Revolutionizing How we Elevate Culture with a Focus on Front-Line Leadership

People. Process. Tools.

Optimizing Human Factors to Achieve High-Performance Inspection and Field Leadership. Elevating Quality, Safety, and Environmental Culture for the Utilities, Oil, and Gas Markets

About Us


We believe in the potential and impact of diverse frontline professionals.


We utilize our proprietary non-biased High-Performance Program (HPP) to blind screen, recruit, select, retain, and develop the best talent.


We are committed to helping our clients elevate their high-performance, people-first culture while meeting critical KPIs.

Core Values

JKE has five core values of Courage, Embracing Our Vision, Professionalism, Accountability & Learning. These core values are strengthened and supported by our fundamental beliefs which together underpin every decision we make and behavior we exhibit. Below you will find our 10 Fundamental Beliefs that exemplify what we mean when we list our 5 Core Values.

  • Being a Team Player is Key
  • Work for a Higher Purpose
  • Responding Correctly Under Pressure Sets Up for Success
  • Stand Out from the Crowd
  • Elevate Safety, Environmental, and Quality Culture
  • Speak the Truth Even if it is Hard
  • Rules are in Place for the Safety & Accountability of the Team
  • Embrace New Ideas and Lessons Learned
  • A Team is Only as Strong as it’s Weakest Link
  • Have a Deep Understanding of Own Strengths and Blind Spots

The Joe Knows Energy Team

Dan Lorenz, President and Founder

Dan is Passionate about Helping Leaders Lead. Throughout his more than 30 years of industry experience and company ownership, Dan has exemplified his commitment to excellence, safety, on-time project completion and team success to ensure client satisfaction.

James Bailey, Training and Technology Lead

Based on his 15+ years’ experience in pipeline construction, project management and a passion for safety and environmental standards, James Bailey is moving on to be our Training and Technology Leader. James’ forward moving thought process will help develop modern methods for safety, team building, and crew morale.

LaCosta Lolly, Sales and Marketing Consultant

As a well-rounded management consultant, LaCosta has deep experience in the alignment of sales, marketing, service, operations, and finance. Her focus areas include CRM, LMS, technology enablement and automation, sales enablement, and messaging.

Craig Carte, Operations Leader

Craig possesses over 30 years in Project Management, Engineering and Construction experience.  As Operations Leader, he utilizes his strong leadership skills to serve both the client and inspection staff.  Craig’s effective communication, problem solving, support and decision making is key.

Harold Woods, Sales and Account Manager

Harold has 33 years’ experience in the natural gas industry. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of a utility, he has experience developing and enhancing culture throughout all levels of the industry. His goal is to develop relationships with clients in order to meet their needs while developing a people-first culture.

Oney Temple, Advisory Board Member

Natalie McIsaac, Client Experience

Natalie is the go-to point of contact for Clients and Employees to get in touch with regarding any and all inquiries they might have that need answered. Getting things done timely and accurately with attention to detail is very important to Natalie, and she is readily available to help drive success in all areas.

Charles McMeen, Inspection Team Leader

As Team Lead of Inspection, Charles manages over 5 inspectors on a day-to-day basis. His leadership capabilities, along with his sincere care for people make him a valuable team member of the JKE staff. Charles brings with him over 10 years’ experience in the industry and understands what it takes to lead a team to success.

Mark Bridgers, Advisory Board Member

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Joe Knows Energy?

We are a Team of Professionals, focused on helping to “Helping Leaders Lead” by assisting the Oil and Gas Industry build the needed Infrastructure the “ Right way”!
JKE has a unique opportunity for inspectors in an environment with increasing regulation and expectations that has very little support to help inspectors increase their earning power nor get the support or mentorship to deliver better performance on the project.
What you really want is an agent that can help support you in the field, get you more opportunities and mentor you so that you can improve your skills and earning potential. You need a partner! That is JKE.

What kind of inspectors are we looking for?

You may be asking what type of inspectors we are looking for: The good news is that we are looking for quality inspectors with technical knowledge and applicable skills for Chiefs, Construction Managers and Inspectors for Utility, Welding, Coating, Environmental and Safety.

Why should I invest in a relationship with Joe Knows Energy?

Like we said before, JKE is one of the only companies that acts as your agent, your partner! You are our #1 priority ,we are ONLY focused on your success. We know how to help you succeed in helping our clients succeed. This will lead to us getting and keeping the best clients and help you EARN longevity and the best rates in the industry.

Contact Us

Our team is ready to chat with you and discuss your third-party inspection needs, remote inspection programs, or inspection challenges. Reach out to us via phone or email below or fill out the form and one of our team members will reach out to discuss your needs. We work regularly with companies throughout North America to elevate culture, improve performance, and recruit top inspection talent for companies in oil, gas, and utilities markets.

Phone: 614-989-2228

Email: [email protected]