Growing up as a country boy in mid north South Australia, Lew was brought up around the family motor business and later boarded at Prince Alfred College.
After school, Lew returned to the family business and quickly established himself independently. Even in tough times he built his business by providing exceptional customer service and developing long term relationships with his clients.
Despite being third generation in the motor industry with more than 15 years experience, Lew sold the business. He and his wife, Jane together with their children, Alexander and Elspeth moved to Hyde Park in Adelaide to begin a new chapter in their life.
It proved to be a fantastic lifestyle choice and career move, joining his brother Anthony as part of the Toop&Toop team in 1995. Lew quickly learnt that with the name Toop it was hard to avoid being linked with real estate. After years of running a small business almost single-handedly, it was tremendous to work in a team environment.
Over the years Lew has built a solid reputation for his professional, straightforward & honest approach. As a senior sales partner and Auctioneer, Lew regularly achieves record sales and industry awards. He continues to share and develop his particular skills as a mentor and leader.
This year was no exception when on the 6th August, Lew was awarded ’Top Salesperson of the Year’ at the Toop&Toop Annual Awards evening. He was also awarded Top Salesperson for the Central Office, Overall Performance Excellence, Highest Value Property Sold for the Central Office, Highest Value Property Sold Overall and the $4 million Sale Award.
In early September this year, the Real Estate Institute announced that Lew was a finalist for the their top award, South Australian Salesperson of the Year, one of only 5 finalists.
Despite his success, Lew remains committed to his clients and focused on his work and continues to share and develop his skills through mentoring roles and as a member of the management board.
"Even now, I still see myself as a country person. I enjoy living in a part of Adelaide where I have a sense of community, can support the sporting activities and interests of the children, and enjoy a good wine and dinner with friends at local restaurants"