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Jimmy Wayne Stephens


Reclaim your time, money and worry lost to code issues, so you can focus on what you do best.


Jimmy Wayne Stephens has over 30 years of experience in architectural design, construction and accessibility / building code compliance.  


He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1995 from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and has 15+ years of experience in architecture offices in Portland, OR and in Tennessee.  

Jimmy Wayne spent another 10+ years as a Plans Examiner for the City of Nashville, TN Building Codes Department during an unprecedented time of growth, where he earned a reputation for sterling customer service and unparalleled Accessibility and building code expertise.   He has reviewed, corrected and approved plans for billions of dollars worth of construction.

As the parent of a child who uses a wheelchair for mobility, he has a passion for and understanding of Accessibility that far exceeds what can be  found in books.  

  • International Building Codes Family through 2018 Editions

  • ICC ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

  • ADA 2010 Standards for Titles II and III Facilities

  • Fair Housing Act Design Manual

  • Code and Accessibility Redline Plan Reviews

  • Existing Facility Accessibility Audits

  • Jurisdictional ADA Facility Surveys

  • Expert Witness Testimony

  • Pre-Purchase Commercial ADA Inspections

  • Phone and E-mail Consultations

  • Metro Nashville Building Permit Expediting


Code Wizard leverages unique expertise in Accessibility and Building Code Compliance to assist architects, contractors, building owners, developers and attorneys in navigating an accessible route through Federal, State and Local jurisdictional code requirements.  We team with stakeholders on an as-needed basis to translate over-complicated technical code requirements into accurate and user-friendly terms with an exceptionally high level of accuracy.

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