Establishing success in an ever-changing and expanding market like Las Vegas takes more than just delivering excellence – it requires reimagined practices, superior customer service and an unshakeable reputation.
FEA Consulting Engineers’ continued success was recently recognized in the Building Design+Construction’s 300 Giants 2019 national report. The Las Vegas firm was ranked the seventh largest hotel sector engineering and engineering architecture firm in the country, based on 2018 revenue.
“We are so proud to be named in BD+C’s top ten hotel engineering firms for the second consecutive year,” said Robert Finnegan, PE, president and owner of FEA Consulting Engineers. “Our firm has been involved in the engineering of more than 100,000 hotel rooms, in Las Vegas, across the country and internationally. We are committed to bringing innovation and sustainability to all projects we design.”
FEA’s immeasurable service and reputation are rooted in its humble beginnings. Principals Robert Finnegan and Boyd Erickson founded the firm in 1989 to fill a void in the engineering industry and offer better service to public and private companies.
Throughout the past 30 years, FEA Consulting Engineers has expanded its services and success due to its ability to consistently deliver unparalleled customer service while offering innovative and effective MEP-LV design. The firm has been the brains behind the MEP-LV engineering for countless iconic Las Vegas structures including Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, MGM Convention Center, World Market Center and City National Arena – the official practice site of the Vegas Golden Knights. Its newest projects include the upcoming Resorts World Las Vegas, Circa Las Vegas and Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.
FEA’s reputation for excellence in the hospitality industry has allowed it to expand across multiple markets in 30 states. Among the more than 100,000 guest rooms it has been involved in the engineering for are many of Las Vegas’ most iconic properties. In 2018, FEA Consulting Engineers was also recognized as one of the nation’s top ten hotel engineering firms in the BD+C Giants 300.
Since its inception 30 years ago, the firm has grown exponentially and has acquired two additional principals with Justin Veilleux, PE2, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C, and Ryan Calahan, PE, LEED AP.
Veilleux is one of only a few engineers in Las Vegas to have a dual PE certification in both mechanical and electrical engineering. In 2019, he was recognized in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40 Under 40 list that recognizes engineers who demonstrate true excellence in their professional and personal careers.
Calahan heads the mechanical engineering department at FEA Consulting Engineers, with more than 15 years’ experience in the field. He was recently named to the prestigious BD+C 40 Under 40 list for his professional accomplishments in engineering.
FEA Consulting Engineers also recently introduced Light Theory Studios, a division of the firm that specializes in architectural lighting and professional design for resort hotels and casinos, private residences, restaurants, sports and entertainment facilities, retail, corporate offices and more. Light Theory Studio leader Brad Nelson’s experience is derived from his previous work with Disney and Cirque
The firm not only strives for top-rated customer service and design practices, it also prides itself in its ongoing involvement in the Southern Nevada community with and local charities, including its own non-profit FEA Race Team, which aims to support the FEA Consulting Engineers team and clients in charitable 5Ks, fundraiser events, triathlons and motorcycle events. The firm supports a number of local non-profits and organizations, including St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Boys & Girls club of Southern Nevada, Clark County School District, Habitat for Humanity, Get Outdoors Nevada and Special Olympics Nevada.