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Garney Construction’s story begins in 1961, when Charles Garney left his father’s Kansas City plumbing business to start his own pipeline and utility construction company.

Over the next two decades, Garney expanded into related construction activities and other regions of the country. Soon, Garney was known as one of the nation’s leading contractors in water and wastewater systems. Our company’s growth is continually powered by employee-owners who embody the business integrity and excellence in service Charles Garney brought to the company more than half a century ago.

1961

Garney Construction is founded in Kansas City.

1986

Charles Garney sold approximately 30% of the stock in Garney Holding Company to the employees and this began the process of employee ownership.

1995

Charles sold the remaining shares to the company, making it 100% employee owned.

2001

Garney acquires Grimm Construction of Colorado.
This further enhances our capabilities in water treatment, pumping and storage facilities in the West.

2012

Garney acquires Encore Construction Group based in Florida. This helped solidify Garney’s treatment facilities operations in the Eastern United States.

2015

Garney Pacific formed and operations began in the far west.

Federal operations established to serve the specific market sector nationwide.

Overview

Founded

1961

Employee-Owners

1,380

Revenue

$841M

Specialty

Water & wastewater construction for public, private, industrial, & federal clients

Rankings

#1

Water Supply

#1

Water Transmission Lines

#3

Top 30 All-Environmental Firms

#4

Wastewater Treatment Plants

#4

Sewerage and Solid Waste

#5

Water Treatment and Desal Plants

#99

Top 400 Contractors

Our Passion is Water

This is why we build.