Stephen H. Lucy, PE
As co-founder of the Dallas branch in 1994, Steve serves as JQ’s CEO. With a significant portfolio of structural projects with varying project delivery methods over nearly three decades, Steve guides clients through all stages of a project, from inception to completion. As CEO, his role includes recruiting and retention — which starts by attracting skilled and savvy engineers and helping them evolve as creative problem solvers who excel at delivering JQ’s signature style of client service.
Education: MS in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University; BS in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Year started at JQ: 1994
Hometown: Longview, Texas
Talk to me about: Traveling and my bucket list of locations I still want to visit. I have also started to take “adventure” trips, and I’m planning a winter climb of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. I also enjoy cooking and try to mimic some of the items we have eaten when travelling abroad. I find redirecting my focus after a long day at work very relaxing.
The best part of waking up is: A star-filled clear sky at 5 a.m. before the sun starts to peek out. Living in the country allows me to see it without the spillover of city lights and helps me look forward to the rest of the day knowing that anything is possible.
What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at JQ: The 40-plus Texas county courthouses that we have assisted in restoring. They each play a significant role in the history of this state, and most are still at the center of the communities that they serve.
What made you want to become an engineer: My father was a civil engineer, and I found his 1940’s textbooks in the cabinet when I was in the second grade. I was fascinated by the photographs of construction depicted in the books, and from that day forward I told anyone who asked that I was going to be a civil engineer. I have never regretted that decision made as a 7 year old. This also explains why I lettered in math in high school.