"Engineering a Better Tomorrow"
Farland Corporation, Inc, effective January 1st, 2016 is now the single source for all of your engineering, surveying, and site work needs. The merging of our two companies, Thompson Farland Inc into Farland Corp. allows us to bring you the services we have offered in the past but all under one name that you have come to trust.
Our mission is to bring you a unique range of expertise and a quality of service unmatched by any other company in the region. It is our belief that our comprehensive breadth of services will bring your next project to fruition along a timely, efficient course.
- Land Surveying 100%
- Civil Engineering 100%
- Site Work 100%
- Project Management 100%
Merger - Effective January 1, 2016
Farland Corp., an emerging leader in site construction, is proud to announce its merger with Thompson Farland Land Surveying & Civil Engineering. Thompson Farland brings with it the combined experience of over sixty years in the business as well as an intimate knowledge of local and state governance. This new joint venture firmly establishes Farland Corp as one of the only single source companies for engineering, land surveying and site construction. Farland Corp. is owned and operated by Christian and Elizabeth Farland who are life-long residents of New Bedford, MA where they raise their four children Kenzi (17), Jenna (8), Emma (7) and Chase (2).
For the past 4 years, Farland Corp. and Thompson Farland have collaborated on many projects to provide excellent service to the South Coast. Due to the shared overlap of their industries, both companies have benefitted from the other’s skills and knowledge. With this merger, clients will benefit from the combined abilities of both companies with the goal of exceeding clients expectations on all projects in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner.
The merger with Thompson Farland also represents a major landmark in the company history of Farland Corp. When Thompson Farland was started back in 2008, the company only had four employees. Over the past eight years, that number has grown to 40 plus. In order to accommodate this remarkable growth, Farland Corp will relocate its main office to 401 County Street in New Bedford, MA. The main office can be reached at (508) 717-3479.
History of Thompson Farland Inc.
It all began in October of 2008 when Christian A. Farland, P.E., purchased Thompson Surveying and Engineering which was located in Marion, MA. The company was originally started by Arthur C. Thompson, P.E., and P.L.S. in 1952 as Thompson Surveying and Engineering. Mr. Thompson was known throughout the South Coast area as one of the finest civil engineers and land surveyors. He was born in New Bedford but moved to Marion where he lived as a very active member of the town. His detailed records and satisfied clients are a part of the legacy that he left behind. Along with the purchase, the company was renamed Thompson Farland, Inc. (TFI) Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and moved to New Bedford, the hometown of Mr. Farland. Mr. Farland is a lifelong resident of New Bedford and an active member of the community. He is honored to continue the Thompson legacy by providing professional service and outstanding customer service to all of their clients.
Although TFI was only incorporated in 2008 its history is tied to one of the oldest firms in the Northeast. The Firm Hayward-Boynton & Williams Inc. (HBW) was acquired by TFI in 2011. Prior to the acquisition, HBW had been providing continuous engineering and surveying services since 1880. During that time the company had continually expanded to provide high quality services, primarily in the Southeastern Massachusetts area but also extending throughout the state of Massachusetts and into Rhode Island.
In 2015, TFI acquired the records from Ken Ferreira, P.E., P.L.S.. Ken was the owner of Kenneth R. Ferreira Engineering (KRFE) and previous owner of Olde Boston Land and Survey in New Bedford. Thompson Farland salutes him for his dedication, honesty, advocacy and years of experience which was consistently sought after by many. In order to continue to provide his clients with the same professionalism and courtesy that they have known; Ken’s three daughters Kimberly Manzone, Kelly Silva and Kristen Higgins decided to put their trust in Thompson Farland.
Launch of Farland Corp
In 2012, we embarked upon a new journey; Farland Corp. – expanding our services to offer a site contracting company specializing in residential and commercial site development for the private and public sector. Our belief was and still is that our extensive knowledge in the construction industry and expertise in the civil engineering profession will combine to provide clients with the most cost effective approach to their projects.