Who We Are

More than just a company — your quality partner.

Founded in 2008, Southern Tool Inspection has earned a reputation as a leading provider of quality non-destructive testing and inspection services for downhole tools in the oil and gas industry. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, STI serves customers in the Eagleford, Permian Basin, Haynesville, Austin Clark and Marcellus Shales with locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

STI strives to deliver quality inspection services with unparalleled customer satisfaction through our commitment to quality, safety, training, and technology. Leveraging our industry knowledge and experience, STI maximizes the value of your equipment while reducing costs. We’re more than just a company providing a service — we’re a partner committed to your long-term success.

John Edmond – President/CEO

With 15 years of financial management experience and a background in finance and accounting, John Edmond provides invaluable support to the STI team. John is highly valued on the Corporate Management Team as a planner, director, and coordinator—while also maintaining key relationships with lenders, vendors and legal counsel to ensure everything continues to run smoothly.

Ryan Harper – Chief Operating Officer

With more than 15 years of experience with downhole drilling tools and drill pipe inspections, Ryan Harper is well versed in the importance of non-destructive testing for failure prevention. Strategizing with other departments and teams, Ryan is constantly improving operating procedures and maintaining high-quality standards for the benefit of the company and its clients.

Ethen “Poochie” Dupuis – ASNT Certified Level III Inspector

With more than 25 years in oil and gas, Ethen “Poochie” Dupuis brings a wide depth of experience in quality assurance to the team. As an inspector for STI, he ensures tools and equipment are up to code and exceed the accepted industry limits.


Southern Tool Inspection

104 Sugarland Drive,
Broussard, LA 70518

Main Phone: 1-877-494-7940
Fax: 1-866-551-0623

Accounts Receivable / Payable
Phone: 1-985-789-1409