As one of three Ruppert entities, Ruppert Landscape is able to draw from the experience and expertise of the various disciplines that comprise the Ruppert Companies. Each company consists of a team of industry experts that strive to lead their industry in customer service and employee development. Under the Ruppert umbrella, they are afforded the rare combination of financial resources, valuable associations, a broad base of knowledge and fresh perspectives on cutting-edge management practices.
The Ruppert philosophy states that “taking excellent care of our employees will result in our employees taking excellent care of our customers.” That employee care program includes:
A broad base of ownership
Employee incentive programs
Various awards and recognition programs
Extensive skills and management training
Active community service programs
In addition, there is an average Ruppert tenure of 14 years within the ranks of branch and executive managers and an industry tenure average of 22 years within that same group. The benefits of this unusual level of loyalty and experience cannot be measured, but are felt in every aspect of company, customer and field operations.
Ruppert is not new to the green movement. The company uses its resources proactively in many areas including:
Planting of nearly 1,000,000 trees and shrubs since its inception nearly 50 years ago and growing more than 100,000 wholesale trees on over 800 acres in Maryland and Virginia.
The 2008 construction of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified corporate campus in Laytonsville (MD)
The 2011 construction of a 220 Kw ground mounted solar system—totaling over 1/3 of an acre—that completely offsets all of the electrical demand for the company’s corporate campus.
The use of hybrid vehicles and alternative powered equipment
The use of water reclamation systems at several facilities for landscape irrigation