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

Our core values are an important part of our culture and daily life at Joe Knows Energy. We regularly discuss and reinforce our values and celebrate team members who exemplify our values in the field.


We are CourageousWe stand up for what is right and speak the truth even if it is hard. Whether we’re advocating for safety, quality, diversity, or ethics, we stand out from the crowd by doing what’s right – even when it’s not popular.

We Embrace the VisionWe work for a higher purpose – to elevate safety, quality, and environmental culture. We believe in the impact of frontline leaders and the work they do as a catalyst to improve safety, performance, and success.

We are ProfessionalWe model the behavior we want to see with an emphasis on integrity, teamwork, effective communication, and treating others with respect. We respond consistently and calmly under pressure, serving others as a leader when challenges arise.

We are Accountable. We model personal accountability and have the vulnerability to admit when we need help or could do better. We focus on consistent improvement models, root causes, and collaboration to make accountability a core of our processes.

We are Learners. We are passionate about understanding our clients, mastering our subject matter, and knowing ourselves and our teams. We learn about ourselves to understand our strengths and blind spots – developing skills to improve over time. We train, learn, and test to innovate and improve.

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.

Brian Shadduck, Northeast Regional Operations Leader

As Regional Operations Leader, Brian is responsible for serving our Northeast Region team members and clients in the region. His leadership capabilities, and extensive inspection capabilities make him well suited, valuable member of our team.

Mark Bridgers, Advisory Board Member

Harold Woods, Director Strategic Outreach

Harold has 33 years’ experience in the natural gas industry. He has experience developing and enhancing culture throughout all levels of the industry. His goal is to develop relationships with clients to meet their needs & develop a people-first culture.

Charles McMeen, Southeast Regional Operations Leader

As the Southeast Regional Operations Leader, Charles manages our inspectors and clients in the Southern regions. 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.

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.

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, and messaging.

Oney Temple, 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]