MEI's Corporate & Social Responsibility

Diversity & Community

Across more than two decades, MEI companies have become a leading Latino-Owned Minority Business Enterprise certified by the Supplier Clearinghouse, as overseen by the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission. All MEI companies are also part of the National Minority Supplier Development Councils. The MEI family of companies commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, not only in its workforce, but in its supply chain, begins with founder Alex Meruelo and his dedication to bolstering economic opportunities. As the son of Cuban immigrants, he has promoted a forward-thinking vision for the company and a passion for the community.

Our companies firmly believes that it is our Corporate Social Responsibility to provide economic mobility, opportunity, and environmental sustainability, as leading stewards to our communities because they are the heart of our society’s future. With our founder’s roots tracing back to Cuba, our Latino leaders have paved the way and set the stage for all minorities to take action, feel inspired, and rise up to make a difference, no matter how big or small.

Our Commitment to Equity & Inclusion

Recognizing our key role as a community business partner, our leadership team continues to focus on creating equity through supply-chain diversity and we value those companies who are like-minded in their commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of business. Our companies’ promise to our partners, clients, and employees is to share our own good fortune by allocating at least an annual average of 25% of total budget on spend with other MBE businesses.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are not independent ideas, but an intersection of values that represent a culture of belonging. Our companies’ roots are founded in a family-owned business and we continue to treat each of our employees just as we would any valued member of our family. Our family of companies want others to succeed as much as we strive to achieve our own success. Working together, across boundaries like heritage, race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, education, skills and experience, we can accomplish much more than on our own! Our companies take pride that the makeup of our workforce is a reflection of the diverse communities we serve. As our family of companies continue to grow, the only question is, “What will you bring to the table?”

Environmental Sustainability

MEI subsidiaries are committed to sustainable business practices, recognizing our collective impact on the planet and our responsibility for environmental stewardship. Among our ongoing partnerships, Our companies are is proud to serve as a prime contractor for SoCal Gas, SoCal Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, our largest customers, which we commend for embracing the State of California’s long-term goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

MEI companies’ overarching goal is to continually monitor and evaluate MEI’s ecological footprint and to work with suppliers, subcontractors and partners who reflect this commitment. While complying with all environmental laws, we seek to be a leader in the utility construction industry through a matrix of practices that span recycling and reuse, e-waste disposal, resource conservation and efficiency, and public cleanup initiatives including our recent partnership with Cal State Parks. Both in the office and in the field, we strive to ensure the highest standards.


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SoCal Gas Company


Southern California Gas Company

This project is the relocation of approximately 1,500’ of 36” gas pipeline. The project was located on Benson Ave. overpass of the 60-freeway in Chino, CA. The existing pipeline was installed within the bridge casing and was planned to be installed by a horizontal directional bore (HDD) under the 60-freeway to limit the impact of the freeway. The project included coordinating with Caltrans, different cities and various property/commercial owners as the project progressed through the various stages (i.e., excavation, fabrication, boring under the freeway, installing the pipeline, backfilling, and final paving).

  • Location: Chino, CA
  • Timeline: January 2020 to July 2020
  • Construction Methods: Horizontal Directional Bore
  • Customer: Southern California Gas Company




The San Clemente Project

The San Clemente project includes installing a complete new Traffic Signal system at Camino Vera Cruz & Costa, and a Traffic Signal Modification at Camino Vera Cruz & Calle Sarmentoso which includes new poles, and an upgraded cabinet modification. There are also 3 other existing locations that will have new Controller Cabinet modifications as well, installing the latest ITS Controllers, and new equipment with the latest communication technology to improve traffic flow.

These improvements generate a positive benefit for the community by improving drive times and create a safer environment for San Clemente drivers.




VA Hospital Project

This property is a hospital annex for Veterans Affairs that will be used in conjunction with the main La Jolla campus.

The new outpatient clinic will let the VA increase its primary care, mental health and specialty care services to veterans. 


+/-138,000 SF Hospital Annex

  • Existing cash vault for Bank of America that is to be repurposed
  • Building will be expanded from its current footprint to accommodate VA needs
  • Complete façade remodel of existing building
  • Building interior completely replaced including all infrastructure and upgraded to VA standards