Our values

Our Values

At Luck Ecosystems, 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

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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Our Company

What began as an effort to repurpose soil at quarry sites has transformed into a purpose-driven business with goals to improve the environment. Luck Ecosystems produces environmental performance products to improve the outdoor experience in the communities we serve.

Our Story

Luck Companies has nearly a century’s worth of experience enabling customer success by producing a wide range of products that meet the most demanding specifications. Luck Ecosystems continues this tradition by transforming raw materials like aggregates, soil and sand into environmental performance products to optimize sports playing field surfaces, support plant growth, filter storm water and protect the land and shore. We combine our abundant resources with our team’s proven expertise to meet the unique needs of our customers.

Our team is made up of environmental and sports industry experts all dedicated to helping customers achieve project success. Our veteran crew will help determine which of our existing products are right for you or develop new solutions based on your specific project needs.

Meet and Exceed Regulatory Guidelines

Ensure Growth of Community Green Spaces

Restore Stream Beds and Secure Shorelines

Prevent Inland Infastructure Erosion

Optimize Sports & Recreation Surfaces

Luck Ecosystems Team

Mark Whitfield
General Manager
Mark Whitfield
General Manager

Mark Whitfield is general manager of Luck Ecosystems. With nearly 30 years of experience in product innovation and business development, Mark leads the Ecosystems team in producing environmental performance products to improve the outdoor experience in the communities we serve. With expertise in product development in consumer and industrial products, Mark is especially passionate about identifying and delivering innovative solutions driven by customer needs in emerging markets.

Mark joined Luck Companies in 2006 as director of product management for the architectural stone division of Luck Stone, where he led new product development, pricing strategy and marketing for $6 million of inventory across seven locations. He joined Luck Ecosystems as director of business development in 2016 and became general manager in 2018.

Prior to joining Luck in 2006, Mark was director of new business development at Swedish Match and senior new products manager at Reynolds Aluminum.

He earned a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.B.A. from Averett University.

Jimmy Rodgers
Regional Sales Manager
Jimmy Rodgers
Regional Sales Manager

Jimmy Rodgers is regional sales manager and leads the Luck Ecosystems sales team. He combines his comprehensive product knowledge with his passion for serving the customer to ensure that our sales experts are technically trained and prepared to support our customers’ success. Jimmy brings a wealth of experience in various sports field management roles at the collegiate and professional levels.

Before joining Luck Ecosystems in 2005, Jimmy held various sports field management roles at the collegiate and professional levels. As sports field manager at the University of Virginia, Jimmy and his crew earned the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) National College Football Field of the Year Award for Harrison Field at Scott Stadium. Jimmy helped transition Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium into a dual professional sports venue, hosting both Major League Soccer’s DC UNITED and Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals, where he was also head groundskeeper.

Jimmy has served as president of the Virginia Turfgrass Foundation and is a standing member in Virginia STMA, the national STMA, the Virginia Turfgrass Council and the Virginia Golf Course Superintendent’s Association. Jimmy also participates in the regional chapter of the Shenandoah Valley Turf Association. In 2001, Jimmy earned his certification as a Sports Field Manager (CSFM) through the STMA. 

Jimmy earned a B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University.

Phone: 540-295-5307

 

Kateri Shreve
Product Manager
Kateri Shreve
Product Manager

Kateri Shreve is a product manager for Luck Ecosystems. She brings a wealth of experience in civil engineering and construction management, along with a passion for sustainability. Kateri leads new product development, product management and testing and provides technical sales support.

Through her research and development efforts, Kateri keeps the team informed of industry requirements and trends. Before joining Luck Ecosystems in 2016, Kateri spent 13 years focused on stormwater management, analysis and design, primarily for low-impact development. She served as dam safety program coordinator for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and in various project engineering roles at Burgess and Niple, Gary Davis Group (now known as JK Architecture Engineering) and URS Corporation (now part of AECOM). Kateri has a LEED AP certification, a P.E. license and a Virginia Construction Contractor Officer designation.

Kateri earned a B.S. in biological resources engineering from the University of Maryland.

Phone: 804-385-1486
Larry Estep
Outside Sales Consultant
Larry Estep
CLP
Outside Sales Consultant
Central Virginia Region

Larry Estep is an outside sales consultant supporting the central Virginia market. Larry is passionate about solving challenging project specifications and enjoys supporting customers across Luck Ecosystems’ product families. He specializes in stream bed restoration projects and has been actively involved in sourcing many of the largest in Virginia.

Larry joined Luck Ecosystems in 2013, bringing years of experience in landscaping and golf course management. He served as chief estimator, project manager and safety officer for James River Nurseries and has served as assistant golf course superintendent at Willow Oaks Country Club, Salisbury Country Club and Providence Golf Course. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, teaching courses in professional turf care.

Larry is a certified landscape professional and a designated landscape industry certified manager, a distinction held by less than 1% of landscape professionals worldwide. He is a member of the Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association, Virginia Turfgrass Council, Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association, Old Dominion Golf Course Superintendents Association and Tidewater Turfgrass Association. He also serves on the board of directors for the Powhatan Little League.

Larry earned a B.S. in crop and soil environmental science with a turfgrass management specialty from Virginia Tech.

Phone: 804-316-8399
Brandon Bridges
Regional Operations Manager
Brandon Bridges
Regional Operations Manager
Brandon Bridges is regional operations manager and leads the Luck Ecosystems operations team. With extensive experience in crushed stone operations and mobile production of large-scale rip rap, Brandon provides critical insight into meeting project specifications and schedules. His efforts helped to build Luck Ecosystem’s marine riprap presence throughout the mid-Atlantic region. 
 
