LIVERMORE FALLS — Bob Berry, owner of Main-Land Development Consultants Inc., has purchased Murray Hall from Verso Paper.

Main-Land will renovate and move into the building in 2016, according to a written statement from the company.

Main-Land is an engineering, surveying and environmental sciences consulting company that helps people and organizations to understand, develop and protect their land, according to Berry. For 42 years Main-Land has provided these services to landowners, developers, municipalities and state and federal governments, including planning, surveying, soil testing, environmental mapping, engineering, road construction and permitting across the state.

Some of Main-Land’s planning and engineering projects include the Oxford Casino, the expansion of the base lodge at Saddleback Mountain ski resort and the Moose Landing Marina in Naples. The company provided engineering, wetlands delineation, soils investigations and land surveying required to build the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, and served as construction inspector for the project.

“Main-Land has grown to the point where we could no longer stay in our current building on Church Street,” said Berry. “We had to move to a larger facility in order to grow and continue serving our expanding client base and market sectors.”

Murray Hall was built in the 1920s. The building burned in 1957, and was rebuilt in 1958 as the building seen today at 69 Main St. In 1998, the building caught fire again and was renovated where necessary to repair the damage.

Main-Land will not offer the building for community functions as it is currently being used, as the renovation will change the nature of the facility, according to Berry. However, the building will continue to be called Murray Hall and be maintained as an important part of the character of Main Street in Livermore Falls.

“We want to be sensitive to the historic nature of this building,” said Berry. “This building was built by a Livermore Falls business. We intend that a Livermore Falls business will continue at this facility. We have great respect for our paper-making founders, and hope to carry on in their tradition of commerce and community service.”

Main-Land is currently located at 42 Church St.