Ruppert Landscape Employees Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

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Laytonsville, MD – Twenty-three Ruppert Landscape employees were honored recently as the company presented its annual awards at a banquet held at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.

“These awards highlight exceptional individuals whose superior efforts and skills have benefited our customers and our employees,” said company president, Phil Key. “We are truly proud of each of these individuals and what they’ve accomplished.”

Clyde Vadner Merit Award

This award is one of the company’s top two honors and recognizes the individual who has contributed continuous, consistent, long-term hard work, dedication and job skill that has helped to shape the company. This year’s recipient is Mark Innis, production manager in our Georgia landscape construction branch, who is a resident of Lawrenceville, GA and has been with Ruppert for over 18 years.

“Mark exemplifies so many of the qualities that are the cornerstone of our Ruppert Values,” said Bob Jones, president of the landscape construction division. “His work ethic, high standards, and dedication to the landscape construction jobs on which he’s worked have far-reaching effects, not only from the quality of his work but in setting an example for other employees.”

Achievement Award

This award is also one of the company’s two top honors and recognizes the employee who has made a significant contribution in 2017 through outstanding job execution and high-quality results. This year’s recipient is Regina Brydges, business developer in our Richmond, VA landscape management branch, who is a resident of Chesterfield, VA and has been with Ruppert for over five years.

“Regina has led the division in new sales, with over one million in new sales for four consecutive years, and she is set to achieve that goal again in 2018,” said Kevin Hazelgrove, region manager in the company’s landscape management division. “Regina’s achievements stem from her competitive nature and her friendly and genuine approach with customers and prospects. She herself does not take credit, humbly attributing this success to her team, but she has played a huge role in the success of the Richmond branch.”

Branch Impact Awards

These awards are given to the employee whose outstanding dedication and contributions have made a positive impact on their individual branch. This year, there were 21 recipients:

  • Dylan Augenreich (area manager), a three-year employee from Henrico, VA, received the honor for the northern Richmond, VA landscape management branch.
  • Aaron Blanton (production manager), a one-year employee from Houston, TX, received the honor for the Texas landscape construction branch.
  • Eric Boger (field manager) a one- year employee from Fairfield, PA, received the honor for the Laytonsville, MD landscape management branch.
  • Cynthia Corrales (branch administrator), a three-year employee from Manassas, VA, received the honor for the Gainesville, VA landscape management branch.
  • Anthony DaSilva (enhancement manager), a five-year employee from Lilburn, GA, received the honor for the Lilburn, GA landscape management branch.
  • Jodean Davis (business developer), a one-year employee from Lincolnton, NC, received the honor for the Charlotte, NC landscape management branch.
  • Drew Dummann (area manager), an 11-year employee from Clayton, NC, received the honor for the Raleigh, NC landscape management branch.
  • Melissa Dunk (area manager), a two-year employee from Frederick, MD, received the honor for the Frederick, MD landscape management branch.
  • Miguel Herrera (field manager), a one-year employee from Middle River, MD received the honor for the White Marsh, MD landscape management branch.
  • Cecil Hopkins (shop manager), a 28-year employee from Sandy Spring, MD, received the honor for the Washington, D.C. landscape management branch.
  • Caleb Kaliebe (estimator), a one-year employee from Longs, SC, received the honor for the North Carolina landscape construction branch.
  • Ben Kulp (designer), a one-year employee from Oxford, PA, received the honor for the Toughkenamon, PA landscape management branch.
  • Rafael Lopez (field manager), a four-year employee from Mount Rainier, MD, received the honor for the Forestville, MD landscape management branch.
  • Jalyssa Martinez (branch administrator), a four-year employee from Atlanta, GA, received the honor for the Mableton, GA landscape management branch.
  • Mike Ryan (operations manager), a two-year employee from Haymarket, VA, received the honor for the Virginia landscape construction branch.
  • Jen Saah (controller), a two-year employee from Laytonsville, MD, received the honor for the corporate office.
  • Tom Sakraida (driver), a 12-year employee from Frederick, MD, received the honor for the Maryland landscape construction branch.
  • Randy Salmon (field manager), a four-year employee from Buford, GA, received the honor for the Georgia landscape construction branch.
  • Cole Stoy (enhancement manager), a nine-month employee from Nokesville, VA, received the honor for the Alexandria, VA landscape management branch.
  • Sherry Stull (branch administrator), a one-year employee from Jessup, MD, received the honor for the Baltimore, MD landscape management branch.
  • Jacqueline Thomson (designer), an eight-month employee from Newark, DE, received the honor for the King of Prussia, PA landscape management branch.