Executive Team

Craig Ruppert

CEO
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Craig Ruppert

CEO

As the company’s founder and chief executive, Craig has been instrumental in developing the company’s mission, culture, and values. His experience and involvement with outside board memberships in other industries have allowed him to bring innovative ideas and management approaches to Ruppert Landscape. Craig’s current responsibilities include strategic planning, financial management, and personnel development. He has been with Ruppert since its inception in 1976.

Phil Key

President
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Phil Key

President

Phil’s primary focus is to make sure that the company’s visions and values are integrated into its daily operation. He does this by working closely with the management team on its planning, personnel development, and systems control processes. Phil has been working for the Ruppert organization for over 22 years and has over 30 years in the industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College and recently graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management (OPM) program.

Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.
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Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.

Bob oversees the landscape construction division of the company. His responsibilities include planning and budgeting, new branch development, personnel development, quality control and customer relations. He has been with Ruppert for 23 years, has over 35 years of industry experience and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Key Executive Program and served as chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington.

Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.
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Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.

Tom oversees all aspects of the landscape management division, from business development to day-to-day operations. He has been with Ruppert for over five years and has over 10 years of finance, real estate, and property management experience. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Fred Key

Southern Region VP
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Fred Key

Southern Region VP

As a leader of the landscape management division overseeing the southern region, including branches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, Fred helps provide strategic vision and operational insight, acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 18 years and has over 28 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University and is a Certified Landscape Professional.

Corporate Management

Mike Felts

Vice President of HR and IT
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Mike Felts

Vice President of HR and IT

Mike is responsible for overseeing operations in our human resources and IT departments.  He has been with the Ruppert organization for over nine years, is a U.S. Army veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Tech.

Greg Franklin

Director of Fleet and Facilities
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Greg Franklin

Director of Fleet and Facilities

Greg oversees the purchase and maintenance of the company’s fleet and equipment and is responsible for the development and maintenance of all Ruppert Landscape facilities. He joined the company in 2016 and has over 20 years of management experience ranging from operations to logistics, including transportation, warehouse and distribution management. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Radford University.

Pete Friz

Head of Strategic Initiatives
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Pete Friz

Head of Strategic Initiatives

In this position, Pete focuses on executing strategic objectives to accelerate the company’s growth, including process improvements, systems investments, and training and integration programs that will deliver greater levels of efficiency and help develop leadership and management capabilities. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University and has over twenty years of business-to-business services experience with almost a decade tenure in the landscape industry.

Tina Holt

Director of Payroll & Benefits
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Tina Holt

Director of Payroll & Benefits

Tina, who has been with the company for over 12 years, is responsible for directing payroll to ensure accurate and timely processing every week, in addition to strategizing, designing, administering and monitoring all Ruppert health benefits plans.

Mike Monde

Director of Culture & Training
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Mike Monde

Director of Culture & Training

Mike is responsible for leadership development training, mentorship, recruiting, job quality inspections, new facility setup, and helping to organize field day events within the landscape management division. Mike has been with Ruppert for over 19 years, has over 25 years of industry experience and holds a degree in business administration from Delaware Valley College.

Donna Nichols

VP of Finance
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Donna Nichols

VP of Finance

As vice president of finance for Ruppert Companies, Donna is responsible for taxes, banking matters, and the financial oversight of Ruppert Landscape, Ruppert Nurseries, and Ruppert Properties. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western Maryland College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has been with the Ruppert organization for over 11 years and has over 30 years of finance, accounting, real estate, and property management experience.

Courtney Pohlit

Director of People and Recruiting
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Courtney Pohlit

Director of People and Recruiting

In this position, Courtney is responsible for developing strategy to optimize our talent acquisition and employee development programs and align with the company’s goals. She holds a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Human Resources from Towson University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Jennifer Saah

VP, Accounting & Fin. Risk Mgmt
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Jennifer Saah

VP, Accounting & Fin. Risk Mgmt

As vice president of accounting and financial risk management, Jennifer oversees the accounting and payroll departments performing transactional accounting, financial reporting and analysis, treasury management, payroll processing, benefits administration, and related compliance activities. Jennifer has been with the Ruppert organization for over five years and has over 12 years of experience in general ledger accounting, financial reporting, and corporate accounting management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from High Point University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Dave Sanders

Director of Safety and Risk
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Dave Sanders

Director of Safety and Risk

Dave’s primary responsibility is promoting and communicating a culture of safety that is the foundation of the Ruppert organization. He leads the company’s safety and risk management program, working hand-in-hand with safety committee members in every branch and ensuring a focus on safety in all areas of the company. He has been with Ruppert for over 11 years and has over 40 years of experience in the green industry in both safety and operations management.

