Ruppert Opens New Location in DC, Promotes Moody to Branch Manager in Silver Spring

Ruppert Landscape has expanded its landscape management operations to include a new location in Washington, D.C. This branch joins several existing branches in the D.C. metro area, including Baltimore, Frederick, Forestville, Laytonsville, White Marsh, and Silver Spring (MD) and Alexandria, Dulles, and Gainesville (VA).

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team and the loyalty and trust of our customers, we have been able to grow our presence in the DMV, necessitating an additional branch,” said Doug Halsey, region vice president in the company’s landscape management division. “This market density will allow us to continue providing excellent service for our existing customers while supporting new growth in the region. Equally as important, it will allow us to provide more growth opportunities for our employees, which is part of our core values.”

This new location will be led by Chris Bixler who has been with Ruppert for over a decade, most recently as branch manager in the company’s Silver Spring (MD) location.

“Chris has been an integral part of our history in the DC market. He helped establish our original DC branch five years ago and will be a huge asset as we create our new DC location,” said Halsey.

This move provided opportunity for Michael Moody to step into the role of branch manager in Silver Spring. In this position, 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. He holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Maryland and has over a decade of landscaping experience. He joined the Ruppert team in 2015 as an enhancement crew member in Baltimore, Maryland and has since worked his way up through the ranks to associate branch manager in the Silver Spring location. In 2021, he was presented with the company’s Branch Impact Award for his outstanding dedication and contributions to the organization.

“Michael manages with passion and energy and is always willing to go the extra mile for our employees and our customers,” said Halsey. “He’s gained a lot of knowledge during his time as an Associate Branch Manager and is well prepared for this opportunity.”

Ruppert Landscape provides comprehensive commercial landscaping services in the greater DC metro region, including design and landscape enhancement, turf care, irrigation system management, pond and lake management, arbor care, snow and ice management, and holiday decorations.

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