About Ritter Grounds Maintenance
Ritter Grounds Maintenance, Inc., headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a family-owned landscape design, landscape architecture, and lawn care maintenance company. We have proudly served the Tidewater and Hampton Roads areas since 1990.
Our company offers a proven track record of creative, quality landscape design and maintenance.
Our mission is to place our integrity and ethical standards at the forefront of all of our relationships. We would love nothing more than to gain a long-term client within the community we have lived and worked in for decades, therefore we promise to treat our business relationships with the honor and respect they deserve.
Helping our customers understand and be successful with all of their landscaping dreams and ideas is what separates our family-run company from the “Big Box” competitors; we’re here to listen to what you want and provide you with creative and affordable solutions to meet your individual needs while educating you on the secrets of the industry to help keep your landscaping investments successful.
Licensing, Insurance, and Certificates
Ritter Grounds Maintenance, Inc. is fully state licensed and insured. An insurance certificate can be forwarded to you at your request. We also have a State Business Pesticide license and a State Fertilizer Application license (as required by law).
Quality Employees & Equipment
We promote a drug-free workplace with pre-employment, and random, drug screenings. We aim to give you peace of mind about the people working on your property.
In addition, all of our trucks, trailers, and equipment are properly maintained and routinely tested for top performance and job safety. In an effort to handle any specific requests in a timely manner, our crew leaders encourage feedback from both clients and workers while on the job site.
Tom Ritter, owner and landscape architect, is hands-on when it comes to scheduling work and corresponding with all crews, across multiple job sites, on a daily bases. He is credentials are as follows:
Bachelor of Business Administration—Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, May 1982
Virginia Certified Horticulturist—Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, March 1986, with Continuing Education
Category 3 Pesticide Applicator Permit & Licensed Fertilizer & Lime Applicator—Virginia Department of Agriculture, March 1988
Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certified
Norfolk Botanical Gardens—Plant Nomenclature & Identification—Norfolk, Virginia, May 1986
Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Courses—Virginia Beach, Virginia, January 1988 to Present