Benjamin Lewis ~ Founder & CEO
Benjamin hails from Halifax, Pennsylvania, and began sub-contracting as a drywall finisher in 2003. Ben is a big believer in the value of skilled trades, and seeks to provide his employees with lasting and meaningful careers in the drywall industry. He was taught how to finish drywall by his dad, John Lewis Sr., who has been in the Drywall Industry since the 1980s. For Ben, drywall isn’t just a vocation, it’s a family enterprise. Ben enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2008, and is currently serving as a Noncommissioned Officer in the Infantry. He has been married to his wife since 2005, and has four young, wonderful sons. Some of Ben’s hobbies include soccer, hunting, and gardening.
Andrew Lewis ~ Chief Operating Officer
Andrew was raised in a family of drywall contractors and learned the drywall trade by the age of eighteen. After high school, he enlisted in the Army where he spent almost ten years completing assignments ranging from Iraq to Korea to the White House. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College, a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, and a Master of Business Administration from Temple University. In 2013, Andrew also completed a one year mentorship program with a BBDO marketing executive through American Corporate Partners. Andrew’s hobbies include hunting, playing piano, and hiking outdoors with his wife and three young boys.
Hunter Lewis ~ Lead Site Supervisor
Hunter grew up in Perry County and was immersed in the Drywall trade from a young age. Like Ben, he learned to hang and finish drywall as a teenager from his dad, John Lewis Sr. Hunter considers the Drywall Industry both a trade and an art, and he prides himself on managing projects for the finest drywall crews in the region. Hunter’s specialties include both hanging and finishing drywall, and he is the company’s subject matter expert on all aspects of drywall installation. When he is not at work, Hunter enjoys spending time with his family, and – true to his name – hunting.
Josh Heath ~ Estimator
Josh hails from Duncannon, Pennsylvania, and brings a wealth of remodeling and drywall experience to the Tradesman team. Josh also has a background in Information Technology, and uses those skills at Tradesman by bringing innovative software approaches to the commercial estimating process. His specialties include project estimation, general carpentry, and drywall hanging and finishing. Josh is a family man and when he is not spending time with his wife and three boys, he can be found out hunting, participating in charity events, or running marathons. Josh holds an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology and Business Management from Harrisburg Area Community College.
Mara Thalhauser ~ Office Administrator
Mara was born and raised in central Pennsylvania, and resides with her husband in Perry County. She brings a wide range of experience to the team, including excellent office management and administration skills, perfected while running her own successful baking business prior to joining Tradesman. Mara stays active in her local community as a church pianist, and has served as a voluntary debate judge at various PA high schools. Her hobbies include spending time with family, playing piano, cooking and reading.