Ruppert Landscape Employees Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

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Laytonsville, MD – Twenty-one Ruppert Landscape employees were honored recently as the company presented its annual awards at a banquet held at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, MD.

“These awards highlight exceptional individuals whose superior efforts and skills have benefited our customers and our employees,” said company president, Phil Key.  “We are truly proud of each of these individuals and what they’ve accomplished.”

Clyde Vadner Merit Award

This award is one of the company’s top two honors and recognizes the individual who has contributed continuous, consistent, long-term hard work, dedication and job skill that has helped to shape the company. Kevin Hazelgrove (Branch Manager in our Richmond Landscape Management branch) is a resident of Mechanicsville, VA and has been with Ruppert for over five years.  “Kevin exemplifies so many of the qualities that are the cornerstone of our Ruppert Values,” said Fred Key, Regional Vice President in Ruppert’s Landscape Management Division. “Not only is he a motivational leader that challenges people to be their best, he’s also innovative, hard-working and has lead his branch to be incredibly successful in the past year.”

Achievement Award

This award is also one of the company’s two top honors, and recognizes the employee who has made a significant contribution in 2015 through outstanding job execution and high-quality results. Tony Youngblood (Field Manager in our Georgia Landscape Construction branch) is a resident of Sparks, GA and has been with Ruppert for over five years. “Tony embodies one of our core Ruppert values – that of hustle and efficiency,” said Bob Jones, President of Ruppert’s Landscape Construction Division. “His hard work and dedication to the landscape construction jobs on which he’s worked have far reaching effects, not only from the quality of his work but in setting an example for other employees. His work ethic and high standards align well with our team and he’s good example for all of us.”

Impact Awards

These awards are given to the employee whose outstanding dedication and contributions have made a positive impact on their individual branch. This year, there were 19 recipients:

  • Josh Araujo (Area Manager), a two-year Ruppert employee from Woodbridge, VA received the honor for the Alexandria, VA Landscape Management branch
  • Rob Horton (Field Manager), a two-year Ruppert employee from Damascus, MD received the honor for the Baltimore, MD Landscape Management branch
  • Tito Caceres (Area Manager), a three-year Ruppert employee from Charlotte, NC received the honor for the Charlotte, NC Landscape Management branch
  • Emil Saweros (Network Developer, IT), a five-year Ruppert employee from Frederick, MD received the honor for the Corporate branch
  • George Brown (Area Manager), a seven-year Ruppert employee from Annapolis, MD received the honor for the D.C. Landscape Management branch
  • Stacie Kackley (Branch Administrator), a six-year Ruppert employee from Lusby, MD received the honor for the Forestville, MD Landscape Management branch
  • John Holtzinger (Area Manager), a nine-year Ruppert employee from Gettysburg, PA received the honor for the Frederick Landscape Management branch
  • Michael Skidgel (Field Manager), a one-year Ruppert employee from Warrenton, VA received the honor for the Gainesville, VA Landscape Management branch
  • Stacy Smith (Project Manager), an seventeen-year Ruppert employee from Lawrenceville, GA received the honor for the Georgia Landscape Construction branch
  • Perry Greto (Enhancement Manager), a seven-year Ruppert employee from Folsom, PA received the honor for the King of Prussia, PA Landscape Management branch
  • Chris Bixler (Area Manager), a three-year Ruppert employee from Bethesda, MD received the honor for the Laytonsville, MD Landscape Management branch
  • Chris Gramley (Field Manager), a three-year Ruppert employee from Suwanee, GA received the honor for the Lilburn, GA Landscape Management branch
  • James Watson (Area Manager, a two-year Ruppert employee from Monroe, GA, received the honor for the Mableton, GA Landscape Management branch
  • Adam Bennett (Production Manager), a ten-month Ruppert employee from Rockville, MD received the honor for the Maryland Landscape Construction branch
  • Jonathon Leonard (Field Manager), a four-year Ruppert employee from Cary, NC received the honor for the North Carolina Landscape Construction branch
  • Brett Lineberry (Enhancement Manager) a two-year Ruppert employee from Clayton, NC received the honor for the Raleigh, NC Landscape Management branch
  • Paula Grady (Area Manager) a one-year Ruppert employee from North Chesterfield, VA received the honor for the Richmond, VA Landscape Management branch
  • Ariana Rizzo (Business Developer), a one-year Ruppert employee from Chads Ford, PA received the honor for the Toughkenamon, PA Landscape Management branch
  • Kurt Siemon (Contract Administrator), a fourteen-year Ruppert employee from Herndon, VA received the honor for the Virginia Landscape Construction branch

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, provides commercial landscape construction and management with 18 branches serving seven primary markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte and Atlanta. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Visit us at www.ruppertlandscape.com.