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ABOUT US

We are Marylanders building in Maryland for Marylanders

Led by a third generation builder, Lewis is family owned and has been providing award winning construction services since 1966.

Passionate professionals, Lewis has focused our efforts in the non-profit, academic, institutional and historic sectors—restoring structures from ages past for ages to come and constructing new buildings to enhance the lives of the people we serve.

Driven by this passion and united by purpose, we stand today upon the pillars of our founder’s original vision – honesty, integrity, customer service—creating a lasting impact upon the people and communities we serve.

We are a mid-sized firm providing the full suite of services of a national firm, where executives remain personally involved with our clients and their projects.

At Lewis, we embed ourselves into the culture and vision of our clients, becoming a true partner in their construction journey, and the fact that clients call upon us time and again to return to their campuses to continue to work with them is the highest compliment in our industry.

Our skilled team of professionals include project managers who are in their own right estimators, estimators who have generational experience in the field and their position, engineers, architects and craftsmen fully capable of self-performance on our projects.

Lewis is a proactive construction manager that thinks ahead, providing holistic construction services, accurately estimated, emerging technologies and innovative solutions which make a difference for our clients, our employees and the community at large.

Exceptionally diverse and inclusive, our pool of trade contractor partners complement the entirety of our portfolio—from museum quality restoration to highest level scientific and security installations.  The trade contracting community WANTS to work with Lewis—our clients benefit from this desire.

AWARDS

First and foremost, Lewis Contractors is committed providing exceptional service to our clients.

This decades-long commitment has led Lewis to being honored by many awards, frequently supported by commendations from the clients we serve.

  • AIA Awards
  • Associated Builders and Contractors | National Excellence In Construction Awards
  • Associated Builders and Contractors-Baltimore Chapter | Excellence In Construction Awards
  • Baltimore Heritage | Preservation and Sustainable Building Awards
  • Building Congress & Exchange | Craftsmanship Awards
  • Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
  • Historic Annapolis
  • Maryland Historical Trust | Preservation Award
  • Maryland Minority Contractors Association
  • Preservation Maryland
  • Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • U.S. Tennis Association

COMMUNITY

Originally founded and still located in Owings Mills, MD, Lewis has intentionally focused upon serving the greater Maryland marketplace.  Our employees call this beautiful State home and we make every effort to hire Maryland residents and to partner with local trade contractors and suppliers.  Lewis continues to be committed to the growth of Maryland in general and Baltimore and its surrounding counties specifically. We intentionally foster growth of small and emerging businesses and work to bring gainful employment opportunities to those with whom we live.

HISTORY

In 1966, Henry H. Lewis founded his construction company on three basic principles: i) Integrity—being honest, truthful, and fair with customers and  alike; ii) Quality—leaving behind successful projects that are nothing short of ‘world class’; and iii) Client advocacy—starting in preconstruction, leaving no stone unturned in maximizing value, leveraging experience, and minimizing headaches for the customer. Using these principles, the firm became renowned in the marketplace and now, more than a half-century later, they remain the very basic tenets of who Lewis Contractors is today.

Principally focused upon the metropolitan Baltimore area, the Lewis portfolio of work represents some of the area’s most venerable structures—private and public schools, colleges and universities, faith based institutions, historic restoration, scientific, medical and high tech spaces among them.  Throughout our history,

Lewis Contractors has flourished by enjoying the greatest complement our clients could bestow: repeat business.  We are a team of Builders, not Brokers.  Our people enjoy their work—our Clients benefit by our award winning service.

Please visit our timeline below for a comprehensive history of Lewis Contractors, from our founding to today.

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Testimonials

The principals, project managers, superintendents, and support staff all display a passion for and dedication to excellence in construction that generates a ripple effect of positive change that cannot be overstated—all while leading a prosperous, award‐winning construction company.

Suzanne Frasier, FAIA, ASID, CID, NOMA, CPHC

Founding Member of The Friends of the Roland Water Tower
The care taken by Lewis Contractors—their project manager, superintendent and assistant superintendents – to hold to the intent of the contract documents is commendable, and the craftsmanship and workmanship they demanded and received from the subcontractors on this project was truly appreciated.

David R. McCracken

Retired Senior Project Manager, Construction Services, Towson University
We firmly believe that Lewis Contractor’s commitment to the highest quality of work, persistence and integrity were key components to the success of the project.

Fr. Phillip Brown, P.S.S

President-Rector, St. Mary’s Seminary and University
…the extraordinary work Lewis Contractors successfully executed in support of the renovations to one of Baltimore’s true architectural masterpieces. I cannot emphasize how vital the Lewis Contractors team was to the success of the project.

Tom Liebel, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Walters Art Museum—1 West Mt. Vernon Place
Lewis Contracting is a champion for our profession, a trailblazer for the construction industry’s creative community service, and an unsung hero on the local and regional level that puts Maryland’s built environment on the national map.

Suzanne Frasier, FAIA, ASID, CID, NOMA, CPHC

Founding Member of The Friends of the Roland Water Tower
Lewis actively worked to coordinate the additional work and incorporate it into the current sequence of construction with minimal impact. Lewis' ability to accommodate these and other additional scope items while meeting the completion date and providing work of the highest quality secured the success of the project.

Mark M. Schneidman

Maryland School for the Deaf—Hessian Barracks
These facilities constructed by Lewis have drawn national and international attention…visitors have reported that they had never seen such quality in construction, uniqueness in design, and functionality benefits for the students.

Dr. Michael Bina, President

Maryland School for the Blind
Lewis creatively came up with possible ways to solve unforeseen problems, all while dealing with an inexperience but enthusiastic customer. We were thrilled with not only the end result but also with the overall experience over the course of the planning and construction.

Mary Page Michel

Board Chair, Roland Park Community Foundation
The Lewis Contractors team worked through these complex issues in a collegial manner effectively problem solving and providing excellent communication with the architect, subcontractors, and our internal team working on the project.

Fr. Phillip Brown, P.S.S

President-Rector, St. Mary’s Seminary and University
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