Mission: Lewis is the builder of choice with the best talent in the industry. We deliver construction services of exceptional value for our clients.
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.
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:
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.
I worked at Lease Crutcher Lewis full-time (More than a year)
Working at Lewis was great! I learned about general contracting, people throughout the company are nice and professional and always open to new ideas.
I worked in the marketing team which I thought was small for the size of the company, so a few projects were rushed at not up to my standards as a designer, but overall the team was always willing to help and the manager was always available to listen to new ideas or personal frustrations.
Advice to Management
Invest in the team that represents the company to the world via social media, website, and branding. The marketing team is a vital part of any company and maintaining a team that is able to handle a growing company is always wise. Overall my experience at Lewis was very positive.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Lease Crutcher Lewis.
1. Applied online through careers section of website.
2. Received an email requesting a phone interview.
3. Completed phone interview with general questions on background, experience and the typical interview questions like 'why our company?'
4. Video Skype call with two sets of interviewees. First included Sr. Project Manager and VP, second included two project engineers. Some of the questions were a little more thorough and testing for example 'what would you do in this situation?'.
5. Currently waiting for some feedback for a face to face interview as the Skype call was yesterday.
Overall a thorough and well structured process so far, nothing too out of the ordinary but I certainly felt their efforts to make me feel comfortable and at ease.