Flow Meters & Metering Systems


Mission Statement

To Serve

our various markets with available knowledge, capability and products, to assist end users to accomplish their assignments as well as possible…

To Represent

each principal fairly, honestly, and respectfully…

To Be A Witness

before all of our business associates to the benefit of dealing with Godly principles of love and charity.

The Company

The Avanti Company has been servicing the Florida measurement and control market since 1977. We provide engineered products for a varied range of conditions. Our equipment is of the highest quality and if unforeseen difficulties arise, we back our sales with in-house service capability which will usually result in on-the-spot correction. It is our policy to help everyone we can, and when we cannot, to help you find the answer.

We are located in Avon Park, Florida, at the center of the state, approximately one hour south of Orlando. For those who are curious, Avanti is Italian for “Go Forward”, and our dove symbolizes the “Holy Spirit” and “Peace”.

Our President/Owner of Avanti Company:


Tim Devlin: President/Owner of Avanti Company- Tim is the son of founders Paul and Justine Devlin and joined The Avanti Company in 1987. Tim has been leading the Companies Operations for most of that time. Tim also specializes in Water Specialties and McCrometer metering products as well as our vast offering of Liquid Controls meters. Tim now manages the entire Avanti team, bringing his years of experience and wisdom to the core goals of making sure our Customers get the right product or service, when they need it, to help them do their jobs.

Our Staff – Our friendly staff is always eager to assist you:

Mark Whalen: Vice President – Operations, is responsible for our technical support, shipping, warehouse, and field services. Mark came to Avanti with 13 years experience from a major meter manufacturer. He holds an associates degree in the computer electronics field. Mark is our in-house expert on most of our electronic products.

Office & Tech Services Staff

David Ratter:  Project and Technical Support Manager comes to Avanti with 20 years of AMR/AMI technical support and project management experience having deployed hundreds of systems.  Having started in the US Navy assigned to the USS Saratoga, Dave has developed an expertise in successfully deploying and assuring optimal performance of all his responsibilities.  Dave is committed to assuring Avanti’s customers the same level of service.

Mark Conner: Technical Services, involved with a variety of support functions and is primarily our lead technician in conducting on-site flow meter testing. Mark came to us with over fifteen years experience as a certified marine mechanic, and now is an important member of our technical services team.

Josh King: Lead Service Technician, involved with all of Avanti’s metering products. Josh travels extensively for mag meter installations, mechanical & digital meter support, on-site flow testing, troubleshooting and repairs of our digital and electronic meters. He also handles all the IT infrastructure within Avanti and is our primary lead for all of the Telemetry based flow meters. Josh has an A.S. in Drafting & Design and comes to us with 10 years of experience from the engineering and mapping departments of a local electrical utility.

Alex Balikowsky: Technical Services, involved in technical support activities for Avanti’s complete product offering. Alex comes to Avanti with a wide range of construction and mechanical skills. These include the maintenance and installation of chain/gear driven components.

Annette Varlotta: Accounting Manager comes to us with an extensive background in AP/AR management and high-volume sales experience. Most recently she ran logistics and online sales for a high-volume manufacturing company.

Brandy Albury: Assistant to the VP of Operations and Inside Sales, also works with assisting the Outside Territory Managers for the customers metering needs.  Brandy brings with her a wealth of Sales Knowledge in Domestic and International Sales before joining Avanti.

Outside Sales Staff:

Luis Hernandez: Vice President – Sales, has had a distinguished career in the flow metering and metering systems, working for a water meter manufacturing company and an AMR/AMI manufacturer.  Luis has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Luis has a BS in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Fluid Dynamics from the University of Miami. Luis is responsible for our outside and inside sales staff as well as marketing.

Jerry Prokes: Territory Manager, covers South Florida. The territory covers from Monroe to Indian River County in Southeast Florida up to Lee County on the West Coast of the State. Jerry brings over 25 years of outside sales experience in the areas of facility compressed air systems design, pneumatic components, nitrogen generation, vacuum applications and motion control products. Jerry’s background makes him an invaluable asset to the Avanti Company and its customers.

Matt Devlin: Matt Devlin: Territory Manager, covers Central Florida. Matt is Tim Devlin’s (owner) son and the grandson of Avanti’s founders. He joined the business after graduating from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Business Management Degree. Matt started working in the Industry in 2011 and brings a strong heritage of flow metering to Avanti and a commitment to serve our customers for years to come.

John Broadway: Territory Manager, covers North Florida from Daytona Beach to Pensacola. South Georgia and Southern Alabama.  John comes to Avanti with a wealth of water and wastewater experience as a professional salesperson and as a contractor.  John’s broad sales and business experience gives him a unique insight to assist our customers to solve their metering application challenges.

From The Blog

Exploring the Importance of Flow Meter Testing and Calibration

Across various industries and applications, flow meters are indispensable. They play a crucial role in delivering accurate and reliable measurements of the rate of flow of liquids. Understanding the importance of flow meters, it’s undeniable that the significance of testing and calibration runs deep. Let’s delve into the complex world of flow meter testing, beginning … Continued