Indianapolis, IN- Government consulting firm Beam, Longest and Neff (BLN) has tapped John Lewis to lead its Northern Indiana division located in Hammond. As division manager, he oversees all office operations, business development, project development, and planning. Lewis most recently served as a senior project manager for BLN. Before joining the firm in 2019, Lewis was a senior project manager with the ICC Group and a project manager and lead estimator with Superior Construction. He has 20 years of construction experience managing projects totaling more than $200 million. Lewis is a longtime resident of Northern Indiana and is recognized as a leader in the profession there. He was hired by BLN to be the lead project manager for the real estate acquisition and demolition phases of the billion-dollar West Lake Corridor and Double Track expansion of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) South Shore Line.

“John is a seasoned professional who is well-known in northwest Indiana for his project management skills,” said Thomas C. Longest, COO of BLN. “John’s leadership exemplifies the BLN way of doing business, and he is respected by his peers in the profession and his colleagues at BLN. He has earned a reputation for collaboration with others that create successful solutions for BLN clients. We have complete confidence in his abilities, and I look forward to helping John lead this growing office. ”

Lewis graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Construction Management and Engineering Technologies (CMET), is a Navy veteran, and is currently active with the Indiana Transportation Team and the Project Management Institute.

BLN has served clients in Northern Indiana for ten years and opened a permanent office in Hammond in 2018. Today, BLN also provides a wide range of consulting services for clients across the country, and in Canada through their sister company, McIntosh Perry. BLN is an ENR Top 500 Design firm and was recently named a Top 10 Demolition and Recycling Consulting firm by Construction Tech Review. It has received numerous awards and recognition from ACEC and earned a “Project of the Year” award from the International Right-of-Way Association for its work on the Ohio River Bridges project.

About BLN


Beam, Longest and Neff (BLN) is an award-winning consulting firm with experience in all facets of infrastructure projects. Founded in 1945, BLN has provided decades of expertise to clients across the United States and in Puerto Rico. In 2021, BLN merged with Canadian firm McIntosh Perry to form one of the largest international engineering firm. Our purpose—and passion—is creating infrastructure solutions that make life easier for everyone.


John W. Lewis promotion to Northern Indiana Division Manager at BLN