Amy Snyder

Director of Public Relations
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Amy Snyder

Director of Public Relations

Amy’s expertise is in public relations, employee relations, media relations, special events, and marketing. She works to expand the company’s visibility, raise brand awareness and grow employee well-being. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in professional writing from Towson University. She has been with the Ruppert organization for over 18 years and has over 20 years of experience in the marketing/communications field.

Darren Woods

Controller
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Darren Woods

Controller

Darren directs all aspects of the company’s general ledger, compliance, treasury, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. He has been with the Ruppert organization since 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland College Park and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Landscape Construction Division

Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.
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Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.

Bob oversees the landscape construction division of the company. His responsibilities include planning and budgeting, new branch development, personnel development, quality control and customer relations. He has been with Ruppert for 23 years, has over 35 years of industry experience and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Key Executive Program and served as chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington.

Patrick Luzier

Southern Region VP
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Patrick Luzier

Southern Region VP

Patrick supports landscape construction division operations, specifically overseeing the management of the Atlanta, Georgia region and building the Ruppert brand in this market. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over 19 years and has over 30 years of industry experience. He holds a general contractor’s license from the state of Georgia.

Jim Tuzzolino

Regional Vice President
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Jim Tuzzolino

Regional Vice President

Jim supports landscape construction division operations, specifically overseeing the Virginia and North Carolina branches, where he works closely with those teams to ensure continued improvement and success. He has over 20 years in the industry and has been with Ruppert for almost 15 years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in wildlife management from SUNY Cobleskill.

Mike Ward

Dir. of Pre-Construction Services
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Mike Ward

Dir. of Pre-Construction Services

As director of pre-construction services and estimating, Mike is responsible for providing reliable estimating and pre-construction services for projects that are in-process or are in the planning stages. In addition to serving the needs of the company’s customers, he is responsible for training new and existing estimators, helping to establish company-wide standards, and reviewing the estimates on large specialty projects. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over 24 years.

Ken Thompson

Director of Quality and Efficiency
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Ken Thompson

Director of Quality and Efficiency

Ken is responsible for encouraging innovation and improvements in several areas including efficiency, compensation, project planning, training, mentorship and quality control. He has over 35 years of experience (33 with the Ruppert organization) in landscape construction and landscape management and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist.

Paul Pestun

Dir. of Business Development
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Paul Pestun

Dir. of Business Development

As director of business development in Ruppert’s landscape construction division, Paul is responsible for working with the sales team at each landscape construction branch to help unify sales effort across the division. In addition, he is responsible for tracking market trends and creating new sales opportunities on a national level, targeting markets with high construction volume and generating high-level relationships with owners, developers, general contractors, and landscape architects. He has been with Ruppert for over seven years, holds a degree in landscape management from Montgomery College, and is a platinum-level graduate of ABC’s Leadership Development Program.

Zac Czapko

Landscape Technology Manager
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Zac Czapko

Landscape Technology Manager

Zac, who has been with Ruppert for over 16 years, is responsible for managing the research, development, implementation and usage of technology in the company’s Landscape Construction Division.

Adam Bennett

Branch Manager, Georgia
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Adam Bennett

Branch Manager, Georgia

Adam oversees all landscape construction operations at our Atlanta, Georgia branch, which covers projects in that geographical region. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within his branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for four years and has over 15 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass management from The Ohio State University.

Sean Davitt

Branch Manager, Maryland
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Sean Davitt

Branch Manager, Maryland

Sean oversees all landscape construction operations at our Maryland branch, which covers projects in that geographical region. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over nine years and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from West Virginia University. He is OSHA 30 certified and is a graduate of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington’s Leadership Development Program and the Grinnell Leadership Jumpstart® Program.

Angela Howes

Branch Manager, North Carolina
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Angela Howes

Branch Manager, North Carolina

Angela oversees all landscape construction operations at our Raleigh, North Carolina branch, which covers projects in that geographical region. Her responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within her branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. She has been with the Ruppert organization for over 16 years.

Jack Jones

Branch Manager, Texas
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Jack Jones

Branch Manager, Texas

Jack oversees all landscape construction operations at our Houston, Texas, which covers projects in that geographical region. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within his branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for over 14 years and has over 18 years of industry experience. He served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years, during part of which he served as a senior drill instructor in Parris Island. During that time, he also was an honor graduate of both the Marine Corps Sergeant’s Leadership Course and the Staff Sergeant’s Career Course.

Mike Ryan

Branch Manager, Virginia
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Mike Ryan

Branch Manager, Virginia

Mike oversees all landscape construction operations at our Virginia branch, which covers projects primarily in the Northern Virginia and DC Markets. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over five years and holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Landscape Management Division

Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.
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Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.

Tom oversees all aspects of the landscape management division, from business development to day-to-day operations. He has been with Ruppert for over five years and has over 10 years of finance, real estate, and property management experience. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Fred Key

Southern Region VP
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Fred Key

Southern Region VP

As a leader of the landscape management division overseeing the southern region, including branches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, Fred helps provide strategic vision and operational insight, acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 18 years and has over 28 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University and is a Certified Landscape Professional.

