Luck Stone Corporation: Building Community Foundations

Luck Stone Corporation has been a family owned and business for three generations. Charles S. Luck, Jr. purchased the Sunnyside Granite Company in 1923 founded Richmond headquartered Luck Stone Corporation. He led the company for the next forty years. He passed away in 1972.

One of the largest producers of crushed stone in the county, Luck Stone is also a prominent supplier of architectural stone and tennis courts in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. In the 1940s Luck Stone was a major supplier in the war effort, producing and shipping much-needed stone to military bases in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The company moved their corporate headquarters to Goochland County in the 1970s.

Luck Stone Corporation consists of four business enterprises. For Construction Aggregates, Luck Stone has 15 sites in Virginia and North Carolina. These sites supply crushed stone, gravel and other products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Charles Luck Stone Center offers homeowners, builders, contractors, architects and landowners stone products for homes, businesses and landscaping Lee Tennis Court Products features one of the best-selling surface materials for tennis courts in the United States. HAR-TRU® is the company’s most well-known brand. And finally, the real estate development section of Luck Stone is known as Luck Development Partners. This division handles the sales and leasing of corporate real estate assets.

Luck Stone takes pride in being a community and environmental leader. In the fall of 2009, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality recognized the Spotsylvania and Powhatan quarries for achieving E3 status, the only quarries to do so. This is recognition from the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program and E3 is the highest status awarded meaning that the facility has been named an Exemplary Environmental Enterprise.

In addition, Luck Stone sponsors community events and programs supporting local non-profit organizations. Annually the participate in the James River Clean Up and provide lunch for all volunteers at two locations for the clean-up; Maidens Landing in Powhatan and Robious Landing in Chesterfield. Luck Stone provides scholarships, provides assistance to Habitat for Humanity and has partnered with HGTVs Curb Appeal for a project in Tacoma, Maryland.

The company established the Luck Stone Foundation which provides grants to non-profit groups working to build stronger communities, to improve the quality of life and to provided services to youth in need. Grants of $250 and higher are made to non-profit groups that share the company goals and values.

Luck Stone seeks to be environmentally responsible through their Environmental Management System. This system seeks to keep the company in compliance with environmental standards. In addition they have developed an environmental bank as compensation for the impact to wetlands and have begun stream restoration projects. The company takes the preservation of natural resources and the reclamation of land seriously.

Earlier this year Luck Stone offered their support to the Virginia Sturgeon Restoration Team. This team is a partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University, the James River Association, Luck Stone, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and others. Working together, this group recently created a 300-foot-long artificial reef along the James River.

For nearly 90 years, Luck Stone corporation has been a good Richmond neighbor, providing economic benefits, including employment, while at the same time being a responsible and active member of the greater Richmond community.

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