Ruppert Landscape recently expanded its service area in Pennsylvania with an additional location in Camp Hill. This operation joins two existing Pennsylvania landscape management operations in Toughkenamon and King of Prussia.
The Camp Hill location, which is home to approximately 50 employees and has 15 vehicles in its fleet, came to Ruppert along with the acquisition of Classic Landscaping. The team has been providing landscape management services to the greater Harrisburg area for over ten years, including Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties. They serve over 70 customers in this market—many of which are also Ruppert customers in other markets—including Triple Crown Corp, The Apartment Gallery, Property Management Inc. (PMI), Morgan Properties, Carlisle Construction Materials, and First Industrial Realty Trust Inc.
“The addition of the Camp Hill location places us in a healthy market that values quality landscapes and provides our people with an opportunity for growth,” said Tom Barry, president of the landscape management division. “In ten years, this operation has grown from one crew to 10 crews, and they are consistently signing major property clients to their portfolio.”
To provide continuity in leadership and service and to ensure a smooth transition for customers, the Camp Hill operation will continue to be managed by PJ Walters, a former Classic employee who chose to join the Ruppert team following the acquisition. Walters has eight years of landscape industry experience, having run his own business for five years and serving as a branch manager with Classic for three years, as well as 16 years of experience in the correctional industry. He is currently attending Harrisburg Area Community College and resides in Boiling Springs, PA with his wife, Taryn, and their two daughters.
“With PJ’s continued guidance and leadership, we are excited about the Camp Hill team’s future under the Ruppert name,” said Barry.
“Ruppert has long been acknowledged as a major industry competitor of Classic in the Frederick, Maryland market,” said Walters. “The recent acquisition and merging of our teams have prompted excitement and opportunity amongst our employees and customers. We look forward to introducing the Ruppert name in the greater Harrisburg market and carrying their torch of excellent service for many years to come.”