BIG RED DOG Enters MEP Engineering Business – Acquires Johnson Consulting Engineers

September 19, 2014 by Brad Lingvai

Dear Clients and Friends,

We have exciting news to share with you.

BIG RED DOG has agreed to acquire the MEP Engineering firm Johnson Consulting Engineers, Inc. (JCE). We’ll now be offering market-leading Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design services to our clients in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

JCE has earned a stellar reputation in the development and engineering marketplace since its founding in 1993. David Johnson, the founder and President of JCE is now a Vice President at BIG RED DOG and JCE will operate under the BIG RED DOG brand name effective November 1, 2014.

BRD_MEP1When we asked our clients about their favorite MEP engineering firm, Johnson Consulting Engineers was at the top of every list unanimously. That speaks volumes about David and the team he’s built and the clients he’s worked with over the years. We are proud to have this exceptional group join our ranks.

You have consistently told us that MEP engineering was a discipline ripe for the BIG RED DOG value proposition of excellent communication, complete plans, and fair and transparent billing practices, and we listened. Having somebody with the expertise, experience, and reputation that David Johnson and his team offers is entirely consistent with our goal of being the leading engineering consulting firm in the State of Texas.

Clients and prospective clients interested in MEP engineering services may contact David Johnson directly at [email protected].

You can read the official Press Release here.

We are able to announce such exciting news because of the support and confidence that you’ve provided to BIG RED DOG since our inception – we are grateful to have you in our corner.

Please join us in welcoming the JCE team to BIG RED DOG.


Brad Lingvai, P.E.

President, Austin

Written by Brad Lingvai

Brad Lingvai

Mr. Lingvai received his BSCE from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) in 2000 and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Since co-founding BIG RED DOG in 2009, Mr. Lingvai has been the Principal in Charge of hundreds of projects in the City of Austin, City of Round Rock, and surrounding communities. As President of our Austin office, Mr. Lingvai is responsible for managing our Austin team of over 30 engineers and designers, overseeing the operations of the office, and for managing our Raving Fans and prospective clients. Austin-area projects of note that have benefited from his expertise since his arrival in Austin in 2000 include Waller Creek, the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport (“Mueller”) redevelopment project, and The Domain shopping center. Brad is currently the Principal in Charge of the Waller Creek redevelopment effort in downtown Austin. He and his wife Rachel live in the Allandale neighborhood of Austin.