Marving L. Farmer, II, PE

Geotechnical Services Manager


Marving Farmer has had a diverse career that started with his graduation from Auburn University in Civil Engineering. Right out of college, he got involved in the environmental side of the engineering business focusing on industrial hygiene, asbestos inspection, and site characterization projects that took him to military installations and industrial locations in Italy, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Marving worked primarily in the environmental sector until the early 1990’s when funding for cleanup of Superfund sites was cut by Congress.

Projects took him to North Carolina and Virginia where he established and successfully managed offices for several environmental engineering companies. In 1995, Marving relocated back to his home state of Alabama where he opened his own environmental, geotechnical, and construction materials testing company, providing services to clients in northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia.

In 2003 he sold his business and he and his family went on a two-year mission journey to the country of Namibia on the southern part of the African continent. He traveled the entire country and visited many of the places most people only see on the Discovery Channel.

Upon Marving’s return to the United States he settled in the Chesapeake, Virginia area to be near family and to start his career with F&R. His previous experience in the environmental, geotechnical, and construction materials testing service lines enabled him to quickly contribute to F&R the company, eventually being named the Chesapeake office’s manager. After a quick stint in Charlotte, Marving returned to Chesapeake to be closer to his family and heads up the geotechnical team in the office.

Marving is happily married to his wife Lucia of 25 years. They have 5 children: Brandon, Aaron, Matthew, Rachel, and Sarah. He enjoys outdoor activities such as water skiing, fishing, and hunting. He is also pretty good at racquetball.