Ruppert Landscape recently promoted Dave Sharry to the position of region manager in the company’s landscape management division. In this capacity, he will oversee landscape management operations in the company’s Central Virginia region, which includes the Fredericksburg and Richmond North, South and East locations.
Dave has been with the company for over 11 years, has over 30 years of landscape industry experience and is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran. In his first year at Ruppert, he was recognized with the company’s Branch Impact Award for his outstanding dedication and contributions to the organization. In 2018, the original Richmond branch split into North and South locations to accommodate growth in the region, and as the newly appointed Richmond South branch manager, Dave played an integral role in supporting a smooth and profitable transition.
“The Richmond South branch’s success can be largely attributed to Dave’s strong customer relationships and military-influenced leadership style,” said Fred Key, chief operating officer of the company’s landscape management division. “He sets high expectations while still making time to help each individual team member and support neighboring branches. We feel confident that he will continue to support and grow the Richmond and Fredericksburg teams in this new capacity.”
In his stead, Rob Groves has been appointed branch manager in Richmond South. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall welfare of the branch, including the safety and development of his team, strategic planning and budgeting, training, customer service, and day-to-day operations.
Rob has been with the company for over 15 years and holds a degree in ornamental horticulture from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He began his career at Ruppert as an enhancement field manager in the Gainesville branch, worked his way up to area manager, associate branch manager, and became branch manager in Richmond North in 2018. He led the branch until last year when he explored other opportunities within the company, supporting division IT projects and irrigation operations in the region, but embraced the opportunity to return to the branch manager role.
“With Rob’s extensive industry and leadership experience, we are assured that he will continue to drive success and growth for our branch, while upholding our company’s commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients,” said Key.
Ruppert Landscape has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscaping services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs nearly 2000 people and serves customers from 31 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.