People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH

Seven to Save nominations sought, Hancock Associates opens Concord office … and more
Ken Johnson

Ken Johnston of Salem, senior principal of GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., has been elected president of the Geoprofessional Business Association. The association serves geotechnical, environmental and other geoprofessionals in the United States, Canada and worldwide. Johnston, who will also chair the GBA board during his 2020-21 term. Johnston, GZA’s company-wide chief administrative officer, also serves as district office manager of GZA’s Bedford office.

Kalwall Corp., the Manufacturer of natural daylighting systems, has named Michael Keller as sales manager for a much of the Mid-Atlantic region. He replaces Bob Beganie, who is retiring after over 38 years with the company. Keller, a grandson of Kalwall founder Robert R. Keller,

has been the Kalwall sales representative for southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware for the past two years. He previously spent 10 years with the company in various roles, including drafting, engineering, programming and sales support.

Nominations are being accepted for the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s Seven to Save program, which focuses attention and resources on significant historic properties in New Hampshire that are threatened by neglect, deterioration, insufficient funds, inappropriate development, or insensitive public policy. Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 11. Announcement of the list will be made in October.

Criteria for selection include historical significance, imminence of threat, and potential impact of listing a site. Anyone can make a nomination. If you have questions about the program, or think a certain building would benefit from such a designation, contactseventosave@nhpreservation.orgor by calling 603-224-2281.

Danvers, Mass.-based land surveying and civil engineering firm Hancock Associates has opened a second office in New Hampshire, this one at 10 Ferry St., Suite 406, in Concord. The firm said the southern New Hampshire and Seacoast areas will continue to be serviced through Hancock’s Chelmsford, Mass., office.

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