Client Corner Featuring: BIRDS EYE AERIAL DRONES
Sure, the team at BIRDS EYE ARIAL DRONES (BEAD) could teach you a thing or two about flying a drone – but it would just go over your head! All kidding aside, this company is flying high in the commercial drone space. BEAD was among the first companies granted permission by the FAA for commercial use of drones. All pilots are Part 107 Licensed, Certified and Insured. When using their services, you can feel confident knowing BEAD’s experienced pilots always perform operations that are safe and legal. Above all, they observe all local, state and federal safety regulations, as applicable, and are $10 Million insured.
BEAD was co-founded by husband and wife team, Scott and Sheri Painter. Scott enlisted in the Navy at the ripe old age of seventeen and quickly became a flight engineer for the S-3 Viking, and later for the E-2C Hawkeye. With a life-long love of flying and technology, Scott built his first commercial drone in 2015 and BEAD was born. From there, the company literally took off, skyrocketing from 0 to 125 employees in only five years flat. Today, BEAD is one of SoCal’s leading Drone Service companies.
BEAD is a Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Small-Business that provides turnkey aerial imaging solutions and consulting to help businesses improve their ROI. Maybe you require actionable aerial data for mapping and environmental monitoring? Perhaps you need aerial video content for an advertising or entertainment project? If so, BEAD’s got a solution to fit your needs. Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering, Utilities, Government, Construction, Marketing and Entertainment are just a few of the industries they serve.
“I first met Scott and Sheri on the South County Economic Development Council,” said Primary Funding’s Fernando Ponce, who serves on the council’s Finance Committee. “So, months later, when BEAD was referred to me by the Small Business Development Center, I was excited to work with them. They were a textbook PFC-type client. They were experiencing rapid growth, but needed a financing solution to help them scale,” said Fernando.
“We would not have been able to grow like we did, from 0 to 125 employees in five years, without the help of Primary Funding,” said BEAD’s CEO, Sheri Painter.
“Often times, when a business is starting out, they can’t get what they need from a traditional bank. That’s where we can help,” Fernando explained. “We can advance them cash on their invoices so they have the working capital to grow and thrive.”
When asked about her experience working with BEAD, Primary Funding’s Senior Account Executive, Lauren Hanlon said, “Their success really doesn’t surprise me. They’re hard working, talented people who consistently deliver top quality products and services to their customers.”
One of BEAD’s customers wanted a unique and memorable team building event for their annual corporate conference. They scheduled BEAD’s new Living Logo Package and they got just that – a unique, fun and interactive activity. Each participant received a keepsake t-shirt and the client company obtained exclusive one-of-a-kind branded aerial photography and videography. The company said they were absolutely thrilled with the results!
In addition to co-founding BEAD, Scott is also a founding member of the Naval Base San Diego Rotary club, the first and only Rotary club on board a Naval Base. NBSD Rotary has since merged with Miramar Semper Fi Rotary club, and together they continue to do good things for the military community.
In fact, if you’re former military seeking employment, BEAD would love to hear from you! Simply visit their website and complete the online application process.
You can also find more information about BEAD’s services, as well as see videos and photos of their amazing projects by visiting their website at: www.birdseyeaerialdrones.com
When you reach out to BEAD, they promise to get right back to you with the kind of service they themselves would like to receive. So, whether it’s quality aerial imagery, a question, a quote, or a speaker you’re looking for, they are ready to help you!
They will field all inquiries within 24 hours!