Garver & Garver
Neal's son, Mark, served in the Navy, worked at engineering firms in Texas and Idaho, and even ran a newspaper before moving to Little Rock to take a job as the city's first traffic engineer in 1952. Two years later, he joined his father to form Garver & Garver, and together the Garvers grew the firm's workload and the number of staff they employed. In the 1960s, the company expanded its service capabilities, evolving from a largely structural engineering focus to a broad-based civil engineering firm. Garver & Garver designed I-630 in Little Rock, began regular work with what is now the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, and began taking on water and wastewater projects. The founder of the company died in 1969, and his son retired the following year, but the firm continued to grow in the memory that Neal Garver would have wanted, a memory that would inspire generations of engineers for a long time to come. The firm committed to maintaining Garver's quality of customer service, his dedication to hard work, and his willingness to tackle the most complicated projects with the most innovative solutions. That commitment allowed the firm to continue its growth and reach the 100-employee mark in the 1970s.