Ruppert Promotes Ethan Brown to Region Manager, Cole Stoy to Branch Manager in Northern Virginia

Ruppert Landscape recently promoted Ethan Brown to the position of region manager in the company’s landscape management division. In this capacity, he will oversee operations in the company’s three Northern Virginia landscape management branches, located in Alexandria, Dulles, and Gainesville.

Brown holds an associate degree in landscape and turf management and a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the company, he gained 10 years of experience in the construction and excavation industries and two years of experience as an enhancement manager within the landscape industry. He joined Ruppert in 2016 as an area manager and quickly became known as an exceptional salesperson. In 2018, he has assumed the position of associate branch manager in preparation to take on the branch manager role, which he did later that year. In 2019, the Alexandria branch was recognized with Ruppert’s Distinction Award for outstanding performance as a branch, and in 2021, Brown was recognized with Ruppert’s Clyde Vadner Merit award for consistent hard work and dedication leading to exceptional results for the organization.

“In Ethan’s three years as branch manager, he has been known for leading his team with record-breaking profit performance as well as building a strong team with the lowest employee turnover in the division,” said Fred Key, regional vice president in Ruppert’s landscape management division. “We look forward to the continued growth and leadership that Ethan will bring to the region and the branches he will be working with.”

In his stead, Cole Stoy has been promoted to branch manager in the Alexandria, Virginia location. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall welfare of the branch, including the safety and development of is team, strategic planning and budgeting, training, customer service, and day-to-day operations. He holds an associate degree in landscape and turf management from Virginia Tech. He joined Ruppert in 2017 as enhancement manager in Alexandria and quickly began setting division records for enhancement sales. That same year, he was presented with the company’s Branch Impact Award for his outstanding dedication and contributions to the organization.

“Cole is always willing to help lend a hand to other local branches with the development of their enhancement teams,” said Key. “He is adept at recruiting excellent industry talent and developing a network of subcontractors that enable the branch to continue to grow and produce outstanding results. We look forward to seeing him put those talents to use in his new role.”

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 30 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