Our values

Our Values

At Luck Stone, our values are the principles of the way we operate our businesses. From the way we work internally each day, to the relationships we foster with our customers and communities, we are guided by four core values.

Commitment

Takes personal responsibility for the success of self, others, and the organization

  • Model safety, health, and environmental stewardship
  • Do what it takes
  • Pursue excellence
  • Celebrate success e success

Creativity

Delivers ideas and innovation that add value

  • Be curious
  • Learn new skills
  • Be open to change
  • Explore and experiment

Integrity

Earns the trust and respect of others

  • Be honest
  • Do what you say
  • Hold self and others accountable
  • Give and receive feedback

Leadership

Ignites human potential and performance

  • Value diversity and differences
  • Develop self and others
  • Inspire confidence and optimism
  • Confront issues
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A Positive & Enduring Impact

Luck Stone is the nation’s largest family owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel. A responsive and creative partner to the construction, civil engineering and environmental industries, we provide consistent, quality aggregate materials and services that serve as the foundation of roads, bridges and buildings.

Our Vision

As One Team, we build value inspired by our customers to be the preferred choice.

We contribute to our customers’ success through partnerships built on service and simplicity, while continually innovating to find value for our customers’ operations and ensure stewardship of the land.

Our Mission

We will ignite human potential through Values Based Leadership and positively impact the lives of others around the world.

Growth

More than a quarry company, Luck Stone extends our core operating principles to each new location we develop. These principles include local economic development, environmentally sound practices, and Values Based Leadership. We are committed to optimizing our operations with the community in mind to ensure that we are good neighbors. This resourcefulness and holistic, environmentally responsible approach differentiates us and enables Luck Stone to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.

We have achieved much of our growth in existing markets by acquiring undeveloped land and obtaining the necessary local, state and federal entitlements to operate a stone quarry - a process known as “greenfielding.”

Luck Stone Leadership Team

  • Charlie Luck IV
    President and CEO, Luck Companies - Founder, InnerWill

    As President and CEO, Charlie Luck is the third-generation family member to lead the 94 year-old, privately held organization. He is focused on developing the company’s vision, and leads the Strategic Leadership Team, guiding Luck Companies towards fulfilling its mission to "ignite human potential through Values Based Leadership and positively impacting the lives of others around the world." The mission of Luck Companies to ignite human potential is activated through the associates in each of the three business units: Luck Stone, Luck Ecosystems and Luck Real Estate Ventures.

    Charlie began his career with the company in 1980 as a summer trainee while he attended Virginia Military Institute. Charlie graduated in 1983 with a Civil Engineering degree. Charlie competed on the NASCAR circuit for 4 years before returning to Luck Companies. After working in many facets of the business, as well as attending several executive education programs at Darden School of Business (UVA), he rose to President and CEO in 1999.

    Charlie is founder and Chairman of InnerWill, a non-profit organization committed to developing better people, braver leaders and a wiser world. An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient and Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame inductee, Charlie has served on numerous boards, including: National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, Luck Foundation, Saint Christopher's School, YMCA, Virginia Military Institute's Jackson-Hope Fund, Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges, as well as the Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council.

  • John LeGore
    President, Luck Stone

    John has been serving as the President of Luck Stone since 2014, and is responsible for leadership development, sales, operations, financial performance, and growth of the business unit.

    LeGore grew up in the mining industry outside Frederick, Maryland, where his family owned and operated a limestone quarry that dates back to the late 1800’s. He was employed by Luck Stone in 1989 as a Supervisory Trainee. He continued his career in various operational capacities including Quarry Foreman and Plant Manager of Luck Stone’s Leesburg Plant. In 1998, LeGore assumed the role of Northern Region Vice President, where he has had the opportunity to lead a region that doubled in size through new sites and acquisitions.

    He received his B.A. in Business/Economics from Western Maryland College and later completed an executive education program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. John serves on the Luck Companies Strategic Leadership Team, leads the Luck Stone Leadership Team and is a past President of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance.

