Our Story

It is our firm belief that we are all stronger together and the story of UVT is about the best in the business coming together to serve our customers better – together.

Meet The Team


UVT is founded in Orlando, FL

Founded by Chris Fink - a firefighter, dispatcher, and R/C enthusiast who needed a way out of corporate America, having spent nearly a decade as an IT Director in the financial industry after his time in public service.

Chris quickly made a name for himself in the construction industry, providing services to Disney, Universal Studios as well as other theme parks and tourism businesses in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Area.


Our Section 333 Exemption enabled us to better serve our customers and built the foundation upon which today's sUAS regulations are based.

UVT is granted a Section 333 Exemption

The Section 333 Exemption was one of the first sUAS-specific regulations put in place and UVT was one of the first organizations to be granted a 333.


UVT partners with DJI Enterprise

As one of the first DJI Enterprise Dealers, UVT was able to offer its customers the most advanced commercial drone technology on the market.

UVT HQ is relocated to Fayetteville, AR

Its central location and family ties in the region made Fayetteville the perfect home for Chris, his family, and UVT's HQ.


Express Aerial Solutions joins the UVT family

Andrew McKinney joins UVT to continue his success in commercial drone leasing by leveraging UVT's direct relationship with numerous top-tier drone manufacturers and enhanced support offerings.


Alpha Consulting Group enters into the fold

Owned by Matt Rybar, a Sheriff's Deputy in the Grand Rapids, MI Area, Alpha Consulting enabled UVT to offer its customer an even more comprehensive, turnkey drone program through tailored regulatory, consulting and training services.


The expansion of our HQ was instrumental in securing our status as an Authorized Service Center for several top-tier drone and robotics manufacturers.

UVT expands its Fayetteville, AR HQ

With a rapidly growing customer base and product catalog, just three years after its opening, UVT's Fayetteville, AR-based HQ is expanded into an adjacent warehouse greatly increasing its inventory, shipping, repair and support capacity.


On behalf of the entire UVT family, we thank you. Your continued trust and loyalty mean more to us than you will ever know. We are still here. We are still supporting you. We remain forever grateful.

UVT weathers the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 brought with it many unprecedented challenges, but thanks to the incredible loyalty and trust of its customers, UVT was able to continue its growth and further expand its workforce.


UVT continues to serve nationwide

A broad geographic footprint and diverse workforce continue to enable UVT to serve customers from coast-to-coast, providing on-site technical and operational support in eight states and more than half of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.


Thanks to the unwavering faith of it’s customers, 2022 was UVT’s biggest year yet! Expanding the team by adding new Field Application Specialists and utilizing time-tested expertise to develop, implement and support Drones As First Responder programs, UVT is leading the way, continuing to provide best-in-class customer service and support to it’s customers.

UVT grows it's team and reach

In 2022, UVT experienced tremendous growth thanks to the loyalty and support of its faithful customers. By expanding its reach through hiring new Field Application Specialists and leveraging the team’s extensive expertise, it launched innovative Drones As First Responder programs. UVT has solidified its position as a leader in the UAVs industry and continues to deliver unparalleled customer service and support to its partners.


UVT poised for more expansion in 2023

Building on a solid foundation of Industry leadership, loyal partners and devoted customers, UVT is looking forward to supporting more enterprise organizations than ever before. With an ever-expanding geographical footprint, UVT is positioned to meet the growing need for Drones As First Responder programs across the United States. To stay up to date on our story, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram


The addition of 9 team members underscores the incredible growth UVT has enjoyed and ensures customers can expect the same world-class customer support they have come to expect, year in and year out. Launching into 2024, UVT is primed for continued success, expanding its partner network to provide end-to-end remote drone operations and support for Americas enterprises and government entities.

UVT becomes nations leading DFR provider

Ever grateful, we are constantly awed by the consistent loyalty of our customers and team. A testament to the power of collaboration and a commitment to culture over compromise, 2023 brought UVT another record-breaking year and proved itself the nation's leading Drones As First Responder provider, helping create, establish, and support DFR programs for organizations of all sizes, across the country.