Inspired by their passion for the landscape industry, dedication to exceptional client service, and commitment to developing high-performing teams, lifelong friends and professional colleagues, Jeff Rupp and Craig Nye, created Woodland Environment, Inc. in 2016.

As co-founders, Jeff and Craig foster a culture of teamwork that values relationships, energizes co-workers, and creates an environment where Woodland teams are committed to delivering outstanding grounds management, landscape installation, and snow removal services for commercial and residential clients.

Jeff Rupp, Principal & Co-founder

Having worked for the largest landscape management firm in the United States for the past 20 years, Jeff had direct responsibility for managing all aspects of a $20 million region which included four branch operations. His responsibilities encompassed client service, active management and development of 200+ team members to deliver on sales and operational commitments, safety leadership, sales and estimating, financial management, and asset and inventory management. Jeff also provided mentoring to develop branch managers and future leaders.

Throughout the diversity of operational scale, Jeff has remained deeply committed to exceptional service to both clients and the teams he leads.

Jeff has a deep knowledge of efficient operations, safe operational practices, and systems and processes that help deliver personalized client service. Clients especially appreciate Jeff’s attentive and prompt execution of services, proactive and knowledgeable solutions, and excellence in work quality.

Education, Certifications & Training

  • The Ohio State University, A.S. Landscape Horticulture
  • Certified Pesticide Application
  • Development Dimensions International, Pathway to Leadership Excellence

Representative Projects*

  • Westminster Thurber Community, Columbus, OH
  • Wedgewood Condominiums, Powell, OH
  • Golf Village Common Areas, Powell, OH
  • Easton, Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Marriott Northwest at Tuttle Crossing, Dublin, OH
  • Columbus Airport Marriott, Columbus, OH
  • Scioto Retirement Community, Obetz, OH
  • Tuttle Crossing Interchange, Dublin, OH
  • Tuttle Crossing Corporate Office Park, Dublin, OH
  • City of Dublin Right-of-Ways, Dublin, OH
  • Embassy Suites Columbus, Dublin, OH
  • Carlton Woods, East Shore, and Streetscape, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Service Corporation International, Houston Texas

*managed during previous employment

Craig Nye, Principal & Co-founder

While working for the largest landscape management firm in the United States, Craig managed all aspects of an 8MM landscape branch, including client services and retention; management of 125,000 hours annually of grounds maintenance, enhancements, snow and de-icing operations; training and development of 70+ team members; financial controls and reporting; inventory, overhead and direct cost management; operational excellence; and successful safety routines and compliance.

Education, Certifications & Training

  • University of Findlay, B.S. Hazardous Materials Management/Industrial Hygiene
  • Development Dimensions International, Pathway to Leadership Excellence

Representative Projects*

  • Quail Creek Condominiums, Grove City
  • Mount Carmel Hospital East and West, Columbus
  • Mount Carmel Hospital, Grove City
  • Duke Realty Park 70 at West Jefferson, West Jefferson
  • Duke Realty Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, Groveport
  • Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus
  • City of Bexley Parks, Right-of-Ways, and Seasonal Color Program, Bexley
  • Jeffrey Mansion, Bexley
  • Wexner Heritage House, Bexley
  • Scioto Downs, Columbus
  • Capital University, Bexley
  • OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus, Southwest Health Center and Eastside Health Center
  • Miami Trace Local Schools
  • Villages of Cypress Grove
  • *managed during previous employment