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About Us

Elliot Thayer

President and Partner -

In 1982, Elliot Thayer received his professional engineer’s license and started Thayer Engineering Company. Over the next two years, he brought in two partners, Andy Dunbar and Bob Clunie, along with other employees. In 1984 he bought the building that Thayer Engineering Company now calls home. Today, there are six employees at this small but very busy Farmingdale engineering firm. Elliot Thayer and Thayer Engineering Company received the 2006 President's Award from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, a testament to their value to the community. In 2012 Bob Clunie retired.

Land surveying projects completed by Elliot Thayer and his team include boundary, topographic and hydrographic surveys for private, commercial and governmental clients. Elliot oversees all the planning and design of commercial and industrial buildings and facilities sites; marine terminals; highways and streets; recreational facilities; storm drainage systems; sewer systems; erosion & sedimentation control; residential, commercial and industrial developments and subdivisions. Elliot has acted as an expert witness in numerous cases in his capacity as a Professional Land Surveyor and as a Professional Engineer.

Career Background

Elliot graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1976 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has been a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Maine since 1973 and a Professional Engineer in the State of Maine since 1982. Before starting Thayer Engineering, Elliot was an assistant engineer at the Maine Department of Transportation in Augusta, Maine and a manager of the survey division at Doten Associates in Augusta, Maine. Elliot has completed numerous short courses, continuing education courses, seminars and workshops in various topics, such as real estate law, boundary law and legal principles, environmental law, land surveying, computer programming and programs, street and road design, geology, hydrology and environmental engineering.

Elliot has been a member of several professional societies: the Maine Society of Land Surveyors (Secretary in 1984-1985); the Legislative Committee of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors (Chairman in 1999-2000) and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Andrew (Andy) Dunbar

Partner -

Andy Dunbar was the first professional to join Elliot when Thayer Engineering Company was just getting started. After six years with Doten Associates, Andy joined Thayer Engineering Company in 1984 and has been here ever since.

Andy provides professional services to title companies, legal entities and lending institutions. He also works with developers and private owners. Whether the need is for a rapid turnaround on a mortgage inspection, a shoreland permit, or complex remedial work, Andy and his staff are ready to help. Andy is the professional our customers go to for Elevation Certificates and Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) applications and any other flood related matters.

Career Background

Andy graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1978, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management. He has been a Professional Forester in the State of Maine since 1978 and a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Maine since 1982. Andy has also been a licensed Site Evaluator in the State of Maine since 1995 and a Notary Public since 1984.

Andy attends seminars and short courses to enhance his skills on subjects including land use planning, forestry, geology, legal principles, boundary law, surveying, septic system design, and flood hazard issues.

Andy is a member of the following professional societies: the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the Maine Society of Land Surveyors and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping. He has also served his community over the years – coaching youth hockey and serving in municipal government as a Selectman, Planning Board member and member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.