LAYTONSVILLE, Md. – Ruppert Landscape has expanded its Pennsylvania operations to include a new branch in King of Prussia, Pa. That branch will be led by veteran Ruppert Branch Manager Mike Monde, whose leadership and focus in the Philadelphia market has enabled this expansion.
This branch, serving the northern Philadelphia, King of Prussia and Southern New Jersey region, joins 15 existing branch offices that are located in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, supporting both the landscape construction and landscape management divisions of the company. The opening of the King of Prussia branch, which was started as a satellite operation over three years ago, is right in line with the company’s five-year plan.
The existing Philadelphia branch will be led by Garth Jorgensen, who has been promoted to the position of branch manager. Jorgensen, who worked side-by-side with Monde for his 12 years with the Ruppert organization, has served in multiple positions including area manager, enhancement manager and business development manager in both the King of Prussia satellite operation and the Philadelphia Branch. Jorgensen has been described by Monde as having been instrumental in cultivating vital customer relationships throughout his tenure with Ruppert.
Jorgensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Delaware and is a certified nursery professional, a certified pesticide applicator and a commercial nutrient handler. He brings over 30 years of industry experience and in 1997 and in 2005 was recognized with Ruppert’s Branch Impact Award for his outstanding dedication and contributions made in the Philadelphia Landscape Management Branch. In his role as branch manager, he will continue to develop the Philadelphia branch with philosophies that are consistent with the Ruppert mission, which is to provide high-quality landscaping to our customers while building an organization where our employees play a leadership role and are proud of where they work.