Ruppert Teams Up with Associated Builders & Contractors to Host Summer Networking Event


Ruppert Landscape partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington to host their summer networking event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Ruppert’s corporate headquarters in Laytonsville, MD.  More than 550 people attended the event.

“ABC members appreciate Ruppert Landscape’s hospitality and look forward to this event each summer,” said Debbie Livingston, president of ABC of Metro Washington. “We’re very thankful to have this opportunity to connect with industry colleagues in such a lovely setting.”

ABC’s Metro Washington chapter has been holding its summer networking event at Ruppert headquarters for over 20 years. The event allows members and prospective members to interact in a relaxed outdoor environment. ABC members are dedicated to free enterprise, open competition, and the merit shop philosophy. They are the builders of schools, hospitals, government buildings, recreational facilities, houses of worship, commercial centers, industrial plants, bridges, roads, museums, and much more.

“We are proud to be involved with an organization that does such great work on behalf of our industry and keeps us informed on local, state and national issues impacting the building and construction industries,” said Bob Jones, president of Ruppert’s landscape construction division.  “Our involvement with ABC, and events such as this, afford us the opportunity to interact with customers and other contractors who are serving our industry.”

ABC of Metro Washington is the pre-eminent advocate for fair and open competition and the merit shop philosophy, and the premiere construction association in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The merit shop philosophy is a way of doing business in which companies reward employees based on performance while encouraging them to reach their highest level of achievement, and in which contracts are awarded based on safety, quality and value—regardless of labor affiliation. For more information, visit