RGCI History

A Short History of RGCI

For more than a decade, Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc. (RGCI) has been serving the project management, commissioning, and MEP engineering needs of customers in the Houston, Texas area. While RGCI began as a two-person operation, our company would eventually become a major player in the industry with national recognition for our fast growth and quality services.

RGCI was initially formed in 2005 through the joining of a program management firm owned by Jim Rice and an MEP engineering firm owned by Kevin Gardner. Both firms were previously serving the same set of clients, yet these firms were complimenting each other’s services rather than acting as competitors. Jim and Kevin also shared an interest in providing commissioning services. They combined their two firms to provide project management, commissioning, and MEP engineering services with a single organization, named Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc.

We added Claude Yoas as a valuable employee in 2014, and he now serves as a Commissioning Agent, the head of our commissioning department, MEP Department Manager and a Senior Project Manager.

Over the past 10 years, our company has grown from our 2 founding members to a company of 22 professionals that’s continuing to grow and expand in terms of talent, experience, and capabilities. We have been listed as one of the Inc. 5,000 fastest-growing companies twice: once in 2010 and again in 2015. Beyond providing our coreproject management, commissioning, and MEP engineering services, we are proud to be able to adapt to our clients’ needs and offer further services, as required.