50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016

The Leading Provider of Automated Drone Systems for Commercial Markets: Kespry


Based in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley, Kespry designs and builds highly-reliable automated drone systems for commercial applications.”

After tapping every mode of transportation available in the globe, companies are looking at a more lucrative way of doing business – Drones! The tiny unmanned aircraft is touted to be widely used in every aspect of business in the coming years. E-commerce giant, Amazon is already doing pilot testing to use drones for delivery and shipment of their products. If you are planning to make use of this remarkable piece of technology in your business and are trying to find a provider, then look no further than Kespry.

Founded in 2013, Kespry is the leading commercial drone and data intelligence provider. With the Kespry Drone System, companies can easily capture, view, analyze and share aerial data with the touch of a button. The Kespry Drone and Cloud enable industrial firms in aggregates, construction and mining to track inventory, monitor progress, and more efficiently run their businesses.

Drones at Work
The Kespry Drone System is an integrated and automated commercial-grade solution that allows businesses to easily plan drone flights, capture aerial data, and view and share high-resolution maps and surveys of aggregate, construction and mining sites. The system is completely autonomous and there are no joysticks. Captured data is automatically uploaded to the Kespry Cloud. The aerial data is automatically processed and interactive maps and models are created. The Kespry Cloud is accessed using a web browser.


Kespry Drone
Kespry’s quadcopter automated drone is fully integrated with a 24 megapixel camera, fast on-board processor, and network communications that rapidly process and upload aerial images automatically.

Kespry Mobile App
The Kespry Drone System includes an Apple iPad and Mobile App. Simply point and click to create the flyover area and the automated drone takes off and flies the area, no joystick or piloting required.

Kespry Cloud Reporting
Kespry Cloud reporting and data storage provides online access to aerial images, maps, contours, elevations and 3D models, to automatically measure distances, perimeters and volumes of identified objects like stockpiles.


Key Clientele
The Kespry Drone and Cloud enable industrial firms in aggregates, construction and mining to track inventory, monitor progress, and more efficiently run their businesses; saving them time and money. Kespry is completely automated and used directly by businesses rather than by 3rd party service providers.

In a recent customer case study, it was noted that since using the Kespry Automated Drone System, Whitaker Contracting is spending 22% less money than before, while measuring their stockpiles 2X more frequently and spending 4X less time overall.

Kespry’s customers are some of the biggest industrial firms in the world, including 3 of the top 5 global companies in the construction aggregates market. Kespry has partnered with industry leaders like Woolpert, Sully-Miller, Whitaker Contracting Corporation and Wapiti Gravel Suppliers. Kespry has also partnered with NVIDIA to push the limits of today’s machine learning technology.

 Clients Speak
“In my opinion, the drone paid for itself the first time I used it.” – John Davenport, Whitaker Contracting

“The Kespry Cloud, fueled by efficient, repeatable Kespry UAV flights, allows us to quickly collect site information, process it, and deliver results to our customers.” – Mark Power, Woolpert

“The Kespry Drone System has been easy for Sully-Miller to deploy to help manage our mine operations and stockpiles. We’re excited about putting Kespry drones to work at our mines.” – Jon Layne, Sully-Miller

Focus Areas
The company is currently focused on industries such as Aggregates, Construction, Insurance and Mining.

Kespry Customer Profile: Mike Moy at Lehigh Hanson

After graduating with an Accounting degree from California State University-Hayward, Mike Moy joined Lehigh Hanson in Sunol, CA, one of the largest construction materials companies in North America, with more than 500 active operations across the U.S. and Canada.

Over the past 18 years, Mike has been a critical asset to Lehigh Hanson, fulfilling a range of diverse roles and responsibilities including payroll, accounts payable, running the truck scale, and inventory management. Mike’s advice for anyone looking to be successful and valuable to the aggregates industry: learn as much as you can about everything.

Mike is the first at Lehigh Hanson to pioneer a Kespry drone for the company to evaluate instituting a broader drone program. In this position, Mike is helping Lehigh Hanson consider new ways of working, like for stockpile measurement.

In his most recent role in aggregate asset management, Mike was closely involved in measuring hundreds of stockpiles. Previously, a laser measuring company would come to Lehigh Hanson on a quarterly basis to measure the same stockpiles. It would take a full day to complete one quarry, as the laser tech would need to take measurements from all sides of each pile. The report would be sent to Mike a week later, all incurring significant third-party costs.

Now, through Mike’s use of the Kespry automated drone system, Lehigh Hanson has a new workflow. Mike takes the drone to their quarries and can fly an entire site in a couple hours. Once the site has been flown, the aerial data is automatically uploaded to the Kespry Cloud. Mike then goes online and draws polygons around the stockpiles. After making a few clicks, the perimeter, area, volume, and cut and fill sizes for each stockpile are instantly shown.

“With the drone we can get a cost efficient and accurate measurement of our stockpiles every month, versus the quarterly measurements we were getting before.”– Mike Moy, Lehigh Hanson

In addition to measuring stockpiles, Mike next plans to use the Kespry drone system for mine planning and reclamation projects.

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Knowing the Key Executive  

Paul Doersch, CEO & Founder – In 2013, Paul combined his passion for Aerospace and Computer Science by founding Kespry. Kespry is the leading commercial drone and data intelligence provider, offering the most advanced product on the market. From 2010 to 2013, Paul worked at the BMW Group Technology Office USA where he spearheaded BMW’s first 3rd party service integrations including Pandora Radio, and led the team that created BMW M Laptimer. In 2010, Paul graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

“Our system is completely automated and used directly by businesses rather than by 3rd party service providers.”