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Historical Timeline

1916

Henry Leonhardt Rivers moves to Greenville, NC

1918

WWI ends

1918

1918

Company founded as Henry L. Rivers, Engineer

1928

1928

Thomas Rivers joins his father and the company name changed to Henry L. and Thomas W. Rivers and Associates

1929

1929

Stock market crashes, onset of the Great Depression

1941

1941

Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, United States enters WWII

1947

1947

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in Major League Baseball

1951

1951

East Carolina Teachers College renamed East Carolina College

1958

Henry L. Rivers passes

1959

Alaska & Hawaii added as the 49th and 50th states.

1959

1959

Company incorporated as Rivers & Associates, Inc., Thomas Rivers elected President

1960s

City of Greenville urban renewal project razes much of Greenville’s architectural history

1964

1964

Rivers contemporary office building constructed on 2nd Street in downtown Greenville

1967

1967

East Carolina College becomes East Carolina University

1969

1969

Apollo 11 Mission lands first man on the moon

1974

1974

NC General Assembly appropriates funds for 4-year Medical School at East Carolina University

1977

Rivers hires its first Urban Planner

1978

1978

Thomas Rivers joins the Peace Corps, Roger L. Mann elected President

1984

Branch office opened in Raleigh, NC

1985

Thomas W. Rivers passes

1986

First expansion to Rivers Greenville office building

1989

1989

Roger L. Mann passes unexpectedly, Donnie Brewer elected President

2000

2000

ECU enrollment tops 18,000

2001

2nd Greenville office expansion, purchase of adjacent Hannah-Dunn Building

2005

3rd Greenville office expansion, purchase of adjacent Speight, Watson Brewer Building

2008

Rivers adds landscape architecture as a licensed service discipline

2009

2009

Stock market crashes, onset of the Great Recession

2010

Greenville population = 84,554

2015

2015

Greg Churchill becomes only the fifth President of the firm

2016

2016

City of Greenville population estimated at 91,495 while ECU enrollment sets record at 28,962

2018

2018

Rivers & Associates, “Celebrating 100 years of Service”