Before his role as regional operations manager, Brandon worked as an outside sales consultant for Luck Ecosystems with a focus on the Eastern Virginia region.  His experience in sales, coupled with his vast operational knowledge, lend themselves well to leading a team to meet varying customer demands.  
 
Before joining the Luck Ecosystems team, Brandon was pit foreman at Luck Stone’s South Richmond plant.  During this time he oversaw all pit related crushed stone operations as well as the barge load out facility.  Brandon joined the company in 2005.
 
Brandon earned a B.B.A. from James Madison University.
 
Phone: 540-379-9218
Steve Curtis
Outside Sales Consultant
Steve Curtis
Outside Sales Consultant

Steve Curtis is an outside sales consultant for Luck Ecosystems. With more than 30 years of experience in the construction aggregate and engineered soil industries, Steve brings a unique combination of technical acumen, logistics expertise and passion for the environment to his role.

Prior to joining Luck Companies in 2000, Steve played a leadership role in his family’s trucking company, which focused on bulk construction aggregates. From 2000-2008 he was a leader on the transportation and logistics team at Luck Stone. He then transitioned to a sales role with Luck Stone.

In 2016, Steve took a position as director of the Bioretention Facilities Division at Muller Erosion Control, overseeing several bioretention projects across the mid-Atlantic region. He rejoined Luck Companies in 2018 as a sales consultant for Luck Ecosystems, applying his deep and diverse experience to partner with our customers to ensure proper storm water management.

Steve holds a certification from the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. 

Phone: 804-305-8767
John Irby
Outside Sales Consultant
John Irby
Outside Sales Consultant
Northern Virginia Region
John Irby is an outside sales consultant for the northern Virginia market. He brings a passion for environmental construction, horticulture, and relationship-based customer service to his sales role.
 
His depth of experience spans environmental construction, golf and sports turf establishment, botanical research, landscape design, and nursery management. Before joining Luck Ecosystems in 2016, John worked in the turf grass industry and held various roles in turf and ornamental materials sales and management with Landscape Supply Inc., Colesville Nursery and Watkins Nurseries. Early in his career, John worked as a research assistant at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, where he earned A.A.S degrees with honors in agricultural business management and horticultural science. John is currently pursuing a B.S. in Business Management from George Mason University.
 
John is a certified turf professional with the Virginia Turf Council and a certified horticulturalist with the Virginia Nurserymen and Landscapers Association. He is also a member of the Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association, Mid Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association, the Golf Course Superintendents Association,  Northern Virginia Heavy Construction Contractors Association, Washington Builders Congress, and the Water Environment Federation.
 
Phone: 804-641- 9667
Jason Kopp
Outside Sales Consultant
Jason Kopp
Outside Sales Consultant
Maryland Region

Jason Kopp is an outside sales consultant for Luck Ecosystems and partners with customers to improve the outdoor experience across Maryland, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania.

Jason entered the Environmental and Turf Management industries in early 2000 working with the Frederick Keys as an Assistant Groundskeeper, transitioning into full landscape construction and management working first at ValleyCrest Companies then as General Manager for US Lawns in Ashburn and Dulles, a northern Virginia-based landscape company where he led them through rapid growth and expansion into new markets. Most recently Jason was Territory Manager for Turf Equipment and Supply, a Washington DC area Sports Turf and Golf Course equipment provider. Jason’s experience in market growth and sales management helped to grow the Baltimore region earning him a nomination for The Toro Companies “Rookie of the Year” and Toro’s prestigious Green Blazer award for Commercial Salesman of the Year.

Throughout his career, Jason has been an active member of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), serving on the Editorial Review and Information Outreach committees. He regularly contributes articles to SportsTurf Magazine, promoting awareness and education in the industry. In 2017 Jason was a founding member of the steering committee that brought the Mid-Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association (MASTMA) chapter back to the Maryland Market. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for MASTMA as Commercial Chair.

Jason's educational background was earned through the University of Georgia with certifications in Principals of Turfgrass Management and Sports Turf Management. He is also certified as a Sales and Marketing Professional by Sales and Marketing Executives International. Jason is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving at Camp Lejeune as part of the 2nd Marines Light Infantry unit where he earned a meritorious promotion.

Phone: 240-772-6279
Etta Moseley
Sales Support Supervisor
Etta Moseley
Sales Support Supervisor

Etta Moseley is a sales support supervisor for Luck Ecosystems. A leader in the company’s Customer Order Management and Dispatch (COM-D) department, Etta is passionate about providing responsive and supportive service to our customers. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Etta held a wide range of leadership roles in in the banking industry, including serving as a branch manager for Wachovia (formerly Central Fidelity) for more than 20 years. Etta’s keen ability to manage multiple dynamic inputs is key to the team’s expertise in order fulfillment and logistics.

Etta serves on the boards of the Richmond Neighborhood Housing Authority and the Community Reinvestment Act. She is a certified weigh master and holds a diploma in general banking from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and a diploma of bank management with Virginia Banker Association held at UVA.

Andy Anderson
Sales Support Specialist
Andy Anderson
Sales Support Specialist

Andy Anderson is a sales support specialist for Luck Ecosystems. With more than 25 years of logistics management and customer service experience, Andy is especially passionate about ensuring every detail of a customer’s need is met. Andy’s commitment and capabilities play a big role in the company’s ability to exceed customer expectations for order fulfillment and logistics.

Prior to joining Luck Companies in 2013, Andy was a manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Andy is a certified weigh master. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University.