Monday, August 31, 2015

OKC's West River Trail Opens

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Oklahoma City recently celebrated the grand opening of its $9.1 million West River Trail with bike rides and a free family festival.

Garver provided the city with a number of surveys, reports, and designs in support of the trail project, which is part of a 10-year construction program called MAPS 3, which is designed to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City.

“The expansion of our trails system is important to improving our quality of life,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “Trails make Oklahoma City more livable, improve our economy, preserve our open spaces and encourage physical activity.”

The 7.5-mile multipurpose trail connects Lake Overholser to the south bank of the Oklahoma River and is the first of three MAPS 3 trails to open.

Garver previously worked with MAPS 3 to design the world’s only permanently lit river race course, which you can read about here.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Smith Elected to Head Arkansas Post of SAME

The Arkansas Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) recently elected Garver Director of Federal Services Wallace Smith to serve as post president.

Wallace has been involved in SAME around the country for over 20 years, serving in various leadership roles, but this will be his first time to serve as a post president, a term which will last one year.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to play an integral role in carrying out the mission of such a prestigious organization,” Wallace said. “SAME makes a positive impact on the many lives it touches through its enhancement of the military engineering community.”

Garver Regional Marketing Administrator Cindy Gran is currently serving as past president and secretary in the SAME Tulsa Post, while Project Manager Sam Feezor is chair of outreach, education and mentoring at the Wichita Mountains Post.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Engineering Students Visit Garver Tulsa Office

Incoming freshmen at the University of Arkansas recently visited Garver’s Tulsa, Oklahoma office. The students are part of the university’s Engineering Career Awareness Program, which is an engineering diversity recruitment-to-graduation initiative designed to increase the number of underrepresented students entering and graduating from engineering disciplines. Garver Project Engineer Pedro Maltos, who helped organize the tour, is an alumnus of the program’s inaugural class.

Garver employees gave the students an introduction to civil engineering and the process for project development and execution within the consulting industry. The students discussed design components with engineers and visited a job site to see those components applied first-hand.

For more information on the Engineering Career Awareness Program, which is in its ninth year, visit the program’s website here.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Zweig Group Names Garver to 2015 Hot Firm List

For the fifth year in a row, Garver is ranked in the Zweig Group 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 #50 on the list, up from #55 last year.

“Our Garver teams have set high goals and are highly motivated to excel,” said Chief Operating Officer Brock Hoskins. “Our continued climb up the Hot Firm List is the A/E/C industry’s recognition of our exceptional performance.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Garver Team Wins LT100 MTB Stage Race

A Garver-sponsored bicycling team recently won 1st place at the 2015 Leadville MTB Stage Race, which took place in the mountains of Colorado. The team was made up of Garver Texas Water Team Leader Jeff Sober, Garver Director of Water Services Steve Jones, and Jonathan Mach, husband of Garver Water Project Manager Mary Elizabeth Mach. The win means that all three men qualified to race the 2016 LT100 Race Across the Sky.

Congrats Team Garver! See more photos of the team and our other Garver athletes on our Facebook page.


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