  • Doug Palmore
    Senior Vice President, Customer and Technical Services

    Doug has been with Luck Stone for the past 21 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Customer and Technical Services. His areas of responsibility include operational support, engineering, customer experience, innovation, emerging businesses, and risk management. Doug serves on the Boards of Directors for the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rice Rivers Center, the Luck Companies Foundation, and is chair of the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Legal and Policy Group.

    Prior to joining the company, Doug worked as an Environmental Engineer for Virginia Geotechnical Services in Richmond. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA from the University of Richmond, and he is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at UVA. A licensed Professional Engineer, Doug enjoys working closely with Luck Stone's frontline associates as well as spending time with his wife and daughter.

  • Charlie Windle
    VP Northern Region

    Charlie first joined the company in 1994 as an aggregate salesperson for multiple Luck Stone plants in Northern Virginia. After leaving Luck Stone for various roles in asset management, manufacturing optimization and marketing with Lafarge North America, he returned to the company in 2004 as a Regional Sales Manager.

    In his role as Vice President of the Northern Region, Charlie is responsible for leadership development, strategy implementation, and sales and operations for the Northern Virginia / Metro D.C. market. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from George Mason University.

  • Jim Van Ness
    VP Central Region

    Jim began his career with Luck Stone in March of 1994 as a Foreman Trainee, and has been closely aligned with the operating side of the business ever since. He previously held the positions of Plant Foreman, Pit Foreman, Plant Manager, Regional Operations Manager, General Manager, Vice President of Operational Support, and Vice President of Human Resources.

    Jim brings his passion for team building and industry involvement to the association groups he serves. He is an active leader with the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), where he serves on the Government Affairs Committee as well as the MSHA/NSSGA Alliance Technical Task Force. Jim is also on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA). Outside of the industry he serves his community as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Virginia/West Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Van Ness is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and holds a B.A. in History and Political Science. He received his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.

  • Matt Schiefer
    VP Eastern Region

    Matt has over 32 years of progressive experience in all aspects of the Aggregates Business. He began his career at Luck Stone as a Management Trainee. After a few years in Design Engineering, Matt took a lead role in Corporate Development during a period of rapid growth from 1995-2010. Matt returned to Operations as General Manager in 2012; his original passion. Today, as a member of the Leadership Team, his primary responsibility is leading the growth and development of the Eastern Region.

    Matt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He enjoys supporting the aggregates industry through various board of directors positions. He is active in his community through board service and other volunteer activities.

  • Billy Chenault
    VP Customer Experience

    Billy Chenault brings his passion for developing lasting relationships and innovative solutions to his role as Vice President of Customer Experience and Emerging Businesses. His knowledge and experience provide valuable insight as Luck continues to focus on leadership development, strategy alignment, financial health, capital allocation, growth strategy, culture and brand.

    Billy began his career with the company in 1985 as a Sales Representative. Since then, he has served as a Regional Sales Manager, General Manager and Vice President. Today, Billy and his team are responsible for our customers’ experience and new business development, which includes Luck Stone’s environmental product division, Luck Ecosystems.

    A graduate of Elon College with a B.S. in Business Administration, Billy currently serves on Elon’s Chandler Professional Sales Center Board and has served as a Board Member for the Richmond Area Municipal Contractors Association (RAMCA), the Virginia Ready-mix Contractors Association (VRMCA) and as Chairman of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance’s Marketing Committee.

  • Travis Chewning
    Sr. Director, Engineering & Ops Support

    Travis is the Senior Director of Engineering and Operational Support at Luck Stone Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A from Virginia Commonwealth University. Travis is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Virginia. His 18-year journey with Luck Stone has included experiences in operations, engineering, business development, marketing, strategy and innovation.

    He enjoys working with teams, meeting new people and fostering innovation. When not at work, he enjoys family, triathlons, helping in the community and spending time outdoors. Travis has served on the Goochland County Chamber of Commerce Board from 2007-2013 and currently serves on the board for the Goochland County YMCA.

  • Pete Compher
    General Manager, Northern Region

    Pete began his career with Luck in 2000 as a summer student in operations. He received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Radford University in 2002, and earned his MBA in 2003 – with additional education at the University of Richmond and George Mason University. He joined our Marketing Group in 2004 as a Market Analyst, and in 2006 became a Sales Representative at Fairfax and Bull Run.

