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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.

2018

With over 1500 employees and 23 branches located in PA, MD, DC, VA, NC, GA, 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.

2018

With over 1500 employees and 23 branches located in PA, MD, DC, VA, NC, GA, and TX, Ruppert Landscape is one of the largest commercial landscape companies in the industry.

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Empowerment through Delegation

Mid-level managers should be using every opportunity they can to delegate more and shift more responsibility to field managers, encouraging them to make decisions and empowering them do more.

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

Ruppert Landscape partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington to host their summer networking event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Ruppert’s corporate headquarters in Laytonsville, MD.

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Meet the New and Improved IT Team

Over the last four years, the IT Team has undergone several personnel changes with the goal of better supporting operations through increased capabilities and skillsets. This past month, we continued that effort by hiring a new digital project manager, software developer, and help desk lead.

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Putting Down Roots in Texas

Ruppert Landscape has put down roots in the Houston market with the purchase of a five-acre property in Spring, Texas.

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Timing is Everything: Contract your Snow & Ice Removal Services in Summer

When it comes to contracting your snow & ice removal services, proper timing rarely gets the attention it deserves. As a result, it ends up happening much later in the year than it should. As contrary as it sounds, the best time to sign a snow contract—both for the contractor and customer—is over the summer months.

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Scott Schoffstall Hired as Regional Irrigation Manager

We are pleased to welcome Scott Schoffstall as regional irrigation manager in our landscape management division.

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Safety Spotlight: Strains and Sprains

Every day our field teams are at risk of slipping, tripping and falling, getting cuts, and experiencing strains and sprains. The good news is that these injuries are mostly preventable, and by following simple proactive measures we can greatly reduce or eliminate hazards, keep our people safe, and improve productivity.

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Kyle Meissner Promoted to Forestville, MD Branch Manager

Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Meissner to the position of branch manager in the company’s Forestville, Maryland landscape management branch.

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Fleet Speak: Customized Vehicle for Downtown Areas

To address traffic and parking challenges, we recently acquired our first production van to serve the D.C. market. While it cannot fit the full inventory needed to equip a six-man crew, this down-sized version of our typical truck and trailer combo is designed to be a specialty horticulture van serving small job sites in the city.

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Ruppert Landscape Partners with HeroHomes to Donate Landscape to Wounded Veteran

On Friday, March 29th, 20 members from Ruppert Landscape’s Virginia landscape construction branch partnered with HeroHomes to donate and install landscaping for a wounded veteran and his family.

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