Member since: Fall 2015
Business Management, '93

Kevin Tucker started SOLitude Lake Management in 1998 to focus on the growing need for adequate management of lakes and storm water retention ponds and the preservation of our natural resources. SOLitude provides water quality monitoring and restoration, fisheries management, invasive plant and algae species management, nutrient remediation, and many other fresh water management services. He is an active member of many leading trade and professional organizations and remains on the cutting edge of product, service, and technology improvements in the aquatics industry. He is a regularly published author for many industry-related publications, and is one of the founding members of the Society of Lake Management Professionals, an organization tasked with setting the accreditation standards for the industry. Mr. Tucker holds a Degree in Business Management from James Madison University.

Since its inception, SOLitude Lake Management has grown into one of the preeminent water resource management companies in the country. In early 2015, Kevin merged SOLitude with Vector Disease Control International, the nation’s leading municipal mosquito and vector borne disease control provider. Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) provides municipalities and mosquito abatement districts with the tools they need to run effective mosquito control programs, including trapping, monitoring, species identification, disease screening, programs to reduce breeding, and both ground and aerial based treatments for control of nuisance and disease, as well as in disaster relief situations.

The combined entity currently operates in 31 states, and is experiencing rapid organic growth, while also pursuing many new strategic acquisition opportunities.

Kevin is President of Tucker Development Corporation, which serves as the management arm of his real estate investment and management activities, which are primarily focused on commercial and recreational investment properties.

Kevin is also President of London Street Development Corp., a company founded by him and a fellow JMU graduate, which focused on the acquisition and renovation of distressed properties in residential and commercial historical districts. Utilizing state and federal tax credits generated through these historical rehabilitations, London Street Development is able to create attractive economics for investors to renovate properties that have significant historical or potential commercial value, while helping to revitalize the surrounding community.

Kevin’s most recent venture is as partner in Blue Toad Hard Cider, a company originally founded in Western NY, which is expanding to Nellysford, VA near the Wintergreen Mountain resort. Kevin and his partners acquired the former Wintergreen Winery, and are converting it to a cider operation capable of greatly expanding the current manufacturing capacity, while also providing a tasting room and pub for locals and tourists alike. The property also features an events venue which can accommodate weddings and corporate events in a truly unique environment with unmatched views and character.

 

 

Owner & President, SOLitude Lake Management Company, Virginia Beach, VA

Member since: Fall 2015
Business Management, '93

Kevin Tucker started SOLitude Lake Management in 1998 to focus on the growing need for adequate management of lakes and storm water retention ponds and the preservation of our natural resources. SOLitude provides water quality monitoring and restoration, fisheries management, invasive plant and algae species management, nutrient remediation, and many other fresh water management services. He is an active member of many leading trade and professional organizations and remains on the cutting edge of product, service, and technology improvements in the aquatics industry. He is a regularly published author for many industry-related publications, and is one of the founding members of the Society of Lake Management Professionals, an organization tasked with setting the accreditation standards for the industry. Mr. Tucker holds a Degree in Business Management from James Madison University.

Since its inception, SOLitude Lake Management has grown into one of the preeminent water resource management companies in the country. In early 2015, Kevin merged SOLitude with Vector Disease Control International, the nation’s leading municipal mosquito and vector borne disease control provider. Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) provides municipalities and mosquito abatement districts with the tools they need to run effective mosquito control programs, including trapping, monitoring, species identification, disease screening, programs to reduce breeding, and both ground and aerial based treatments for control of nuisance and disease, as well as in disaster relief situations.

The combined entity currently operates in 31 states, and is experiencing rapid organic growth, while also pursuing many new strategic acquisition opportunities.

Kevin is President of Tucker Development Corporation, which serves as the management arm of his real estate investment and management activities, which are primarily focused on commercial and recreational investment properties.

Kevin is also President of London Street Development Corp., a company founded by him and a fellow JMU graduate, which focused on the acquisition and renovation of distressed properties in residential and commercial historical districts. Utilizing state and federal tax credits generated through these historical rehabilitations, London Street Development is able to create attractive economics for investors to renovate properties that have significant historical or potential commercial value, while helping to revitalize the surrounding community.

Kevin’s most recent venture is as partner in Blue Toad Hard Cider, a company originally founded in Western NY, which is expanding to Nellysford, VA near the Wintergreen Mountain resort. Kevin and his partners acquired the former Wintergreen Winery, and are converting it to a cider operation capable of greatly expanding the current manufacturing capacity, while also providing a tasting room and pub for locals and tourists alike. The property also features an events venue which can accommodate weddings and corporate events in a truly unique environment with unmatched views and character.

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