    Pete advanced to the position of Sales Manager for the Northern Region in 2010. In 2016, he was named General Manager of the Northern Region, where he promotes a culture devoted to safety, customer focus and operational efficiency.

  • Joe Carnahan
    General Manager, Central Region

    Over the course of 15 years, Joe Carnahan has served the company at many levels, beginning as a co-op student and then working full-time at the company as a Mining Engineer, Mining Engineering Manager, and General Manager. 

    In 2013, Joe became General Manager of Luck Ecosystems. Today, he serves as the General Manager of Luck Stone’s Central Region. His responsibilities include leadership of quarry operations and aggregate sales.

    Joe graduated from Virginia Tech in 2003 with a B.S. in Mining and Minerals Engineering. He earned his Professional Engineering license in 2009 and in 2013, he received his degree from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive Masters in Business Administration program. He currently serves on the board of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as well as the NSSGA Young Leaders Steering Committee.

     

  • Richard Luck
    Foreman Trainee, Luck Companies

    Richard is the fourth generation to take part in the family business. He has spent his life pursuing his passion for creating opportunities for individuals to recognize and act on their untapped potential; first with Teach for America, and then with his own entrepreneurial venture, UnBoundRVA - a nonprofit that helps low-income adults reach their fullest potential through entrepreneurship. After two years of leading UnBoundRVA and successfully transitioning its leadership, he was able to make the move to Luck Companies. Currently, Richard is working as a foreman trainee at our Leesburg plant in Northern Virginia. Like generations before him, Richard is learning the business from the ground up as he renews the Luck family commitment to develop a scalable company and culture where people come first and associates perform in roles that invigorate their purpose, passions and competencies. Richard graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2012 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics and a Minor in Leadership.

Work with Luck Stone

A responsive and trustworthy partner to the construction, civil engineering and environmental industries, we are driven by our core values of Integrity, Commitment, Leadership and Creativity. Our dedication to these values, our customers and our communities inspires the work we do each day to provide consistent, quality aggregate materials and services.

We are actively looking for people to join our team and share in our mission.

Company Culture & Values Based Leadership

Our dedication to Values Based Leadership (VBL) stems from our founder’s commitment to people and values. The spirit of VBL embodies living, working, and leading in alignment with your personal core values, principles, beliefs and purpose to ignite the extraordinary potential in those around you.

Leading Boldly Through Innovation

Starting with a single quarry in Richmond, we grew to be recognized as industry innovators by having some of the most progressive crushed stone plants in the nation, developing state-of-the-art technology to support customers, and instituting groundbreaking sustainability initiatives.

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Leading Boldly Through Innovation

Starting with a single quarry in Richmond, we grew to be recognized as industry innovators by having some of the most progressive crushed stone plants in the nation, developing state-of-the-art technology to support customers, and instituting groundbreaking sustainability initiatives.

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1932

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

1972

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

1977

Luck Quarries develops fully automated, unattended crushing plants

1982

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

1990s

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

2000s

Luck Stone launches AdvantageAccess, a digital customer portal, allowing customers to access key information online

2005

Luck Stone co-develops a remote control wheel loader to improve safety in certain areas of the mine

2011

Luck Stone increases innovation efforts creating customer digital experience, introducing iPads and apps to contract haulers

2013

Acquires first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for use in plant inspections

2014

Luck Stone broke ground on a state-of-the-art plant expansion project at Bull Run. The plant has been designed to be more environmentally and community friendly through the use of recycled materials, paved travel ways, lower power consumption, rainwater retention, and noise-reduction technology.

2014

Following 2 decades of experience blending specialty soils, Luck Ecosystems officially launched

2015

New features added to allow a fully digital experience for customers to conduct business

2016

Luck Stone signs an agreement to move forward with a visionary water storage project for Loudoun County.

2017

An ambitious, multi-year upgrade to all scale houses and associate spaces is launched to improve the experience for associates, customers and the community

2017

Partnership with AirWare to expand data collection with UAVs to increase efficiency and improve decision making throughout Luck Stone

2017

AggNow is launched, allowing consumers to digitally place orders and arrange delivery of crushed stone
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