Doug Halsey

Northern Region VP
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Doug Halsey

Northern Region VP

Doug is responsible for managing the northern region, which includes the company’s branches in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In this role he helps lead the landscape management division, providing strategic vision and operational insight, and acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 24 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and pesticide applicator.

Damien Barber

Region Manager
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Damien Barber

Region Manager

Damien oversees all landscape management operations at our branch locations in Baltimore and White Marsh, Maryland and Toughkenamon and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He has been with Ruppert for three years and has over 20 years of industry experience, is a landscape industry certified technician (CLT) and holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape management from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill.

Steve Faber

Region Manager
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Steve Faber

Region Manager

Steve oversees all landscape management operations at our Lilburn and Mableton, Georgia branches. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Steve has been with Ruppert for 17 years, has over 25 years of industry experience and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Kevin Hazelgrove

Region Manager
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Kevin Hazelgrove

Region Manager

Kevin oversees all landscape management operations at our Richmond North, Richmond South, and Fredericksburg, Virginia branches. Kevin has been with Ruppert for over nine years and has over 30 years of landscape industry experience. He has previously been recognized as a Virginia Certified Nurseryman, he holds a commercial pesticide applicator’s license, and has served on the Virginia Tech Faculty Advisory Council from 2006-2011.

Chuck Whealton

Region Manager
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Chuck Whealton

Region Manager

Chuck is responsible for helping to maximize the division’s capabilities in people development, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for over 18 years and has over 35 years of industry experience. He is a Certified Pesticide Applicator for ornamentals and turf in Maryland, a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, and a Certified Landscape Technician.

Regina Brydges

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.
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Regina Brydges

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.

As Regional Business Development Manager, Regina is responsible for providing leadership to the Central Virginia region’s business developers through coaching and training in the sales process, coordinating networking for new and existing relationships, and hiring and onboarding as needed. She has been with Ruppert for eight years, holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech and is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist.

Patty Pescrille

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.
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Patty Pescrille

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.

As Regional Business Development Manager, Patty is responsible for the oversight of a special portfolio of customers in the Maryland region and assists with the onboarding, training and mentoring of new business developers in that region. She has over 20 years of combined experience in business development, property management and landscaping and has been with Ruppert for over 12 years.

Scott Schoffstall

Regional Irrigation Manager
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Scott Schoffstall

Regional Irrigation Manager

Scott is responsible for overseeing irrigation operations in our Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia branches. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from Old Dominion University and is a 30-year green industry veteran. He is an active member of the Irrigation Association and is both a Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA).

John Harich

Director of Business Dev.
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John Harich

Director of Business Dev.

As Director of Business Development for the landscape management division, John focuses on all aspects of sales including sales training, estimating, customer relationship management, and more. John has been with Ruppert for over 16 years and has 18 years of industry experience.

Rachel Kelly

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, South
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Rachel Kelly

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, South

As Director of Quality and Efficiency for the southern region in the company’s landscape management division, Rachel focuses on assisting our southern landscape management branches in the areas of horticulture, production efficiency and training. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, she has over twenty years of experience in the landscape industry and served on the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) board of directors as well as several NALP committees.

Joe Ketterer

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, North
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Joe Ketterer

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, North

As Director of Quality and Efficiency for the northern region in the company’s landscape management division, Joe focuses on assisting our northern landscape management branches in the areas of horticulture, production efficiency and training. He has been with Ruppert for over five years and has over 30 years of landscape industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Pesticide Applicator.

Emil Saweros

Director of Software Dev.
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Emil Saweros

Director of Software Dev.

Emil oversees software development operations for the landscape management division, including the creation, delivery, and support of software projects. He has over 20 years of combined IT experience and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cairo University, a master’s degree in computer science from Loyola University, and is currently studying to obtain a doctoral degree in information technology (D.Sc.) at Towson University. In addition, he holds two degrees in computer programming and networking and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Applications Developer (MCSD/MCAD).

Chris Bixler

Branch Manager, D.C.
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Chris Bixler

Branch Manager, D.C.

Chris oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Chris has been with Ruppert for over seven years and has over 10 years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Production from the University of Maryland.

Ethan Brown

Branch Manager, Alexandria
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Ethan Brown

Branch Manager, Alexandria

Ethan oversees all landscape management operations at our Alexandria, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Brown has been with the Ruppert organization for over three years and holds an associate degree in landscape and turf management and a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Virginia Tech.

Luis Carrillo

Branch Manager, Charlotte
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Luis Carrillo

Branch Manager, Charlotte

Luis oversees all landscape operations at our branch in Charlotte, North Carolina. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been with the Ruppert organization for over three years.

