From November 11-13, 2021, 25 employees from three of Ruppert Landscape’s branches located in Maryland, DC and Virginia came together to put the finishing touches on the grounds of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington’s newly renovated headquarters. This project is part of Ruppert’s ongoing effort to partner with local nonprofits and industry organizations to make a real difference in the community.
“When we look for community service projects, we are looking for a project where we can utilize our landscaping skills and company resources to better our community,” said Craig Ruppert, Ruppert Landscape CEO. “This project came to us through one of our board members, Julie Smith of The Bozzuto Group, who has worked with the Boys & Girls Club for several years. We were happy to donate our time and talents to help enhance this campus where they are working hard to ensure that their young members achieve academic success, develop good character and live healthy lives.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s headquarters was renovated by Davis Construction and a host of over 60 other generous organizations who pulled together to bring the project to fruition. The final touch for the building and grounds was the landscape, which was in need of some attention and sprucing up. This project involved an investment of both time and materials, totaling approximately $17,000 and consisting of 85 labor hours. To bring this project to fruition, the site was cleaned and prepped, turf mowed, dead and aging plant material removed, existing trees and shrubs pruned and over 125 perennials and shrubs installed along with bed edging and mulch.
“We are so grateful for the generous support of Ruppert Landscape who provided a complete redesign of our landscaping, enabling us to put the finishing touches on our headquarters, which has received such widespread community care and support over this past year,” said Gabrielle Webster, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. “This newfound curb appeal will be an inspiration for the whole community. Now our families and our Club members will approach a top-notch facility that’s just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is a 135-year-old non-profit and one of the largest affiliates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCGW is a leader in youth development, serving over 21,000 Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia youth annually. There are 15 brick and mortar clubs and one digital club in the DC metro region all of which work to create a positive environment where children of all backgrounds are encouraged to develop their ambitions and create a path for bringing them to fruition. For more information, please call 202.643.9792 or visit our website at BGCGW.org.
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 1800 people and serves customers from 29 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. Learn more at www.ruppertlandscape.com.