About Utility Metering Solutions

At Utility Metering Solutions (UMS), we are the premier solutions provider, spearheading the transition of utility companies towards advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for enhanced operational efficiency. Our expertise spans the careful installation of water, gas, and electric meters, coupled with the advanced setup of AMI systems. We not only ensure the integration of AMI software with existing utility billing systems for improved accuracy and efficiency but also provide unwavering technical support to assist utilities in superior resource management for their communities.

Our commitment extends beyond mere installation. UMS is dedicated to supporting utilities at every step—from the initial design and planning of your AMI upgrade to the implementation of our state-of-the-art meter installation and data management services. We continue our partnership with post-deployment monitoring to guarantee the performance and efficiency of your metering systems. Choose Utility Metering Solutions as your trusted partner and take a significant leap towards modernizing your utility services with our comprehensive, future-proof solutions.

Our Mission in Advanced Metering Solutions

Our mission is anchored in the drive to ensure your advanced metering initiatives are a resounding success, infused with our foundational values of integrity, trust, excellence, and innovation. We stand at the forefront of delivering comprehensive solutions that empower utility companies to expedite the deployment of advanced metering technology, aiming to elevate operational efficiencies through strategic implementations of water, gas, and electric meter systems alongside cutting-edge Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) equipment.

We specialize in the seamless deployments of the latest metering technologies, ensuring your utility services are not only up-to-date but also efficient and effective.   As your dedicated services partner, UMS is committed to supporting you through every phase of your project—from the initial design and planning of your AMI upgrade to the full-scale installation and post-deployment support. Partner with us to embark on a journey towards a smarter, more efficient metering operation designed for the modern era.

Leading the Way in the Utility Industry

UMS Water is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that have a significant impact on the utility industry. With our expertise and experience, we help utilities optimize resources, improve operations, and better serve their customers.

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The Evolution of UMS & Pioneering Excellence

Our History

Since our founding in 2008 as a field installation company by our President, Chad Davis, and COO, Danicia Shaffer, we have embarked on an evolutionary journey, transforming into a trusted thought leader in utility metering technology upgrades. From our humble beginnings of executing simple meter installations to becoming a comprehensive solution provider, our commitment to excellence has remained unwavering.

From Field Installations to Trusted Advisors

‍Recognizing the industry's challenges, we pivoted from merely executing installations to offering tailored solutions encompassing technical service expertise, data analytics, and seamless system integrations. We have empowered utilities to overcome these challenges and implement successful integrations, enhancing the quality of life for their customers.

Driven by a data-centric approach, we recognized the power of information in boosting utility efficiency. Our transition into a data-minded company enabled us to advise on technological advancements and implement robust data strategies, empowering utilities to make informed decisions.

Vision and Delivery

‍Our unwavering vision and commitment to delivery are at the heart of our success. From planning to implementation, we ensure every project is executed with precision and excellence, solidifying our position as your go-to partner for comprehensive Advanced Metering deployment services.
Today, UMS is a testament to our dedication to innovation, excellence, and the relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction.


Chad Davis, president, saw the need for a nationally based installation company in the AMI (Advanced Metering) market and developed the idea of UMS.


In partnership with Xtralight Manufacturing and Jerry Caroom, UMS was established with offices in Houston, TX and Hammond, LA


Adapting to the changing workforce environment and our expanding presence, UMS opened its first satellite office in Raleigh, NC


UMS celebrated its 10th anniversary in the utility metering sector


Seeing a need for a financially sound solution in the MaaS (Metering as a Service) market, UMS developed netAMP, which provides technical services across the entire lifecycle of the metering upgrade program under a single subscription model.


UMS opened its doors to our permanent corporate headquarters in Hammond, LA

Our Commitment to Excellence and Innovation

UMS operates under a set of core values that guide our actions, decisions, and interactions as a company. UMS's values reflect our dedication to integrity, trust, excellence, and innovation. These values shape UMS's culture, drive our actions, and define our identity as a responsible and ethical company in the utility metering industry.


UMS is committed to conducting our business honestly, transparently, and ethically. UMS employees adhere to high moral and professional standards, ensuring integrity permeates every aspect of their work.


Trust is essential in building strong relationships with clients, partners, and colleagues. UMS values trust and strives to earn and maintain the trust of all stakeholders through reliability, consistency, and accountability. UMS fosters trust and confidence in its capabilities and integrity by fulfilling promises and delivering results.


UMS is committed to excellence in everything we do. We set high standards for quality, innovation, and performance, continuously striving for improvement and exceeding expectations. UMS embraces challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, seeking to deliver exceptional value and outcomes to clients. Reliability is at the core of what we do, striving for dependable performance and operational excellence in all facets of your project.


UMS embraces innovation as a driving force for progress and growth. We encourage creativity, curiosity, and forward-thinking, seeking innovative ideas, technologies, and approaches to solve complex problems and meet evolving needs. As industry disruptors, we are never satisfied with “the way things have always been done.” UMS fosters a culture of innovation where experimentation, exploration, and adaptability are valued.

Trusted Nationwide Through Our Extensive Partnerships

Meet Our Leadership Team

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Join Our Team & Make a Difference

Explore our job opportunities and take the next step in your career. We offer a range of positions that allow you to contribute to the success of our innovative utility programs. Join us and help shape the future of water management.