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From our executive officers to our branch managers, the Ruppert Landscape management team is comprised of experienced landscape professionals.

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OUR COMPANY HISTORY

1971

At age 18, Craig Ruppert creates Ruppert Lawn Service, a residential lawn and garden maintenance operation that he runs from his family’s backyard with one used pick-up truck.

2021

With over 1800 employees and 29 branches located in PA, MD, DC, VA, NC, GA, TN, and TX, Ruppert Landscape is one of the largest commercial landscape companies in the industry.

1976

Ruppert Landscape Company is incorporated and focuses primarily on commercial landscape maintenance and installation.

1998

Ruppert Landscape Company’s services and equipment are sold during a period of industry consolidation. Ruppert Nurseries remains and continues to operate under Ruppert management.

2003

The sale’s non-compete agreement expires. Ruppert re-enters the commercial landscape market from its Laytonsville, MD headquarters.

1971

At age 18, Craig Ruppert creates Ruppert Lawn Service, a residential lawn and garden maintenance operation that he runs from his family’s backyard with one used pick-up truck.

1976

Ruppert Landscape Company is incorporated and focuses primarily on commercial landscape maintenance and installation.

1998

Ruppert Landscape Company’s services and equipment are sold during a period of industry consolidation. Ruppert Nurseries remains and continues to operate under Ruppert management.

2003

The sale’s non-compete agreement expires. Ruppert re-enters the commercial landscape market from its Laytonsville, MD headquarters.

2021

With over 1800 employees and 29 branches located in PA, MD, DC, VA, NC, GA, TN, and TX, Ruppert Landscape is one of the largest commercial landscape companies in the industry.

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New Contracts | Q3 2022

In our various markets along the East Coast and in Texas and Tennessee, our landscape construction division has been tapped to deliver several new projects.

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Hunter Thompson promoted to Director of Accounting, Systems & Reporting

In this role, he will be responsible for providing department oversight, ensuring accounting system integrity, managing the annual financial audit, reporting internal financial statements timely and accurately, etc.

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Safety Spotlight: Being Prepared for Natural Disasters

We hope that no one reading this ever has to endure such an event, but we operate under the “better safe than sorry” principle and wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you and your family to take these simple steps now to prepare for any future emergency.

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Rachel Kelly selected to lead Charlotte, NC Branch

Ruppert Landscape recently named Rachel Kelly branch manager in the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina location.

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Coach’s Corner: Ensuring a Successful Turf Renovation

Turf renovation—comprised of a properly timed sequence of operations like aeration, topdressing, and over-seeding—helps increase turf health and viability.

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Ruppert Teams Up with Associated Builders & Contractors to Host 2022 Summer Networking Event

Ruppert Landscape partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington to host their summer networking event on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Ruppert’s corporate headquarters in Laytonsville, MD. More than 500 people attended the event.

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Intern Day & Faculty Forum 2022

At the end of the summer, they take part in an event called Intern Day which marks the culmination of our internship program.

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Jon von Staden appointed Director of Finance and Administration

Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the addition of Jon von Staden as director of finance and administration in the company’s landscape construction division.

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Building Our Bench Strength: Why Mentoring Matters

When I think back over my years with Ruppert, there are many people who have had a hand in shaping my career. These mentors were instrumental in shaping my work habits and enabled me to see a career path by showing me what was possible.

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Emil Saweros Promoted to Director of IT

Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the promotion of Emil Saweros to director of information technology for the company.

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