Years of Legacy
Alex Meruelo, a community-minded entrepreneur based in Southern California, entered the growing utility construction industry through the 1999 acquisition of Riverside, California-based Herman Weissker, Inc. (est. 1959). The following year, Meruelo doubled his portfolio with Doty Bros. Construction Company (est. 1935) in Norwalk, California, going on to acquire complementary companies throughout the 2000s, including Tidwell Excavating (est. 1959) based in Ventura, Neal Electric (est. 1986) in San Diego and Select Electric (est. 1974) in San Diego. Coming full circle, company leadership launched HW Power in 2017 to focus on electrical overhead line construction.
Since 1999, the MEI family of companies was created, each with its own distinct brand and specialties, offering an array of diversified construction services while leading the way as a coalition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
To provide the highest quality of construction series to our clients by upholding our strong family and entrepreneurial culture and leading with our years of experience and trusted excellence in safety.
To be a preferred and trusted partner by delivering exceptional services in every market our companies serve through our core values.
MEI Core Values
Our companies value the safety of our people, our customers and the public as our highest priority.
From management to the field, the MEI family of companies takes pride in delivering on our commitments and in the fair and honest treatment of our employees, our vendors and our customers.
Our family of companies take pride in delivering quality products and a commitment to service excellence. We achieve these objectives through adhering to “best-in-class” quality objectives and execution in the field.
MEI companies value a diverse workforce in creating an environment of respect and inclusion for all employees that in turn solidifies the overall effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the company and our project teams.