Pete Friz Hired as Head of Strategic Initiatives


Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the addition of Pete Friz as head of strategic initiatives.

Friz holds an MBA from Loyola University and has over twenty years of business-to-business service experience. Specifically, he has almost a decade of tenure in the landscape industry, having held positions including director of operations and senior vice president with other leading industry organizations. In his new position at Ruppert Landscape, he will focus on executing strategic objectives to accelerate the company’s growth, including process improvements, systems investments, and training and integration programs, and will help develop leadership and management capabilities.

“Having previously worked for a large landscaping organization, Pete brings a unique and valuable perspective that becomes even more valuable as our company grows,” said Bob Jones, president of the company’s landscape construction division. “He will begin by spending his time evaluating our landscape construction division, focusing on project management processes and associated tools that will enable us to realize greater levels of efficiency and better position us for growth moving forward. He will also be spending time working with HR to help develop management and leadership programs.”

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscape construction and management services for almost 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 1600 people and serves customers from 25 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. Visit us at