Prior to working at ONE Environmental Group, Drew Lucas was an actual client of the Richmond-based company. He enjoyed working with the principals so much that he was thrilled to accept a position there in the Eden, North Carolina, office.
“We watch out for each other; we take care of each other,” Drew says. “It’s a family organization, a unique workplace setting that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. We’re a true team with a common goal for our businesses to succeed, and we pride ourselves in giving excellent service to our clients.”
Drew works primarily with Nestlé Purina PetCare’s expansion into Eden with the construction of a $450 million factory expected to open in 2022. In addition to environmental consulting for the project, Drew is the property manager for the new facility. He also handles all industrial compliance issues.
Admittedly, Drew entered college at Old Dominion University thinking environmental work sounded cool, but then he realized it really was cool. He always wanted to work in business and industry and was fascinated by factories. He’s also driven by a respect and love for nature. “This career combines two things I love — protecting the environment and working with industry and business to help them achieve their goals,” he says.
After completing a master’s program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in environmental health sciences, Drew worked multiple jobs in environmental consulting and engineering prior to starting at ONE in June 2017.
Drew and his wife, Shannon, have two teenage daughters, Abby and Gracie along with their Yorkipoo, two cats and a bird. They enjoy trips to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, along with regular excursions to the Caribbean in a sailing schooner.