JEFFREY MERRITT, P.E.

Owner & Principal Engineer

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CIVIL ENGINEER & PROJECT MANAGER

Since 2001

For 20 years, Mr. Merritt has worked in New Hampshire where he has primarily served as a Senior Project Manager for a local civil engineering firm designing and permitting a variety of land development projects throughout the State.  He graduated in 2001 from Clarkson University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.  After college, he worked in Boston designing and permitting telecommunication facilities throughout the city. 

 

Jeff moved to New Hampshire with his wife in 2003 where he began to establish roots and learned the nuances of the State’s civil engineering process.  He began designing commercial, industrial and residential site plans, commercial and residential land subdivisions, residential open space subdivisions, municipal improvement projects, commercial and residential septic designs, and utility main extension projects.  He has extensive experience in land use permitting including local, state and federal permitting. 

 

Mr. Merritt has significant practice presenting in front of Planning Boards, Zoning Board of Adjustments, and Conservation Commission public hearings.   With 17 years of permitting knowledge in New Hampshire, he has the ability to comprehend and determine the applicability of local Zoning Ordinances, Site Plan Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, as well as state land use regulations and administrative rules. 

 

Here at Granite, he will continue to utilize his experience in project management to coordinate sub-consultants, schedule project timelines for fast and efficient approvals, continue to foster relationships with regulators, and maintain cost-effective project budgets.

 

BRENTON COLE, P.E.

Owner & Principal Engineer

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CIVIL ENGINEER & PROJECT MANAGER

Since 2010

Mr. Cole has been working in the land development sector of New Hampshire for nearly a decade since graduating from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.  He began as a project engineer for a small firm north of Concord where he worked directly with the owner to develop his skills in land design, CAD, and the permitting process.  Mr. Cole transferred to a larger firm outside of Manchester in 2014 where he earned his Professional Engineering license and became a project manager.  Mr. Cole has 10 years of experience in engineering and managing residential, commercial, and industrial site plans, roadways, subdivisions, and other related projects. He has established roots in the city with his wife, Melissa, who is also a Professional Engineer in NH, and young daughter Lainey.   His passion is his family and career as he looks forward to advancing responsible development in the Granite State.

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MANCHESTER CONSERVATION COMMISSION, VICE CHAIRMAN

Since 2017

Guides the Manchester Conservation Commission in its mission to preserve the City's natural resources for the benefit of its citizens and wildlife. The Commission's responsibilities include advising the NH DES on applications to disturb wetlands; cataloging, researching, and planning for the protection of natural resources, including watersheds, open spaces, wetlands, and endangered species; acquiring property interests in land to hold in conservation; promoting conservation activities; and advising other boards, such as the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, on environmental impacts of development.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Cole serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) New Hampshire Section.  As a Board Member, it is our duty to uphold and enhance the integrity and ethics of the Civil Engineering profession in New Hampshire.  We strive to coordinate and conduct activities which are more local to the area so our member can address issues in the civil engineering arena.

Since 2019

 

KIMBERLY HARRINGTON, E.I.T.

Project Engineer

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PROJECT ENGINEER

Since 2020

Kimberly Harrington has been part of Granite Engineering since graduating from the University of Rhode Island, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and her Bachelor of Arts degree in French. Kimberly’s past experience includes working for Groupe ADP at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, where she learned the fundamentals of construction management. Having lived in New Hampshire for most of her life, she is excited to be back and have the opportunity to establish her professional roots back at home. At Granite Engineering, Kimberly is developing her skills in site design and the project permitting process in New Hampshire.