History

Ruppert Landscape Through The Years

After years of cutting the neighbors’ lawns for spending money as teenagers, two of the eight Ruppert children – Craig and Chris – kept their landscape side business even while holding “real jobs” post-high school and college graduations. Officially founded in 1971 and operating out of their parents’ garage, Ruppert Lawn Service was the first entity of what would soon become the young men’s livelihood: Ruppert Landscape Company.

Ruppert Landscape Company was incorporated in 1976 and became a nationally-recognized landscape contractor known for the quality of its landscape construction and landscape management services provided between Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, GA. The company was sold in 1998 during a period of industry consolidation, but in August 2003, Ruppert Landscape returned to the industry with full-scale commercial landscape construction and landscape management divisions. The impetus for this re-entry into the market was twofold: to provide growth for current and future employees and to share the full scope of Ruppert’s landscape contracting experience and expertise – past and present – with current, new and prospective clients. The company is headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland on a LEED-certified green corporate campus.

Throughout the company’s long history as a landscape contractor, Ruppert has been known nationwide for its cutting-edge management practices and has regularly won top business management and industry craftsmanship awards. The management team, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years, continues to focus its efforts on making Ruppert Landscape the landscape contractor of choice for customers and employees. The company continues to dedicate itself to providing exceptional value to clients and to providing significant opportunities for employees to grow and prosper. The work culture and values practiced at Ruppert Landscape are unique to the company, are rooted deep in its history and are a primary reason for the continued success of all the Ruppert companies.

The Other Ruppert Companies

Ruppert Nurseries (established in 1990) is one of the premier large-caliper wholesale tree nurseries on the East Coast. With over 600 acres of landscape-size shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees, the company is a sought-after provider of high-quality, professional services and tree stock.

Ruppert Properties (established in 2000) invests, owns, and manages commercial office and warehouse properties throughout suburban Maryland. The foundation for Ruppert Properties was laid in the mid-1970s as the different entities of Ruppert Companies purchased and developed their own headquarters and branch facilities. Over the years, company personnel were educated on site selection, construction, property management, zoning and related details, while dealing with its toughest customer — itself. In 2000, following several successful mid-Atlantic developments, Ruppert Properties was formalized to expand its services to investing in, developing and re-developing award-winning commercial flex/warehouse properties.

The addition of these companies provides added benefits for Ruppert Landscape. By being a part of a team, the company gains exposure to other industries and is able to benchmark best practices, which makes us more valuable to our customers and our employees. To learn more, visit the Ruppert Companies website.