Thomas W. Lewis
Thomas W. Lewis
Tom Lewis is the Founder, Owner and CEO of T.W. Lewis Company, a Phoenix, Arizona, based real estate investment company known for its quality and outstanding customer service in the homebuilding industry. T.W. Lewis Company, founded in 1991, has received numerous industry awards including America’s Best Builder in 1998 and the National Housing Quality Gold Award in 2009.
Individual awards given to Tom include: Arizona Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 1994, Arizona Business Leadership Award in 2006 and the Arizona “Good Scout” Award from Boy Scouts of America in 2007. He was also honored as a Significant Sig by the Sigma Chi Fraternity in 2007 and received the University of North Carolina MBA Alumni Merit Award in 2011. In 2013, Tom received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Builder Magazine, the National Housing Quality Award Committee and was named the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Hall of Fame. In 2015, Tom was named to the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni. In 2018, Tom received the Adams Entrepreneurial Pioneer Award from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
In 2000, Tom and his wife, Jan, formed T.W. Lewis Foundation. T.W. Lewis Foundation supports higher education, children and families in need, youth education and a variety of other community charities. T.W. Lewis Foundation has provided college scholarships for over 200 outstanding Maricopa County students to attend some of America’s best universities and has established scholarship programs at The Barrett Honors College at A.S.U. and the University of North Carolina Graduate Business School at Chapel Hill. In 2015, Tom and Jan made a gift to establish the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a former Chairman of the Arizona Chapter of Young President’s Organization and a member of World President’s Organization and CEO International.
Tom and his wife, Jan, live in Paradise Valley, Arizona and have three adult sons and two grandchildren.