Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Award
ABC’s Excellence in Construction program is the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects locally and nationally. Projects honored recently include Square 80 Plaza at George Washington University (Washington, DC), Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden @ Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (Shady Grove, MD) (ABC Award of Excellence ABC Metro Washington Chapter; ABC National Eagle Award of Excellence winner), T. Rowe Price Financial Center (Baltimore. MD), Janelia Farm Research Campus (Loudon County, VA), Pike & Rose (Bethesda, MD).

ABC Metro Washington & Virginia Chapter’s Landscape Subcontractor of the Year
Ruppert was named the Landscape Subcontractor of the Year / ABC Metro Washington & VA Chapters (2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)

Catholic Business Person of the Year Award
Craig Ruppert was honored in 2013 by the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County (CBN-MC) as its Business Person of the Year for his professional and civic contributions that have had a great impact on the county.

Clarence Donohoe Award 
Given by Easter Seals for outstanding contributions to the organization and its clients, including the dedication of time to its committees/task forces and enhancement of its programs. (Presented to Craig Ruppert, March 2001)

Community Builder Award
The award is given by the Home Builders Care Foundation in recognition of a member whose charitable efforts help raise awareness of the homebuilding industry’s spirit of giving. (Presented in 2014)

Corporate Community Service Award
The Jubilee Support Alliance presented Ruppert Landscape with the 2010 Corporate Community Service Award, created to honor businesses that seek to build and improve relationships and conditions in their own communities.

The Clifford M. Kendall Philanthropist of the Year Award 
Presented by the Montgomery County Community Foundation to an individual who has made a special impact on the community through charitable giving and whose philanthropic leadership sets an inspiring example. (Presented to Craig Ruppert, 2008)

Easter Seals Philanthropist of the Year Award
Recognized Craig Ruppert in 2008 for over a decade of leadership and giving, including spearheading the capital campaign, helping to drive the organization forward as a board member and helping others to understand and appreciate the services that Easter Seals offers in our area.

Ernst & Young Philanthropist of the Year Award Finalist
Recognized Craig Ruppert as a finalist in 2008

50 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Companies
Winner of Smart CEO awards program that recognizes the region’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies and 10 small Emerging Growth companies who have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth in 2015.

FastTrack Award for Best Business Practices 
Regional winner and international finalist in the “Motivating and Retaining Employees” category. Program sponsored by Riggs Bank and Arthur Anderson

Humanitarian Award 
Given by Food For The Poor, Inc. to one of its two million donors for generating awareness of the organization and committing labor and funding to its causes. (Presented to Chris Davitt, 2000)

Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List 
Ruppert was recognized on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies of the three-year growth rate of 659.95%

Landscape Contractors Association Excellence in Landscape Grand Award 
LCA awards are judged by leading landscape professionals and recognize exceptional design, installation, and/or maintenance in residential and commercial categories. The company has received numerous LCA Grand Awards in its many years in business. Some recent award-winning projects include: The National Museum of African American History & Culture (Washington, DC); Alliance Center (Atlanta, GA); Atlanta Botanical Gardens (Gainesville, GA); Canal Park (Washington, DC); River Oaks District (Houston, TX); Pike & Rose (North Bethesda, MD); Myriad Gardens (Oklahoma City, OK); The Shops at Buckhead (Atlanta, GA); and The World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA).

2011 Lawn & Landscape Environmental Business Award
Honors outstanding landscape businesses that demonstrate a corporate focus and commitment to conduct their business practices in ways that conserve, protect and enhance the urban environments of North America.

2008 Leadership Award
Presented to Craig Ruppert by Lawn & Landscape Magazine at The Green Industry Expo in Louisville, KY. This award is given to individuals who have made an impact on the industry—both regionally and nationally—and have unique philosophies on running a landscape business that have positively impacted its employees,  customers and community.

2015 Leadership Award
Presented to Chris Davitt (former Ruppert Landscape president and company advisor) by Lawn & Landscape Magazine at the Green Industry Expo in Louisville, KY. This award is an annual recognition of business owners, educators and others allied to the green industry who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to their field.

Leadership Washington Award 
Community Service achievement for Kennedy Playground Renovation (Washington, DC)

Maryland’s Top 25 CEO’s
Craig Ruppert was honored as one of Maryland’s Top 25 CEO’s in The Business and Politics Gazette (2008)

Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association Professional Landscape Awards
Over the years, the company received several MALTA awards. Recent award-winning projects include:  The Avenues Webb Ginn and The World of Coca-Cola.

Montgomery County Beautification Award 
Over the years, the company received several Montgomery County Beautification Awards. Some recent award winning projects include:  Chelsea Towers, Human Genome Sciences, The Carlton, Maplewood Park Place, One Central Plaza, The Capital Gateway and Ruppert Corporate Headquarters.

 

National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Awards of Excellence
The company has received numerous NALP Grand Awards in its many years in business, which are given to honor superior landscape projects that help enhance the public perception of the industry. Some recent award-winning projects include: The National Museum of African American History & Culture (Washington, DC); Atlanta Botanical Gardens (Gainesville, GA); Canal Park (Washington, DC); River Oaks District (Houston, TX); Pike & Rose (North Bethesda, MD); Myriad Gardens (Oklahoma City, OK); The Shops at Buckhead (Atlanta, GA); The Asia Trail Exhibit at the National Zoo (Washington, DC); Baltimore Inner Harbor (Baltimore, MD); Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (Gettysburg, PA); Lincoln’s Cottage (Washington, DC); The University of Maryland Smith Beautification Project (College Park, MD); Waterfront Park at the Yards (Washington, DC); and The World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA).

National Capital Business Ethics Award 
Given The National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, in conjunction with George Mason University, this prestigious award recognizes companies that have demonstrated integrity, civic and social responsibility, and business excellence.  (October,  2007)

President’s Service Award; Clinton Administration 
One of 18 recipients from 3,500 nominations; co-sponsored by The Points of Light Foundation and the Corporation for National Service

Washington Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Landscape Companies List
Received ranking of #1 on that list in  February 2008

Workforce and Economic Development Award for Agricultural Environmental Innovation in Montgomery County (2007)
Presented to an employer that has demonstrated awareness of the impact its business has on the environment and has taken steps to preserve agricultural land, promote environmental awareness, or improve or protect the environment in one of the following areas: air quality; water quality; recycling; reforestation; hybrid vehicles; or open space.