Kevin Wetzonis promoted to lead Durham, NC Branch


Ruppert Landscape recently promoted Kevin Wetzonis to lead the company’s Durham, North Carolina location as branch manager.

As branch manager, Wetzonis will be responsible for the overall welfare of the Durham branch, including the safety and development of his team, strategic planning and budgeting, training, customer service, and day-to-day operations. He attended Montgomery College and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT). He spent his early career in Maryland in the hospitality industry before joining Ruppert as a crew member in 2003. He has worked his way through the ranks over his 18 years with the company, having held positions as enhancement field manager, landscape maintenance area manager, enhancement manager, and for the last year as associate branch manager in Durham, a role which was designed to prepare talented team members to take on future leadership opportunities. He has twice been honored with the company’s Branch Impact Award (in 2010 and 2018) for his contributions and dedication to the Ruppert organization.

“Kevin is not only a long-time, trusted employee, he was integral in helping to get the Durham branch up and running in 2021,” said Sam Wells, region manager in the company’s landscape management division. “He has a thorough understanding of the Ruppert culture and his ability to perpetuate that within his team has enabled us to hit the ground running. His strong leadership will continue to benefit the Durham team in the years to come.”

“I’ve had the benefit of learning from some of the best in this company and I’m excited to apply those lessons as I continue developing my team and we work to make an impact on the Durham market,” said Wetzonis.

The company’s Durham location serves the greater Durham area including Research Triangle Park, Morrisville, and Chapel Hill. From this location, the company provides comprehensive landscape management/contract services including design and landscape enhancement, turf care, irrigation system management, pond and lake management, arbor care, snow and ice management, and holiday decorations.

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscape construction and management services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 1900 people and serves customers from 30 branches in eight primary markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Houston. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Learn more at