Ruppert Teams Up with Associated Builders & Contractors to Host 2022 Summer Networking Event

Ruppert Landscape partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington to host their summer networking event on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Ruppert’s corporate headquarters in Laytonsville, MD.  More than 500 people attended the event.

“ABC of Metro Washington values our relationship with Ruppert Landscape and looks forward to this annual summer event,” said Dan Bond, CAE, president of ABC of Metro Washington. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to connect our members and industry colleagues in this exceptional outdoor 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

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscape construction and management services for nearly 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 2000 people and serves customers from 30 branches in eight 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