When Rice & Gardner Consultants Inc. was founded in 2005, it began as an opportunity for Jim Rice and Kevin Gardner to merge a set of complementary services: program management and building commissioning. However, more importantly, the company’s inception was based on a vision: to truly serve their clients and the communities in which they worked, both in the Houston area, throughout the state of Texas, and beyond. They wanted their business efforts to also be an influence for positive change. This common value can be seen through both business and personal ventures undertaken by the firm, with President, Jim Rice, leading the way.

Rice & Gardner may have started as just a two-person firm, but we’ve grown impressively – we’ve been recognized five times in our first fourteen years on the Houston Business Journal’s ‘Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies’ list, most recently in 2019. We are proud to be represented by a vibrant and diverse team of more than two dozen program and project managers, commissioning agents, licensed architects, professional engineers and others who offer our clients the benefit of multiple technical perspectives. Along with industry expertise and a belief in the work we do, our team also shares a common goal: to be Houston’s go-to firm for program and project management, building commissioning, facilities assessment, and beyond.

2019 Houston Business Journal’s ‘Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies’ List


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Our diverse set of services provide our clients with everything they need to design, build, renovate, and improve their facilities. We understand that as a building owner, you want to provide a safe, efficient, cost-effective and well-constructed place of business, no matter what industry you’re in. At Rice & Gardner, our staff works tirelessly to make your business goals a reality, serving each and every client with integrity, reliability, and efficiency.

With project experience spanning a wide variety of industries, the Rice & Gardner team has built expertise in many fields, including K-12 and higher education, medical facilities, commercial buildings, municipal projects, places of worship, recreational facilities, and more. We can develop and manage programs of any scope for virtually any new construction, renovation, or upfitting project, utilizing our expertise and skill to ensure successful completion.


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