Among Ernie’s many business accomplishments was the founding of “Lucke Brothers Lawn Service” in the mid 1950’s with his brother, Bob. Though Ernie went on to build Ernie’s Printer’s Delivery Service in Brooklyn, NY with his father Ernest Sr.; his original passion for the landscape business was passed on to his sons David and Peter. Ernie’s many years of experience in running a successful trucking company and then helping his sons build their business was a natural progression. Ernie is known by many in the local Green Industry for his wisdom, good nature and knowledge of the industry. Ernie’s leadership and vast business experience has been a cornerstone of the foundation of RedTree Landscape Systems.
From the time that he was a young boy, Dave had a passion for business. Whether it was creating innovative ideas for franchise lemonade stands, integrating four different newspaper routes into one, or creating a bicycle repair / leasing program to kids who could not afford to purchase new bikes, Dave’s business ideas were generally ahead of his time. In 1984, Dave had the idea of modernizing and revising the “Luke Brothers" name and starting a small lawn mowing operation with his brother that would be known for the color red. As Dave led the company from pushing mowers from house to house to red trucks transporting crews to commercial properties, he knew that he found what he loved to do. Dave has gone on to become a Certified Arborist, a Certified Pest Control Operator and a Certified Landscape Contractor. In helping other small businesses grow, Dave knew that the time had come for he and his brother to take what they have learned through the years and create the RedTree Landscape Systems like only they could do.
Luke Brothers Inc. is Born
Luke Brothers Redefines the Landscape Industry in Tampa Bay
Luke Brothers Hits Top 5 Landscape Companies on Florida's West Coast
Pictured on the bottom row, fourth from the right is Dave, Pete, and Ernie.
Luke Brothers Featured in Walker Talk Magazine
*Image taken from Walker Talk Magazine. To read more about their 1997 article featuring Luke Brothers, click here.
Luke Brothers Modernizes
Luke Brothers Inc. Brings in a Partner
*Image taken from Business World Magazine. To check out the featured 2013 article on Pete & Dave, click here.