Ruppert Opens Construction Branch in DC, Promotes Mike Ryan to Branch Manager

Ruppert Landscape has expanded its landscape construction division with the addition of a new branch in Washington, DC. This branch joins six existing construction offices located in Laytonsville (MD), Gainesville (VA), Raleigh (NC), Atlanta (GA), Nashville (TN), and Houston (TX).

“This new branch opening has been a strategic move fueled by the remarkable growth we have witnessed in the DC/VA market,” said Jim Tuzzolino, regional vice president in the company’s landscape construction division. “This expansion represents not only our commitment to meet the demands of the flourishing construction industry in the region but also our dedication to serving our customers. With this growth, we aim to cement our presence, foster local partnerships, and contribute to the development of the DC metropolitan region.”

The DC landscape construction branch will be overseen by Mike Ryan, who was recently promoted to branch manager. In his new role, Mike will oversee all planning, budgeting, and personnel development in the branch and ensure customer satisfaction on all landscape construction projects within the DC metro region.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech and has been with the Ruppert organization for over eight years, having 25 years of combined industry experience. He joined Ruppert in 2015 as a production manager in the Virginia landscape construction branch and quickly rose through the ranks to operations manager and then assistant branch manager. In 2017, he was awarded the company’s Branch Impact Award for outstanding dedication and contributions to the organization.

“Mike’s exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to customer service have been instrumental in successfully splitting our Virginia operations and establishing a new branch,” stated Tuzzolino. “We are thrilled to witness Mike’s advancement in his career and have complete confidence that under his guidance, the future of Ruppert in DC is bound for success.”

“Our team is an incredible blend of talent and enthusiasm, ready to embrace the complex projects that cross our path,” says Ryan. “Being situated in DC, one of the nation’s most rapidly growing markets, provides us with boundless opportunities and we are looking forward to continuing to build our team and tapping into the skilled workforce that this community has to offer.”

Ruppert’s new branch will support large-scale landscape construction projects in the DC metro area, with services include estimating and pre-construction services; installation of landscape, hardscape, and special decorative structures; and irrigation and water management.

Ruppert Landscape has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscaping services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 2000 people and serves customers from 33 branch locations in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Learn more at