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From left: Tom Lewis, Gary Karlowski, Terry Burns, Pat Adler, Gerad Zacchio, Sam Buchanan, all from T.W. Lewis Co.

Lewis Receives National Housing Quality Award

T.W. Lewis Company Founder CEO Tom Lewis has been recognized as the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Award Hall of Fame. Lewis is being recognized for his overall contribution to the housing industry and for his overall impact in the field of quality homebuilding.  The award was given by Professional Builder Magazine and the examining judges of the National Housing Quality (NHQ) Award.  The NHQ Award is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (which recognizes U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education and nonprofit sectors for quality achievement) and represents the housing industry’s highest recognition for achievement in total quality management.   T.W. Lewis Company received the NHQ Silver Award in 1998 and the prestigious NHQ Gold Award in 2009.

“This is a tremendous honor.” Lewis said.  “I am very pleased that our commitment to quality homebuilding is being recognized in this way.  This award was achieved over many years through a strong commitment by all of our employees that have taken great pride in every T.W. Lewis home.”  T.W. Lewis Company is an Arizona-based homebuilding company. For more information, please visit http://www.twlewis.com.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Lewis Helps Positive Coaching Alliance Launch Phoenix Branch

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience, is establishing a PCA-Phoenix chapter with major financial support from Tom Lewis and the T.W. Lewis Foundation.

“Thanks to Tom Lewis and the T.W. Lewis Foundation, the youth of Phoenix will benefit from character development through sports,” said Jim Thompson, PCA’s founder and chief executive officer. “Our training, which results in youth learning life lessons from sports as they compete, comprises three models: the Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports; the Second-Goal Parent, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing; and the Triple-Impact Competitor, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.”

PCA’s Double-Goal Coach training for youth and high school sports coaches occurs through a combination of live group workshops for all the coaches of a partnering school or youth sports organization, online courses that complement the live training, books by Jim Thompson, and follow-up electronic communications that reinforce the training year-round. Positive Coaching Alliance provides similar tracks of training for sports parents, student-athletes, and school or organizational leaders.

To ensure a successful beginning for the PCA-Phoenix chapter, the T.W. Lewis Foundation will provide a three-year matching grant.

“We are excited to help this quality organization get started in Phoenix,” said Tom Lewis. “We believe that it will make a large and positive impact on youth sports throughout the Greater Phoenix area.”

In addition to the new PCA-Phoenix chapter, Positive Coaching Alliance has operations in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Philadelphia/New York/New Jersey, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay area and Washington, DC. Positive Coaching Alliance conducts workshops throughout the U.S., including areas that do not have established PCA operations.

For more information about becoming involved with the PCA-Phoenix chapter, contact Carter Jordan at carter_jordan@positivecoach.org.

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