John Wier co-founded the firm in 1978. Under his early guidance the firm was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing privately-owned businesses in America. Much of the firm’s philosophy for “serving the client” and providing “complete/quality services” stems from his detailed approach to business and engineering problem-solving. The firm’s reputation for consistently executing that philosophy has been forged by the teamwork of those many talented individuals in positions of leadership here. John served as President/CEO during the firm's first 36 years.
John attributes part of his interest in land-use and land development of this region to having pioneer ancestors who settled in north central Texas in 1853. After being named the “Most Promising Future Engineer” of his high school class, John focused on city and land-use planning in his engineering studies at UTA, graduating in 1972 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
John was selected the “Young Engineer of the Year” by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) in 1984 and “Engineer of the Year” in 1996. He is an active member of the Fort Worth Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and served as President of the Branch for 2005-2006. In 2007, John received the “History & Heritage” Award from the Texas Section ASCE and has written 36 articles related to the history of Civil Engineering, which have been published periodically in the Fort Worth Branch newsletter between 2000 & 2017.