ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Garney as its 2019 Contractor of the Year in recognition of its solid regional growth and impactful project portfolio.

Over the last four years, the water/wastewater contractor has roughly doubled its regional revenue across the Texas and Louisiana region, and has worked on some of the largest water and wastewater projects in Texas, such as the $927 million Vista Ridge Water Supply project—the largest P3 water project in North America.

The firm has maintained a regional presence since the late 1970s, and continues to pursue work in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Garney attributes its revenue growth over the last few years to its focus on long-term client relationships, safety and quality, as well as its dedication to specializing in collaborative delivery methods such as design-build, progressive design-build and construction manager-at-risk (CMAR).

Garney is 100% owned by its 1,500 employees.

Among the firm’s other major regional projects is the North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) Bois d’Arc Lake—a $717 million CMAR project that includes construction of a 280 million gallon per day (MGD) greenfield water treatment plant, two 70 MGD pump stations, a water storage tank, and 65 miles of 90-in and 84-in waterlines. Construction began in May 2018, with completion expected in March 2022.

Other work includes the NTMWD’s $281 million Lake Texoma Outfall to Wylie water treatment plant pipeline, Texas’ first large CMAR water project, and the $178 million modification project for the Lower Colorado River Authority’s Lane City Reservoir.

For more on Garney’s achievements across the region, check out the Aug. 5/12 print edition of ENR Texas & Louisiana.