About Carolina Chutes & Equipment

Two decades as the South’s trusted source for commercial chutes & compactors.

Carolina Chutes & Equipment has been serving architects and commercial developers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia as the leading supplier and installer of trash and linen chutes and trash compactors for some of the South’s most prominent commercial developments.

Our History 

In 2002, Andy Luckey bought a struggling company and transformed it into the market leader in the trash and linen chutes industry, building a reputation of dependability and quality by focusing on offering the highest level of service, solutions, product, and professionalism while maintaining a competitive pricing structure.

In 2019, the company expanded to become Carolina Chutes & Equipment under the leadership of Lee Kester. Architects and contractors have grown to rely on our excellent customer service and high-quality products, making us the one-stop source for multi-family, hospitality, and hospital developments throughout the region.

Our knowledge and proven reputation comes from years of experience working hand-in-hand with architects and developers on projects of all sizes, and we understand how to find the right solutions for your project’s unique requirements.

Added amenities to further enhance your property.

In 2019, we expanded our offerings to include additional specialty equipment, amenities, and services to further enhance our clients’ commercial properties.

Value-Add Amenities. In addition to our expertise “behind the walls”, we help elevate multi-family, hospitality, and office properties with valuable amenities for tenants and residents, including mail systems, bicycle racks, and secure storage systems. Each solution custom-configured for your space, these resources become catalysts for community connection, boosting tenant satisfaction and ultimately increasing the value of the overall project.

Waste Handling Systems. We also offer a full suite of cutting-edge, high-caliber waste handling systems for efficiency and safety, including odor control systems and dumpster caddies.

Chute Repair & Maintenance. Finally, we offer cost-effective chute repair and maintenance services for the equipment we install, keeping your trash and linen chutes running efficiently and ensuring that trash compactors safely pass inspections. We can also outfit you with the equipment you need through our exclusive equipment leasing program.

Contact us to save time and money in the planning process.

Contact us early in the process, and we will save you time and money in the planning stages. Most of the planning, and budget, failures are because of a lack of early consultation. Contact us and we will talk you through what you need and why.

Lee Kester

President & Managing Member

Lee Kester joined the Carolina Chutes family in 2017. He is a lifelong southerner who was born and educated in South Carolina. He has his BA in Architecture and a MA in Construction Management from Clemson University. His extensive background in building and project management, and his love for his community, bring a commitment to quality and professionalism. Lee lives in South Carolina with his family.

Nick Austin

Project Manager

Nick Austin joined Carolina Chutes in 2019 after eight years of service and a tour in Afghanistan with the Marines. He brings discipline and organization to our family, making sure the client gets what they need, on time. His educational background is in Construction Management. Nick lives in South Carolina with his family.