Personal: Steven E. Rice has been conducting environmental inspections for more than 38 years. A native Lexingtonian, he graduated with honors in 1973 from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. degree in Environmental Management. After a 24 year public service career as Health Environmentalist with the Lexington Health Department, he founded Steven E. Rice Environmental Inspections in 2001 to continue assisting property owners in the identification and resolution of indoor environmental hazards.
Business Model: Steven E. Rice limits his practice to the five environmental disciplines of Mold, Radon, Asbestos, Lead-based Paint, and Indoor Air Quality. This specialization has allowed him to become a recognized expert in these fields. To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, he does not profit from the implementation phase of the corrective measures he designs. His clients are thereby assured that he is representing only their best interest, with the most cost-effective approach. Guidance is provided to enable clients to implement some or all of the corrective measures themselves, or if they prefer, to select from a listing of competent, licensed contractors.
Registered Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist, Kentucky Department for Public Health Certificate #000434
Certified by both the National Radon Proficiency Program as a Residential Radon Measurement Provider, Certification #100741 RT and by the National Radon Safety Board as a Radon Measurement Specialist, Certification #NRSB SSA034
Accreditation #I13-02-0374 as an Asbestos Inspector by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality
Certification as a Lead Hazard Risk Assessor by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Certifications #41-059 and #46-018