At Future Energy Group, we provide a turnkey approach to corporate sustainability and creating a more energy-efficient planet for our children and future generations. Life-long entrepreneurs, our co-founders Michael Abraham, Jr. and Sam DiNello, invested their time building a full-service company through a comprehensive approach rooted in service to deliver the most innovative energy solutions. We utilize leading-edge technology, selective energy solutions partners and invest in our personnel to create a strong foundation, which allowed us to grow into the business we are today. Impeccable service and dedication to our clients creates a concierge-style service not found in the industries we serve. We are true partners to our clients. Our entrepreneurial DNA, enthusiasm, ambition and passion rounds out the Future Energy Group difference.
Our mission is to be a conduit for bringing innovative technology and data-driven solutions to market while partnering with our clients to future-proof their facilities through our proven systems and turnkey service.
Our Core Values:
- AMBITION: Fueled by our passion, we know there is no limit to our growth and success.
- ENTREPRENEURIAL: It runs in our blood and extends into all divisions of our company.
- ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS: We champion being environmental stewards to help companies and corporations pivoting to a more sustainable existence.
- INNOVATION: Our pledge is to bring the most innovative and creative energy solutions to our clients.
- INTEGRITY: Engrained into our core, we operate with integrity, transparency and loyalty.
- PARTNERSHIPS: We are true partners to our clients by selecting the best solutions for their application and guiding them through the process. We value our partnerships with our manufacturers, vendors and staff.
- PASSION: We deliver our passion, leadership and knowledge with high-level service to the clients we serve.
- PEOPLE: Business to us is all about the solid relationships we build with our clients, manufacturers, vendors and staff. We value our people and partnerships.
- POSITIVE: We believe in having fun on the journey to a more sustainable future.
Michael Abraham, Jr. Co-Founder, President
Michael Abraham, Jr. believes in an entrepreneurial approach to business. His passion is applied to building world-class organizations that are rooted in excellent customer relationships, transparency and exceptionally detailed execution. He prides himself on the high-level customer service he provides, offering the best value, quality services and innovative products and thorough project management.
With 18-years of experience in executive level commercial building, Michael brings a comprehensive understanding of anticipating client’s needs across several industries. This expertise allows him to recommend the best energy solutions for their organizations.
As Co-Founder and President of Future Energy Group, Michael brings the most value to corporations and organizations that are moving towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future. He has built an operational sound foundation for Future Energy Group with his diligence and attention to detail that is applied to every aspect of their business.
Sam DiNello Co-Founder, Vice President
As a lifelong entrepreneur, Sam DiNello is passionate about disrupting antiquated processes and providing innovative solutions rooted in high-level results and service as a pledge to the clients he serves.
Sam utilizes his 15+ years of profitable business ownership to make a positive contribution to the environment all while having fun doing it. He co-founded Future Energy Group to provide a full-service approach to corporate sustainability and to create a more energy efficient planet for his children and future generations.
At Future Energy Group, Sam brings the most innovative technologies, products including LED intelligent lighting to his clients in an organized and thorough turnkey concierge-style service model. Sam specializes in designing Corporate Programs for his clients, which includes an energy analysis, design, utility incentives, project management, installation, recycling, financing and commissioning.
Richard Crawford, Chairman
With over 50-years of entrepreneurial experience in starting, acquiring and operating successful businesses in diverse industries, Richard Crawford demonstrates a consistent track record of success. Named Michigan’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1995, Richard has spent his career recognizing and creating value in businesses and real estate throughout the world through valuing people.
In 1967, while still a student at the University of Michigan, Richard’s career began when he launched his first successful start-up. He grew from that start-up to encompassing real estate investments, business turnarounds, and manufacturing, construction and technology companies. He has operated businesses in both the private as well as the public sector and partnered with such well-known firms as Bain Capital and Credit Suisse.
As a consultant, Richard’s experience stretches across several businesses and governments. In 1988, he acquired his first manufacturing business and soon thereafter added 13 more manufacturers, growing revenues from $4.5 million to over $650 million before selling the group of companies.
Throughout his career, Richard has completed 84 real estate developments around the world. He has been a licensed builder and construction contractor for decades, building several thousand single and multi-family homes and numerous industrial, retail and office buildings. Richard has also owned over 61 companies to date, including one of the Midwest’s largest structural steel contractors, one of Michigan and Florida’s largest commercial landscape contractors as well as Arizona’s and New Mexico’s largest highway paving contractor. Currently, he continues to grow his portfolio of companies under The Crawford Group.
Stretching over 40 years, The Crawford Group is involved in entrepreneurial endeavors in a vast variety of industries, with a focus on manufacturing of innovative technology and electronics, healthcare, distribution, investment management and real estate development. The Crawford Group partners with businesses of all sizes, from traditional family-owned shops to some of the largest private equity firms and banks in the world.
Along with his business accomplishments, supporting charitable causes has been important to Richard. In 2001, he established the Brett Bentley Crawford Foundation, a foundation in the name of his late daughter. It provides scholarships and awards programs at the schools she attended as well as others. Since the inception, the foundation has supported numerous education related causes in Michigan and Florida. Most recently, it financed the construction of five new schools in Nicaragua, which are now providing an education for over 2,000 students who would otherwise have had no opportunity to attend school.
As Chairman of Future Energy Group, Richard is committed to utilizing his wealth of knowledge, experience and accomplishments to create value in the organization.