Garver planning second office in Northwest Arkansas

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Garver, the largest engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services firm in Arkansas, is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. On Oct. 17, the company announced a new CEO.

Brock Hoskins, who was promoted to president in January this year, is now president and CEO. Former CEO Dan Williams, who joined the company in 1982 and became president and CEO in 2012, is now chairman emeritus.

Hoskins has worked for Garver, which maintains its headquarters in North Little Rock, since 1990. In 1999, he was chosen to help establish the firm’s Fayetteville office. He was named chief operating officer and executive vice president in 2012.

Hoskins said he will remain in the Fayetteville office, which has 95 full-time employees, and the company’s headquarters will stay in central Arkansas.

“We have been intentional about spreading talent across our footprint, including executives and other senior leaders in several offices in different states,” he said. “However, we will continue to maintain our headquarters in North Little Rock — still our largest office — where we still have several executives and other senior leaders.”

Garver has grown to about 700 employees spread across 31 offices in 12 states. A second office in Northwest Arkansas will add to that total. While it has not been officially announced, Garver is planning to open an office inside a new office building at The District at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. The 54-acre mixed-use development is led by Whisinvest Realty at the southwest corner of the intersection of southbound Interstate 49 and Pauline Whitaker Parkway.

“The new Rogers office is needed as a result of our growth and will offer additional office space for our employees who live and serve our clients in that region,” Hoskins said.