Garver rises to 125 on ENR's annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list
Garver is getting a little greener.
This year, Garver has advanced more than 20 spots on ENR’s Top 200 Environmental Firms list, reaching an all-time high of No. 125. Based on the percentage of 2020 revenue reported from environmental services, the annual ranking is an indicator of a firm’s ability to analyze the effects projects have on the human and natural environment.
For Garver, however, it’s an indicator of just how much the firm continues to emphasize this side of the business – having jumped 75 spots in the last two years.
“Our continued rise in these rankings is a sign of our ability to accommodate the growing, and changing, needs of our clients,” said Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader Wendy Travis, AICP. “But more than that, it’s a sign of our status as a trusted advisor in all facets of project development.”
The reason for this growth is largely thanks to Garver’s full-service environmental capabilities, which allow the firm to handle all aspects of the environmental process, including environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, public involvement, and agency coordination.
This growth has also paralleled a growing staff spread across the country. Working with every type of local, state, and federal agency, these new staff members have brought with them a range of expertise, from biological analysis and noise and air quality analysis to geographic information systems (GIS).
In addition, Garver’s Water and Wastewater Team continues to grow its geographical footprint and focus on large water treatment programs and rehabilitation of wastewater treatment plants. This includes major projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Houston, and El Paso in Texas, as well as in Alabama, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
“We remain dedicated to strategically staffing our team with leading experts who focus on our clients’ critical needs,” said Garver Director of Water Services Jeff Sober, PE. “By partnering with our clients across the country to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for water supply, water reuse, and wastewater treatment, we’re addressing the critical challenges facing our communities today, and those that they’ll face in the future.”
Notable projects that contributed to this year’s ranking were: an environmental assessment and schematic design for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s east-west connector roadway; an environmental assessment and schematic design for US-87 in Hartley and Moore counties in Texas; and the approval of a NEPA Environmental Assessment led by the City of Enid and Garver for the Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Program.
In addition, Garver provided design for the Trinity River Authority of Texas’ Mountain Creek Regional Wastewater System (MCRWS) Wastewater Treatment Plant, construction management at the Conroe Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, and is serving as owner’s advisor for the Wichita Northwest Water Treatment Facility.
Garver also completed a NEPA study for the Northwest Arkansas National Airport.
To support increased growth around the region, Garver not only provided an environmental assessment for a new intermodal connector between Highway 612 and the airport, but it also launched a project website and coordinated virtual public meetings, one of the first of its kind, in response to social-distancing concerns surrounding the pandemic.