Darren Woods Promoted to Controller, Tina Holt Promoted to Director of Payroll and Benefits


Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce two significant promotions in the company’s accounting and payroll departments.

Tina Holt has been promoted to director of payroll and benefits. She joined Ruppert in 2007, managing payroll for eight branches and 450 employees at that time. Since then she has evolved and adapted through periods of fast growth, acquisitions and system upgrades, now overseeing payroll and benefits for 25 branches and almost 1700 employees. In 2012, she was awarded the company’s Corporate Impact Award for her outstanding dedication, contributions, and positive impact on the organization.

“In addition to directing payroll to ensure accurate and timely processing every week, Tina has played a critical role in strategizing, designing, administering and monitoring all Ruppert health benefits plans,” said Jennifer Saah, vice president of accounting and financial risk management. “She is personally committed to ensuring that all employees understand and utilize their earned benefits while monitoring plan performance and protecting company assets to limit waste or fraud.”

Darren Woods has been promoted to controller. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He joined Ruppert in 2018 as assistant controller, directing all aspects of the general ledger, compliance, treasury, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. His focus has been on understanding the company’s processes, systems and culture; building relationships with corporate and operational management; as well as evaluating and restructuring the accounting department to optimize effectiveness.

“Darren has a strong aptitude for financial reporting accuracy and process efficiencies, which we will leverage in process improvements and stability in reporting as we grow,” said Saah. “As we position ourselves for additional growth and complexities within the accounting environment, Darren will lead the team and resources to best support operations and continue to strive for excellent customer service to our branch teams.”

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscape construction and management services for almost 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 1600 people and serves customers from 25 branches in eight primary markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Houston. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Visit us at www.ruppertlandscape.com.