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. Tom received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Builder Magazine and the National Housing Quality Award Committee, and was named the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Hall of Fame.
Other individual awards given to Tom include Arizona Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young; Arizona Business Leadership Award; and the Arizona “Good Scout” Award from Boy Scouts of America. He was also honored as a Significant Sig by the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and received the University of North Carolina MBA Alumni Merit Award. 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 students to attend some of America’s best universities. In 2015, Tom and Jan made a gift to establish the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky, and in 2017 made a gift to establish the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development at Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
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 three grandchildren.