Yasek Hired, Ryan Promoted in Ruppert’s Virginia Landscape Construction Branch


Laytonsville, MD – Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Yasek and the promotion of Mike Ryan in our Virginia Landscape Construction branch.

Yasek, a resident of Linden, VA, has been hired as Estimator. He brings over two years of estimating experience in the landscape industry as well as 14 years of experience in map production for flood insurance studies and more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from West Virginia University and a Master’s degree in Geography from Ohio University. As Estimator, he will be responsible for accurately estimating direct costs for landscape construction bids and change orders based on plans, specifications and site inspections.

“We look forward to Joe’s immediate impact within our estimating department,” said Virginia Landscape Construction Branch Manager, Jim Tuzzolino. “We are glad he chose Ruppert Landscape as the venue for furthering his career.”

Ryan, a resident of Haymarket, VA, has been promoted to Operations Manager. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and has over 18 years of industry experience, having held positions in commercial landscape maintenance, commercial irrigation installation and residential design build. He joined the company in early 2015 as Production Manager and has already made a big impact on the branch. As Operations Manager, he will be responsible for all aspects of production in the branch including all field operations, personnel, vehicles and equipment, safety, subcontracts, direct cost accounts and selected overhead expenses.

“With his industry knowledge, positive attitude and his willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done, I know Mike will excel in his new role,” said Tuzzolino.

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, provides commercial landscape construction and management with 18 branches serving seven primary markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte and Atlanta. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community.