About Us

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What we do?

We are facilitators of data. Our drone allows us to capture data quickly and affordable which we process to create valuable information for owners, specifyers, architects and engineers.

Our mission

To provide access to data and information for improving building efficiency and environmental management.

Our goal

To provide enhanced capabilities for engineers and architects through data acquisition and processing.

Our Team

Mike Willis

RPAS Operations Manager
  • • Licensed Advanced Operations RPAS Pilot
  • • Certified Flight Reviewer
  • • Dip. Architectural Technologist
  • • Licensed Level 1 Thermography

Upon graduating from Algonquin College's Architectural Technology program, Mike gained experience working in an architectural firm in Ottawa, leaving him well-versed in building technology & AEC software. He returned to his hometown of North Bay in 2015 to join AerialBEST and has been instrumental in growing the building modelling services. With 4 years of flying experience, he has a keen understanding of RPAS principles and airspace laws in Canada.

Mark Cotnam

BIM Technician & Systems Maintainer
  • • Licensed Advanced Operations RPAS Pilot
  • • Certified Flight Reviewer

Mark is our jack-of-all-trades and demonstrates a strong understanding for technical equipment and software systems. His previous experience in the civil field throughout Northern Ontario has enabled him to develop exceptional BIM skills. Since joining AerialBEST, he has played a crucial role in process management and advanced modelling of buildings and infrastructure. He is also a diligent equipment and systems maintainer ensuring that equipment and software are in peak condition for operations.

Eric Rayner

Environmental Technician
  • • Licensed Advanced Operations RPAS Pilot
  • • Certified Flight Reviewer
  • • BSc. Environmental Sciences

Eric, originally from North Bay, joined our team 2 years ago and has used his knowledge obtained at Carleton University to establish the environmental division of AerialBEST. He is determined to create a system that improves data collection in rural areas by using RPAS and remote sensing technologies to encourage sustainable development and responsible resource management. He is currently leading our Enhanced Forest Inventory services.

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