Adam Doyle

Branch Manager, West Grove
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Adam Doyle

Branch Manager, West Grove

Adam oversees all landscape management operations at our West Grove, Pennsylvania branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has 18 years of industry experience and holds a degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Melissa Dunk

Branch Manager, Frederick
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Melissa Dunk

Branch Manager, Frederick

Melissa oversees all landscape management operations in our Frederick, Maryland branch. Her responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within her region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. She holds a degree in landscape contracting from SUNY Delhi and is a Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and Certified Landscape Technician (CLT). She has been in the landscape industry for over 14 years, including four years with Ruppert.

Collin Fadrowski

Branch Manager, Camp Hill
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Collin Fadrowski

Branch Manager, Camp Hill

Collin oversees all landscape operations at our branch in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over 10 years of landscape industry experience, five of which have been with Ruppert, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Susquehanna University.

Collins Fitts

Branch Manager, Gainesville
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Collins Fitts

Branch Manager, Gainesville

Collins oversees all landscape management operations at our Gainesville, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Collins has been with Ruppert for eight years and is a North Carolina licensed landscape contractor, irrigation contractor and pesticide applicator.

Mike Fleming

Branch Manager, Baltimore
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Mike Fleming

Branch Manager, Baltimore

Mike oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Baltimore, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over 13 years, is a landscape industry certified technician (CLT) and holds a bachelor’s degree horticulture and turf management from Williamson College of the Trades.

Rob Groves

Branch Manager, Richmond N.
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Rob Groves

Branch Manager, Richmond N.

Rob oversees all landscape management operations at our Northern Richmond, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Rob has been in the landscape industry for over 17 years, including 12 years with Ruppert. He holds an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Pennsylvania College of Technology.

David Hensel

Branch Manager, Richmond E.
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David Hensel

Branch Manager, Richmond E.

David oversees all landscape management operations at our Eastern Richmond, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He holds a degree in Horticulture/Landscape Contracting from Virginia Tech and has been with the Ruppert organization since 2017, He is a Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) certified horticulturist, landscape industry certified technician (CLT), and an Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) certified hardscape installer.

Garth Jorgensen

Branch Manager, Delmarva
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Garth Jorgensen

Branch Manager, Delmarva

Garth oversees all landscape management operations at our Delmarva, Delaware branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Garth has been with the Ruppert organization for over 18 years and has over 35 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Delaware.

Kyle Meissner

Branch Manager, Forestville
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Kyle Meissner

Branch Manager, Forestville

Kyle oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Forestville, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for over six years, holds an associate degree in business administration from Carroll Community College and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT).

David Roles

Branch Manager, Laytonsville
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David Roles

Branch Manager, Laytonsville

David oversees all landscape management operations in our Laytonsville, Maryland branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over 20 years of industry experience, holds a degree in landscape management from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture, and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT) and Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator.

Tim Schofield

Branch Manager, King of Prussia
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Tim Schofield

Branch Manager, King of Prussia

Tim oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the company for over four years and holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture and design from the University of Delaware.

Dave Sharry

Branch Manager, Richmond S.
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Dave Sharry

Branch Manager, Richmond S.

Dave oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Southern Richmond, Virginia. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the company for over eight years, has over 28 years of landscape industry experience and is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran.

John Tagliaferri

Branch Manager, Fredericksburg
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John Tagliaferri

Branch Manager, Fredericksburg

John oversees all landscape management operations in our Fredericksburg, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over 20 years of landscape industry experience, holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape contracting from SUNY Cobleskill and is an ISA Certified Arborist.

Dan Trocher

Branch Manager, White Marsh
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Dan Trocher

Branch Manager, White Marsh

Dan oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in White Marsh, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Dan has been with Ruppert for over 12 years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Michael Vispi

Branch Manager, Lilburn
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Michael Vispi

Branch Manager, Lilburn

Michael oversees all landscape management operations at our Lilburn, Georgia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for over 15 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Contracting from Mississippi State University.

Sam Wells

Branch Manager, Raleigh
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Sam Wells

Branch Manager, Raleigh

Sam oversees all landscape management operations at our Raleigh, North Carolina branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been in the industry for over 25 years, including six years with Ruppert, and holds a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from SUNY Cobleskill.

Brian Windley

Branch Manager, Toughkenamon
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Brian Windley

Branch Manager, Toughkenamon

Brian oversees all landscape management operations at our Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over years 26 of landscape industry experience and has been with Ruppert since 2018. He is a certified professional horticulturalist (CPH) and certified landscape technician (CLT) and holds a degree in applied sciences.

Executive Team

Craig Ruppert

CEO
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Craig Ruppert

CEO

As the company’s founder and chief executive, Craig has been instrumental in developing the company’s mission, culture, and values. His experience and involvement with outside board memberships in other industries have allowed him to bring innovative ideas and management approaches to Ruppert Landscape. Craig’s current responsibilities include strategic planning, financial management, and personnel development. He has been with Ruppert since its inception in 1976.

