Main Story: Interview: Garth Arch
Garth Arch is the 2012 Young Caymanian Leadership Award recipient. He served as general manager of National Concrete for over six years and has recently transitioned to managing director of Arch and Godfrey, where he follows in his father’s footsteps as the fifth generation of builders.
He is also the Founder of Arch Engineering and has acted as the engineer of record for numerous projects in the Cayman Islands.
Garth is the Immediate Past-President of the Cayman Society of Architects, Surveyors and Engineers and is an advocate of mentoring students who have an interest in a career in the construction industry.
He also has been closely involved with the development of the Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands, which aims to encourage, foster and maintain innovation, sustainability and excellence in the construction industry.
In his commitment to public service, Garth is chairman of the Children and Youth Services Foundation Board, chairman of the Trade and Business Licensing Board, and a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise.
He is also the first appointed honorary consul of Spain in the Cayman Islands.
Garth graduated from John Gray High School, received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami, his Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a PhD candidate in Engineering at the University of Miami.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the US (Florida and California) in addition to being both a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Structural Engineer in the UK. He is also a Chartered Builder and the first Ambassador of the Chartered Institute of Building to the Cayman Islands.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dana, and scuba diving. Garth and Dana are members of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman.