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Lease Crutcher Lewis Overview

Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
At Lewis, where every employee is an owner, our people have a stake in the success of the company and are empowered to ensure that our clients thrive.

With Lewis’ range of challenging, influential projects, our work commands innovation and leaves a ... Read more

Mission: Lewis is the builder of choice with the best talent in the industry. We deliver construction services of exceptional value for our clients.

Lease Crutcher Lewis – Why Work For Us?

Locally owned since 1886, Lewis is committed to making a positive impact for our clients and the community. Every Day.

At Lewis, where every employee is an owner, our people are personally invested in the success of our clients and empowered to take swift action to meet their goals.

We understand that in construction even the smallest of details affect the integrity of the work and the safety of our sites. That’s why our teams are tenacious when it comes to getting it right, day in and day out, to deliver quality buildings that stand the test of time.


Lewis is the builder of choice with the best talent in the industry. We deliver construction services of exceptional value for our clients.


Safety: Zero incidents on all projects

Value: Project success measured in your terms

Quality: Over a century of unsurpassed work-manship

Profitability: Financially stable, refreshingly transparent

Trust & Respect: Open, honest and frequent communication

Fulfillment: Deep pride in challenges met and expectations exceeded

Safety at Lewis is much more than a department: it’s a core value. We believe that every accident is preventable and are committed to a zero incident workplace, where all workers return home unharmed to their friends and family at the end of each day. Our safety culture is embodied at every level of the organization, from apprentice carpenter to CEO.

  • All meetings—in the office and the field—begin with a “safety moment,” when we discuss topics such as potential hazards, near misses, evacuation routes, root cause analyses, success stories and lessons learned.
  • Every day at the jobsite starts with a safety huddle to address hazards associated with the day’s activities and ErgoFit, a stretching and warm-up exercise prov­en to reduce soft tissue injury.
  • Using Predictive Solutions, a cloud based predictive modeling program, our safety leadership mitigates potential risks based on real-time observations in the field.
  • Every employee, including subcontractor crew mem­bers, is empowered with “stop work authority” to prevent unsafe acts.
  • Since we self-perform concrete and other scopes, our site leadership is field tested and trained in safety

With a 131-year history of giving back to the communities we help build, we are committed to making a positive impact, EVERY DAY.  Corporate social responsibility requires a concerted effort, targeting critical needs within our communities.  Our stewardship focuses on three key platforms: supporting impactful non-profit organizations, advancing sustainability and promoting diversity within our industry.


Community involvement is a big focus at Lewis, and we’re proud of our tradition of giving back to the communities we help build. Lewis employees raise funds for cancer research, repair homes for elderly people, and collect food for hungry fami­lies—to name a few causes. Our corporate giving and employee charitable contributions matching programs encourage personal engagement, and many of our employees provide volunteer leadership for local non-profit organizations.

Lewis is a founding sponsor of Obliteride, Fred Hutchin­son’s fundraising ride benefiting for Cancer Research. Since the event’s inception in 2013, we have engaged hundreds of riders and volunteers and raised nearly $1.5 million.

Over the last decade, Lewis has participated in several workdays, painting homes, clearing debris and performing repairs for elderly, disabled and low income Portlanders in partnership with REACH’s Community Builders Program.

There are countless other organizations we support, including Northwest Medical Teams, the Oregon Food Bank, YMCA, ACE Mentor Program, Meals on Wheels and Playworks.


Lewis’ business practices and corporate philosophy aim to promote health and environmental sustainability and limit the adverse impacts of construction on the environment.  Operational tactics include reducing vehicle emissions with employee transit subsidies and no-idling policies for jobsite delivery trucks, decreasing paper consumption with our “paperless project” initiative and reducing demand for toxic chemicals with green housekeeping practices and use of low-VOC materials during construction.

Our offices were built to limit energy con­sumption and water use, maximize the use of natural light and minimize the consumption of construction materials.


At Lewis Respect is a core value. We are committed to promoting equity in contracting and creating a re­silient, sustainable local economy. Lewis Equity aims to create and sustain a busi­ness team and partnerships that value and reflect the broad diversity and strengths of our community, by means of:

  • Increasing diversity among our workforce and within the industry at large, thereby fostering equity and innovation and broadening the field of skilled craftspeople and construction profes­sionals.
  • Developing relationships with minority and women owned businesses, veteran and service-disabled firms and small businesses to enhance skill and knowledge base, promoting competi­tion and continual improvement in the industry.
  • Supporting the efforts of our clients and the community to invest in and sustain diverse and emerging businesses by engaging them in our projects.

At Lewis where every employee is an owner, our people are empowered to make decisions—big and small—to meet the goals of our clients. Our promise: “Every Decision. Every Detail. Every Day.” means we are passionate about getting it right, day in and day out, and driven to deliver cool projects and build quality buildings that stand the test of time. With fulfillment as one of our six core values, Lewis has a collaborative and supportive culture committed to the success and development of our people.

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    I really enjoy working here. Your coworkers are more than just coworkers. They legitimately care about your personal well being.


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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Lease Crutcher Lewis (Portland, OR).


    It is unfortunate but I have to write this negative review as I still feel unsettled about my recruiting experience with Lease Crutcher Lewis.

    A recruiter from an employment agency reached out to me and shortly after that I was invited for an interview. My first interview went really well, I met my future colleagues and the team lead. The setting was very informal, and for the most part I led the conversation by asking questions about the position and the company. I left feeling great about the opportunity and confident that it would be a great fit for my career. Shortly after that interview I was invited for another interview, where I met the rest of the team and the leader of the division. It turned out that the entire team was so pleased with me as a candidate that I received a call from my recruiter only 20 minutes after I left the last interview. They were able to meet my salary expectations and I was asked if I am willing to accept the offer right then as I was on the phone. I realized only later that I never received an offer in writing, it was just a verbal statement from my recruiter. I mentioned that I had an outstanding offer from another company and I would like some time to think the offer over. The recruiter told me I had until next morning. It was odd that I had to rush my decision, based on my previous experience, companies usually give you at least 24-48 hours to review the offer and have a word with your family. Since I was given such a short notice and it was almost 5pm, I reached out to the team lead as I walking to my house to ask them 2 questions:
    1) Will I be able to take some time off shortly after I started as I had a planned family vacation that takes place every year at that time.
    2) Will they consider a flex schedule. I said it would be great since I have a 1.5 year old son and I would love to have an opportunity to have every other Monday off to spend time with him. My previous company offered that for employees and I was wondering if that would be acceptable.
    The team lead called me back first thing in the morning saying that they regret to inform me but they decided to call off the offer. When I asked to explain the reasons behind such an unexpected outcome, they said that they were concerned that they weren't the right fit for me as they are unable to meet my demands of working flex hours. I insisted that it is a misunderstanding, I was simply exploring my options as any candidate would when they are considering an offer. After asking to provide more detail, they said that after they heard my questions, they thought I am not excited about the opportunity and that given my family situation, I will not enjoy working for them. The reference to my family circumstances was made as they were aware that I am a new mother who spent 1.5 years at home with my newborn son whose first priority is making the right choice for the family in terms of the career. After further discussion, I understood that they simply didn't think I can be up for a challenge of combining work and family.

    I apologize for the lengthy review, I tried to provide a detailed background of my situation and stay true to the facts that I am aware of.

    I believe that Lease Crutcher Lewis called off the offer based on my maternal status and my family circumstances and, unfortunately, not based on the lack of my professional expertise and knowledge. I believe such discrimination is unacceptable. This conclusion is based on the feedback that was provided to me which referenced solely the inability to accommodate the flex schedule and voiced concerns about my family circumstances. Thank you.

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Lease Crutcher Lewis Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (Large), OregonBusiness, 2008

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