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

2014

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.

2015

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.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

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.

2019

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.

2020

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.

2021

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.

2022

UVT looks toward 2022

Thanks to the unwavering faith of its customers, UVT is starting 2022 with continued growth and looks to build on that momentum by leveraging new partnerships with companies such as Inspired Flight, Ascent AeroSystems, and others to be announced soon.