James E. Yaeger ( LHI #10025)


Work: 103 Granite Creek Bend Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 Phone: (337) 988-9020 Email: james@bayoustateinspections.com


Level III Thermographer #10991. Infraspection Institute
* Council-Certified Microbial Investigator #711031. American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
* Council-Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant #1110008.
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
* Certified Building Science Thermographer #21860. Infrared Training Center (ITC)
* Certified Moisture Analysis Building Envelope Inspector Level III
LA #10. Exterior Design Institute (EDI)
* Commercial Building Inspector #10498
* Certified Mold Remediator. Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
* Past Chairman of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
* Past Louisiana State Board 3rd Congressional District Representative
* Louisiana State Licensed Home Inspector #10025
* RESNET National Energy Rater
* Certified ASHI Inspector #205770 (American Society of Home Inspectors)
* Vice President of Louisiana ASHI (LA-ASHI)
* Certified Universal HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic


- Infraspection Institute
- American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) * American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
- Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
- Exterior Design Institute (ITC)
- United Infrared (UI)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA70)


- 30+ years in Construction and Building Maintenance
- 30 years Owned and operated Bayou State Inspections
- 25th Licensed Inspector in the State of Louisiana
- 13+ years with Department of Interior Building Management
- Conducted over 13,000 Inspections
- Third District State Board Representative (2015 - 2021)
- Four Years as Chairman of the State Board (LSBHI)


- Qualified in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, St Landry, Bossier, and Calcasieu Parishes
- Qualified Disciplines include Building Construction (Residential and Commercial / Industrial), Indoor Air Quality Investigations and Remediation, Building Envelope and Moisture Intrusion Investigations, Infrared Thermal Imaging and Scanning Investigations, Building Science Investigations, Forensic Investigations, and Repair Cost Estimates * Conducted over 100 cases since 1995 with Approximately 18 Proceeding to Trail * Recent Expert Witness and Depositions not Proceeding to Trial:
-David Clay Clark, GW Rudick II, William E Kellner, Marcus L Fontenot, Sara R Buggs, Alan K Breaux, Steven Hebert, Trey Hightower, and Donnie O'Pry * Recent Court Appearances:
-Brian Capell (Attorney) in Bouley vs MLP Plantation Crossing Apt, LLC. 15th JDC Bench Trial (17 June 2019)
-Charles Rush (Attorney) in Privot vs KFC. Lafayette Parish District Court. Judge Trahan presiding.


-Infrared Thermography Surveys of Electrical, Building Envelope, and Roof Scans / Inspections
- Commercial / Industrial Building Inspections
- Residential Building Inspections
- Building Science Investigations
- Moisture Analysis Investigations
- Building Envelope and Stucco Inspections
- Microbial, VOC, MVOC, and Indoor Air Quality Investigations
- Energy Ratings and Energy Audits
- Forensic Inspections / Investigations


1986 - 1991 Special Operations Unit SETAF & 82nd Airborne Division
3/325 Airborne Battalion Combat Team
Honorable Service-Connected Medical Discharge Serving in Desert Shield / Desert Storm


1991 - Present Service-Connected Disabled Veteran


Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Andover, MA / Pelham, NH
- Lafayette Consolidated Government Lafayette, LA
- Louisiana Housing Corporation Baton Rouge, LA
- Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center Lafayette, LA
- Oschner Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA
- Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital Lafayette, LA
- Bon Carre Business Mall Baton Rouge, LA
- Port Fourchon Building Golden Meadow, LA
- Grand Theatres AMSTAR Lafayette, LA / Macon, GA
- The Energy Complex Lafayette, LA
- Brandy Wine Complex Lafayette, LA

Plantation Crossing Apartment Complex Lafayette, LA
- M & M International Broussard, LA
- Central Office Complex Alexandria, LA
- Casinos (Unable to Disclose) Louisiana
- Episcopal School of Acadiana Lafayette, LA
- The Furniture Store Houma, LA
- AT&T Building Lafayette, LA
- Rayne City Court House Rayne, LA
- Fairfax and Interline Buildings Baton Rouge, LA
- Ambassador Caffery Plaza Building Lafayette, LA
- Louisiana Forensic Center Broussard, LA
- Hundreds of IAQ & Moisture Storm / Floods Statewide
- Mount Carmel Elementary School Abbeville, LA
- Cottages / Apartment Complex at Southpark Lafayette, LA
- Acadiana Regional Airport Tower New Iberia, LA
- Lafayette Regional Airport Hanger Lafayette, LA
- Multiple Hotels (Wingate by Wyndham, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Best Western) Lafayette, Alexandria, Bossier City, Baton Rouge, LA
- Multiple Banks (Capital One, First National, DeRidder, Lafayette, Iberia, Cottonport) Baton Rouge, LA


Lafayette Technical College 1995-1997
- Acadiana High School 1982-1986 * Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications:
-Commercial / Industrial Building Inspector
-Level III Thermographer #10991
-Certified Building Science Infrared Thermographer #1110008
-Certified Microbial Investigator #711031
-Level III Building Envelope and Moisture Analysis Inspector LA#10
-National Certified Energy Rater
-Louisiana State Licensed Home Inspector LHI#10025
-Universal HVAC Refrigeration Industrial Electrical Maintenance
-Fundamentals of Electricity / Electronics
-AC/DC Electricity Residential
-AC/DC Electricity Commercial
-Environmental Growth Chambers Installation Certification


Heating System Inspections. 1999. Society of Professional Real Estate Inspectors (SPREI)