meet our TEAM

 MERIT TEAM: Prescott, Arizona Headquarters  

MERIT TEAM: Prescott, Arizona Headquarters  

 PRINCIPALS: Rita Vigil-Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, Juan Vielma

PRINCIPALS: Rita Vigil-Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, Juan Vielma


Rita Vigil-Ferguson


Rita Vigil-Ferguson is President of Merit Engineering & Equipment Co. and G&F Concrete Cutting, which was co-founded in 1980 with husband Greg Ferguson. In addition to her near 40 years of industry experience, Rita is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Program. She has leveraged her knowledge to become a strong voice for minorities in the community and received a number of honors that include Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from the Latin Business Association, Southern California Regional Purchasing Council, and Southern California Minority Business Development Council.  She lives in Orange, California with her husband Greg and son Corbin. 

Greg Ferguson

Vice President

Greg is Vice President of Merit Engineering & Equipment Co. and Secretary/Treasure of G&F Concrete Cutting. Greg and Rita have successfully built G&F to be a specialty subcontractor that provides concrete saw cutting, coring, drilling and non-explosive demolition services to the greater Southern California area, with clients ranging from large general contractors, government agencies, utility companies, and Fortune 1000 corporations, to small businesses. When G&F first started as a small, home-based business, Greg would often modify his own equipment to meet unique job needs. He now brings more than 40 years of field experience to Chief Engineer, Juan Vielma, to develop a new generation of floor saws.

Juan Vielma

Chief engineer

Juan Vielma is Chief Engineer of Merit Engineering & Equipment Co. Prior to joining Merit's leadership team, he worked 25 years for Masterpiece Engineering Co. (MECO) and was instrumental in the design and manufacturing of much of the MECO flat saw product lines.  Today, Juan works to ensure Merit develops concrete cutting equipment that continually challenges and raises industry standards.