Important Equipment Installed at Grand Island WWTP

Wastewater isn’t a pretty topic, but it’s crucial to every person, home, business, and to the environment. New equipment was installed Wednesday morning to help Grand Island, Nebraska, effectively dispose of wastewater. Two new bar screens, each weighing 16,000 pounds and 37 feet long, will help Grand Island properly dispose of wastewater.     “Garney […]

2014 ESOP Month

In honor of Employee Ownership Month in October, Garney sent out special edition newsletters to all our crews to celebrate our appreciation for our employee-owners. The newsletter featured interviews with several retired Garney employee-owners about ways in which the ESOP has impacted their life. The success stories inspire all of us to continue working hard […]

Employee-Owners help ‘Give Kids the World’

Individuals of Garney’s Winter Garden, Florida, office recently adopted two villas in support of the Give Kids the World organization. The villas, part of the 70-acre, non-profit storybook resort, provide children with life threatening illnesses a place to stay with their families when visiting the local parks. The organization provides villas in addition to a […]

Essential Safety Products receives new training vault

Essential Safety Products (ESP) specializes in distributing occupational safety, health, ergonomic, environmental equipment and supplies, as well as assisting a wide variety of industries in achieving the goal of total worker safety. Their certified trainers provide courses, including simulated situations, designed to safeguard employees from the hazards they face every day. Due to their recent […]

Garney tees up for annual golf tournament

The Alpharetta, Georgia, office hosted the Advancing Water Invitational at the Trophy Club of Atlanta. Nearly 90 golfers participated in the second annual tournament on September 26, complete with breakfast, lunch, door prizes, and an awards ceremony.   Scramble play was the game of the day. Each foursome battled for a chance to claim the title and […]

WEFTEC hopes for record setting crowd in New Orleans

The Water Environment Federation’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), is the largest conference of its kind in the United States and is set to kickoff Sunday, September 28. This year, New Orleans will be bustling with more than 22,000 water quality professionals from around the world. The conference and technical sessions aim to provide […]

Garney conquers energy efficient facility in Midwest City

Several years ago, public officials of Midwest City, Oklahoma, recognized that the previous treatment plant upgrades to their Pollution Control Facility were nearing the end of their life expectancy. Besides the need to maintain a functioning plant that would allow compliance with current and future DEQ permitted discharge limits, Midwest City also desired to build […]

Theo Castellano returns from active duty

Employee-owners are elated to share in Theo Castellano’s Garney homecoming. Theo returns home after being deployed to Afghanistan in May of 2013. While overseas, Theo monitored Corps of Engineer infrastructure projects for the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. He traveled all over the Eastern region, near the Pakistan border, mainly in the […]

Golfing for a cure

The Tee Off for Kids with Cancer Golf Tournament, hosted by the Shining Stars Foundation, was held June 6 on the Front Range of Colorado. Garney employee-owners Alex Engelbert, Joel Heimbuck, Michael Huff, and Nick Campbell were among the golfers at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colorado. Golfers spent the day enjoying scramble play, […]

WIFIA passes and redefines water infrastructure funding  

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) was recently signed by President Obama. Included in the new legislation was a five-year pilot program for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).   The new policy of WIFIA, administered by the EPA under WRRDA, will offer low-interest loans and loan guarantees to public-sector entities […]

Garney Wins EDC Cornerstone Award

Garney Construction was recognized with the KC BEST Award: Small Company given by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Kansas City. The Cornerstone Awards event was held on May 21, 2014, at Union Station with many alumni finalists, city officials and key business leaders in attendance. Tony Kempf, Vice President, was on hand to accept […]

Boys & Girls Clubs “Kids Night Out”

In support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Garney employee-owners recently attended the 2014 Kids Night Out featuring Academy Award Winning Actor, Al Pacino. This annual event, presented by GEHA the second-largest provider of national health and dental plans serving federal employees, retirees and their families, is pivotal in covering annual […]

WIFIA paves way for aging water infrastructure

Aging water infrastructure and associated building systems are on the rise; and as a result, have longstanding impacts on the treatment of water imperative to our quality of life. The American Water Works Association (AWWA), in conjunction with likeminded organizations are eager to advance repairs and rehabilitations by lowering the cost of investments for infrastructure […]

Garney wins NUCA safety award

On March 3, Garney received the award as the overall winner for the prestigious 2013 National Utility Contractor Association (NUCA) William H. Feather Safety Award. Of the six different categories broken down by man hours and presented with awards, Garney received the Overall Winner category defined as exceeding one million man hours. This honor recognizes […]

David Lustig named President of NUCA Colorado

David Lustig, General Superintendent at Garney Construction, has been sworn in as the 2014 President to the Colorado Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA). He has been an employee-owner at Garney for the past 23 years. David’s goals include, “building on the strong foundation of the past three presidents, growing membership by taking […]