August 07, 2018

Garver named Bicycle Friendly Business for second time

Garver has emphasized cycling as a benefit to its employees for more than a decade, a tenet that has served as a foundation for what has become its award-winning Wellness Program.

Garver’s commitment to its employees maintaining a healthy lifestyle was recognized recently with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business award from the League of American Bicyclists. It is the second time that Garver has received the distinction, which is determined by incentives, programming, and amenities that enable and inspire a continued dedication to cycling.

“We’ve long seen the benefits that cycling has on our employees,” said Garver Wellness Team Manager Sarah Palmiero. “And we’re constantly trying to evolve what we provide and encourage even more employees to get on a bike, whether to commute to work, or for a ride over their lunch hour. It’s our goal for every employee to have access to bicycles as a route to a more happy and healthy lifestyle.”

What began as a group of employees commuting to work on bicycles, Garver’s commitment now includes loaner bikes for employee use, as well as on-site bike storage and shower facilities. Garver’s North Little Rock, Arkansas headquarters also hosts several bicycle races and events each year.

Support of cycling is evident in Garver's projects, too, with the design of trails and paths that provide cycling opportunities in several communities. Garver led the design of the Big Dam Bridge and Two Rivers Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas; the Frisco in Fayetteville, Arkansas; and is currently serving as lead designer on the Southwest Trail, which will stretch about 60 miles between Hot Springs and Little Rock.

To learn more about Garver’s Wellness benefits, visit

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