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.
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
Billy Chenault brings his passion for developing lasting relationships and innovative solutions to his role as Vice President of Ecosystems. 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.
Larry serves as Regional Sales Manager for Luck Ecosystems. Working with a talented team of sales professionals, Larry leverages his 20 years of green industry experience to develop creative customer solutions.
Prior to his current role, Larry worked as a Sales Consultant for Luck Ecosystems and a Strategic Account Manager for Luck Stone. Before joining the company in 2013, Larry spent 10 years in the golf course industry, holding various positions at Willow Oaks Country Club, Salisbury Country Club, Providence Golf Club, Birkdale Golf Club, The Foundry Golf Club, and Hermitage Country Club. He also gained 10 years’ experience in landscape construction as an Estimator and Project Manager for James River Nurseries. Larry served as an Adjunct Instructor for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Horticulture Department from 1998-2003.
Throughout his career, Larry has been involved in numerous industry associations, to include the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association (VGCSA), the Virginia Turfgrass Council (VTC), the Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA), the Central Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (CVNLA), the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association (VSTMA), the Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (VRMCA), the Virginia Asphalt Association (VAA), the Richmond Area Municipal Contractors Association (RAMCA), and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA). He previously held board of directors’ positions as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Central Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association, and served as President of Powhatan Little League.
Larry earned a B.S. in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences from Virginia Tech.
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.
Kateri Simon 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.
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 nursery and turf grass industries 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 in agricultural business management and horticultural science. John recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.S. in Leadership and Management.
John is a certified turf professional with the Virginia Turfgrass Council and a certified horticulturalist with the Virginia Nurserymen and Landscapers Association. He is also a member of the Maryland Stream Restoration Association, Northern Virginia Heavy Construction Contractors Association, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association, Mid Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association.
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.
Kyle White is an outside sales consultant for Luck Ecosystems serving the central Virginia market. Driven by his goal to leave a legacy of environmental stewardship, he brings a deep passion for environmental construction and green infrastructure.
Kyle’s depth of experience spans environmental construction, industrial-scale composting and marketing. Prior to joining Luck Ecosystems in 2019, Kyle spent three years working at Environmental Constructions Solutions, a division of Landscape Supply, Inc., where he partnered with engineers, contractors and municipalities to develop innovative solutions for erosion and sediment control throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to this, Kyle spent four years as an account manager with McGill Environmental Systems working with customers to meet their large-scale compost needs. During this time, Kyle supported the compost industry throughout the region through his service to the Virginia Compost Council as a board member, marketing specialist and as the organization’s Secretary.
Kyle earned a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Business Certification in Business Administration and Management from the University of Virginia.
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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 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.