Mike Ravenscraft truly knows horse stall equipment inside and out. Mike was one of the first employees hired at Lucas Equine Equipment when the company began more than 30 years ago. Today, as company president, Mike oversees all areas of the business. Still very closely connected to the barn equipment business, Mike can be found most days poring over complex barn plans, visiting the plant floor, or walking the aisleways of barns across the country.
Mike's strong relationships with the country's leading barn architects and builders make him an invaluable resource in the industry. With hands-on experience in everything from stall design to welding to installation, he understands how to translate the needs of horses and horse owners into the ideal stall system. Mike is a lifelong Kentucky resident who lives in Cynthiana with his family and spends his spare time enjoying their company at the lake.
Nick Thornton, Sales Manager
Nick is a stickler for detail! Having worked at Lucas Equine Equipment for 16 years, Nick knows the intricacies of stall design. From his early days working in our grinding department grinding our steel stalls to a smooth, seamless finish, to his days in the purchasing and materials department, Nick -- as sales manager today -- truly understands how to design and build a beautiful, functional, and safe horse stall system.
Nick has a background in architecture and drafting and grew up getting his hands dirty on the family farm. Now residing in Cynthiana with his wife and dogs, he is a great go-to guy for innovative ideas for your barn equipment. You can contact Nick to get started on your custom stall design.
Frank has a passion for the equestrian lifestyle. While he is the newest member of the Lucas Equine Equipment staff, Frank brings with him more than 40 years experience with horsemanship and 20 years experience in barn construction.
Frank spent his free time over the past decade renovating a hundred-year-old dairy barn into a bed and breakfast and horse boarding facility in New York. Today in his spare time, Frank competes with his Morgan horses on the local and regional show circuit. He is also in the process of designing and building a turn of the century-style carriage house here in the Lexington area. I promise you'll love Frank's enthusiasm and energy as you work with him in designing your custom horse stalls! Contact Frank to get started.
Greg Jones, Production Manager
Greg's expertise in manufacturing and management has made Lucas Equine Equipment's efficient custom manufacturing process the finely-tuned operation it is today. For 16 years, he has managed the production and manufacturing operations for Lucas Equine Equipment and Lucas Machining Center. Greg is responsible for production and quality control. In his free time, you can find Greg with fishing pole in hand on one of Kentucky's beautiful lakes.
Tim Singer, Materials and Shipping Manager
Tim is a true materials expert. From high quality steel to exotic hardwoods, Tim helps us procure the best materials with which to craft our stall equipment. He also schedules our production process for each custom order. Tim's expert knowledge of raw materials, scheduling, and shipping means he's watching over your custom-made Lucas Equine product at both the beginning and the end of the production process. Tim's 25 years of experience at Lucas Equine Equipment has helped him stay on top of the latest advancements in materials. When he's not coordinating Lucas Equine projects, you can find Tim riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle along the gorgeous backroads of Kentucky.
Mandy Jane Gossett, Marketing Director
While Mandy Jane is is no stranger to horses or marketing. Mandy Jane is a social marketing whiz and keeps Lucas Equine looking its best on the web, in print, and in person! Mandy Jane has been with Lucas Equine Equipment for three years and loves to spend her free time gardening, traveling and running.
Tom Wilson, Architect
An experienced architect who has been designing Lucas Equine Equipment stalls for 15 years, Tom is a wizard when it comes to CAD drawings. Taking even the most basic customer sketch on a scrap of paper and transforming into a detailed CAD drawing, you'll see Tom's handiwork when you receive your custom Lucas Equine concept drawings for approval. Tom's great vision extends to his favorite hobby: photography. He can often be found capturing nature scenes, horses and other subjects with his camera.
Christin Barns, Administrative Assistant
Christin manages the Lucas Equine office workflow like an expert traffic cop. From her cheery voice that greets callers, to her management of sales contracts, Christin has her hands in many aspects of Lucas Equine Equipment. As she has for the past 17 years, Christin keeps the Lucas Equine office running smoothly and seamlessly! Christin loves to spend her free time with her children and family. She can frequently be found golfing, gardening, or riding horses.
Emily Kouns, Accounting and Human Resources
Emily has spent 12 years managing the accounting and human resources functions for Lucas Equine Equipment and Lucas Machining Center. Emily's attention to detail helps her handle the many orders that flow through Lucas Equine. Emily is a lifelong Kentucky resident who lives in Georgetown with her family. When not working with accounting documents, Emily loves to spend her time traveling and enjoying her family.