Louise LucasOwner/Accounts Payable
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Louise and her husband George are the owners of Lucas Greenhouses. She works in our accounting office and handles all of our accounts payables. When she is not having to keep George staight you can probably find her... let's be honest, that is an endless job.
Jacob StewartAccounts Payable
Jake is the newest addition to the accounting team and is handling all our payments and invoice verification. So, if you have a question about a bill, you sent us, Jake is your guy! Known for his witty one liners and collection of Dad Jokes Jake will keep you laughing. If you really want to get on his good side be sure to let him know that you think Martin Brodeur is the greatest goaltender of all time and that Scott Stevens wasn’t a “cheap shot” artist but rather just a hard hitting fundamentally sound body checker.
Corey Lucas–GoetschAccounts Payable/Photography
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Becky StimpsonAccounts Receivable/Claims
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Becky handles all of our Accounts Receivables. If you have any questions concerning an Invoice or your Statement she is the one to contact. When she is not posting invoices in Picas you might find her trying to wheel in a big catch down at the shore.
Justin RodiaAccounts Receivable
If you have a question about your account or need to make a payment Justin is the contact for you. Justin handles invoicing, billing, process payments, and tracks the status of accounts. When he isn’t checking the mailbox for checks or sending out statements you might just find him supporting his son in his quest for that elusive black belt in karate or attending one of his hockey games.
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Emily is often the first one to greet you when you visit Lucas Greenhouses. Known for her infectious smile and positive attitude Emily will help get you on the right path. When she isn't answering the phone or putting in orders you can usually find her getting her cross-fit on at 5 in the morning. Don't let the smile fool you... she will take you down if need be.
Nicole is often the first face you see, or voice you hear, when connecting Lucas Greenhouse. She may be one of the newer faces here at Lucas, but her connection to our greenhouse dates back decades. Nicole is one of our two receptionists and will always point you in the right direction when you call, stop in, or reach out to us. Known for her love of the 3 B’s (Bears, Beets, and Battlestar Galactica), ardent observance of Festivus, and constant advocacy for The Human Fund, Nicole has been a very welcomed addition to our staff.
Tim MooreFinished Sales/Marketing
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Whether he is working with a customer, laying out one of our catalogs or putting together our latest availability, Tim has his hands full. If you are looking to place a order for finished flowers with Lucas, this is your guy. When he is not trying to keep our Independent Garden Centers and Landscapers happy you can probably find Tim at one of his three boys soccer games, cool, calm and collected.
Danielle FlemingFinished Sales/Marketing
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If it involves a deadline... Danielle is probably involved. Always knee deep in the layout of another catalog or project, Danielle has become a vital member of the team over the last few years. When Danielle isn't trying to dig out from the "to do" pile that Tim keeps putting on her desk, you may find her practicing for her next gingerbread house making competition or enjoying another reading of the Truman Doctrine while scanning On Demand for fresh new documentaries on American history.
Joe MooreHead Grower
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Lucas Greenhouses is fortunate to have the 2012 "Grower of the Year" leading the way in our growing department. Well respected in the industry for his real-world growing expertise, Joe is the one to ask for when you have a cultural question or need help with a troublesome crop. When he is not growing the very best plants on the market you will probably find "Joey" in a deer stand chasing an elusive big buck.
Jay SzymanskiTrial Manager
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Lucas Greenhouse is one of the primary trialing facilities on the East Coast. Working with many of the worlds leading breeders Jay is in charge of our extensive trialing area along with being responsible for a large portion of our finished crop production. When he is not figuring out what to plant or what needs watered you most likely will find Jay prepping for the next fantasy football or baseball season, hoping that "this will be the year" for Chicken Package Funk.
Garett VaismanYoung Plant Grower
Garett applies his skills in our young plant department overseeing all unrooted cuttings coming into our facility and leading our team of growers in implementing our crop management strategies making sure we give our customers clean, toned, and ready-to-transplant liners. After Garett makes his long trek home there is a good chance you may run into him at a trailhead getting ready to bag another peak. You may also find this self-proclaimed Keith Moon in his basement banging on the drums and keeping up the neighborhood.
