Virginia

Overview

Gainesville, Virginia

Our Virginia landscape construction branch provides estimating and pre-construction services; installation of landscape, hardscape, and special decorative structures; irrigation and water management; and turnkey project management, primarily throughout the Northern Virginia and D.C. markets, as well as West Virginia.

Landscape Installation

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Perennials and bulbs
  • Annuals
  • Turf
  • Soil
  • Earthwork (demolition, excavation, backfill, debris removal, grading)
  • Estimating and pre-construction services

Hardscape Installation

  • Concrete flatwork (curbs, crosswalks, sidewalks, stairs)
  • Subslab
  • Drainage stone and decomposed granite
  • Pre-cast stone veneer
  • Pavers (brick, concrete, granite, flagstone, pedestal, pervious)
  • Decking

Irrigation & Water Management

  • System design & installation
  • Smart controllers & mobile monitoring
  • Rain and moisture sensors
  • Fountain, pond, and water feature service and repair
  • Water retention projects
  • Pump stations & filtration systems
  • Water conservation recommendations

Site Structures

  • Site amenities (trash receptacles, benches, bike racks, grills and fireplaces)
  • Pergolas, arbors, trellises, and colonnades
  • Fireplaces, grills, and outdoor kitchens
  • Playgrounds
  • Dog parks
  • Decking
  • Lighting
  • Plinths and bollards
  • Statues and boulders
  • Planter rails
  • Decorative rocks and decomposed granite

Branch Leadership

Jim Tuzzolino

Regional Vice President

Jim supports landscape construction division operations, specifically overseeing the Virginia, North Carolina and Texas branches, where he works closely with those teams to ensure continued improvement and success. He has over 25 years in the industry and has been with Ruppert for over 17 years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in wildlife management from SUNY Cobleskill.

Louis Labonte

Assistant Branch Manager, Virginia

Louis helps oversee 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 holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College and a master’s degree from George Mason University.

Mike Ryan

Assistant Branch Manager, Virginia

Mike helps oversee 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 seven years and holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech.