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Having started in the construction field, 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 3 years ago Mr. Downing had the foresight to invest his time and energy in a new technology that would revolutionize the way that contractors obtain data: drones. Now one of the leaders in his field, Mr. Downing organizes and directs the drone services department of LETELmetrics. In the 20+ years that he has in the construction/development industry, Mr. Downing prides himself on the fact that he has done it all, 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. What sets Mr. Downing apart from others in his field is his ability to connect with anyone from a Senior Vice President in a corporate office to someone running a dozer in the field.
A licensed professional engineer in multiple states with over 17 years of experience in civil engineering (14+ in the Atlanta market), Mr. Hagerman has had the luxury of working on a wide range of projects, from waste water treatment plants to multi-phase master planned communities. Having obtained his professional engineering license in 2008, Mr. Hagerman has over 10 years of experience at the project manager level, ultimately becoming the preferred engineer for one of Atlanta’s top 3 builders (also a top 10 national builder). What really makes Mr. Hagerman unique is the fact that he really values relationships, preferring to fill his client list with loyal repeat customers that he considers more than just clients, but also friends.
Serving as Chief SUAS Pilot and Field Operations Manager, Reese has really flourished on our team. He is originally from the southern part of Georgia where he began furthering his education in agriculture. When Kinney first joined LETELmetrics it was as an Agriculture Solution Specialist. This area of expertise has only enhanced the wide range of knowledge LETEL brings to the table. Reese has been one of our go-to guys for traveling all over the U.S. He’s always adapting to everchanging conditions such as the RTK (real-time kinetics) network, which is different across each state.
Dakota got his start working out in the field like his father, John Downing. Spending a year and two summers on various job sites has given Dakota a taste of the construction world. Now, for LETELmetrics he is focused on building 50 to 60 percent of the models before he passes along his work to John for review and finishing touches. Dakota likes working hands-on with a company that is growing and building.
Celebrated Atlanta photographer and longtime lover of Coca-Cola, Jeff Hagerman has brought a unique set of skills on board for LETELmetrics. He is most known for his amazing photographs of urban and abandoned spaces. Jeff has published two bestselling books and has been profiled in magazines like Creative Loafing. He is flying drones at various job sites alongside Reese and Dakota, then reading and using the data to improve every aspect of the job.
As a current Kennesaw State Engineering student who still averages 50+ hour work weeks, Jeff exemplifies the type of work ethic that makes LETELmetrics a leader in the civil engineering industry. Currently a project engineer, Jeff has 5+ years working on all aspects of civil engineering. Jeff actually started in the field working on a surveying crew, before switching to engineering a year later. Since then, Jeff has worked his way to being a project engineer 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. Jeff will graduate this summer from Kennesaw State with his EIT certification and a degree in Civil Engineering, setting him up for a bright future at LETELmetrics.