Article as released to the Press:
Darryl Brown has sold Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. to Robert Berry III.
Darryl Brown of Livermore Falls founded Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. in 1974. Under Brown’s leadership, Main-Land grew to become a full service land development consulting firm. In 2011, Brown was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. Later, he was transferred to direct the State Planning Office, where he accomplished Governor LePage’s plans for that office. In November 2011, Brown sold his company to the President appointed in his absence: Robert Berry III.
Berry, a licensed professional engineer who received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine at Orono in 1994, joined Main-Land in 2004.
As an engineer and project manager at the firm, Berry has worked at designing, coordinating and guiding to successful completion projects throughout Maine including residential, industrial and multi-use developments; churches; commercial developments; institutional improvements; and municipal projects. Since taking the company’s reins, Main-Land has grown and expanded into Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, and Hydrogeology. Berry is currently leading site development efforts for the Oxford Resort Casino.
Berry lives with his wife and three sons on the family farm in Embden.
“We want to assure our many valuable clients that we will continue to provide the professional, prompt and personable land planning consulting services our firm has built its reputation upon for nearly four decades. As we move forward, Main-Land will grow and provide even more services that will add value to our customer’s land,” said Berry.
Article as released to the Press:
Timothy Gallant has been promoted to Director of Surveying of Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc.
Gallant, a licensed professional surveyor who received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Maine at Orono in 2002, joined Main-Land in 2008.
He began his career at Main-Land as a field surveyor, quickly earned his professional surveying license, climbed to Survey Coordinator, and now directs the survey department. Main-Land employs four professional surveyors and can run up to three survey crews simultaneously. Gallant is tasked with managing the department and all survey projects.
“Surveying has and will be a critical component to Main-Land’s success. In this challenging economy Main-Land will continue to offer high quality, prompt and reliable survey services. While we grow, we will continue to add new surveying services and technology,” says Gallant.
Gallant lives in Wayne with his wife and daughter.
Main-Land’s President Darryl Brown to present impact of proposed land development law changes to Farmington Planning Board
FARMINGTON- Upon the invitation of Farmington Planning Board Chairman Bussie York, Darryl Brown, president/owner of the Livermore Falls based Main-Land Development Consultants (MLDC), will give a guest presentation to that board at its Monday evening meeting considering the impact on Franklin County of revisions to the Site Location Development Law being proposed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Brown and engineers from his firm have been traveling throughout western Maine for the past two months giving a series of presentations in an effort to educate people about the MDEP proposal, which they believe if enacted this session by the Maine Legislature will drastically slow down- if not altogether stop- development in Maine. Following their forum in Farmington earlier this month, York, who was in attendance, found the changes so concerning that he asked Brown to come share them with the town’s planners and other officials including selectmen.
WHO: Darryl Brown, President/Owner of Main-Land Development Consultants; the Farmington Planning Board; and other Farmington town officials.
WHAT: Presentation on the Act to Update the Site Location of Development Law –sponsored by Rep. Bob Duchesne (D- Hudson)– and its impacts on Franklin County.
WHERE: Farmington Town Office basement
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, March 16 (Agenda item #4)
WHY: If enacted, the Act to Update the Site Location of Development Law would limit large scale non-residential development to designated growth zones, urban compact zones, census designated areas or those areas served by public sewer systems. It would also prohibit the disturbances of slopes 20 percent or greater, limiting projects in Maine’s mountainous regions, and give MDEP the authority to approve or reject site contractors selected for project construction.