Landscape Management Division

Tom Barry

President of the Landscape Management Division

Tom oversees all aspects of the landscape management division, from business development to day-to-day operations. He joined the company in 2014 and has over 10 years of finance, real estate and property management experience. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.


Fred Key

Region Vice PresidentSouth

As a leader of the landscape management division overseeing the southern region, including branches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, Fred helps provide strategic vision and operational insight, acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 14 years and has over 24 years of industry experience. He has a bachelor of science degree from Salisbury State University and is a Certified Landscape Professional.


Doug Halsey

Region Vice President–North

Doug is responsible for managing the northern region, which includes the company’s branches in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In this role he helps lead the landscape management division, providing strategic vision and operational insight, and acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer services and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 20 years and has over 22 years of industry experience. Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the State University of New York at Cobleskill and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and pesticide applicator.


Jack Jones

Region Manager

Jack is responsible for managing three landscape management branches located in Raleigh NC; Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA. He is helping to maximize the division’s capabilities in people development, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for over 11 years and has over 15 years of industry experience. He served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years, part of which he served as a senior drill instructor in Parris Island. During that time, he also was an honor graduate of both the Marine Corps Sergeant’s Leadership Course and the Staff Sergeant’s Career Course. 


Chuck Whealton

Director of Quality and Efficiency

Chuck is responsible for managing three landscape management branches located in King of Prussia, PA; Philadelphia, PA; and Baltimore, MD and is helping to maximize the division’s capabilities in people development, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 14 years and has over 32 years of industry experience. Chuck is a certified pesticide applicator for ornamentals and turf in Maryland, a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, and a Certified Landscape Technician.


Joe Ketterer

Director of Quality and Efficiency

Joe is responsible for encouraging innovation and improvements in the company’s landscape management division in several areas including efficiency, compensation, project planning, training, mentorship and quality control. He holds a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University. He has over 30 years of landscape industry experience and is a certified pesticide applicator in ornamentals, turf, industrial weed and aquatics with the Maryland and Virginia Departments of Agriculture.


Damien Barber

Branch Manager–Baltimore, MD

Damien oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Baltimore, Maryland.  He has over 19 years of industry experience, is a landscape industry certified technician (CLT) and holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape management from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill.


Chris Bixler

Branch Manager–Washington, D.C.

Chris oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Washington, D.C. Chris has been with Ruppert for four years and has over 10 years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Production from the University of Maryland.


Matthew Davidson

Branch Manager–Forestville, MD

Matthew oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Forestville, Maryland. Matt has been with Ruppert for over six years and has over 23 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the Ruppert team, Matt spent eight years in the National Guard and was two year’s active duty in the US Air Force. He holds a pesticide applicator’s license for the state of Maryland.


Steve Faber

Branch Manager–Lilburn, MD

Steve oversees all landscape management operations at our Atlanta, Georgia branch. Steve has been with Ruppert for 14 years, has over 23 years of industry experience and has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Georgia.

 


Collins Fitts

Branch Manager–Gainesville, MD

Collins oversees all landscape management operations at our Gainesville, Virginia branch. Collins has been with Ruppert for five years and is a North Carolina licensed landscape contractor, irrigation contractor and pesticide applicator.

 


Thor Grenier

Branch Manager–Mableton, GA

Thor oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Mableton, Georgia. Thor has been with Ruppert for over fourteen years and is a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional (GCLP), a Georgia Certified Pesticide Applicator and holds a Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Blue Card. He graduated with a bachelor of technology degree in plant science from SUNY Cobleskill.


John Harich

Branch Manager–Laytonsville, MD

John oversees all landscape management operations at our Laytonsville, Maryland branch. John has been with Ruppert for over 13 years and has 15 years of industry experience.

 


Kevin Hazelgrove

Branch Manager–Richmond, VA

Kevin oversees all landscape management operations at our Richmond, Virginia branch. Kevin has been in the landscape industry for over 27 years, including five years with Ruppert. He has previously been recognized as a Virginia Certified Nurseryman, he holds a commercial pesticide applicator’s license, and has served on the Virginia Tech Faculty Advisory Council from 2006-2011.


Garth Jorgensen

Branch Manager–Toughkenamon, PA

Garth oversees all landscape management operations at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania branch. Garth has been with the Ruppert organization for 14 years and has 32 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Delaware.


Josh Lawson

Branch Manager–Charlotte, NC

Josh oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Charlotte, North Carolina. Josh has been with Ruppert for over eight years and has over a decade of industry experience. He holds a certificate in Horticulture Science from Cecil College and is a Master Stormwater Steward and a Landscape Industry Certified Turfgrass Manager. He also serves in the United States Army Reserve as a military policeman and is currently ranked as Staff Sergeant (E-6). During his eight years of service, he has taken part in one deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.


Mike Monde

Branch Manager–King of Prussia, PA

Mike oversees all landscape management operations at our King of Prussia, Pennsylvania branch. Mike has been with Ruppert for over 15 years, has over 22 years of industry experience and holds a degree in business administration from Delaware Valley College.


David Roles

Branch ManagerFrederick, MD

David oversees all landscape management operations in our Frederick, Maryland branch. He has over 20 years of industry experience, holds a degree in landscape management from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture, and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT) and Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator.


Jack Ruppert

Branch Manager–Alexandria, VA

Jack oversees all landscape operations at our branch in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been with Ruppert for five years and has over six years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor of science degree in landscape construction from Penn State University.


Dan Trocher

Branch Manager–White Marsh, MD

Dan oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in White Marsh, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Dan has been with Ruppert for over nine years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.


Sam Wells

Branch Manager–Raleigh, NC

Sam oversees all landscape management operations at our Raleigh, North Carolina branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been in the industry for over 23 years, including four years with Ruppert, and holds a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from SUNY Cobleskill.