Nov. 18 2021 12:58 PM

The volunteers enhanced the landscape for the club in Greater Washington.

A total of 25 employees from three of Laytonsville, Maryland-based Ruppert Landscape’s branches located in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia came together to put the finishing touches on the grounds of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington’s newly renovated headquarters.

“When we look for community service projects, we are looking for a project where we can utilize our landscaping skills and company resources to better our community,” says Craig Ruppert, Ruppert Landscape CEO. “This project came to us through one of our board members, Julie Smith of the Bozzuto Group, who has worked with the Boys & Girls Club for several years. We were happy to donate our time and talents to help enhance this campus where they are working hard to ensure that their young members achieve academic success, develop good character and live healthy lives.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s headquarters was renovated by Davis Construction and a host of over 60 other generous organizations who pulled together to bring the project to fruition. The final touch for the building and grounds was the landscape, which was in need of some attention and sprucing up. This project involved an investment of both time and materials, totaling about $17,000 and consisting of 85 labor hours. To bring this project to fruition, the site was cleaned and prepped, turf mowed, dead and aging plant material removed, existing trees and shrubs pruned and over 125 perennials and shrubs installed along with bed edging and mulch.

“We are so grateful for the generous support of Ruppert Landscape who provided a complete redesign of our landscaping, enabling us to put the finishing touches on our headquarters, which has received such widespread community care and support over this past year,” says Gabrielle Webster, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. “This newfound curb appeal will be an inspiration for the whole community. Now our families and our Club members will approach a top-notch facility that’s just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.”