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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
With more than 15 years of experience with downhole drilling tools and drill pipe inspections, Ryan Harper is well versed on 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.
James “Jimmy” Clark started his own company in 2001 for drill tool inspection where he established connections in the U.S., Belize and Central America. Jimmy joined the STI team in 2018 as a Managing Partner where he leverages his industry experience and connections to help grow and nurture the company’s diverse portfolio of industry-leading customers.