By Craig Ruppert, CEO
The holiday season is a time of giving thanks for all the good things we have in our lives. As I reflect on all that I’m thankful for, I think of you—our team members and your families, our vendors and valued customers. Together, you make up our extended Ruppert family. We couldn’t have made this year a successful one without you.
It’s also a season of giving, and I am reminded that it’s thanks to your hard work and dedication that we are able to be profitable and give a portion of that profit back to our local communities and those in need. This year, we’ve contributed over $603k to 173+ worthy causes, including those listed below. Each of you has contributed to this effort in some way, whether by patronizing our business, connecting us with a charity, representing us at a gala or outing, or performing a landscape renovation for the local community. In every case, I hope that you share the feeling of pride and satisfaction in knowing that what you do makes a difference to others who both need and appreciate our help and support.
I hope that you and your family enjoy the holidays and have a happy, healthy new year.