Scott L Patterson Trace Inspections, LLC Spring Hill, TN 37174 615-302-1113
Scott has owned and operated a full service property inspection and consulting firm since 1995. Since 1995 he has inspected over 9,000 single family homes; 1800+ EIFS, Stucco, AMSV clad homes and buildings along with hundreds of commercial buildings. His primary business is centered on residential and light commercial building inspections for individuals purchasing existing homes and commercial buildings. Scott offers litigation support on legal matters involving residential construction issues, home inspections, construction defect and residential and commercial injury cases. He also performs numerous progress/phase/draw inspections for commercial and residential projects; along with this he also performs asset/lease verifications for various lending institutions. Scott is an approved continuing education instructor in TN and teaches classes numerous times a year to inspectors in TN and across the country on various home inspection and building topics.
Third Party residential inspector (licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi); EIFS inspector and FEMA disaster inspector; HUD/FHA approved inspector; HUD 203K Consultant; 2017 ASHI National Vice President; 2017 The ASHI School Board of Directors; 2017 ASHI Education Inc., Board of Directors, Lead Instructor at The ASHI School in Nashville TN.
Professional Education and Accomplishments:
Graduate General Real Estate Institute (GRI), Jackson, MS 1991
Inspection Training Associates Home Inspector Training, Oceanside, CA 1994
Certified Carbon Monoxide Tester, Bacharach, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA 1995, 1998
Advanced Systems Training, American H.I. Training Inst. Waukesha, WI 1997
Trained and Approved HUD Single-family dwelling Inspector, Atlanta, GA 1997
ASHI Education Committee, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (Chairman 2004-05)
Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, NHIE Exam Assembly, 2001, 2002, 2003
Home Inspector Roll Delineation Study, Chicago, IL, 2002
Certifications, Licenses and Affiliations (past and present):
Tennessee Home Inspection License # 17
Mississippi Home Inspection & New Construction License #0105 NH
Certified ASHI Inspector #201184
NRBP (EPA) Radon Testing Certification #104065
The Environmental Institute for Mold Sampling and Abatement TEI # 1293
HUD/FHA Inspector #L563 (MS & TN)
HUD 203K Inspector/Consultant #A856
EDI & AWCI Certified Third Party EIFS Inspector
EDI Certified Moisture Analyst #MS-02 (former member)
Trained Energy Rater, Energy Raters of America
Mississippi Association of Home Inspectors; Past President and Vice President
The ASHI School, Instructor
Past service to the inspection profession:
March 2001 – June 2006, Board member of the Mississippi Home Inspector Regulatory Board and 2004 Board President representing the 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi, appointed by governor in 2001.
2004-2006 President, Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors
2004-2005 American Society of Home Inspectors National Education Committee Chairman
2005-2007 American Society of Home Inspectors National Membership Committee Chairman
2007-2009 President, Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (National Home Inspector Exam).
2005-2011 Board of Directors, Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (National Home Inspector Exam).
2013-2015 Board of Directors , American Society of Home Inspectors
2015-2016 Board of Directors, ASHI Education Inc, The ASHI School.
2016 ASHI National Secretary
Scott has beenadmitted in the following court locations as an expert witness on EIFS, moisture related damage, home inspections and standards or residential construction quality:
Williamson County, TN
Davidson County, TN
Shelby County, TN
Adams County, MS
Pinola County, MS
Coffee County, MS
Hinds County, MS
Lowndes County, MS
Madison County, MS
Jones County, MS
Harrison County, MS
Parish of East Baton Rouge, LA
Partial listing of law firms represented:
Johns Hawkins and Farmer, Nashville TN
Burr Forman, Nashville, TN
Hughes & Coleman, Nashville, TN and Bowling Green, KY.
Lewis, King, Kreig and Waldorf, Nashville, TN.
Spicer Rudstrum, Memphis TN
Farrar and Bates, Nashville TN
Carroll, Warren & Parker, Baton Rouge, LA
Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, Ridgeland, MS
Fitzgerald & Associates, Ocean Springs, MS
Garrison & Scott Birmingham, AL
Massey, Higginbotham, Vise & Phillips, Jackson, MS