Jimmy Lewis and Sons had its beginning in 1969 as a one man and woman septic tank business called Jimmy Lewis Contracting. After purchasing a backhoe, a used dump truck and trailer Jimmy and Portia Lewis ran the business from their home, working long hours to meet the demands of the growing community in Person County.
Jimmy and Portia Lewis started their family business in 1969 when they purchased a backhoe, a used dump truck and a trailer and began installing septic systems in and around Person County. They ran the business from their home, both working hard to make the business a success. Jimmy ran the equipment, and Portia helped him load pipe in the morning and did the books at night. She supplemented their income by working a separate job during the day until the business grew too large for her to continue.
After several years, the Lewises purchased more equipment, hired more workers, and began clearing lots. Soon they were expanding into many other areas of construction – and demolition. They began developing residential subdivisions, and continued to grow. In 1995, Carter – the first of the Lewis sons – joined the firm. His brother Retrac came aboard two years later, which prompted a new name for the company – Jimmy Lewis and Sons Grading and Septic Tank Services, Inc.
Although the company has grown and the services offered have expanded, Jimmy, Portia and both sons still are closely involved in the day to day operation of the company. Carter operates the grading, milling, paving, and utilities and Retrac oversees the septic division. The family’s commitment to hard work has resulted in a company that customers all over North Carolina can count on for grading and septic systems – but also for quality and excellence.