History of the Lewis Group - Then and Now
Ralph and Goldy Lewis

As the Lewis Group of Companies begins its 60th year, many long-tenured employees under the direction of a second and third-generation management team continue the tradition of quality, integrity, and stability that was of paramount importance to Ralph and Goldy Lewis when they founded their home building firm in Claremont in 1955.

A Leading Developer In The Western States

Since 1955, the Lewis organization has developed new communities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, totaling in excess of 35,000 acres and building more than 59,000 homes.

In 1999, the Lewis family sold a portion of its business, Lewis Homes, to Kaufman and Broad (KB Home), creating the largest homebuilder in the United States at that time.

Company Highlights

  • Year Established: 1955
  • Year Established in Northern California: 1970
  • Homes Built: 58,000
  • Retail, Office & Industrial Developed: 24,000,000 SF
  • Land Developed: 35,000 Acres
  • Residential Lots Developed & Sold: 24,228
  • Apartments Owned & Managed: 13,000
  • Investment Property Owned & Managed: 6,000,000 SF
  • Residential (For Sale & Rent) Potential Development: 156,250
  • Retail Potential Development: 5,500,000 SF
  • Office & Industrial Potential Development: 13,000,000 SF

Greater Versatility As The Lewis Group Of Companies

The Lewis Group of Companies continues today as one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development companies. The Lewis Group focuses on developing mixed-use planned communities and residential subdivisions in California and Nevada, as well as building and owning rental communities, shopping centers, and office and industrial parks.

Strict adherence to this philosophy has resulted in the development of more than 57,000 homes, 13,000 apartments, and 14 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial space. Get to know each Lewis Group division below to see which is the best fit for you!

groundbreaking the villages

With dozens of current and upcoming Lewis-managed properties and projects, you’ll find us in your neighborhood and in your future.

As a member of our winning team, you will receive competitive compensation, continued training, and attractive benefits. When you join the Lewis Group of Companies, you share in our sixty-year tradition of excellence and a promote-from-within culture, allowing the opportunity for your continued career development.