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Industrialized Housing Institute  

​​Our Founder

   The Industrialized Housing Institute was established in 2004 by Mr. Patrick Lewis. Mr. Lewis was educated as an architect and spent his career specializing in industrialized building construction. He is a Certified Building Official and a Certified Mediator specializing in manufactured home laws and codes. Mr. Lewis holds twelve inspector certifications from the International Code Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Applied Technology Council and Oregon Building Codes Division.


   Mr. Lewis served as Director of Engineering for several prominent manufactured home and modular home manufacturers. He spent more than two decades working for the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division, starting as an inspector and rising to become Chief Inspector and Program Manager. He was appointed by the Governor as Oregon's SAA and IPIA Administrators. He served on numerous national councils and code development committees, including HUD's Manufactured Housing Consensus Committe. p


   Mr. Lewis completed his career with the State of Oregon as a Senior Policy Adviser to the Governor, State Legislature, and Director of the Building Codes Division on legislation and policies concerning industrialized construction. In this position, he was successful in getting numerous bills crafted, introduced, passed and signed into law, resulting in improved public safety and a streamlined sate government. For this, Mr. Lewis became a two-time recipient of the President's Award from the Oregon Manufactured Housing Association for his outstanding contributions. 


   Mr. Lewis is an active member of the International Code Council, National Association of Manufactured Home Professionals, and World Organization of Building Officials. Mr. Lewis is a past member of American Institute of Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Conference of Building Officials, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Building Officials Association, Oregon Mediation Association, and Toastmasters International.


   Since his retirement from the State of Oregon, Mr. Lewis has become a HUD Approved Educational Provider and Mediator, serving the manufactured home industry, states, municipalities and HUD by providing consulting, training, publishing, expert testimony and mediation services.