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Drone Brothers is a nationwide drone technology, aerial photography, aerial videography and mapping company headquartered in Troy, MI. We specialize in Construction, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate and Corporate Marketing. With over 50+ years of combined experience growing and running successful companies, we are business people first and drone enthusiasts a close 2nd. We love new technology (especially drones), but we pride ourselves on being extremely accessible to our clients. So give us a call. If we don’t answer, a real person will call you back!

A recent graduate from The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, Merrick joined the team full-time as of Aug. 2018. What started off as a local, summer time gig to keep Merrick busy and out of trouble, has turned in to a nationwide, year-round business! Today he is tasked with setting up the processes for all our departments, growing and training our pilot network and building a team of the best video editors and map makers in the industry.
Sales and Marketing are Zach’s strengths. Having a degree from the University of Michigan was also pretty cool. Go Blue! From his first days walking up and down Woodward Ave calling on residential real estate agents with his drone under his arm, to helping our team secure relationships with some of the most progressive commercial real estate agencies, Zach has helped our business grow from a small local provider to a national leader in drone services.
ANDY WOLFEPilot in Command
Also known as the “Drone Father”, Andrew has 40+ years experience in the start up world. Initially, Andrew was brought onboard to advise and coach the Brothers and help get their business off the ground. Roll forward to today, and the boys now have him onboard full time. Andrews primary role is to continue coaching the team and helping to grow sales and building long tern relationships with our Construction and Real Estate clients.
JULIE GENTILECustomer Service
With so many drones in the air and projects in the pipeline, Julie is our go to person to literally keep everything moving in the right direction. From the time a new order lands until our final product is delivered, Julie and her team handle every detail of your order. From juggling the schedule of hundreds of pilots to constantly checking the weather for clearance to fly, managing our talented editors and map makers, Julies team is crucial in seeing that all of clients orders are done right and on time.
Tony Vomfell
Tony VomfellChief Pilot Extraordinaire (CPE)
After serving our country for 8+ years in the U.S. Navy, Tony returned to Michigan and started his career in Design Engineering. Tony has over 30 years’ experience working with the automotive industry helping to design key components for cars that we drive today. Years ago, he fell in love with aviation and started building his own RC airplanes and helicopters. The natural progression was to start building and flying drones. With experience in Construction, Real Estate, Inspection and a certification in Thermal photography, Tony’s resume was too good for us to pass on. As Drone Brothers Chief Pilot, he is responsible for hiring, and training our pilots along with working with our construction clients to help them take full advantage of drone technologies.
Rosalinda Knop
Rosalinda KnopAdministrative Assitant
With over 20 years of experience in financial sales and IT industries, Rosalinda has a proven track record of senior-level executive support, project management, and training. She has a strong ability to streamline processes, maximize efficiency and foster great working cross-departmental relationships within organizations. Committed to excellent representation of the organization, Rosalinda practices personal accountability in the workplace and have a strong sense of ownership.
Robby Melling
Robby MellingCreative Director
Before graduating from the College For Creative Studies, Robby spent several years working in the TV and Film Industry where he discovered his passion for storytelling. After graduating, Robby was part of several successful startups as creative director and has been working in the media and advertising industry ever since. Understanding the needs of our clients is his main goal, and he achieves that thru the use of the latest in drone and video technologies.
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Joe MorselloChief Digital Marketer
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Business People First

Most drone companies are started by people who used to fly RC aircrafts or other hobbiest wanting to get in the business.  We are Business people first (BPF’s).  What does that mean to you?  You will be dealing with a team of people with over 50+ years of business, entrepreneurship and start up experience.  Knowing how to service a customer, answer a phone, and deliver outstanding customer service is what we do best.  To be successful as a Drone Service Provider, you need to know how to:

  • Run a business
  • Safely fly drones
  • Process and deliver gorgeous photos, videos and maps.

Most of our competitors have a hard time getting one of the above right. We are fortunate to excel at all 3!

Teaching and Coaching Youth Entrepreneurs

Since day one, our business has been all about coaching the entrepreneurial spirit to todays youth. Even with all the new technology & apps available to us. Running a start up teaches so many old fashioned life skills; Time Management, Customer Service, Responsibility, Perseverance, Persistency, and most importantly building long-term relationships. Drone technologies are changing so many industries and offering so many opportunities for people to make a living. We have choses to become experts in the Real Estate and Construction space. The technology is literally changing on monthly basis. It is our job to stay up on all the latest tools to help educate our clients and deliver to them a Competitive Advantage

What Our Customers Think

“WOW!! I’ve been doing this for 35+ years, never had anything like this for one of my projects, Thanks. Something to show my wife, beside same old pictures, thanks again.”

Dave Buschke • Rockford Construction

“Very professional. Very detailed and timely with the delivery of the video. We have used them to create two different videos for us. They did a great job on both! Thank you!”

Jennifer Youngquest • English Gardens

“These guys are the best! Fast, responsive, and knowledgeable. Make the process seamless and always produce a first class product.”

Jasper Hanifi • CBRE

“Great customer service! Very responsive and timely.”

Amy Parsons • Max Broock Realty

“My first experience with Drone Brothers was excellent. I had a tight time requirement to get a multifamily site photographed. I received the photos within 48 hours of my request. I was happy with quality of the pictures and will use Drone Brothers for other projects in the future.”

Otto Kern • Bellwether Enterprises

“Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest. When you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.”

Vincent Aurand • DOBI Real Estate

“Drone Brothers are always fantastic! Our team uses Drone Brothers every chance we get and we are never disappointed. They work with you on every detail and aspect of the job and they really put time and effort into making a product that not only we, as a team, fall in love with, but our clients fall in love with as well. We will continue to use Drone Brothers and would highly recommend to anyone!”

Marie Riegel • The Legacy Group

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