Company Highlights

• Year Established: 1955
• Year Established in Northern California: 1970
• Homes Built: 57,026
• Retail, Office & Industrial Developed: 14,500,000 SF
• Acreage Developed: 25,000 Acres
• Residential Lots Developed & Sold: 19,000
• Apartments Owned & Managed:  8,968
• Investment Property Owned & Managed: 5,578,000 SF
• Residential (For Sale & Rent) in Development: 46,000
• Retail in Development: 6,000,000 SF
• Office & Industrial in Development:    12,000,000 SF


A Leading Developer In The Western States

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.

Strict adherence to this philosophy has resulted in the development of more than 57,000 homes, 8,968 apartments and 14 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial space.

Since 1955, the Lewis organization has developed new communities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, totaling in excess of 25,000 acres and housing more than 100,000 families.

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.

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.

TO DATE (1955 – 2014)

For sale homes built 57,026
Apartments built 10,575
Retail, Office, Industrial developed 14,500,000 sq. ft.
Land developed 25,000 acres
Lots developed and sold to others 19,000


Apartments Owned and Managed* 8,968 units
Investment Property Owned and Managed 5,578,000 sq. ft.
Residential Land Owned or Controlled

(development potential)

10,500 acres

(approx. 42,000 dwelling units)

Apartment Land Owned or Controlled

(development potential)

225 acres

4,100 units

Retail Land Owned or Controlled

(development potential)

600 acres

(approx. 6,000,000 sq. ft.)

Office and Industrial Land Owned or Controlled

(development potential)

700 acres

8,580,000 sq. ft.

Employees 550
All numbers are approximate as of 2015, and include joint ventures & partnerships.

* Includes units under construction