Ruppert Landscape has put down roots in the Houston market with the purchase of a five-acre property in Spring, Texas. This new facility, located just a half-hour north of downtown Houston, will enable the branch to continue to grow its team and take on large-scale commercial landscape construction contracts in the region. In addition, this presents the opportunity for the company to expand its service offerings in the region to include landscape management.
We have frequently stepped out of our geographic footprint when opportunities arise to take on large-scale landscape construction projects at a national level. Our first foray into the Texas market was a $1.9M landscape and irrigation contract for Texas City Outlet Mall, which was completed in 2012. The success of this and several subsequent projects, including ExxonMobil headquarters, Baybrook Mall, and River Oaks District, enabled us to develop a more permanent presence in Houston.
In 2016, we formalized the Houston branch (converting it from a satellite operation), giving us a permanent location from which to continue building ties to the Houston market. At the time, the full-time staff consisted of 10 employees. Three years later, the team has relocated to accommodate a team of 57. Plans to expand local service offerings to include landscape management would enable the company to add another 50+ employees to the team.
Ruppert is currently working on several projects in the region, including Capitol Tower and the Holocaust Museum, with upcoming projects including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Kinder Exhibit and Rothko Chapel.
The Texas landscape construction branch is overseen by Branch Manager Jack Jones. He notes, “The team is very talented and eager to take on the complex and challenging projects that come our way.” Remarking on the market’s potential, he says, “Houston is the fourth largest market in the country and has a strong economy and diverse culture. We are looking forward to continuing to build our team and tapping into the skilled and engaged workforce that this community has to offer.”