Kyle Meissner promoted to Regional Manager; Joe Kulesza promoted to Forestville (MD) Branch Manager

Ruppert Landscape recently promoted Kyle Meissner to Region Manager in the company’s landscape management division. In this capacity, he will help oversee operations in the company’s Forestville, Maryland and Washington, DC branches.

Meissner holds an associate degree in business administration from Carroll Community College and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT). He began his career at Ruppert in 2013 as a crewmember in the Laytonsville branch, where he was quickly promoted to field manager. He transferred to the D.C. branch in 2016, where his hard work and dedication earned him the company’s Branch Impact Award. He quickly moved up the ladder to Area Manager and then Associate Branch Manager. He transferred to the Forestville, MD branch and was shortly thereafter promoted to Branch Manager in 2018. In 2022, he was recognized with one of the company’s top honors, the Merit Award, for demonstrating consistent hard work and dedication leading to exceptional contributions to the organization.

“In his tenure as Branch Manager, Kyle has consistently led the division in profitability and contract maintenance growth, and has successfully built and grown a strong team,” said Doug Halsey, Regional Vice President in the company’s landscape management division. “This has helped position us to open a new branch in Bowie, Maryland in early 2024. Kyle will oversee this branch and will play a crucial role in the rollout and building of that team.”

Joe Kulesza has recently been promoted to the role of Branch Manager in the Forestville, MD location. Kulesza first joined Ruppert as an intern in 2012 while studying at James Madison University. Upon graduation, he gained valuable experience with other local landscaping companies before rejoining Ruppert in 2021 as an Area Manager in the Forestville branch. He was promoted to Associate Branch Manager in early 2023 and has spent the last year developing the skills necessary to take on this leadership role.

“From the start, Joe showcased strong leadership traits and a deep knowledge of the industry, especially in enhancements and production,” said Meissner. “As Associate Branch Manager, he quickly gained the respect of the team with his patient approach to training and teaching. I am confident that the Forestville branch will be in good hands under Joe’s leadership.”

Ruppert Landscape has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscaping services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 2000 people and serves customers from 35 branch locations in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC.  The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Learn more at