July 03, 2024

Higgins joins Garver as Water Team Leader in West Texas

Texas native Cory Higgins brings project management and funding experience, water and wastewater expertise, and commitment to integrity in client service.

Cory Higgins

Cory Higgins, PE, joins Garver as a Water Team Leader and Senior Project Manager in the West Texas region. With 13 years of experience in planning, design, and construction of public water systems, eight of which include project management, Higgins has completed over 50 projects for West and Central Texas clients. A graduate of Texas Tech and lifelong Texan with deep family roots in and around Abilene, he is as dedicated to providing long lasting solutions to current and future water challenges for the region’s communities as he is knowledgeable of the unique challenges facing those communities.

That’s exactly who West Texas Business Team Leader Tina Hanson was looking for: “Garver understands the value of local presence and knowledge, of providing a needed, in-person touch to projects. Cory’s understanding of the region’s water challenges, combined with his project management experience, demonstrated ability to help clients obtain funding, and technical expertise make him a phenomenal local resource for our West Texas clients and communities.”

Higgins is dedicated to helping West Texas clients and communities tackle the region’s most pressing issues: securing water sources over the course of the next fifty years, complying with and anticipating future regulations, and upgrading and fixing aging infrastructure. Client needs and concerns are his first priority. He has long believed that integrity and care for clients and the community are as essential as technical expertise. That emphasis on doing the right thing and delivering excellent service — putting people first — is part of what drew him to Garver.

Garver also provides him with the additional support of a national firm rich in design and technical resources. “My goal is to be a sounding board for cities and municipalities and a partner to them,” he said. “With the resources of Garver, I’ll be well-positioned to help them anticipate and meet future needs.”

He’ll also be well-positioned to continue helping clients obtain vital funding for capital improvement projects, like those he has helped the City of Abilene with. (Higgins created the City’s Water Master Plan and worked on a variety of projects included in the plan.) He has coordinated with the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout his career as he has helped clients successfully find funding sources.

“I’m so pleased to have this opportunity with Garver to provide the resources and expertise that clients in this area need and deserve,” Higgins said.

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