Training Tract: Training a New Way for Different Results
King of Prussia training
As the company grows and our needs evolve, our employee development team is continually searching for new ways to effectively present management skills training. This winter, we explored “branch-centered” training with our maintenance branches, trading in the traditional two-day classroom seminar that occurs in the training space at our corporate campus for a one-day workshop at the branch office.
Pride in our Progress
Kim Gasper presenting at MDD 2017
Over the years, we’ve spent a lot of time and energy focused on how to tweak what we do to improve our service and systems, but this year’s Management Development Days (MDD) theme, “Pride in our Progress,” reminded us that we have many accomplishments to be proud of and that we continue to make great strides as a team. At this year’s annual two-day training event, we were able to bring over 500 employees from all 20 branches together to celebrate accomplishments, learn from one another and grow together as a company.
IT Update: Have you Submitted a KACE Ticket for That?
Submitting a KACE Ticket
Ruppert is growing faster than ever before and the scale/ nature of IT support is following closely along. In 2015, the IT team realized the traditional way of help desk support—via phone calls, emails, sticky notes, and desk “drive-byes”—was no longer an efficient or organized way to manage IT support for the company. We decided to leverage the additional capabilities of a system we’d had in place since 2011 (Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance) to allow us to better organize and track our efforts around end-user support.
In the Field with Intern Candidates
2017 Intern Candidates
Our Maryland and Virginia landscape construction branches recently invited potential intern candidates on a visit to learn more about what we do and to better understand the Ruppert culture and values.
Coach’s Corner: Preparing for Dormant Pruning
Dormant pruning is done to improve plant health and/or reduce the size of existing plantings that may have become overgrown since their initial planting. When properly timed and executed, dormant pruning will maintain the natural shape and growth habits of the shrub with respect to its flowering, fruiting and foliage characteristics.
IT Update: Single Sign-On
Single Sign-On
Single sign on (SSO) is an application which addresses two of our IT goals. The first goal is to maintain a secure network and provide access only to those who are authorized. Our second goal is to try, where we can, to lessen the user inconvenience that comes with having too many passwords to remember.
Fleet Team Attends GIE
GIE Expo
The corporate fleet team attended the annual Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE) that was held in Louisville, KY in October. The EXPO is the green industry's largest showcase of outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden products/outdoor leisure items, and light construction and landscape equipment.
Ready, Set, RuppertLEARNS!
As we continue to expand, training continues to be an important focus. Our new Learning Management System (LMS), also known as RuppertLEARNS, will now host all of our training tools and content, and will provide record keeping abilities.
Safety Spotlight: You Are the Critical Factor to Our Safety
Safety Harness
“Safety Keeps Us Growing” – that’s our safety motto here at Ruppert Landscape. These few simple words mean we realize that the health and wellbeing of our company depends largely on the health and wellbeing of our employees.
Winter Driving Safety Tips
With the freezing weather conditions right around the corner, the time to prepare is now. Here are a few tips to help you keep you and your vehicle safe...


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