Corporate History




Provine Helicopter Service was founded in 1985 with a philosophy of providing superior personnel, equipment, training and management. We wanted to go beyond the ordinary. In fact, we wanted to become an integral part of the management team for our clients.

In 2011, founder Bob Provine retired and sold the company to long-time employee, Michael McCool. Michael is Mississippi State University graduate with 22-years experience with Provine.

We believe that today’s Provine Helicopter Service is a superb testament of the power of a good idea. Over the past 30 years, we have grown from one helicopter and five employees to six company-owned, turbine-powered Bell helicopters, 25 ground-support vehicles, and 28 employees. Since 1985 we have treated in excess of eight million acres of forests in addition to our utility right-of-way contracts.

Provine now services clients in 14 states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. However, we are not limited to these areas and we have the interest and capabilities to expand to other geographic areas.