Texas-based JQ Engineering joins IMEG

Jan 03, 2024

JQ Engineering, LLP, an award-winning Texas-based structural and civil engineering services firm, has joined IMEG, an employee-owned engineering design company made up of consulting engineers and specialists focusing on the built environment.. The year-end merger helps position both firms for continued growth in the Texas market.

JQ Engineering has served clients since 1984, providing structural and civil engineering, land surveying, and facility assessment solutions in multiple market sectors including aviation, commercial, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, housing, science and technology, and sports and recreation.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome JQ into our company,” said IMEG President/CEO Paul VanDuyne. “By blending JQ’s structural and civil expertise with IMEG’s full-service engineering portfolio and existing structural and MEP teams in Texas, we create a strong synergy for future growth.”

JQ CEO Stephen H. Lucy said his firm is excited to become part of IMEG and help drive continued growth in the greater Texas region. “We built our strong reputation on being active members of project teams and delivering innovative design with forward-thinking leadership,” he said. “This philosophy blends well with IMEG’s client-centric, outcome-based approach, allowing us to leverage a broader base of market and technical expertise.” 

The merger expands the firms’ Texas-based staff to more than 200 team members at offices in Austin, Bastrop, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Existing JQ teams will continue to operate from their existing locations, doing business as JQ now IMEG. Lucy and JQ Partner Chris Story will continue to serve as regional team leaders.

Zweig Group – the leading research, publishing, and advisory services resource for firms in the AEC industry – represented JQ Engineering in this merger.

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.