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A team passionate about flying and data.
At Professional Drone Solutions our team has been flying, building, and experimenting with Remote Control aircraft for over 20 years combined. Our team’s passion for the air doesn’t stop with drones. Our team consists of certified sky divers, FAA rated airplane pilots, computer coding enthusiasts, and hardware experts.
We have come together as Professional Drone Solutions to serve our customers using our unique knowledge base to gather interesting and compelling footage, gather and sort data, create video edits that are meaningful, and get your job done professionally, safely, and in a way that allows our customers to have a positive experience.
Our pilots have a vast network of resources to assist in specialized areas such as construction, marketing, videography and more. We have offices across the state that allow our customers to experience a homogeneous experience no matter where the job is located. We frequently travel and love opportunities to serve our customers all over the globe. We have extensive experience in the Caribbean.
CEO and FAA Licensed Private Pilot
Andrew’s passion for flight started when he flew on a private plane for the first time as a young kid. At 15 Andrew started flight lessons and received his Private Pilots License at 17. After graduating college, Andrew went to work at his fathers construction company as a business development executive.
One hot Florida summer day, Andrew’s father went on a customer’s roof to follow a hunch. After seeing his father sweating, hot, and nearly falling twice, Andrew realized the potential for RC aircraft to assist a construction company. This was the primary reason for the founding of Professional Drone Solutions – to keep people off roofs.
After successfully running Naples Drone Solutions for two years, Andrew opened a licensed survey and mapping branch called Florida Aerial Survey Technologies and a year after that expanded to North Florida through North Florida Drone Solutions. Andrew brings a strong background in construction, business administration and marketing, and computer sciences to the team.
FAA Licensed UAS Pilot
Kennon’s passion for Radio Control (RC) aircraft started at a young age. Kennon’s father, a retired United States Air Force crew chief and Certified Flight Instructor encouraged Kennon’s passion, often taking time to design and build scale aircraft in the garage. His passion for RC Aircraft and desire to bring a legal and licensed service to the Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Palatka area led to the creation of Lakeside Drone Services.
Kennon was instrumental to the beginning of North Florida Drone Solutions. In 2019, Lakeside’s professionalism caught the eye of one of Kennon’s fathers graduated students, Andrew Kobza. Kobza owned two drone companies at the time, Naples Drone Solutions and Florida Aerial Survey Technologies and was looking to expand to North Florida. Seeing the success that a professional and legal company that focuses heavily on customer experience and safety can have first hand, Kobza offered to expand operations to include Lakeside, rebranded as North Florida Drone Solutions.
Kennon’s deep appreciation for flight, knowledge of scale aircraft, and eye for interesting shots are some of the qualities Kennon brings to the team at Professional Drone Solutions.
Sales and Office Management
Kendra has grown up in the construction industry. Her father owns a construction company allowing her to gain valuable experience working in the office as a teenager and then later as an adult. This experience has helped her to understand customers’ needs from a unique perspective.
Working with people has always been a passion of Kendra’s. From the classroom to the office, she has worked to ensure that she is contributing in a way that helps people accomplish their goals. She believes drone services provide unique opportunities to assist businesses in their growth and development and is always excited to reach out to companies and give them insight into how drone services fit in the plan to achieve their goals.