Above Group

Founded in 2014 on Florida’s Space Coast, Above Group is an engineering firm that knows what it means to reach for the stars and go above and beyond. We believe in a people strategy as the fundamental driver of our organization. That is why we strive to do everything “Above the Standard. Above Expectations.”

Above Group is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that specializes in highly technical building system knowledge and design expertise. Our services include mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection, structural engineering, and technology design services. We provide innovative engineering solutions for multiple industries throughout the United States.

Our business mission is to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to those we reach. Our mission is evident in all we do by setting our minds on things above. We are a Business as a Ministry (BaaM), and strive to be an excellent business in order to have a sustainable Kingdom impact. We exist to support ministries and missions in a way that honors God and spreads the good news of Jesus Christ. This is reflected in how we conduct our business, how we serve our customers, and how we care for our employees – our greatest asset. We do believe we can impact all those in our organization and those we come into contact regardless of our margin along the way simply by the way we treat people. Learn more about our ministry efforts.

Our Mission

Demonstrate the love of Jesus
Christ to those we reach.

Our Vision

Empower excellent AEC professionals
to provide superior service.

Our Core Values

Christian Values

Humility, Honesty, Integrity, Respect,
Kindness, Social Responsibility


We are self-motivated, self-starting


We represent our brand
passionately and accurately


We take on the attitude and
responsibility of ‘owning it’

Extreme Team

Beyond just teamwork:
it’s how we work together


We run toward challenges
instead of away from them

Uncompromising Quality

We provide excellent results
all the time, every time

Above Group Leadership Team

Nicholas Kugler

President, CEO, Principal Engineer

Above Group’s President, Nicholas Kugler is a U.S. Army Veteran and licensed Mechanical Engineer with nearly 20 years of engineering experience. He carries himself with a vision to glorify Jesus Christ in all aspects of life to leave a lasting legacy that continues to glorify God.

Skilled in the foundational Leadership and Management of HVAC, Plumbing, Process Piping, and Fire Protection Engineering and Design, Nick delivers equally strong cross-discipline knowledge of Architecture, Structural, Civil, and Electrical engineering.

Ben Jones

Vice President

Vice President, Ben Jones bring more than 20 years of industry experience to his functional role as Integrator and drives results, continuous improvement, and is passionate about customer service. Ben is a licensed electrical engineer with over a decade of experience working with larger companies managing facilities, maintenance, and serving as an owner’s representative for large capital construction projects.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys time with family, attending his children’s activities, being outdoors, hiking, and playing the drum set at his church.

John Raine

Director of Operations

Director of Operations, John Raine is a leader both in and out of the office, and it is no surprise that John’s interpersonal skills are one of his greatest strengths.

John’s project management experience gives him the ability to manage multidisciplinary architecture and engineering design projects efficiently so that each team member can do their part to their highest capability which results in a top-notch design for the Owner. He has experience in the electrical design of facilities from the incoming utility to branch circuit loads. He has experience in the design of low-voltage systems such as telecommunications, security, and access control.

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