About Us

Our Business Gives Your Business A New Perspective....

Through Aerial UAV Technology Integration & Services...

1UP Aerial Drone Services, headquartered in scenic Golden, Colorado, provides services to a wide range of industries including:

--------- what we do

what we do

  • We sell drones
  • We provide drone services
  • We offer training, development, & expert consultation


Aerial UAV Services

The age of the aerial photography drone is entering a new era. Aerial drone services have already made the leap from military to consumer use, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are poised to see their next leg of growth from commercial and civil government applications. Whether performing simple aerial drone photography, construction surveys, inspecting pipelines, real estate drone photography, aiding in surveillance or helping farmers enhance yields, drones are developing into powerful business tools.

Mapping and Photogrammetry

We use state of the art SaaS technology to deploy our drone on a pre-planned base map of your property. The UAVs capture thousands of high resolution images then we stitch together using photogrammetry. These images then provide a single, large-scale image of the mapped area, contours, elevations, GIS, a full 3D model of your property, and even a macro view of plant health.


From special events to commercial development, our skilled pilots and creative photographers can capture the perfect shot. Need video? No problem! Need custom branded and logo'd marketing? No problem! A 1UP pilot will visit your location and do all the flying and we do all of the post production


We call this rent a pilot for critical jobs. 1UP has you covered. Our pilots are highly trained, experienced, and insured to fly small UAV (under 55lbs). Need a pilot AND a UAV? We've got you covered there too! Our pilots can bring their own drone! A 1UP pilot will visit your location and do all the flying.


Difficult to scale roof-tops, HVAC units, cell towers, solar panels, electric transmission lines, are just a few examples of ideal targets that aerial drone services inspection are useful. Cost effectively mitigate risk and minimize expense by utilizing the latest in UAV (drone) technology.


Has your business decided to build a team and bring unmanned technology in-house? Great decision! A 1UP specialist is here to guide you along the path and even provide training and one-on-one expertise to develop a tailored implementation and support plan that suits your needs.

Our Amazing Clients

And the list keeps growing!
  • We “took off” with the purchase of our 1st drone and accessories from 1UP Aerial Drone Services!!!  They provided expertise, links to helpful videos/websites that you won’t receive from other retailers.  While the battery hub and Phantom battery were back ordered, they communicated every step of the way and kept us up to date on status.  

    Nice job 1UP!  

    James T. Davis, CEO, Global Business Strategies, & GoFresh Homes LLC

    Jim Davis, GoFresh Homes Management Company, LLC
  • This 1 day course is ideal for companies looking to utilize drones for commercial use or individuals looking to prepare for their FAA Part 107

    Justin Holderness, Kineticorp

    Justin Holderness, Kineticorp – Beyond Part 107 Training
  • Strasburg Pharms is Colorado’s premier hemp farm offering all organically grown, laboratory extracted and tested, industrial hemp based Cannabidiol (CBD).   

    We asked 1UP to film the 2017 planting, growth, and harvest season.  They did an amazing job providing us with the full season time lapse video that tells a wonderful story about our 2017 season progress, our high quality CBD products, and beautiful views of our massive hemp farm in Strasburg, CO.

    In addition to the video, 1UP went above and beyond by providing us 3D models, contours, elevations, and macro level information about our plant health that will be useful to our upcoming 2018 season and beyond.

    1UP is a raving success! 

    Thank you! Brad Wyatt, Owner/Partner, Strasburg Pharms

    Brad Wyatt, Strasburg Pharms “Where the Healing Begins”
  • 1UP Drones recently completed a video of the Genesee Water & Sanitation District Operations. They were professional, creative, responsive to requests, and easy to work with. We can enthusiastically recommend 1UP to anyone with video needs and especially those that can be augmented with aerial photography.

    Fantastic work 1UP! Gary Anderson

    Good job, 1UP! Gary Anderson
    President, Board of Directors, Genesee Water and Sanitation District
  • Site evaluations [with a fixed wing aircraft] could cost us five or ten thousand dollars and take 60 days to schedule. We’d much rather spend two thousand on 1UP, and schedule it for next week to collect all the data we need.

    Micheal Leidich
    President, Summit Brick
  • We don’t need to spend hours walking the site every day… we can check it on the drone imagery and communicate to others in the due diligence and planning process.

    Terry Ten Eyck
    Canyon Pines, Carlson Land Development
  • 1UP Aerial Drone Services is a company of high integrity and professional aerial services. The insight and information they provided me at Church Ranch was fast, cost effective, safe, and more accurate than my traditional methods of dated aerial data and surveying information of my property. Their 3D modeling, photos, videos, data gathering, and analysis tools have assisted me through improved construction progress reports, surveying efficiency, and overall property marketing and is far more cost effective than logistically impossible, traditional methods.

    Charles Church McKay
    President, Church Ranch Companies



Drones are increasingly utilized to provide topographical maps, scan large job sites, and create contour maps of terrain and structures with great accuracy.

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Accident reconstruction using drones is an emerging science which allows clients to collect information very quickly from large accident scenes.

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Drones reach consumers for advertising and signage through new and innovative ways. Drone-Vertising, videography, or as a hub of IoT.

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UAV's provide faster turnaround times and more detailed modeling of site topography, and commercial site development. Surveying combined with demographics are invaluable in today's exploding markets

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The fields of water rights management, precision agriculture, dam and reservoir inspection are benefiting land management and farmers by providing actionable data in dam, reservoir, water and ditch analysis, crop health, yields, and other cost-saving measures

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Drone use in mining is increasingly becoming an invaluable resource. Our platform allows customers the ability to monitor stockpiles and map exploration targets at a fraction of the cost and risk.

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The communications and energy industries are perpetually gathering information for risk management from pipeline monitoring to encroaching trees and foliage on transmission lines.

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Thoughts from our Pilots

The list of useful news

Menlo Park: Fire district to boost drone


The Menlo Park Fire Protection District plans to deploy a full fleet of drones within three years to do everything from instantly checking out collisions on the Dumbarton Bridge to quickly assessing whether a chemical spill is hazardous enough to warrant evacuation. Click here to read the full story.

White House hosts first-ever drone workshop


The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted its first ever drone workshop on Tuesday, which brought together leaders from around the corporate world?and government officials to discuss developments in the drone world. Read the full story on Market Watch!

AIG deploys drones globally for risk management and disaster response


AIG has acquired and implemented drones to assist, augment and accelerate inspections for risk assessment, risk management, loss control, and surety performance for customers. Since receiving permission from the FAA to operate drones in the U.S. in April 2015, AIG has successfully deployed a highly trained drone team to live risk and loss inspections both […]