Friday, August 22, 2014

Altobelli Joins Garver's Mississippi Transportation Team

Garver is pleased to announce former Mississippi Department of Transportation Director of Structures-State Bridge Engineer Nick Altobelli has joined our Mississippi Transportation Team as a senior project manager.

Nick brings to Garver over 25 years of experience in a variety of different types of bridge design, including prestressed concrete and steel superstructures. At Garver, Nick will provide a wide range of complex tasks related to bridge design components and other transportation structures, plan production, quantity calculation, report preparation, and site inspection.

With the addition of Nick to Garver's experienced Transportation Team, we're even more equipped to provide our clients with the excellent level of service they've come to rely on.

Garver continues to structure itself for success by hiring professionals like Nick Altobelli. If you’re an experienced bridge designer looking to join a respected, growing company, we have opportunities for you in our Tulsa, Kansas City and North Little Rock offices. Learn more about your career path with Garver at

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 19 is National Aviation Day

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19 National Aviation Day. The date coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who worked with his brother, Wilbur, to design and build the first successful powered aircraft, which took flight in 1903. Since then, aviation technology and infrastructure has come a long way. At Garver, we work with airports to ensure the runways they use every day are prepared to withstand the massive weights applied to them every day. For example, Garver and its teaming partners recently worked with Huntsville International Airport to allow the airport to handle cargo planes with a take-off weight of up to 987,000 pounds! A smidge heavier than the Wright Brothers’ famous plane, which had a maximum take-off weight of 745 pounds.

To learn more about Garver's Aviation Team projects, visit

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Garver Huntsville Partners with Foundation to Provide School Supplies

Garver Huntsville employees (L to R) Courtney Tomberlin, Dana Pollock, and Jennifer Harp drop off supplies for the Kids to Love Foundation.

Garver’s Huntsville Team recently participated in a local drive to provide backpacks and school supplies for foster children in need. Through the Kids to Love Foundation Garver employees provided children with backpacks, crayons, pencils, paper, erasers, colored pencils, scissors, pencil boxes, notebooks, binders, glue and other necessary supplies. 

“It is a good feeling to know that these children will start the school year off on the right foot because of the involvement of our employees,” said Garver Administrative Assistant Peggy Bridgeman.

The mission of the Kids to Love Foundation is to meet the needs of foster children while they wait for permanent homes. Since 2004, the Kids to Love Foundation has directly impacted the lives of more than 100,000 foster children. To find out how you can support Kids to Love, visit

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ZweigWhite Names Garver to Hot Firm List

For the fourth year in a row, Garver is ranked in the Zweig Letter Hot Firm List, which recognizes the
100 fastest-growing engineering, architecture, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada.

The Hot Firm List recognizes the nation's top 100 firms that have "outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields." Firms are ranked according to their three-year growth rate in gross revenue, with half of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50 percent on dollar growth.

This year Garver lands at #55 on the list, up from #81 last year.

Since 2010, Garver has continued to expand its regional reach and diversified service lines by opening more offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dan Williams Named to Leadership Arkansas Alumni and the 2014 Power List

Garver President and CEO Dan Williams recently graduated from Leadership Arkansas, which further educated him to the economic and political challenges facing Arkansas, where Garver is headquartered. The program was created by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas, Inc. Participants like Dan enter into the program because of a  passion and commitment to become personally engaged in issues, programs and activities aimed at building a better state.

Arkansas Business also recently named Dan to its 2014 Power List.

We at Garver are proud to have a powerful leader who is working to better the communities in which we live. Congratulations, Dan!


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