Phil Key

President
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Phil Key

President

Phil’s primary focus is to make sure that the company’s visions and values are integrated into its daily operation. He does this by working closely with the management team on its planning, personnel development, and systems control processes. Phil has been working for the Ruppert organization for over 22 years and has over 30 years in the industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College and recently graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management (OPM) program.

Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.
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Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.

Bob oversees the landscape construction division of the company. His responsibilities include planning and budgeting, new branch development, personnel development, quality control and customer relations. He has been with Ruppert for 23 years, has over 35 years of industry experience and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Key Executive Program and served as chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington.

Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.
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Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.

Tom oversees all aspects of the landscape management division, from business development to day-to-day operations. He has been with Ruppert for over five years and has over 10 years of finance, real estate, and property management experience. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Fred Key

Southern Region VP
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Fred Key

Southern Region VP

As a leader of the landscape management division overseeing the southern region, including branches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, Fred helps provide strategic vision and operational insight, acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 18 years and has over 28 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University and is a Certified Landscape Professional.

Corporate Management

Mike Felts

Vice President of HR and IT
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Mike Felts

Vice President of HR and IT

Mike is responsible for overseeing operations in our human resources and IT departments.  He has been with the Ruppert organization for over nine years, is a U.S. Army veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Tech.

Greg Franklin

Director of Fleet and Facilities
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Greg Franklin

Director of Fleet and Facilities

Greg oversees the purchase and maintenance of the company’s fleet and equipment and is responsible for the development and maintenance of all Ruppert Landscape facilities. He joined the company in 2016 and has over 20 years of management experience ranging from operations to logistics, including transportation, warehouse and distribution management. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Radford University.

Pete Friz

Head of Strategic Initiatives
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Pete Friz

Head of Strategic Initiatives

In this position, Pete focuses on executing strategic objectives to accelerate the company’s growth, including process improvements, systems investments, and training and integration programs that will deliver greater levels of efficiency and help develop leadership and management capabilities. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University and has over twenty years of business-to-business services experience with almost a decade tenure in the landscape industry.

Tina Holt

Director of Payroll & Benefits
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Tina Holt

Director of Payroll & Benefits

Tina, who has been with the company for over 12 years, is responsible for directing payroll to ensure accurate and timely processing every week, in addition to strategizing, designing, administering and monitoring all Ruppert health benefits plans.

Mike Monde

Director of Culture & Training
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Mike Monde

Director of Culture & Training

Mike is responsible for leadership development training, mentorship, recruiting, job quality inspections, new facility setup, and helping to organize field day events within the landscape management division. Mike has been with Ruppert for over 19 years, has over 25 years of industry experience and holds a degree in business administration from Delaware Valley College.

Donna Nichols

VP of Finance
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Donna Nichols

VP of Finance

As vice president of finance for Ruppert Companies, Donna is responsible for taxes, banking matters, and the financial oversight of Ruppert Landscape, Ruppert Nurseries, and Ruppert Properties. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western Maryland College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has been with the Ruppert organization for over 11 years and has over 30 years of finance, accounting, real estate, and property management experience.

Courtney Pohlit

Director of People and Recruiting
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Courtney Pohlit

Director of People and Recruiting

In this position, Courtney is responsible for developing strategy to optimize our talent acquisition and employee development programs and align with the company’s goals. She holds a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Human Resources from Towson University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Jennifer Saah

VP, Accounting & Fin. Risk Mgmt
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Jennifer Saah

VP, Accounting & Fin. Risk Mgmt

As vice president of accounting and financial risk management, Jennifer oversees the accounting and payroll departments performing transactional accounting, financial reporting and analysis, treasury management, payroll processing, benefits administration, and related compliance activities. Jennifer has been with the Ruppert organization for over five years and has over 12 years of experience in general ledger accounting, financial reporting, and corporate accounting management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from High Point University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Dave Sanders

Director of Safety and Risk
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Dave Sanders

Director of Safety and Risk

Dave’s primary responsibility is promoting and communicating a culture of safety that is the foundation of the Ruppert organization. He leads the company’s safety and risk management program, working hand-in-hand with safety committee members in every branch and ensuring a focus on safety in all areas of the company. He has been with Ruppert for over 11 years and has over 40 years of experience in the green industry in both safety and operations management.

Amy Snyder

Director of Public Relations
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Amy Snyder

Director of Public Relations

Amy’s expertise is in public relations, employee relations, media relations, special events, and marketing. She works to expand the company’s visibility, raise brand awareness and grow employee well-being. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in professional writing from Towson University. She has been with the Ruppert organization for over 18 years and has over 20 years of experience in the marketing/communications field.

