What were your inspirational or motivating factors to starting your own business in Navy ship repair?

My Father is a successful entrepreneur and watching him grow his business over the years, was exceptionally appealing for me. He always observed committed integrity and quality throughout his organization, while his teams were continuously trained in the latest and optimal state-of-the-art technology as they grew and expanded their client services. I wanted to organize something I created and grow it into a highly specialized company both internally and externally. I stalwartly believe in maintaining the passion employees bring to their jobs. The proper treatment of employees and customers were my principal motivations then and remain completely in place today. Maintaining top-quality performance in the execution of all facets of our engagements, have been present from our organization’s inception.

How did you come up with the name STANDARD and what were the reasons behind this selection?

From the beginning, I was committed to establishing complete customer trust in STANDARD. I thought about some of the greatest business leaders from history. Rockefeller came to mind with his creation of the STANDARD company. He did it the right way from the very beginning and I was dedicated to do nothing different. STANDARD became our name and brand to clearly represent we are the STANDARD of performance and excellence in all engagements and internal operations. We endeavor to be the GOLD STANDARD customers and community recognize and fully respect with confidence and unwavering trust.

Will you give us a few points about your organization’s operating and employee environment you provide at STANDARD?

Regarding interaction with customers, vendors, employees, and suppliers. Our internal directives are clear and succinct, and we do not believe in any unnecessary surprises for our customers to face or endure. Building trust with our customers is paramount at STANDARD. It is not overreaching to say we take abundant pride, personal and professional satisfaction with each engagement and its challenging and proper execution. Our employees are younger and very eager to continuously learn much more and grow in our profession. Communications is enhanced among our staff, while encouragement, personal attentiveness, and proper training, have always been priorities at STANDARD.

Our Services


​Visual Testing (VT)

With proper visual inspection, you can detect and readily correct problems immediately to meet your inspection criteria.

Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)

Liquid Penetrant Testing refers to the process of using a liquid to coat a material and then looking for breaks.

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

Magnetic Particle Non-Destructive Testing is the act of identifying imperfections in a material by examining disruptions.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

Ultrasonic Testing is the process of transmitting high-frequency sound waves into a material to identify changes in the material’s properties.

Ultrasonic Thickness (UTT)

Ultrasonic Thickness testing uses high frequency sound that travels through a material and when the sound hits an air interface.

Ultrasonic Shear Wave Testing (UTSW)

Shear wave uses a high frequency sound beam that enters the material at an angle.

AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

We maintain a team of AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) that can accomplish various inspections to variety of commercial codes.

​Welder’s Workmanship Training

Welder’s Workmanship Training is a requirement for all welders who are qualified to the requirements of NAVSEA.

NDT Consulting Services and Training

Standard Inspections Services (SIS) offers NDT Level III support services that can meet your needs.

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