Lewis Brothers, originally known as Lewis & Reichenbach, began in 1926 when Herbert Lewis and Erving Reichenbach came together to work on residential projects in the Quakertown community. When Erving passed away only a couple years later, Herbert asked his brother Harry to join the company. At that time, the company’s name was changed to Lewis Brothers. Herbert and Harry successfully grew the company and purchased the facility space on Tohickon Avenue, where the company currently resides. With the addition of the Millwork Shop in the 1950s, Lewis Brothers was able to offer custom-made furnishings, cabinetry and moldings, which helped them grow their business within the residential and commercial areas. Under the leadership of Herbert’s son, Harold, who took over the company in 1957, the company continued to expand while also specializing in the construction of new churches and the renovation of existing church structures. Harold continued to build new homes and additions. However he also specialized in the construction of new churches and the renovation of existing church structures. When it came time for Harold to retire in 1986, his daughter Nancy and her husband Mike Cygan decided to take ownership over the company. Mike had started working at Lewis Brothers in 1976 after being released from active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Mike was able to lead the company in a new direction of growth when they began performing larger scale renovations, additions, and custom-built homes in the Bethlehem and Saucon Valley areas. In 2006, Mike hired Zack Irick to help with the estimating, scheduling, and managing of these larger projects. Over the next nine years, Zack gained invaluable experience working alongside Mike learning to navigate his way through the industry before taking ownership of the company in 2015. As the fourth-generation business owner, Zack is privileged to work with some of the most talented and hardworking carpenters in the business. Check out our article from Lehigh Valley Business Milestone Special Edition featuring our 90-year anniversary in 2016.
We believe that our first responsibility is to our clients. We will strive to provide them with the highest quality of service and workmanship. We believe that it is our responsibility to manage our costs conscientiously and efficiently, so that the quality of the service to our clients is provided at its best value. We believe that it is our responsibility to act honestly, fairly and ethically in all of our relationships with clients, co-workers, subcontractors and suppliers. We believe that our success is grounded in adhering to these principles.
Zack Irick (Owner)
Zack graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and an Associate’s degree in Architectural Technology. From 2006 through 2015, he held multiple positions at Lewis Brothers as a job supervisor, estimator, and project manager before becoming the owner of the company. As the fourth-generation business owner, Zack looks forward to leading the company into its century milestone.
Zack currently resides with his family in Quakertown and is a member of the Board of Directors for Quakertown Alive! and the Chairperson of the Upper Bucks Brewfest committee.
Bruce Bauman (Production Manager) since 1972
Bruce Butz (Carpenter/Job Supervisor) since 1980
Greg Cygan (Millwork Shop Manager) since 1984
Neal Rosenberger (Carpenter/Job Supervisor) since 1998
Megan Kulp (Administrative Assistant) since 2013
Brad Kratz (Carpenter/Job Supervisor) since 2014
Steve Zanzinger (Carpenter/Job Supervisor) since 2016
Bryan Lloyd (Carpenter/Job Supervisor) since 2016
Steven Irick (Millwork Shop Assistant) since 2017