Garver moved up 21 spots on Engineering News-Record's annual list of the Top 500 Design Firms nationwide. The publication ranks companies on the list according to revenue for design services performed in 2013. Garver is listed at #181, up from #202 last year, marking the company's highest ranking to date.
Based on Top 500 survey information, ENR reported a number of findings regarding industry markets and trends in 2013.
- The Top 500 had overall domestic and international design revenue of $92.69 billion in 2013. This is up 2.7% from 2012.
- The Top 500 experienced a 3.7% gain in revenue earned from domestic projects, which was $64.13 billion.
- The largest domestic public infrastructure market was transportation, which rose 7.5%, to $14.31 billion in 2013. However, the water market was down 5.6%, and sewer and wastewater was down 5.1%.
- There were 468 design firms on this year's Top 500 that also sent in surveys last year. Of that number, 69.9% experienced increasing revenues from 2012 to 2013, while 29.9% had declining revenues.