Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Luck Stone is one of the largest family-owned and operated producers of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the nation.  Founded by Charles S. Luck Jr. in 1923, the company has thrived under the leadership of three generations of the Luck family.

Three Generations in Stone: The Luck Story

It's rare to find a company that has enjoyed continued success for more than eight decades, yet has remained family-owned and operated. Luck Stone is one of those companies.

"My dad and I literally eat, sleep, and breathe our business," relates Charles (Charlie) Luck, IV, current CEO and President of Luck Companies. "America has been built by family companies that understand and are a part of their local communities. That was an important piece of history passed down to me by my grandfather."

For 90 years, Luck Stone has been committed to positively impacting our community by building value inspired by our customers, while never losing sight of our roots and core values of Creativity, Leadership, Commitment, and Integrity.

At Luck Stone, our reputation is built on being a dependable, responsive partner that continually strives to innovate and deliver the consistent, quality 
material you count on for project and business success.  We believe in doing what’s right by our customers and remain dedicated to igniting the potential in you and your operation.

 

 

 

1920s

1923

Charles Luck, Jr. purchases the Sunnyside Granite Company in Richmond, VA and runs the company for the next four decades

1930s

1930

The Sunnyside Granite Company acquires Boscobel Granite Company in Manakin, VA

1932

The Sunnyside Granite Company, located in Richmond, becomes first crushed stone operation in Virginia to convert from steam-powered to electric-powered operations  

1935-1936

Sunnyside Granite begins operations at Burkeville Stone Corp., Charlottesville Stone Corp., and Fairfax Quarries

1940s

1940's

Sunnyside Granite assists war effort by producing and shipping much-needed stone to military bases in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from the Boscobel plant

1950s

1952

Charles S. Luck III joins the company. Under the name Luck Quarries, Inc., the company grows to five plants, including its first limestone operation in Augusta County

1960s

1965

Charles S. Luck III is named president of the company and Charles S. Luck, Jr. becomes Chairman of the Board

1970s

1970

Luck Quarries, Inc. moves its corporate offices to Goochland County from Richmond, VA

1972

The company becomes a technological pioneer and leader in the industry with the implementation of computerized ticketing at their sales offices

1972

Charles S. Luck, Jr., founder of the company, passes away

1976

Luck Quarries opens its first architectural stone center adjacent to its corporate offices in Manakin, VA. The retail showroom concept is widely praised as being unique in the crushed stone industry.

1977

Luck Quarries develops fully automated, unattended crushing plants

1980s

1980's

Luck Quarries opens new plants in Bealeton, Burlington, Elkton, Greene, Louisa and Powhatan, plus its first plant outside of Virginia in Burlington, N.C., which is later sold to Martin Marietta

1982

Charles S. "Charlie" Luck IV starts Luck Racing, building and racing cars on the NASCAR circuit.
 
Luck Quarries Inc. changes name to Luck Stone Corporation.

1982

Luck Stone co-creates the Virginia department of Transportation's Quality Assurance Program and Statistical Quality Control Program

1986

Charlie trades in his racing helmet for a Luck Stone hard hat and enters a company-wide training program

1990s

1990's

Luck Stone expands to 14 crushed stone operations, 6 Architectural Stone Centers, and 1 sand and gravel plant, and founds Luck Properties. The company designs and constructs the industry's first self-service stone loading system.

1991

Luck Stone develops one of the industry's first crisis management programs

1992

Luck Stone implements one of the industry's first state-of-the-art computer monitoring systems for crushing operations

1995

Charlie Luck is named president and chief operating officer. After 30 years as president, Charles Luck III becomes chairman of the board

1998

Luck Stone celebrates its 75th anniversary and acquires Lee Tennis/Har-Tru.

1999

Charlie Luck, IV is named president and CEO, and Charles Luck, III remains chairman of the board

2000s

2000

Luck Stone opens its new Pittsboro, N.C. plant in partnership with 3M

2001

Luck Stone is featured on The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" series in its documentary on quarries

2002

Luck Stone completes the purchase of two Northern Virginia Martin Marietta sites: Culpeper and Spotsylvania. Martin Marietta purchases Luck Stone's Burlington, N.C. site. Luck Stone also acquires the Bull Run Stone facility in Loudoun County 

2003

Luck Stone celebrates its 80th anniversary

2005

Luck Stone opens its Massaponax Plant in Spotsylvania County

2007

Charles Luck Stone Centers opened in Richmond and Dulles

2007

Luck Stone's Architectural Stone Division evolves into Charles Luck Stone Center 

2008

Luck Stone achieves 85 years in business

2008

Luck Stone expands and renovates its headquarters facility at Manakin in Goochland County on the banks of the James River

2008

Luck Stone expands its footprint by acquiring the South Richmond Quarry and the Gilmerton Yard in South Hampton Roads

2008

Charles Luck Stone Center opened in Charlotte

2008

Lee Tennis becomes Lee Tennis Court Products to encompass its tennis surfacing options and court accessories

2010s

2010

Luck Stone opens the Berkley Distribution Yard in Norfolk, Virginia

2011

Luck Stone Corporation becomes Luck Companies, the parent company to the former Construction Aggregates Division, which retains the Luck Stone identity

2011

Luck Stone expands by adding the Toano Distribution Yard in Toano, Virginia, near Williamsburg, Virginia