About RCI

Resource Concepts, Inc. (RCI), is a multidisciplinary consulting firm, integrating expertise from such diverse disciplines as engineering, environmental services and natural resources. RCI is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE). We are located in historic Carson City, Nevada, and Zephyr Cove, Nevada, and provide our services throughout the West.

Founded in 1978 by John McLain and Bruce Scott, our mission has been to serve both private and public clients by providing cost effective and innovative solutions. Our experienced staff understands the resources, people, and issues, and we are ready to assist you in your development or resource management needs. Ethical leadership, a work environment devoted to employees’ personal and professional growth, and a keen understanding of economic, social and political realities are the foundation of RCI’s success. Our firm represents several small Towns and Districts in Nevada, and understands the needs of small government entities from budgeting and funding of projects to designing and implementation.


Our range of capabilities has steadily expanded over the years. We offer a wide range of technical services including:

Primary Objective

Regardless of the project phase in which RCI is involved, we promote communication with the client as a means of better understanding the project’s scope and objectives. This ensures that the scope of our work is appropriate to the task at hand and the client’s goals. We see communication as a central key to increasing our utility to the client. Communication also ensures that the client receives the most effective and efficient service available.

Staff Expertise

RCI continues to add and develop expertise in each of the aforementioned areas. Professional and technical staff members make the special effort necessary to stay abreast of significant developments in their respective fields. By so doing, they increase their knowledge, evaluate new techniques and materials, and learn to implement cost-effective, state-of-the-art approaches. Close working relationships with local, state and federal agencies continue to augment RCI’s ability to address issues in an expeditious manner.

Project Support

RCI is equipped to handle a wide variety of field and laboratory investigations. Document handling is facilitated by a modern computer facility capable of satisfying word processing, data management, graphic arts, surveying, and programming needs. We also maintain an extensive technical library as well as complete office automation and cartographic equipment.


Resource Concepts, Inc. (RCI), was formed by engineering and resource management professionals in 1978. We are dedicated to providing project specific, environmentally sound, and cost-efficient solutions to development and resource issues. Our firm has grown into a multidisciplinary team of over 50 people including engineers, resource specialists, investigators and support staff.


We have two offices to serve you. Our main office is located in Carson City, Nevada. Our satellite office is on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe and offers our full range of services.