Ruppert Landscape Partners with Knox Lane

Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce our partnership with Knox Lane, a growth-oriented investment firm that is focused on partnering with businesses in the services and consumer sectors. The company’s management team, led by CEO Craig Ruppert, will continue to lead Ruppert Landscape, and remain significant minority owners in the business.

“We are excited to partner with Knox Lane, a strategic move that will enable us to accelerate our growth and provide further opportunity for our team,” said Craig Ruppert. “Their capital, experience, and strong track record of partnering with leading companies will enable us to continue our focus on helping our team achieve their professional and personal goals, delivering high-quality commercial landscaping services to our customers, and giving back to our community.”

The partnership with Knox Lane supports Ruppert Landscape’s long-term vision to continue to grow the company’s footprint within current and adjacent markets and expand organically and through strategic acquisitions. “Providing opportunity for our team is at the heart of everything we do,” said Ruppert. “With growth comes an increased ability for our team to learn more, take on more responsibility, get promoted and earn more. The additional financial and strategic resources provided by Knox Lane will enable us to provide even more opportunity for our team and will help facilitate our continued evolution.”

“We are very proud of our team and the successful business we have established together,” said Phil Key, President. “We look forward to leveraging Knox Lane’s extensive operational expertise and experience building and scaling high-quality businesses as we continue to focus on growing our team, serving our customers, and innovating across all facets of our organization.”

The company’s history dates to the 1970s when Craig Ruppert, then a teenager, began cutting his neighbors’ yards to earn money. From those early and humble beginnings, the company has grown tremendously and now includes a talented management team, with projects that have grown in scale and complexity. Residential lawns turned into developments, parks, and corporate campuses, while the focus on hustle and efficiency expanded to include horticultural knowledge and technical specialization. Today, the company serves commercial clients in nine states and continues its tradition of charitable giving at the local level.

About Ruppert Landscape

Ruppert Landscape has been a market-leading provider of commercial landscape services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs nearly 2,000 people and serves customers from 30 branches throughout the Eastern United States. Its reputation for commitment to employees, exceptional customer service and giving back to its community have supported the company’s steady organic growth and its position as an industry leader. For more information, please visit

About Knox Lane
Based in San Francisco, Knox Lane is a growth-oriented investment firm comprised of a team of accomplished investors and operators with a shared work history and a strong track record of partnering with leading companies to accelerate transformational growth. Knox Lane employs an investor-operator mindset and seeks to provide support across a number of business components, including human capital, brand management, end-to-end digital transformation, sourcing, supply chain and logistics, strategic acquisitions and business development. For more information, please visit