Garver celebrates centennial at Garver Summit in Little Rock
Held annually to celebrate the firm’s employees and all that they have accomplished over the previous year, the latest edition of Garver Summit was even more festive in 2019.
More than 600 Garver employees gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas last week for company meetings, professional development sessions, and team-building excursions that spread employees across the city’s various natural attractions. In addition to celebrating the past year, employees gathered in the city of the company’s 1919 founding to mark its centennial. The event concluded with a State of the Firm presentation at First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock that included another celebration, that of the nearly four-decade long career of Dan Williams.
Williams, who joined Garver as a project engineer in 1982 and became president and CEO in 2012, officially retired following his address to employees that capped Garver Summit 2019. Brock Hoskins, who became company president on Jan. 1, 2019, is now Garver president and CEO. Williams is now serving as chairman emeritus.
“There is no doubt that Garver is a better company today because of Dan’s leadership over the last seven years,” Hoskins said. “We’ve been able to grow into exciting new markets because our clients and employees trust us to take care of them, and we’re going to continue to build on that legacy that Dan has left us."
Williams’ seven years as CEO were marked by unprecedented growth, with Garver expanding to nearly 700 employees spread across 31 offices in 12 states. Williams also not only maintained but enhanced the company’s commitment to its communities and employees. Since 2015, the company’s corporate-giving arm GarverGives has contributed more than $572,000 to more than 300 worthy organizations, and in three of the last four years Garver has been named a No. 1 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group.
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