Our values

Our Values

At Luck Companies, our values are more than cultural expectations; they are the principles of the way we operate our businesses.


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


Earns the trust and respect of others

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


Delivers ideas and innovation that add value

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


Ignites human potential and performance

  • Value diversity and differences
  • Develop self and others
  • Inspire confidence and optimism
  • Confront issues
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Luck Companies began in 1923 as Sunnyside Granite Company, and grew into the industry leader we are today through innovation and hard work – never losing sight of our commitment to our values and our people.

  • 1923

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

  • 1930

    The Sunnyside Granite Company acquires Boscobel Granite Company in Manakin, Virginia and quickly becomes the first crushed stone operation in Virginia to convert from steam-powered to electric-powered operations at Boscobel.

  • 1935-1938

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

  • 1940s

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

The Early Years
  • 1955

    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.

  • 1965

    Charles S. Luck III is named president of the company and Charles S. Luck, Jr. becomes chairman of the board.

  • 1970

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

  • 1972

    The company becomes a technological pioneer and leader in the industry with the implementation of computerized ticketing at sales offices. Charles S. Luck, Jr., founder of the company, passes away.

  • 1976

    Luck Quarries opens its first architectural stone center adjacent to its corporate offices. 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

    Luck Quarries opens new plants in Bealeton, Burlington, Elkton, Greene, Louisa and Powhatan, plus its first plant outside of Virginia in Burlington, North Carolina, 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.

  • 1987

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

The Formative Years
  • 1990

    Luck Stone expands to 14 crushed stone operations, 6 Architectural Stone Centers, and one 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 IV becomes president. After 30 years as president, Charles Luck III serves as chairman of the board.

  • 1998

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

  • 1999

    In addition to serving as president, Charlie Luck IV becomes CEO.

  • 2002

    Luck Stone completes the purchase of two Northern Virginia Martin Marietta sites: Culpeper and Spotsylvania. 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

    Luck Stone's Architectural Stone Division evolves into Luck Stone Center, a new brand with studio locations in Charlotte, North Carolina, Richmond and Dulles, Virginia.

  • 2008

    Luck Stone achieves 85 years in business. Luck Stone expands its footprint by acquiring the South Richmond Quarry and the Gilmerton Yard in South Hampton Roads.

  • 2009

    Luck Stone opens Berkley Yard in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • 2010

    Luck Stone acquires the Toano Yard near Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • 2011

    Lee Tennis Court Products becomes HAR-TRU Sports. Luck Stone Corporation becomes Luck Companies, holding company for our four business divisions. Luck Companies’ brand is launched with a mission to ignite human potential around the world and positively impact the lives of others through Values Based Leadership. Ni Village receives zoning approval from Spotsylvania County.

  • 2012

    Luck Companies releases its first sustainability report. Luck Stone Center opens its first metro storefront in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. HAR-TRU Sports acquires Century Sports and J.A. Cissel Manufacturing.

  • 2013

    Luck Companies achieves 90 years in business.

  • 2015

    In collaboration with a community of VBL practitioners, Luck Companies helps launch the InnerWill Leadership Institute to develop better people, braver leaders, and a wiser world.
    Luck Companies refines its strategic plan to focus on its core aggregates business, selling Har-Tru Sports and Luck Stone Center.

The Recent Years
The Early Years
The Formative Years
The Recent Years

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