

Jean has 20 years of experience in accounts receivables, the last 12 with a civil engineering firm in North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Keene State College, a Certificate of Accountancy from Bentley University and a Master of Business Administration from Franklin Pierce University. She is currently studying to earn a Post Master’s Certificate in Accountancy from Bentley University. Jean lives in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

“We’re excited to have Jean join the Hancock team. Her previous experience makes her a perfect fit for our accounting department. We’re confident that she’ll play an important role in continuing Hancock’s growth,” said President Wayne Jalbert.