Darren Woods

Controller
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Darren Woods

Controller

Darren directs all aspects of the company’s general ledger, compliance, treasury, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. He has been with the Ruppert organization since 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland College Park and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Landscape Construction Division

Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.
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Bob Jones

President, Landscape Constr.

Bob oversees the landscape construction division of the company. His responsibilities include planning and budgeting, new branch development, personnel development, quality control and customer relations. He has been with Ruppert for 23 years, has over 35 years of industry experience and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Key Executive Program and served as chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington.

Patrick Luzier

Southern Region VP
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Patrick Luzier

Southern Region VP

Patrick supports landscape construction division operations, specifically overseeing the management of the Atlanta, Georgia region and building the Ruppert brand in this market. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over 19 years and has over 30 years of industry experience. He holds a general contractor’s license from the state of Georgia.

Jim Tuzzolino

Regional Vice President
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Jim Tuzzolino

Regional Vice President

Jim supports landscape construction division operations, specifically overseeing the Virginia and North Carolina branches, where he works closely with those teams to ensure continued improvement and success. He has over 20 years in the industry and has been with Ruppert for almost 15 years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in wildlife management from SUNY Cobleskill.

Mike Ward

Dir. of Pre-Construction Services
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Mike Ward

Dir. of Pre-Construction Services

As director of pre-construction services and estimating, Mike is responsible for providing reliable estimating and pre-construction services for projects that are in-process or are in the planning stages. In addition to serving the needs of the company’s customers, he is responsible for training new and existing estimators, helping to establish company-wide standards, and reviewing the estimates on large specialty projects. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over 24 years.

Ken Thompson

Director of Quality and Efficiency
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Ken Thompson

Director of Quality and Efficiency

Ken is responsible for encouraging innovation and improvements in several areas including efficiency, compensation, project planning, training, mentorship and quality control. He has over 35 years of experience (33 with the Ruppert organization) in landscape construction and landscape management and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist.

Paul Pestun

Dir. of Business Development
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Paul Pestun

Dir. of Business Development

As director of business development in Ruppert’s landscape construction division, Paul is responsible for working with the sales team at each landscape construction branch to help unify sales effort across the division. In addition, he is responsible for tracking market trends and creating new sales opportunities on a national level, targeting markets with high construction volume and generating high-level relationships with owners, developers, general contractors, and landscape architects. He has been with Ruppert for over seven years, holds a degree in landscape management from Montgomery College, and is a platinum-level graduate of ABC’s Leadership Development Program.

Zac Czapko

Landscape Technology Manager
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Zac Czapko

Landscape Technology Manager

Zac, who has been with Ruppert for over 16 years, is responsible for managing the research, development, implementation and usage of technology in the company’s Landscape Construction Division.

Adam Bennett

Branch Manager, Georgia
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Adam Bennett

Branch Manager, Georgia

Adam oversees all landscape construction operations at our Atlanta, Georgia branch, which covers projects in that geographical region. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within his branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for four years and has over 15 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass management from The Ohio State University.

Sean Davitt

Branch Manager, Maryland
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Sean Davitt

Branch Manager, Maryland

Sean oversees all landscape construction operations at our Maryland branch, which covers projects in that geographical region. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over nine years and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from West Virginia University. He is OSHA 30 certified and is a graduate of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington’s Leadership Development Program and the Grinnell Leadership Jumpstart® Program.

Angela Howes

Branch Manager, North Carolina
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Angela Howes

Branch Manager, North Carolina

Angela oversees all landscape construction operations at our Raleigh, North Carolina branch, which covers projects in that geographical region. Her responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within her branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. She has been with the Ruppert organization for over 16 years.

Jack Jones

Branch Manager, Texas
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Jack Jones

Branch Manager, Texas

Jack oversees all landscape construction operations at our Houston, Texas, which covers projects in that geographical region. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within his branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for over 14 years and has over 18 years of industry experience. He served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years, during part of which he served as a senior drill instructor in Parris Island. During that time, he also was an honor graduate of both the Marine Corps Sergeant’s Leadership Course and the Staff Sergeant’s Career Course.

Mike Ryan

Branch Manager, Virginia
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Mike Ryan

Branch Manager, Virginia

Mike oversees all landscape construction operations at our Virginia branch, which covers projects primarily in the Northern Virginia and DC Markets. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over five years and holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Landscape Management Division

Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.
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Tom Barry

President, Landscape Mgmt.

Tom oversees all aspects of the landscape management division, from business development to day-to-day operations. He has been with Ruppert for over five years and has over 10 years of finance, real estate, and property management experience. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Fred Key

Southern Region VP
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Fred Key

Southern Region VP

As a leader of the landscape management division overseeing the southern region, including branches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, Fred helps provide strategic vision and operational insight, acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 18 years and has over 28 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University and is a Certified Landscape Professional.

