BN Inspection, based in Creve Coeur, Missouri, is a CVE Certified – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) dedicated to consulting and inspection services in the areas of protective coatings and Certified Weld Inspections (CWI). BN is a Association of Material Protection and Performance (AMPP) QP-5 Certified Inspection Firm.

BN ownership and management bring over 150 years of industry experience. Our professionalism and the value we bring to our clients is evidenced by the fact we successfully participate in six Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) within the armed forces, have Master Service Agreements in place with six of the nation’s largest engineering firms, and have serviced hundreds of projects for both state governmental entities and private businesses. BN’s owners and staff bring the necessary background and experience to successfully execute any project.

Our Mission

To deliver top-tier inspection services with precision and integrity. We prioritize safety, compliance, and quality, utilizing advanced technology and expert knowledge. Our goal is to earn trust through consistent excellence, ensuring our clients’ peace of mind and contributing to industry advancement.

Our Vision

To change the world’s view of inspection services through innovation and elevate our client’s experience using collaboration, education, and expertise.
Nicholas Lamm is President of BN Inspection. Nick served with the 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah Georgia and is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. Nick graduated from University of Missouri – St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. He has seven years of federal, state, and local government contract execution and project management experience. After serving his country, he worked as an Intelligence Analyst with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He was later promoted to Contract Officer Representative (COR) and then to Program Management Execution Officer. While he was with the NGA he earned a master’s degree in Information Management and a master’s degree in Project Management from Washington University School of Engineering. Nick’s success is driven from his broad knowledge gained in the military, his education, and his experience in government and private business.
Derek Goff joined BN Inspection in June of 2019 as the Director of Operations. Derek, a graduate of Purdue University, has over 16 years of management, construction management and protective coatings experience.  He is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector – Level 3 and holds numerous certifications from the Society of Protective Coatings. Derek has excelled in the areas of construction management and coatings inspection on a wide range of projects including military bases, bridge rehabilitations, and the St. Louis to Chicago High Speed Rail.  Derek is BN’s Technical Quality Manager with executive authority to implement and monitor compliance with quality management procedures as they apply to all coating and lining inspection activities.

Chris McDonald joined BN Inspection in July of 2020 as the Director of Business Development. Chris graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry with most of his time spent in steel manufacturing and building material distribution. Chris also worked at a regional architecture and engineering firm while in high school and grew up in the construction industry on job sites working for his father’s company in central Illinois. Chris is using his industry and sales experience to contribute to the continued strategic growth of BN.