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True Inspection Services (TIS) is a minority-owned, full-service commercial inspection, engineering, and construction management company providing services in commercial, government, aviation, and industrial projects.

True Inspection Services provides to owners, contractors, engineers, and architects an independent,
knowledgeable assurance that work is being performed according to specifications and standards.

TIS has a proven track record of providing quality services to clients in a timely and cost-effective manner.


Barry Couts


Mr. Couts has over 35 years of experience in construction management, project management and client management. He has demonstrated success in effectively developing and managing multiple projects including multimillion dollar government projects.

Mr. Couts has experience in the private and public sector and has worked on many Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. This experience includes, Meijer Corporation, Ohio Turnpike Commission, and Columbus Regional Airport Authority and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tunnel Expansion Improvements as well as many others. Mr. Couts is continually working to pursue new contracts through building good business relationships and doing superior work. He demonstrates excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills that allow him excel in the industry.

His education and training: Associates of Applied Science in Concrete
Technology, Certified Concrete Technologist, Clark State Community College, Project Management training courses, seminars and Woolpert Consultants Certification, ODOT Level One Asphalt Technician course completion, Quality Control Coatings Inspection from KTA Tator, Certified Army Corp of Engineers Quality Control Manager, American Concrete Institute, Field Testing Technician Grade I, Hobart School of Welding Technology, Member of the NACE International Corrosion Society and NACE Certified, Member of SSPC, Member of Flexible Pavement, Member of Ohio Concrete, Member of OAIMA.

Ron Quesenberry

Vice President

Mr. Quesenberry has over 25 years of experience in the supervision and inspection of construction projects involving transportation, site development and painting projects. He has extensive experience with all phases of highway construction and is considered an authority on painting steel structures. He has spent most of his career working with the Ohio Department of Transportation on construction and coating inspection contracts. He also has specific experience working with other transportation agencies such as the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Mr. Quesenberry is NICET Level II certified for Highway Construction as well as a certified NACE Level III Coatings Inspector; ACI certified Project Manager.

He has been working on ODOT projects as an Inspector or Project Manager since 1990. He has performed Project Manager duties in Districts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 and central office on statewide inspection contracts. He has also served as an instructor and provided bridge painting inspection training courses for ODOT Engineers and Inspectors as well as other DOT agencies. Other duties include overseeing TIS’ inspection program, coatings management/inspection, failure analysis, and daily progress documentation and construction coordination between the contractor, client and design engineer.

Larry Hughes, CCM

Maryland Vice President

Mr. Hughes is a Certified Construction Manager with over 15 years of experience managing complex heavy highway construction projects and developing elite transportation construction management teams. He is a proven leader in applying innovative technology practices to standard construction methods in order to develop practical and efficient project management procedures.

He previously worked for the Maryland Transportation Authority where he served as Area Engineer for the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bay Bridge Facility and managed a fulltime staff of 50+ employees. Throughout his tenure with MDTA, Larry successfully managed more than 20 heavy highway projects ranging in value from $700k to $60M, with scopes varying from structural coatings systems to bridge deck rehabilitations and replacements.

Mr. Hughes is responsible for all business development in Maryland, overseeing State and Federal Construction Projects in the greater Maryland and West Virginia areas.


  • OPE Registered Engineer
  • LEED Certified Engineer
  • NACE Level III Coatings Inspector
  • CCI Building Inspectors
  • Concrete Technologist
  • AutoCad Technician
  • ACI Concrete Technician
  • Asphalt Technician Level 1
  • OSHA Approved Safety Officer