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Main-Land Names Rick Dunton IT Director

The promotion is in conjunction with the launch of the firm’s new Web site

LIVERMORE FALLS- Main-Land Development Consultants has named Rick Dunton its first ever IT Director.

Dunton, a native of Rumford who graduated from Mountain Valley High School in 2002, began his professional career at the Livermore Falls land development firm as an intern while working toward his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine at Orono.

He started working full-time at Main-Land as an engineer in training and Project Manager upon his graduation in 2006 and will continue working in these roles while taking on the added responsibilities as IT Director.

Dunton’s promotion coincides with the launch of the new www.main-landdci.com, the firm’s Web site created by Fayette designer Heather Peel, founder of Foliage Web Design.

Seeking to be a far more user-friendly interface than its predecessor, the redesigned site features a comprehensive overview of Main-Land’s many land use planning related services, as well as an online client resource center, employee biographies, a gallery of completed projects and an interactive news blog.

In addition to overseeing the Web site redesign process and maintaining the blog, Dunton will also facilitate the integration of survey data collection and management with data storage and CAD drafting. In addition, he’ll maintain company CAD standards and make sure both the firm’s technology and its employees are kept current on the latest engineering, drafting and mapping software and other technology.

“While we are a small firm in rural Maine, we believe it is critical we offer our clients the same technological resources they’d find with a larger land planning practice. The creation of this IT Director position ensures that the latest technology in our industry is being integrated into our company in a way that makes us as efficient and effective as ever, while still providing the same personal service that has been the cornerstone of Main-Land’s success over the past 35 years,” said Darryl Brown, president of Main-Land Development Consultants.

“Because Rick also works as a project manager here designing, coordinating and guiding projects through completion, he understands the practical applications of the technology and how to make sure it is used most meaningfully for our employees and our clients.”

A member of the American Society of Civic Engineers, Dunton lives with his wife, Tricia, in Buckfield.

ABOUT MAIN-LAND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS
Main-Land Development Consultants has been providing land use planning services including surveying, soils testing, mapping, engineering, permitting, and wastewater design to both public and private projects throughout western Maine and beyond since 1974. The company, now in its 35th year, is based in Livermore Falls and can be found online at www.main-landdci.com. For more information, call (207) 897- 6752.

Main-Land Hires Tim Gallant As GIS Coordinator

Tim Gallant

-The Rumford native is also a land surveyor in training-

LIVERMORE FALLS- Main-Land Development Consultants has hired Tim Gallant as the firm’s first Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator.

Gallant, 29, is a Rumford native who graduated from Mountain Valley High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from UMaine in 2002.

He recently returned to the region from southern Maine, where he worked at Corner Post Land Surveying, Inc. in Springvale as a Survey Project Manager. He now lives in Wayne with his wife, Heather.

As the GIS Coordinator at Main-Land, Gallant is responsible for creating, analyzing, organizing and managing the GIS data collected for clients and by other parties in preparation for presentation to local planning boards and state agencies and use by Main-Land’s team of engineers.

He also works under the firm’s licensed surveyors to perform all aspects of land surveying, as well as wetlands delineation.

Many Maine municipalities are now utilizing GIS to map a myriad of features of the town, including road networks, zoning overlays, water/sewer infrastructure and the state’s GIS office currently catalogs spatial maps of Maine’s traits from topography to wetlands to wildlife habitats.

By adding a GIS division to the firm, Main-Land can now utilize those existing maps to quickly gather data for client projects without ever leaving the office.

“Having on-site GIS capabilities is a huge asset to us because in a faster, more cost-efficient way than ever before, we are able to provide our clients with more information about their land. As a result, our clients can be better educated about the limitations and opportunities for developing their site in a responsible, effective manner,” said Darryl Brown, president of Main-Land Development Consultants. “It is also helpful to our engineers because they are now able to design projects with a much deeper understanding of the characteristics of the client’s land. We’re excited to have Tim join our team and help integrate this powerful technology into everything we do.”

ABOUT MAIN-LAND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS
Main-Land Development Consultants has been providing land use planning services including surveying, soils testing, mapping, engineering, permitting, and wastewater design to both public and private projects throughout western Maine and beyond since 1974. The company, now in its 35th year, is based in Livermore Falls and can be found online at www.main-landdci.com. For more information, call (207) 897- 6752.

Look for the article on Tim’s hiring here in the Lewiston Sun Journal, and in other newspapers around Western Maine.

Recently Approved Projects

While it’s our proactive work of getting the word out about the disconcerting impacts of the Act to Update the Site Location of Development Laws that has put Main-Land Development Consultants in the headlines lately (and in towns across western Maine including Bethel, Farmington, Norway, Bridgton, Skowhegan, Auburn and Kingfield), we’ve been busy surveying, engineering and presenting client projects to planning boards across western Maine.

Here is a look at some of the projects we’ve secured approval for recently:

  • Pleasant Lake Overlook – A 14-lot subdivision off the Powhaten Road in Otisfield received the green light from the town’s planning board, as well as DEP Stormwater Management Law approval;
  • Great Brook Preserve – An additional five residential lots that are part of this larger 66-lot subdivision off of Route 26 in Newry have been given the go-ahead from that town’s planning board;
  • And, the Town of Richmond has granted Site Plan Review approval to our client, the Maine Rural Water Association, so they can convert a former residential home into their new offices, which they’ll move into from their current location in Brunswick.

Congratulations to these clients and continue checking back on the blog to learn about other projects around western Maine we are working on!