Daughter takes over the family business(es)
At age 10 she was helping around the office of Lewis Builders.
"I've always known I was going to be involved in the business," she said.
Lewis Morse plays an active role in running all of the family's businesses. They include Atkinson Resort & Country Club, East Coast Lumber & Building Supply Co. and Equipment Center in East Hampstead, Lewis Builder's Inc., Lewis Builders Development Co., Hampstead Area Water Services Co., Lewis Equipment Co., and Hampstead Area Water Company in Atkinson.
Lewis Morse has done it all over the years and worked her way up, taking on more and more responsibilities over time.
Lewis Morse is president and general manager of Atkinson Resort & Country Club, where she spends about 60 percent of her time. The facility is open year-round to host large events like weddings, business, social functions and overnight guests in its 16 hotel rooms. It also features restaurants, a golf course and the Willowcreek Golf Academy.
Lewis Morse is also the sole owner and president of East Coast Lumber & Building Supply.
She also cuts the hay in the 80-acre field. Haying the field with her husband is something she enjoys because it gives her a break from the other business responsibilities.
While Lewis Morse has plenty on her plate, she's still thinking of the next business venture for the family business that has continued to grow even after her father's death in 2008.
"I would be thrilled to own, operate and construct an assisted-living nursing home facility where I can enjoy the old people," she said.
"We have good help. People come and work for me or my father in the past, and they don't seem to leave. They come here and do a good job," she said.