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John began in the construction field 20+ years ago. Mr. Downing has the unique perspective of having experience both as a contractor in the field, and now as a consultant in the office. Over 5 years ago, Mr. Downing had the foresight to invest his time and energy into a new technology that would revolutionize the way that contractors obtain data: drones. Now, as the leader in his field, Mr. Downing organizes and directs every aspect of LETELmetrics. He continues pushing to find the latest and greatest technology to implement into the drone department of LETELmetrics. In the 20+ years of experience within the construction/development industry, Mr. Downing prides himself on the fact that he has done it all. Professional experience has varied from digging ditches in the field, to performing bid estimates/take-offs in the office, to building GPS models for multiple contractors in the Atlanta area. John Downing is unique within his field due to his ability to connect with individuals with wide-ranging titles and ranks.
A multi-state licensed professional engineer, with 20+ years of experience in civil engineering, Mr. Hagerman has had the luxury of working on a wide range of projects. The completed projects vary from wasted water treatment plants to multi-phase master planned communities. In addition to the prestigious background, Mr. Hagerman oversees all aspects of engineering at LETELmetrics. He also has the honor of being designated as the preferred engineer for a multitude of America’s national top builders. Valuing relationships is a strong and valuable quality Mr. Hagerman possesses. Preferring to fill his client list with loyal repeat customers, while building solid friendships, makes Duane Hagerman an asset to LETELmetrics.
Jeff Hagerman, celebrated Atlanta photographer, brought a unique set of skills to LETELmetrics. He is known for his remarkable photographs of urban and abandoned spaces. Jeff has published two bestselling books and has been profiled in magazines, such as Creative Loafing. At LETELmetrics, Jeff utilizes his talents to lead our customer deliverables. In addition, Jeff directs all aspects of field operations: Scheduling, Data Collection & Analysis, Lidar Processing, and more. LETELmetrics also has several teams of pilots, under the leadership of Jeff, at our disposal. His talents and leadership skills guarantee that he is an indispensable member of the team.
After spending years in the construction field, Dakota now leads our field level employees at LETELmetrics. He is the first contact for field level problem solving and trouble shooting. We have successful pilots on our team credited to Dakota’s leadership, implementation and training practices. Dakota thrives working hands-on with a company that is evolving and traveling nation-wide to surpass customer needs. His experience, youth and quick adaption to technology has set the foundation for his career at LETELmetrics.
As a Kennesaw State Civil Engineering Graduate, Jeff exemplifies the type of work ethic that makes LETELmetrics a leader in the civil engineering industry. Currently a project engineer, Jeff has 9 years of experience working within the realm of civil engineering. Jeff initially began in the field on a surveying crew, prior to entering engineering a year later. Since then, Jeff has worked diligently to be a project engineer. He is currently working on construction plans for land disturbance permits. Along the way, Jeff has mastered the arts of builder services (tertiary permits and grading plans), as well as full blown lot fit plans (both 2D and 3D), showing his wide range of design skills.
Nick King is our Assistant Drone Pilot and Visual Observer at LETELmetrics. At Southern Crescent, he studied computer programming. After dedicating time into the construction industry, Nick was prepared for his next step. An interest in drones, how they fly, and their capabilities brought Nick to his career at LETELmetrics. Now, Nick travels all over the United States providing companies with professional business solutions. Nick King is the epitome of excellent field foundation and drone operations at LETELmetrics.
Davin is an accomplished Kennesaw State Civil Engineering Graduate. As a current project engineer, Davin has worked alongside Jeff Kidd for the past 7 years. Davin’s work ethic proves his eagerness to learn and grow as a Civil Engineer. As Jeff Kidd’s right hand, his responsibilities involve construction plans, builder service and a multitude of additional tasks. Davin’s exemplary professional qualities ensure a promising future within the industry and at LETELmetrics.
Transitioning from the manufacturing industry to drone applications, Rodney has quickly become an asset at LETELmetrics. He aims to strengthen the team by following orders and exemplifying a team player. These admirable qualities certify that Rodney is a valuable pilot at LETELmetrics. Prior leadership roles, within his professional experience, have molded him into who he is today! In addition, he is eager to further his capabilities with the company by obtaining more knowledge of computer programs and editing.
Coming to LETELmetrics from the industrial industry, Brad has become a critical member of our team as Field Support Administrator. A glimpse of his responsibilities include: serving as inventory manager, data manager, office administrator duties, organize travel, shipping, scheduling repairs and assist John Downing with organization of status updates. Brad maintains the duty of ensuring LETELmetrics is 100% prepared during and in-between projects. His commitment and willingness to occupy any role makes him irreplaceable.
As a Tennessee native, Austin earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Videography and Video Editing. While attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he worked in the campus studio filming online videos, commercials, interviews, venues, concerts, and more. Upon graduation, Austin made his way to Georgia! Austin’s expertise with video and photography make him a valued LETELmetrics drone pilot and flight content editor for our clients. His ambition is to continue learning and growing at LETELmetrics. Drone technology is continuously evolving, and Austin is eager to expand his knowledge of the industry.
Jeremy was a critical member of our pilot team. Traveling nation-wide, Jeremy’s responsibility was flying our LiDAR, Thermal and Ebee drones to deliver professional services to our clients. He greatly impacted the lives of those in his presence.
May he rest in peace.
November 9, 1979 – August 25, 2022