Doug Halsey

Northern Region VP
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Doug Halsey

Northern Region VP

Doug is responsible for managing the northern region, which includes the company’s branches in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In this role he helps lead the landscape management division, providing strategic vision and operational insight, and acting as a resource for branch managers in the areas of people development, training, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for 24 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and pesticide applicator.

Damien Barber

Region Manager
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Damien Barber

Region Manager

Damien oversees all landscape management operations at our branch locations in Baltimore and White Marsh, Maryland and Toughkenamon and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He has been with Ruppert for three years and has over 20 years of industry experience, is a landscape industry certified technician (CLT) and holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape management from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill.

Steve Faber

Region Manager
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Steve Faber

Region Manager

Steve oversees all landscape management operations at our Lilburn and Mableton, Georgia branches. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Steve has been with Ruppert for 17 years, has over 25 years of industry experience and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Kevin Hazelgrove

Region Manager
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Kevin Hazelgrove

Region Manager

Kevin oversees all landscape management operations at our Richmond North, Richmond South, and Fredericksburg, Virginia branches. Kevin has been with Ruppert for over nine years and has over 30 years of landscape industry experience. He has previously been recognized as a Virginia Certified Nurseryman, he holds a commercial pesticide applicator’s license, and has served on the Virginia Tech Faculty Advisory Council from 2006-2011.

Chuck Whealton

Region Manager
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Chuck Whealton

Region Manager

Chuck is responsible for helping to maximize the division’s capabilities in people development, customer service, and profitability. He has been with Ruppert for over 18 years and has over 35 years of industry experience. He is a Certified Pesticide Applicator for ornamentals and turf in Maryland, a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, and a Certified Landscape Technician.

Regina Brydges

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.
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Regina Brydges

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.

As Regional Business Development Manager, Regina is responsible for providing leadership to the Central Virginia region’s business developers through coaching and training in the sales process, coordinating networking for new and existing relationships, and hiring and onboarding as needed. She has been with Ruppert for eight years, holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech and is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist.

Patty Pescrille

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.
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Patty Pescrille

Regional Business Dev. Mgr.

As Regional Business Development Manager, Patty is responsible for the oversight of a special portfolio of customers in the Maryland region and assists with the onboarding, training and mentoring of new business developers in that region. She has over 20 years of combined experience in business development, property management and landscaping and has been with Ruppert for over 12 years.

Scott Schoffstall

Regional Irrigation Manager
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Scott Schoffstall

Regional Irrigation Manager

Scott is responsible for overseeing irrigation operations in our Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia branches. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from Old Dominion University and is a 30-year green industry veteran. He is an active member of the Irrigation Association and is both a Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA).

John Harich

Director of Business Dev.
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John Harich

Director of Business Dev.

As Director of Business Development for the landscape management division, John focuses on all aspects of sales including sales training, estimating, customer relationship management, and more. John has been with Ruppert for over 16 years and has 18 years of industry experience.

Rachel Kelly

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, South
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Rachel Kelly

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, South

As Director of Quality and Efficiency for the southern region in the company’s landscape management division, Rachel focuses on assisting our southern landscape management branches in the areas of horticulture, production efficiency and training. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, she has over twenty years of experience in the landscape industry and served on the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) board of directors as well as several NALP committees.

Joe Ketterer

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, North
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Joe Ketterer

Dir. Quality and Efficiency, North

As Director of Quality and Efficiency for the northern region in the company’s landscape management division, Joe focuses on assisting our northern landscape management branches in the areas of horticulture, production efficiency and training. He has been with Ruppert for over five years and has over 30 years of landscape industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Pesticide Applicator.

Emil Saweros

Director of Software Dev.
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Emil Saweros

Director of Software Dev.

Emil oversees software development operations for the landscape management division, including the creation, delivery, and support of software projects. He has over 20 years of combined IT experience and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cairo University, a master’s degree in computer science from Loyola University, and is currently studying to obtain a doctoral degree in information technology (D.Sc.) at Towson University. In addition, he holds two degrees in computer programming and networking and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Applications Developer (MCSD/MCAD).

Chris Bixler

Branch Manager, D.C.
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Chris Bixler

Branch Manager, D.C.

Chris oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Chris has been with Ruppert for over seven years and has over 10 years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Production from the University of Maryland.

Ethan Brown

Branch Manager, Alexandria
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Ethan Brown

Branch Manager, Alexandria

Ethan oversees all landscape management operations at our Alexandria, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Brown has been with the Ruppert organization for over three years and holds an associate degree in landscape and turf management and a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Virginia Tech.

Luis Carrillo

Branch Manager, Charlotte
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Luis Carrillo

Branch Manager, Charlotte

Luis oversees all landscape operations at our branch in Charlotte, North Carolina. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been with the Ruppert organization for over three years.

