Lewis Contractors’ Company President, Tyler Tate, P.E., Named One of Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40
December 2, 2019 – Lewis Contractors is thrilled to celebrate Company President, Tyler Tate, P.E., as he is inducted to the 2019 Class of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.
His high-spirited, go-getter approach comes from a deeply rooted love for what he does. Part of a family who has been “building buildings since my Grandfather came home from World War II,” as Tate classically states, the third-generation builder joined family-owned Lewis Contractors in 2007 and quickly moved up the ranks to vice president in 2011 and president in 2013—the company’s second full-time president only following the company’s founder, the late Henry H. Lewis.
Under Tate’s leadership, the company–which is in its 53rd year of business—has garnered national attention for its work on high-profile projects such as Baltimore’s Washington Monument and the Baltimore Basilica’s Earthquake Repairs. His dedication to the community of Baltimore and its built environment—along with a keen understanding of the trade—has quickly made Tyler Tate an influential member of greater Baltimore and its construction/preservation industry. Recent projects include the new Behavioral Health Hospital in Elkridge for Sheppard Pratt Health System, and repeat work for Baltimore County Schools, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Space Telescope Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University and JHU Applied Physics Laboratory.
While Lewis’ line of business includes an exciting mix of high-profile projects, much of what makes Tyler and his role within Baltimore well known is that the passion for his work comes from the ability to foster community growth and further client organizations/missions. Under Tate’s direction, the 70+ employee company has received numerous awards for its community impact. Such accolades include the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s “Perfect Practice Award” for community support and the Maryland Minority Contractors Association “Best Practices Award” and the “Bridging the Gap Award” for outstanding economic inclusion practices including community hiring initiatives such as Project JumpStart and participation in Associated Builders and Contractors’ Apprenticeship Program.
Other recent accolades for Tate include receiving the 2016 Engineering News-Record Mid-Atlantic’s Top 20 under 40 award, the 2015 Catholic Business Person of the Year by the Catholic Business Network, and the 2015 Champions Profile for the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. Tyler also holds—or has held—multiple positions within the community including serving as a member of the Board of Financial Administration for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Annual Gala Executive Committee (2016), Vice President and then President of the Board of Directors for Preservation Maryland, and Chairman of the Maryland Historic Tax Credit Coalition for Preservation Maryland.
In addressing his staff after receiving the news, Tyler wrote, “While I am humbled and honored to receive the recognition, I want you all to know that really, this is a Team Win. Every day, you are all planning, thinking, doing, creating, building—and doing right by each other and right by our customers—all those things that it means to be Lewis.”