We process, analyze and share the data for you! Tap into our panel of industry experts for insight on how to customize our drone services for your particular needs!


  • Boost your bottom line & cut waste/downtime with our efficient, real-time project tracking, reports & management
  • We use a DJI Matrice 210 drone – capable of carrying a thermal camera and standard-vision camera at the same time (all the data can be gathered in one flight, instead of two)
  • We have the latest, state-of-the-art aerial cameras – the DJI Zenmuse XT thermal camera (powered by FLIR) and the Zenmuse 5XS.
  • We have up to $2 million in liability insurance!
  • Our Crystal Sky Monitor not only allows you to view the flight as it’s happening, on site, but to download the data and take it with you once the drone lands (we can also livestream the flight to any computer you’d like).
  • We have lots of satisfied customers (see all our positive reviews, below)
  • We offer nighttime aerial photography, video and mapping
  • We’re trained in thermal imaging – ideal for roof inspections, search-and-rescue and more!
  • More affordable than aerial images/data from full-sized aircraft.
  • We have access to restricted airspace like George Bush Intercontinental Airport, David Wayne Hooks Airport, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Air Force Base with our airspace waivers.
  • Safer than ground personnel for inspections/surveys/data collection.
  • More complete, accurate data than can be captured by helicopter or ground personnel – from 3D modeling to digital elevation maps to thermal and near-infrared imaging.
Not sure how your business would specifically benefit from aerial imagery, video, data or mapping?

That’s where our Advisory Board comes in, with industry-specific experts offering customized solutions.

“The bottom line is – you need to know that our services are going to help you cut costs, boost profits, gain a competitive edge or save you some headaches,” says company owner Wayne Franks. “In order to do that, you need a specialist who knows the ins and outs of your business as well as the emerging, ever-changing ways drone technology can help.”

Looking to connect with a specific board member? Tell your PDS account representative during the initial planning stages of the project, and/or mention it in the “message” section of one of our two contact forms (on the “Home” and “Contact” pages).

Looking forward to working with you!

Brent Franks Drone Services


As a helicopter pilot for more than six years with the Modern Group – a family of companies in the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors based in Beaumont, TX – Brent is extremely knowledgeable not only in all things aerial but in a variety of the industries served by Professional Drone Services of Texas.

“Drones are becoming invaluable for farmers and ranchers, from helping cut irrigation and pest control costs to near-infrared data that can assess crop health or scout for disease,” says Brent. “With their mapping platforms and high resolution images and data, they’re the perfect all-in-one solution.”

Mike Blanchard Aerial Imagery


A Midwest sales manager for Newco NDT, Mike offers extraordinary insight into drone usage within the Oil & Gas industries’ upstream, midstream and downstream markets as well as the many applications within the aerospace and chemical industries. Newco NDT is the leading provider of nondestructive testing equipment for many industries, so he’s always finding new applications for the aerial images, mapping and data provided by our drones.
Scott Lee aerial images


A private airplane pilot with more than 3,500 hours of flight time, Scott is an expert on the aerial advantage. His background in commercial real estate development and Oil, Gas & Energy can help professionals in those industries better understand what drones can do for them. His sales experience, meanwhile, can help any sales or marketing team get a leg up on the competition with aerial imagery, data and maps.

Most recently, Scott worked for DXP Enterprises, a Houston-based distributor of industrial equipment for the Oil & Gas and Energy Services industries. He sees many ways aerial imagery and data from drones can cut costs while improving safety and efficiency – from inspecting pipelines and flare stacks without putting ground personnel in harm’s way to monitoring project crews and progress to documenting the boundaries of a property from above for much less than it would cost with a helicopter.

David Hilborn drone services


Dave, currently a patrol supervisor at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, has 30 years of law enforcement under his belt – as well as two decades’ experience as a medical specialist with the U.S. Navy. He’s also a drug recognition expert and accident investigator/reconstructor. So he knows how thermal imaging and other aerial imagery and data greatly contribute to the Public Safety and Search & Rescue industries.
My company had Professional Drone Services of Texas take shopping center pictures and drone video to put in marketing materials for the site. The communication was GREAT and always very responsive if questions came up. Work very professional and done in a timely manner. I will definitively use them again!
Damian Nusynkier

Real Estate Broker, Dalan Real Estate LLC

I am very happy with the service that I received from Professional Drone Services of Texas.  The quality of the product far exceeded my expectations.  The team was responsive, came on time and worked very professionally.  The pictures and video footage turned out great!  My objective was to showcase the solar panels on my business’ roof.  The video received many likes and much positive feedback on Facebook and at our business.
Tuyen Van

Founder, Houston Badminton Center

It has helped me market and sell my listings much faster, especially since I can use the annotated, georeferenced maps to show nearby amenities and facilities.
Lisha Maxey

Realtor Associate, Keller Williams-The Metropolitan in Houston

Wayne does a great job with drone photography. He sent me many good angles and options to choose from for my marketing materials at a very reasonable price.
Joel English

Real Estate Agent, Texas Commercial Real Estate Services

Fantastic work and the overhead shots were incredible.
Joe Nixon

Homeowner in Fulshear, TX,

I was referred to this company by another photographer and was very pleased with their services. I met the owner and videographer on site, both very friendly and attentive. I also worked with the marketing team on video edits. The team was extremely responsive and worked with us on our tight deadline. I would definitely recommend using this company for video services.
Leslie Ginzel

Transaction manager, Berkshire Hathaway

My company had Professional Drone Services of Texas take some construction pictures to put in our website. I have to say that the communication was GREAT and always very responsive if questions came up. We will definitively use them again!
Sara Inclan

Project Coordinator, Preload (pre-stressed concrete tanks)

This company provided aerial photography of property I am planning to sell. The work was scheduled within days, and they listened well to the perspectives I was wanting to emphasize. The work was quick, professional, and I believe was an excellent value.
W. Roger Lyle

Owner, Lyle Corp.

We are so pleased with our drone footage and aerial photos from Drone Services of TX! Very professional staff, Wayne and Hayden were a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using their services again.
Shannon Sauerhage

Sales & Marketing Analyst, Enchanted Rock