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Staff

Our People

Lucas Equine Equipment's faithfulness to treating our employees well has earned the loyalty of some of central Kentucky's finest citizens. Many of our employees have been with us for over 20 years! This benefits our customers in that we offer excellent knowledge and craftsmanship.

Here are a few of the people that make Lucas Equine Equipment work:

Mike Ravenscraft
Mike Ravenscraft
Company President
Email: mike@lucasequine.com

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 34 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
Nick Thornton
Sales Manager
Email: nick@lucasequine.com

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 Garguilo
Frank Garguilo
Sales & Design Expert
Email: frank@lucasequine.com

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.
Shawn Ravenscraft
Shawn Ravenscraft
Business Analyst Manager
Email: shawn@lucasequine.com


Shawn comes to Lucas Equine with a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics giving Shawn unique skills to monitor and improve business procedures with a goal to decrease cost. Shawn is involved in many departments including: sales & design, process analysis and marketing. Shawn has been around the business his entire life and decided to devote his career to Lucas Equine and his father’s company hoping to serve the local and international equestrian market the best way possible. 

Shawn enjoys scuba diving and hopes to travel to exotic dive locations, but in the meantime, Shawn will continue diving at Dale Hollow Lake where he is surrounded by family and great friends. 




Greg Jones
Greg Jones
Production Manager
Email: greg@lucasequine.com

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 18 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
Tim Singer
Materials and Shipping Manager
Email: tim@lucasequine.com

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 28 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.
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson
Architect
Email: tom@lucasequine.com

An experienced architect who has been designing Lucas Equine Equipment stalls for 17 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.
Emily Kouns
Emily Kouns
Accounting and Human Resources
Email: emily@lucasequine.com

Emily has spent 15 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. When not working with accounting documents, Emily loves to spend her time traveling and enjoying her family.
Cassie DeVary
Cassie DeVary
Administrative Assistant
Email: cdevary@lucasequine.com

Cassie is the welcoming voice you will hear when you call Lucas Equine Equipment. With 10 years experience in the clerical/administrative field, she has been a great addition to the Lucas Equine team. Cassie is responsible for handling day-to-day administrative tasks and is eager to put forth her best effort to assist in any way. Cassie was raised on a beautiful horse farm in Harrison County, KY. Cassie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Dana Looker
Dana E. Looker
Company Founder


August 4, 1940 - April 17, 2015

Dana was often known by his kind smile and attention to detail. In 1981 Dana founded Lucas Equine Equipment. With 3 employees, Dana set out with a vision to provide the Bluegrass Region with the finest paddock gates, custom-designed entrance gates and stall doors in the state. 25 years later he grew the company over 10 times its original size while establishing the finest reputation of quality and custom designed products in the market world-wide. Dana had a passion for the equine industry and over the years passed his knowledge and expertise to every employee who worked for him. In 2008 Dana and Mike became business partners and in 2014 Dana sold his remaining stock to him. On April 17, 2015, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, Dana passed away at the age of 74. He leaves many dear friends and colleagues with a great legacy as being a true gentleman who created the finest equine manufacturing company in the market today - Lucas Equine Equipment.