Monday, January 23, 2017

Garver Announces New Owners

Garver invests in America’s infrastructure every day through the quality of designs and services we provide our clients. We ensure that quality by hiring and retaining the highest caliber of employees. In turn, a select group of those employees are occasionally offered the opportunity to invest in Garver as a company and therefore further invest in our mission to provide sound designs, creative solutions, and first-class customer solutions. At this time, Garver is pleased to announce the following individuals as new owners:

Nick Altobelli, PE, Jackson, Mississippi
Colin Bible, PE, Frisco, Texas
Wayne Black, PE, Jackson, Mississippi
James Grotjohn, CPA, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Lance Klement, PE, Frisco, Texas
Matt Koss, PE, Franklin, Tennessee
Blake Martin, PE, PTOE, CFM, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Aaron Stallmann, PE, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Blake Staton, PE, SE, Austin, Texas
Michael Watts, PhD, PE, Frisco, Texas
Adam White, PE, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Employees Pass Professional Exams

Garver congratulates employees who have recently passed professional exams.

Kendall Brown, PE, is a civil engineer on Garver’s Transportation Team. She serves in our Huntsville, Alabama office.

Kaylee Dusek is an environmental engineer on Garver's Water Team. She serves in our Frisco, Texas office. She passed her Professional Engineering exam and will earn her designation upon completion of the experience requirements.
Ruili He, PE, PhD, is a civil engineer on Garver’s Transportation Team. She serves in our Kansas City, Missouri office.

Daniel Hollinger, PE, is a civil engineer on Garver’s Water Team. He serves in our North Little Rock, Arkansas office.

Jerry Martin, PE, is a civil engineer on Garver’s Water Team. He serves in our Fayetteville, Arkansas office.

Jared Parr, PE, is a electrical engineer on Garver’s Aviation Team. He serves in our Fayetteville, Arkansas office.

Randall Richards, PE, is a civil engineer on Garver’s Aviation Team. He serves in our Huntsville, Alabama office.

James Schmitt, PE, is a electrical engineer on Garver’s Aviation Team. He serves in our Frisco, Texas office. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

GarverGives Makes an Impact Over the Holidays

In 1919, Neal Garver recognized the need for quality engineering and the company he founded has been providing that service for nearly a century. But we’re committed to more than just meeting infrastructure needs. We also value the importance of meeting the more fundamental needs in our society, which is why we launched a company-wide initiative a couple of years ago to be more intentional with our giving.

“We knew GarverGives would make an impact, but even I underestimated how enthusiastically our employees would respond to the chance to help those around them,” said President and CEO Dan Williams.

Over the holidays, our employees were challenged with seeking out hunger relief organizations in their areas to discover ways to aid those organizations in their shared mission to alleviate hunger. Here are some of the ways Garver employees either accomplished that task or recognized and met a different need within their communities.

Employees in our Frisco, Texas office challenged themselves to raise $4,200 for a local homeless shelter called the Samaritan Inn. They eventually engaged all of our Texas offices and exceeded their goal by donating a total of $7,000 in cash, while also donating their time by helping to serve multiple dinners at the shelter.

Throughout 2016, employees in our Norman, Oklahoma office picked up food donated from local restaurants and grocery stores, and delivered it to a homeless shelter in Norman. They cashed in their volunteer time with GarverGives, which turned their time into cash for the shelter.

Matthew Artigues, who interned in our Jackson, Mississippi office, picked up where his late-grandfather left off by spending his Saturday mornings picking up food from local grocery stores and sorting the food for distribution.

Our Tulsa employees and their families spent Thanksgiving serving dinner at a local homeless shelter.

Our employees also made significant donations of money and/or time through GarverGives to the Food Bank of North Alabama, The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Gifts for Needy Children, Water for People, and the Mississippi Conservation Officers Foundation’s Christmas Toy Drive, which will result in a $1,500 allocation toward Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

Garver gets a lot of credit for meeting the needs of our communities by developing the infrastructure that will last for generations, but we’re just as proud of the other ways we meet the needs of our communities.

We hope you’re entering into 2017 as inspired to make a difference as we are. Learn more about GarverGives at

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Parker Accepted into ACEC College of Fellows

Garver Chief Administrative Officer Bert Parker has been accepted as a member in the ACEC
College of Fellows, a distinguished class of engineers who have been selected by their peers as deserving recognition for exemplary contributions to the profession. Bert is only the fifth engineer from Arkansas to be accepted as a fellow by this elite group. Former Garver President Brock Johnson is also included in that group.

In his 38 years of service at Garver, Bert helped transform the company’s transportation team into a regional powerhouse. His work as bridge manager led the initial expansion of Garver into Oklahoma and Mississippi, and the team soon began working in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kansas. Garver currently has 21 offices in 10 states.

Bert has worked on a variety of projects and contributed to the industry in many ways, but he considers his most rewarding achievement to be serving as the project manager of the I-540 Bobby Hopper Tunnel project in northwest Arkansas. That first and only highway tunnel in the state was the culmination of many years of environmental planning and transportation engineering to provide a highway through one of the most scenic corridors in the United States.

Congratulations, Bert!


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