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

Our discipline and integrity allow us to provide the highest standard of quality, safety, and service to our clients.

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.
Bob Miller joined BN Inspection in July of 2019 as BN Business Manager. Bob graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering and subsequently obtained his law degree at St. Louis University. Prior to joining BN, Bob had 33 years of combined professional experience, nine years as a project engineer and twenty four years as a practicing attorney. As a BN business manager, Bob is involved with all financial aspects of BN’s day to day operations and also provides general legal counsel to the company on issues as they arise.
Jim Doarn is a fully certified NACE Coating Inspector and coating industry consultant with 40+ years of practical experience. Tenured and practiced in all industry elements; manufacturing, sales and marketing, application, engineering specification development and management. Trained and experienced in the disciplines of protective coating and lining applications; surface preparation, environmental constraints, failure analysis, testing, coating system selection and safety. Expertise in product knowledge, condition assessment, and problem solving.

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.

Taylor Crawford joined BN Inspection in November 2022 as Vice President of Special Programs.  He has over 16 years of industrial construction and engineering experience, having served in a variety of roles including executive leadership, technical sales, project management, engineering, and finance management. Taylor holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and an AMPP certified Coating Inspector.  Taylor is leveraging his broad background and technical expertise to drive BN’s special projects and strategic initiatives.

Michael Harkin Michael Harkin joined BN Inspection in 2022 as the Vice President of the DoD Market.  Prior to BN, Mike was Owner/President of FeO, a QP-5 certified coatings inspection company.  With over 20 years in the DoD corrosion control market, Mike has extensive experience managing corrosion control projects throughout the US as well as overseas including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.  Before working in corrosion control, Mike served as a Captain in the Marine Corps with deployments to Japan, Okinawa, Philippines and Korea and a US Army soldier stationed in Germany.  Mike has an MBA and is as an NACE/AMPP Certified Coating Inspector and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).