Lewis Wrecker Service, Inc


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Our Beginning

Finnon D. & Ruth Y. Lewis

On June 1st, 1956, Mr. and Mrs. Finnon D. Lewis started a business called Lewis' Wrecker Service with a single 1946 Tow Truck.  The business was located at 4643 Airline Hwy., also the site of Lewis' Cafe and Truck Stop.  In 1959, the wrecker business was moved to 9555 Joor Road. Mr. Lewis started grooming his youngest son at age 10 to assume his role.  Mr. Lewis and his son Dennis worked side by side. In 1980, Finnon proudly passed on the business to his protégé, who was meticulously groomed to continue in his father’s footsteps.

Dennis, along with Eula his wife and daughter Michelle, have managed to bring the company to its current standings.  Lewis' Wrecker Service, Inc. is the oldest towing company in Baton Rouge. They have also established an extremely good standing in Central.   Dennis is well known with the inhabitants of this area. He was a long-standing member of Central Area Business Association.  He had also been an active participant in the coordinating the CABA Christmas Parade for many years.  Dennis was also a past member of the Central Volunteer Fire Department of Directors and at one time he was on the board of directors of the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Louisiana and a member of the Towing and Recovery Association of America.  The American Towman Magazine has recognized Dennis Lewis- Lewis’ Wrecker Service, Inc. as one of the most experienced towing companies in the country (March 1990 issue). Dennis was featured in Towing & Recovery Footnotes “A Rambling Wreck” June 2004 and most recently 2011 Inductee in the Central Business Hall of Fame.

On January 16, 2013 Dennis lost a short battle with cancer. (See In Memorial Page)

The Lewis' first truck
Eula, Michelle & Dennis Lewis

The Lewis family has always strived to provide affordable, dependable, professional service, and Eula and Michelle Lewis would like all of our customers to know that the company will continue to operate and provide the same quality service you all have come to count.  

E.C. Lewis  Owner

E. Michelle Lewis