History of Merit

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Prescott, Arizona, Merit Engineering & Equipment Co. designs and manufactures innovative, dependable, and user-friendly saws for the professional concrete cutter.  

When the assets of Masterpiece Engineering Co. (MECO) were acquired in 2008, Principals Rita Vigil-Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, and Juan Vielma found a unique opportunity in the floor saw market.  Husband and wife team, Rita and Greg Ferguson, had a fleet of MECO saws servicing their Southern California-based business, G&F Concrete Cutting, Inc.  Faced with the concern of maintaining these machines, Greg and Rita reached out to former MECO Engineer, Juan Vielma, and Merit was born.

Merit was initially established to service and provide parts to MECO saws, but with more than 60 years of combined experience, Merit Principals quickly identified an opportunity to advance the concrete cutting industry by building a new line of best-in-class equipment. Merit saws are handcrafted and made to order from high-quality materials that are machined and assembled in the USA and distributed globally.

Merit Engineering & Equipment is a certified minority and women-owned small business.