Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, has announced a new franchise location in the Denver area.
Headquartered in Castle Rock, the local Measure office will provide businesses in the metropolitan area with infrastructure inspection services through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The franchise’s initial focus is on the construction, telecommunications and renewable energy sectors. For the construction industry, the company provides pre-construction surveys of new sites, monitoring of construction progress, and stockpile and earthworks measurements. The firm also performs UAS inspections of cell tower structures and wireless carrier equipment, as well as detects malfunctioning, damaged or improperly installed solar photovoltaic panels.
“Denver is an exceptionally strong market for Measure’s drone services. With its large telecommunications industry, the 23 percent jump in construction project value from 2015 to 2016 and the 70 percent increase in Colorado solar capacity in 2016, along with Colorado’s renewable energy mandate, there are scores of local businesses that can benefit by switching from manned inspections to aerial imaging,” says Measure Denver’s president, CEO and co-owner, Jason Hatt. “By working with us, they can take advantage of drone technology without the time, expense and experienced personnel required to manage their own drone programs.”
“We have built Measure’s business in part by creating a nationwide network of drone pilots for enterprise clients, but having a presence in major metropolitan areas like Denver is essential for providing service at the local level,” adds Dan Rothfeld, Measure’s senior vice president of franchising.
In September, Measure announced its first franchise location, located in Springfield, Ill. This franchise’s primary focus is on the telecommunications, construction, energy and agriculture sectors. Applications in commercial real estate, insurance, media and disaster response are available.