Ruppert Opens Branch in Elkridge (MD), Promotes Tim Kline to Baltimore Branch Manager

Ruppert Landscape has expanded its landscape management operations to include a new location in Elkridge, Maryland. This branch joins existing Maryland locations in Laytonsville, Forestville, Frederick, Baltimore, White Marsh, and Silver Spring.

“This new branch represents our commitment to serving the community and meeting the growing demand for exceptional landscaping services in the region,” stated Damien Barber, Region Manager in the company’s landscape management division. “We are thrilled about the opportunities this expansion brings, not only for our company’s growth but also for creating new employment opportunities and furthering our mission to deliver unparalleled service and innovation to our valued customers.”

This new location will be led by Mike Fleming, who has been with Ruppert for over 17 years and has overseen the Baltimore location since 2018.

“Mike exemplifies what we love to see in a career path here at Ruppert. He began his career as an intern and then worked his way through nearly every branch position from Crew Member to Branch Manager. He has been an integral part of our history in the Baltimore market and will be a huge asset as we create our new Elkridge location,” said Barber.

This move provided the opportunity for Tim Kline to step into the role of branch manager in Baltimore. In this position, his responsibilities will include planning, budgeting, personnel development, and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Kline holds an associate degree in business administration and management from Carroll Community College and served six years as a member of the U.S. Army Military Police. Post-military, he transitioned to the landscaping industry and gained experience in both maintenance and construction, growing his career from the field to operations management. He joined Ruppert in 2021 as an Area Manager in Baltimore and was promoted to Associate Branch Manager in 2022.

“Tim has dedicated the past year to prepare for the Branch Manager role, overseeing the team and customer portfolio that will remain with the Baltimore branch following the Elkridge split in 2024,” Barber commented. “We’re excited about Tim’s transition and have full confidence in his capacity to sustain the Baltimore branch’s success.”

Ruppert’s Elkridge branch will provide comprehensive commercial landscaping services including design and landscape enhancement, turf care, irrigation system management, pond and lake management, arbor care, snow and ice management, and outdoor lighting and décor.

Ruppert Landscape, founded as a family and employee-owned business, is a leading provider of commercial landscaping services. Headquartered in Laytonsville, MD, Ruppert is proud of its 2,300 team members who serve customers from over 40 branches primarily throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern US. The company prides itself on its strong culture, commitment to its employees, unmatched attention to its customers, and giving back to the community. For more information, please visit