Garney Installs First BioCon Pelletizing Application

Garney completed a state-of-the-art installation on two Kruger BioCon dryers at the Western Wake Regional Water Reclamation Facility for the Town of Cary, North Carolina. Garney’s involvement with the installation of these dryers marked the first pelletizing application for this type of dryer in the nation. At present, only eight BioCon dryers have been placed […]

Garney Welcomes Fred Thornhill, Federal BD Manager

Garney welcomes Fred Thornhill, who will lead all business development endeavors for Garney Federal, Inc. Fred will work in conjunction with Jay McQuillen Jr., P.E., Director of Federal Operations, to broaden Garney’s client base in the Federal market throughout the United States. The mission of this business unit is to develop the Federal government into […]

Garney Awarded ABC Excellence in Construction

The South Texas Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) named Garney recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for the ClearWater Ranch Development & Delivery Project. Garney also won the Platinum STEP Award in the South Texas Region recognizing Garney’s safety efforts on our numerous projects in South Texas.   ABC’s National […]

Music City Hosts Pipe and Plant University

With Garney’s commitment to continuous improvement and employee development, more than 200 employee-owners gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, for the second annual Pipe and Plant University. The training provides a series of meetings held for Project Managers and Project Engineers across the company with a focus on safety, quality, and technical advancement.   Garney welcomed several […]

Harvesters’ BackSnack Helping Hands

September marked Hunger Action Month and employee-owners from the Kansas City headquarters gathered to participate in the Harvesters’ BackSnack program. Harvesters, a regional food bank serving a 26-county area, is a certified member of Feeding America. This nationwide network serves more than 200 food banks.   The BackSnack program provides 20,000 backpacks of food for […]

Garney wins Target Outstanding Project Safety award

In recognition of performance demonstrating a vigorous, persistent commitment to safety initiatives, Garney has been awarded the 2015 Target Outstanding Project Safety (TOPS) award. Garney accepted this award from the Southeastern Construction Owners & Associates Roundtable (SCOAR), an organization dedicated to fostering innovative thinking on issues related to industrial construction and business performance.   Garney’s […]

Ft. Collins relationship builds on 15 years of service

Garney has recently been selected for a fourth consecutive, five-year contract with the City of Fort Collins Utilities. Since 2000, Garney has provided more than 70 water, wastewater and stormwater utilities infrastructure design and construction services task orders to the City. Projects have ranged in size from small emergency repairs to new construction on major […]

After 42 years of service, Joe Lewis, Jr. retires

August marks the close of Joe Lewis’ tenure as a Garney employee-owner and Pipeline Superintendent. When Joe began his career at Garney in 1973, he worked alongside his father and brothers as a laborer. Since that time, Joe has worked tirelessly to embody Garney’s goals and philosophies. He was quickly promoted to Pipeline Superintendent and has been […]

MBBR Implementation Insights

Solutions and Best Practices for Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor Installation and Start-Up   A top concern among wastewater treatment facility owners is increasing energy efficiency while improving effluent water quality. Municipal facilities must comply with increasingly stringent requirements for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), ammonia and nitrogen levels, as well as provide for growing populations. On […]

Garney Wins SCOAR Safety Award

Garney’s V.C. Summer OWS Water Treatment Plant System project won the 2015 Southeastern Construction Owners & Associates Roundtable (SCOAR) Target Outstanding Project Safety “TOPS” Award. The SCOAR Member Safety Awards Program recognizes safety performance demonstrating a serious, vigorous, persistent commitment to making construction work safe.   The awards were presented during SCOAR’s Annual Scholarship & […]

Think safe, dig second

April marks National Safe Digging Month. Nationally recognized and in its eighth celebration, the tradition serves to provide awareness about the dangers of unplanned digging. According to 811 and the federally-mandated “Call Before You Dig” campaign, every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged.   No matter how small or large the project, homeowner […]

KUB upgrade faced critical shutdown

In seven short hours, Garney completed an overnight shutdown in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Garney employee-owners worked in conjunction with Knoxville Utilities Board to plan and execute the vital shutdown.   The 48-inch valve cut-in demanded many weeks of planning and organization to ensure the cut could be executed within the short time […]

Garney wins NUCA Project Excellence Award

Recognized by the Texas Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), Garney received the 2014 Project Excellence Award for our delivery of Section 15-1 of the Integrated Pipeline (IPL) project. Developed by Tarrant Regional Water District and Dallas Water Utilities, the first segment of the 150-mile pipeline project will provide roughly 350 MGD of […]

Southern Delivery System achieves major milestone

Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities will soon reap the benefits of the Southern Delivery System. Garney is proud to be involved in this historic project which includes 50 miles of pipelines, three pump stations and a water treatment plant. The $841 million system for Colorado Springs Utilities will deliver water from the Pueblo Reservoir […]

Jay McQuillen joins Garney team

Jay McQuillen Jr., P.E., has joined Garney Construction to lead two new initiatives for the company. The first endeavor will be leading Garney Federal, a new business unit that broadens Garney’s client base in the federal market throughout the United States. In addition, Jay will be expanding Garney’s heavy civil construction operations in the Western […]

Design-Build in the nuclear world

The nuclear world is facing ever-evolving standards and protocols. These stringent regulations often present challenges for nuclear plants and operators. Alternate project delivery methods, particularly design-build, are becoming prevalent in the power industry. These methods combat many of the trials and tribulations that delay design and construction during critical junctures throughout the life of a […]

Florida Design-Build Award for CSU WWTP

The Central Sumter Utility (CSU) Wastewater Treatment Facility serves more than 21,000 citizens and 500 commercial connections in The Villages community in Sumter County, Florida. Garney worked in collaboration with design partner, Booth, Ern, Straughan & Hiott, Inc. (BESH), as a design-build team to deliver upgrades to the facility in 16 short months. Through this […]

Garney lands first project in California

Operations are full-speed ahead in California with the recent award of Garney’s first project in the Golden State. In November, Garney announced its new office location in Livermore, California, roughly 45 miles east of San Francisco.   The project for Lennar Homes of California, Inc., will provide nearly 20,000 linear feet of water and sewer […]

Garney provides “real time” bid day for students

Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney received a hands-on experience to bid a treatment plant. On November 7, 2014, Garney employee-owners conducted a bid day for undergraduates in the Construction Management program. Students were presented with a former bid, previously bid by Garney’s Central Plant Group.   Garney provided drawings and an outline […]