Ruppert Landscape recently named Rachel Kelly branch manager in the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina location.
Kelly has over 25 years of experience in the landscape industry. Throughout her career, she has worked to improve productivity and establish profitability through lean management practices, working with teams at all levels of operations. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, she served on the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) board of directors and has been involved in several NALP committees. Rachel has been with the Ruppert organization for over three years as the director of quality and efficiency in the landscape management division’s southern region. In that role, she has helped guide training content and courses, both in the classroom and in the field, with a special focus on job scripting and labor hour management.
“Rachel is very passionate about the industry and has extensive experience leading teams with an emphasis on process improvement,” said Sam Wells, region manager in the company’s landscape management division. “She has been working closely with the Charlotte team over the past nine months, getting to know the team as well as the local market, and we are excited to see her step into this role and help them grow.”
In this role, she will be responsible for the overall welfare of the branch, including the safety and development of her team, strategic planning and budgeting, training, customer service, and day-to-day operations.
“This is an exciting new chapter, and I’m looking forward to building lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our customer and suppliers,” said Kelly. “I already feel so close to the Charlotte team that it feels like coming home.”
This location serves Charlotte metropolitan region including the cities of Huntersville, Concord, Mint Hill, Matthews, Gastonia, Pineville, and Lake Wylie, as well as the counties of Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Union. This branch also serves the South Carolina cities of Fort Mill and Rock Hill as well as York County. From this location, the company provides comprehensive landscape management/contract services including design and landscape enhancement, turf care, irrigation system management, pond and lake management, arbor care, snow and ice management, and holiday decorations.
Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscape construction and management services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 2000 people and serves customers from 30 branches in nine primary markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, and Houston. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Learn more at www.ruppertlandscape.com.