Ruppert Landscape expands into Tennessee, promotes Clermont to branch manager
Ruppert Landscape has expanded its landscape construction operations to include a permanent location in Nashville, Tennessee. This branch joins 30 existing branch offices located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas, supporting both the landscape construction and landscape management divisions of the company.
“We have frequently stepped out of our geographic footprint when opportunities arise to take on large-scale landscape construction projects at a national level,” says Patrick Luzier, regional vice president in the company’s landscape construction division. “Our expansion into the Nashville market was initially determined by relationships we have with clients in other geographic locations, who reached out to us for projects in the Nashville market. The success of these initial opportunities and several subsequent projects, enabled us to develop a more permanent presence in the region.”
The Tennessee branch is overseen by Marvin Clermont, who has recently been promoted to branch manager. In his new role, Clermont will oversee all planning, budgeting and personnel development in the branch and ensure customer satisfaction on all landscape construction projects within the Nashville region.
Clermont holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University. He garnered several years of community development and project management experience before joining Ruppert’s Maryland landscape construction branch in 2015 as an assistant project manager. He was promoted to production manager before transferring to the Georgia landscape construction branch in 2017, where he served as a project manager for two years before being promoted to operations manager in early 2020. In 2021, he took the opportunity to relocate to Nashville to help open the satellite office in the role of associate branch manager.
“Marvin’s strong leadership and customer service abilities have played a key role in our ability to turn the Nashville satellite operation into a permanent branch,” Luzier says. “We are pleased to see Marvin take this next step in his career and know that the future of Ruppert in Nashville is in good hands.”
“This team is very talented and eager to take on the complex and challenging projects that come our way,” says Clermont. “Nashville is one of the fastest-growing markets in the country and has a strong economy and diverse culture. We are looking forward to continuing to build our team and tapping into the skilled and engaged workforce that this community has to offer.”
Ruppert’s Tennessee branch serves large-scale landscape construction projects in the Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville regions, including Davidson County, Williamson County, Robertson County, Sumner County, Rutherford County, Cheatham County, Wilson County, Shelby County, Tipton County, Fayette County, and Knox County. Services include estimating and pre-construction services; installation of landscape, hardscape, and special decorative structures; and irrigation and water management.