Adam Doyle

Branch Manager, West Grove
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Adam Doyle

Branch Manager, West Grove

Adam oversees all landscape management operations at our West Grove, Pennsylvania branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has 18 years of industry experience and holds a degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Melissa Dunk

Branch Manager, Frederick
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Melissa Dunk

Branch Manager, Frederick

Melissa oversees all landscape management operations in our Frederick, Maryland branch. Her responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within her region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. She holds a degree in landscape contracting from SUNY Delhi and is a Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and Certified Landscape Technician (CLT). She has been in the landscape industry for over 14 years, including four years with Ruppert.

Collin Fadrowski

Branch Manager, Camp Hill
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Collin Fadrowski

Branch Manager, Camp Hill

Collin oversees all landscape operations at our branch in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over 10 years of landscape industry experience, five of which have been with Ruppert, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Susquehanna University.

Collins Fitts

Branch Manager, Gainesville
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Collins Fitts

Branch Manager, Gainesville

Collins oversees all landscape management operations at our Gainesville, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Collins has been with Ruppert for eight years and is a North Carolina licensed landscape contractor, irrigation contractor and pesticide applicator.

Mike Fleming

Branch Manager, Baltimore
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Mike Fleming

Branch Manager, Baltimore

Mike oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Baltimore, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the Ruppert organization for over 13 years, is a landscape industry certified technician (CLT) and holds a bachelor’s degree horticulture and turf management from Williamson College of the Trades.

Rob Groves

Branch Manager, Richmond N.
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Rob Groves

Branch Manager, Richmond N.

Rob oversees all landscape management operations at our Northern Richmond, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Rob has been in the landscape industry for over 17 years, including 12 years with Ruppert. He holds an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Pennsylvania College of Technology.

David Hensel

Branch Manager, Richmond E.
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David Hensel

Branch Manager, Richmond E.

David oversees all landscape management operations at our Eastern Richmond, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He holds a degree in Horticulture/Landscape Contracting from Virginia Tech and has been with the Ruppert organization since 2017, He is a Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) certified horticulturist, landscape industry certified technician (CLT), and an Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) certified hardscape installer.

Garth Jorgensen

Branch Manager, Delmarva
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Garth Jorgensen

Branch Manager, Delmarva

Garth oversees all landscape management operations at our Delmarva, Delaware branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Garth has been with the Ruppert organization for over 18 years and has over 35 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Delaware.

Kyle Meissner

Branch Manager, Forestville
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Kyle Meissner

Branch Manager, Forestville

Kyle oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Forestville, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for over six years, holds an associate degree in business administration from Carroll Community College and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT).

David Roles

Branch Manager, Laytonsville
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David Roles

Branch Manager, Laytonsville

David oversees all landscape management operations in our Laytonsville, Maryland branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over 20 years of industry experience, holds a degree in landscape management from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture, and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT) and Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator.

Tim Schofield

Branch Manager, King of Prussia
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Tim Schofield

Branch Manager, King of Prussia

Tim oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the company for over four years and holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture and design from the University of Delaware.

Dave Sharry

Branch Manager, Richmond S.
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Dave Sharry

Branch Manager, Richmond S.

Dave oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in Southern Richmond, Virginia. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with the company for over eight years, has over 28 years of landscape industry experience and is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran.

John Tagliaferri

Branch Manager, Fredericksburg
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John Tagliaferri

Branch Manager, Fredericksburg

John oversees all landscape management operations in our Fredericksburg, Virginia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his branch as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over 20 years of landscape industry experience, holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape contracting from SUNY Cobleskill and is an ISA Certified Arborist.

Dan Trocher

Branch Manager, White Marsh
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Dan Trocher

Branch Manager, White Marsh

Dan oversees all landscape management operations at our branch in White Marsh, Maryland. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. Dan has been with Ruppert for over 12 years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Michael Vispi

Branch Manager, Lilburn
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Michael Vispi

Branch Manager, Lilburn

Michael oversees all landscape management operations at our Lilburn, Georgia branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been with Ruppert for over 15 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Contracting from Mississippi State University.

Sam Wells

Branch Manager, Raleigh
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Sam Wells

Branch Manager, Raleigh

Sam oversees all landscape management operations at our Raleigh, North Carolina branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has been in the industry for over 25 years, including six years with Ruppert, and holds a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from SUNY Cobleskill.

Brian Windley

Branch Manager, Toughkenamon
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Brian Windley

Branch Manager, Toughkenamon

Brian oversees all landscape management operations at our Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania branch. His responsibilities include planning, budgeting, and personnel development within his region as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. He has over years 26 of landscape industry experience and has been with Ruppert since 2018. He is a certified professional horticulturalist (CPH) and certified landscape technician (CLT) and holds a degree in applied sciences.