May 26, 2020

ENR Texas & Louisiana highlights Garver, 2020 Design Firm of the Year

Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana announced Garver was selected as its 2020 Design Firm of the Year last month. ENR cited Garver’s growing impact on the magazine’s five-state region and a year spent celebrating its centennial year with employees, clients, and students across the country as factors in the recognition.

The magazine, which covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas, recently profiled the firm in its annual issue highlighting the top accomplishments in the region. In quoting Garver leadership and clients, the magazine touted the firm’s unique culture as a main reason for its growing success.

In addition, Garver came in at No. 22 on its annual list of in-region design revenue generated in 2019. You can read the entire article, titled Garver Finds Success by Keeping Culture in Mind, here.

“Our employees are highly motivated and demonstrate a passion to build Garver into an even stronger company,” Garver President and CEO Brock Hoskins told the magazine. “I think clients see that in our work and appreciate who we are. I truly believe our employee-centered culture is what makes our firm successful.”

Garver leaders also discussed adjustments made while continuing business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, growing service capabilities, and the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge that saw the firm donate STEM kits and funds to 100 schools across the country.

Clients from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Monroe Regional Airport also discussed Garver’s expansive work in the region.

Garver is currently working with TxDOT to conduct the I-35 NEX schematic and environmental study for a major widening and rehabilitation project in San Antonio. Garver is also leading the planning study to potentially extend I-27 to the Texas-Mexico border.

“They’ve been an important partner whose service area has grown pretty significantly in the state of Texas,” TxDOT Deputy Executive Director Marc Williams told the magazine.

MLU Airport Director Ron Phillips told the magazine that Garver has been “absolutely fantastic” while serving a five-year engineering services contract, which has included a $13 million runway extension project.

“Garver came highly recommended by several people that we respect throughout the industry. They had a stellar reputation, and they have lived up to that,” Phillips said.

Other accomplishments throughout the year include a growing employee base – Garver now has nearly 800 nationwide – and the addition of new offices in Olive Branch, Miss.; New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and College Station and El Paso, Texas.

To learn more about Garver’s variety of services, visit our Services page.

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