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John Meng Brings Leadership and Engineering Expertise to RICK Las Vegas

RICK is honored to announce its acquisition of Strive Engineering, a civil engineering design and consulting firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are thrilled to join forces with the Strive team and to have Strive President and CEO John Meng serve on RICK’s Las Vegas Board of Directors and lead the Las Vegas team as Associate Principal. With over 28 years in the industry, John’s engineering experience, leadership expertise, and alignment with RICK’s culture will provide exceptional support for our Las Vegas team in its next phase of growth.

John’s interest in civil engineering began in a high school drafting class and grew when he joined a small firm after graduating. It was there he discovered his favorite element of civil engineering: the wide range of opportunities for problem solving. John went on to get his degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and since then, he has devoted his career to solving all kinds of problems.

“Civil engineering is more than plans, studies, and permits. It’s about serving our clients and communities by working together to give people an opportunity to have a better life. This goes way beyond just science and math, as we first need to know what they want. Real problem solving isn’t about having the answers; problem solving is about asking all the right questions, so we understand what people truly want.”
— John Meng | RICK Associate Principal

From initial meetings with John, it became clear he and the Strive Engineering crew are aligned with RICK’s people-focused culture and strategic vision.

“What I experienced in initial discussions was how open everyone was. RICK’s leaders are honest, transparent, and vulnerable in sharing their vision.”
— John Meng



With over 19 years of civil engineering and real estate development consulting experience in Las Vegas and additional experience working in Utah and California, John brings a deep understanding of managing challenging, large-scale projects. To name a few, he served as a consultant for the Valley Vista Master Planned Community, the Henderson Google Data Center, and he was Deputy Program Manager for the St. George Airport Replacement Project.

John’s professional credentials also include executive and emotional intelligence coaching and motivational speaking; he has logged more than 2,000 hours of coaching and spoken globally to large audiences. Outside of work, John participates in Ironman triathlons and completed the Ironman World Championships in 2022.

With John on board, RICK has a vision for expanding opportunities in the Las Vegas area. We look forward to the ways his talents and our skilled Las Vegas team will work together with our values as their north star. RICK is confident John’s leadership and attention to industry relationships will help us in serving clients and the local community, all while empowering and celebrating our people.