About Us

   The Industrialized Housing Institute (IHI) is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to exceeding our clients expectations. 

   IHI provides a host of professional services in the area of manufactured homes.

   Services are available to consumers, industry, and legal professionals. 

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 Committee. 

     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.