Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Padgitt Forensic Investigations
  • Phone: 816-461-3665
  • Fax: 816-461-2818
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Investigation and Fire

Specialty Focus:

Chimney, fireplace, heating appliances, furnaces, wood-burning, stoves, gas, inserts, gas logs, masonry heater


HVACR, Vaterott & Sullivan

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Eugene Padgitt is a Missouri State Licensed Private Fire Investigator, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, NFI Certified Gas Specialist, MHA Certified Heater Mason, and holds a Class DM Master Mechanical License. He has 40 years of experience in heating, venting, and masonry chimney and fireplace restoration and construction. He specializes in determining Origin and Cause of structural fires related to chimneys, fireplaces, and heating appliances. Eugene has completed hundreds of fire investigations and over 30,000 chimney inspections. He serves as an expert witness and consultant for fire investigation companies, insurance companies, and attorneys.