About ACS Group

ACS Group is a Fire Protection Engineering and Life Safety Code Consulting firm committed to project collaboration and creating a safer built environment.

What sets us apart? A firm wide commitment to technical excellence. Our strategic philosophy is client and project focused. Modern design and construction challenges require unique and modern solutions, and ACS Group is committed to provide value add collaborations for our clients.

We are organized to expertly handle projects of all sizes at a fraction of the cost of the other firms. Whether it's a new arena, tilt-wall warehouse or renovation of an existing high-rise tower - ACS Group's fire protection engineers are ready to provide expert level project support.

Our Team


David Neschke


David has been in the Fire Protection field for over 24 years. He first started in the industry when he joined the United States Navy in 1994. His Navy training involved the inspection, testing and maintenance of shipboard firefighting systems. In 1999 He joined Fire Protection Management (FPM) and continued to conduct inspections and testing of fire and life safety systems in the built environment. When FPM was absorbed by Rolf Jensen and Associates, David expanded his knowledge base to include code consulting and system design. Now as a Principal at ACS Group he is able to utilize his years of training and his Business degree to help build and run the company he co founded.


James Taylor, MBA, P.E.


With 13 years industry experience, James is responsible for technical oversight of large, complex projects in the hospitality, residential, assembly, educational, government and industrial markets.

James also has extensive experience in inspection, testing and commissioning fire protection systems, smoke and egress modeling, hazardous analysis, Lithium Ion battery strategic protection and cannabis fire protection.


Bobby Amburgey


Office Manager

Bobbi Amburgey is the Office Manager for ACS Group and has over 20 years' experience working alongside executive teams in the fire protection engineering industry. She is responsible for all day-to-day office operations and procedures, maintains the monthly billing, is highly dependable, ethical and uses her skills to ensure smooth operations in the busy ACS work environment. She works closely with the senior management team and shares the ACS team's vision for excellence.

Gage Weilert


Gage Weilert is serving as the Principal for the ACS Group Austin, Texas office. His duties include oversight of the office and associated Texas operations, business development and client relations. Gage has extensive experience in analysis of industrial processes and hazardous materials, design and commissioning of fire protection systems, alternate means and methods, and life safety code consulting. An expert communicator, collaborator and leader - Gage strives for excellence in all he does.

Tanner Burke, P.E.

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Tanner is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with extensive experience in writing detailed technical reports, evaluating code compliance for high-risk occupancies, resolving complex engineering issues, and performing onsite condition assessments. He collaborates with developers, architects, general contractors, and authorities having jurisdiction on a wide range of buildings, including healthcare, hospitality, industrial, utility, and mixed-use facilities across the country.

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