Tom GuntherYoung Plant Lead Grower
When Lucas decided to go full speed ahead with their Young Plant Program Tom was brought on board to lead the charge in the greenhouse. With well over 40 years of expertise in the industry, including owning his own retail and growing operations and working for other growers in the industry, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and plain old know-how to the Lucas operation.
Steve MeckeIT Administrator
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When Steve is not playing soccer, or drinking some kind of nutritional shake, you will, probably, find him in full tech mode. Steve maintaines all existing, and implements, all new technology here at Lucas Greenhouses.
Steve Mecke, Jr
“Junior” is a new addition to the staff here at Lucas. A recent grad of Rowan University, the junior Mecke is preparing to take the lead for all things tech here at the greenhouse. Although, we have yet to see him wear a suit jacket or matching track suit to the office so he must have some training still to complete. When he’s not rebooting the server or troubleshooting after our latest Picas upgrades you will probably find Steve down at the shore enjoying the sun.
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George and his wife Louise are the owners of Lucas Greenhouses. Starting the company back in the late 70's, George is still heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. You will often find him running around the greenhouse in an old t-shirt and ripped jeans. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact George. When he is not at the greenhouse you can usually find him either on his boat or enjoying a day of golf with family.
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The next generation at Lucas Greenhouses, Nate is learning the ropes from his father (George) all while chasing around 4 little ones (with one more on the way) and 3 dogs at home. Nate has taken the lead on many of our building projects over recent years while handling much of the purchasing. When Nate isn’t at the greenhouse or dealing with scraped knees at home, he can most likely be found trying to convince his friends into playing a game of Axis and Allies, serving on the local township committee or out on the course enjoying his first love, golf.
Tim PrioreTransportation Manager
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Tim Priore is man who has no need for a GPS or any other type of fancy thinking box. With the mind of an elephant, he leads our shipping department, always finding a way to get you that last minute delivery on time. If you have any questions on when your order is coming, or if you have any special instructions for your delivery, he is the one to contact. When he is not routing a truck or finding a backhaul, you can often find Tim P. snuggled up watching Seinfeld or listening to Stryper, with a handful of Chips Ahoy and a full glass of milk.
Ariel CanoLoading Dock Manager
With a 54-bay loading dock and often over 40 trucks on the road at once our shipping department can be quite busy. Ariel is the one keeping it all rolling out there and making sure trucks are leaving on time and your pick-ups are ready for your arrival. Ariel has been keeping us straight for over 20 years now doing whatever is needed to keep our plants moving to our customers.
Young Plant Sales
Lori FletcherYoung Plant & Pre-Finished Sales/Customer Service
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Lori works closely with the broker network that sells our Pre-Finish and Liner Programs. If you have a question concerning a pre-finish order or a liner order Lori is the one to get a hold of. When she is not entering an order or double checking some numbers you can often find Lori poolside with her grandkids or grabbing her favorite cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.
Monica BalbuenaYoung Plant Inventory Control
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Monica (aka Rocio) has been a fixture at Lucas Greenhouses for over 25 years! She is a key member of the Young Plant Department verifying counts and keeping our rooted cutting inventory live and accurate online. When she is not making sure plant counts are accurate, printing tags for the millions of incoming cuttings, or locating plants in the greenhouse, you can probably find Monica fueling the party running her longtime DJ business.
Dan LehmanYoung Plant Manager
With well over 20 years of experience in the greenhouse industry Dan is a seasoned vet when it comes to the young plant side of our business. A proud graduate of Colorado State, Dan is always ready to update you on the Rams athletic success after going over our latest additions to our young plant line of course. If you have any questions concerning our Young Plant Program or our Pre-Finished Program Dan is the one you should reach out to.