Ice Lab proudly serves resorts, restaurants, cocktail bars, caterers and special events producers across the country with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic, including the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk delivery areas.
Chief Ice Officer
Over two decades, Ricky grew Baltimore-based Rosedale Ice into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial ice companies. In 2021, he sold the business to a publicly traded company operating the Reddy Ice brand. After previously acquiring two ice studios, Ricky bought Ice Lab in 2020 to expand the company’s capacity to deliver custom ice sculptures, bars and drink luges for festivals, corporate functions, weddings and special events nationwide. Under Ricky’s leadership, we’ve added a second production and freezing facility and launched Luxury Rocks, our artisanal cocktail ice division that produces clear, over-sized cubes for the hospitality and event industries.
A Certified Ice Carving Educator (CICE), Chris has been creating dazzling works of ice art for 25 years since starting his career in the hospitality industry. In 1998, he launched USA Ice, a Washington D.C. ice sculpting and event company. Chris joined forces with Ricky Fitzhugh in 2006 to expand Rosedale’s ice sculpting division. Today, he serves as our Creative Director, designing ice art ranging from a perfectly engraved cocktail cube to awe-inspiring 3-D sculptures of animals, icons and international landmarks. Chris is a skilled artist who practices metalsmithing, jewelry-making and woodworking in his home studio.
For almost 20 years, Mike helped lead operations for Ricky Fitzhugh’s commercial ice business. After attending Towson University, he managed a liquor store for five years before joining Rosedale Ice. Today, this industry veteran runs our Glen Burnie sculpting studio where he manages customer communications, plant production and coordinates orders between our different team members. A die-hard Ravens and Oriole fan, Mike enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family and visiting the beach.
Logistics Manager & Ice Carver
When Eastern Shore native Connor Shaw worked as a welder for his family’s metal fabrication shop, he couldn’t have predicted how those skills would elevate his career in our sculpture studio. In addition to organizing logistics, scheduling deliveries, and coordinating large jobs for Ice Lab, Connor creates beautiful and unique sculptures in our studio and for live demos at events throughout the Mid-Atlantic. When not installing ice sculptures at festivals and private events, he can be found hunting, fishing, boating, or working on his family’s rural Eastern Shore hunting retreat.
Business Development Manager
Thanks to a business degree from Salisbury University - and skills honed working with her entrepreneurial father - Allie leads our client service team. She coordinates our designers, sculptors and technicians to ensure that we deliver outstanding ice sculptures and customer service. No stranger to the ice industry, Allie watched her father grow his business into the largest provider of bagged ice and sculptures in the Mid-Atlantic. She enjoys attending the many festivals Ice Lab produces and going to concerts and sports events with friends.
With chainsaw, router and chisel in hand, Romero coaxes exquisite sculptures from each block of ice. His two decades of experience are evident in his detailed sculptures and confident approach. Romero leverages a sculptor’s practiced hand to swiftly sketch an outline before using a chainsaw to cut away the extra ice. He shapes each work with an electric grinder before adding the finishing details by hand with a chisel.
For 25 years, Angelito’s ice artistry has dazzled colleagues and patrons alike. The recipient of numerous ice sculpting awards in national and international competitions, he learned his craft growing up in Paete, Laguna - the wood-carving capital of the Philippines. Angelito moved from wood to ice when he entered the catering and hospitality industry. Today, in addition to serving as one of our lead sculptors, Angelito is a chef and ice carver at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.