Mr. Rappoport earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he majored in horticulture with a landscape design and contracting emphasis. His education was bolstered by real-world experience, including the founding of Landscape Horticultural Services, a full service C-27 California landscape contracting firm.
Jeremy continued his professional experience in land development, working for private and public master development companies and homebuilders. Mr. Rappoport held positions of increasing responsibility, from landscape and offsite superintendent, purchasing agent, director of operations and director of land development for The Baldwin Company, Continental Homes, D.R. Horton Homes, Starwood Santa Fe Valley Partners LLC, and K. Hovnanian Homes.
With a unique blend of real world experience; self employment, field and senior management expertise combined with university training and decades working in the arboriculture, landscape, horticulture, and land development industries, Mr. Rappoport is a recognized and respected industry professional. Using his broad based professional experience, education and training, Mr. Rappoport founded RDCS LLC, filling a much needed niche for professional arborist, landscape, horticulture and land development consulting services as well as expert witness and litigation support services for attorneys and insurers.
Currently, RDCS LLC works with a wide array of clients, including attorneys and insurers for expert witness services and civil engineers, landscape architects, municipalities, HOA’s, developers, general contractor and commercial property owners for certified arborist, landscape, horticulture and land development consulting services. Based in San Diego, Rappoport provides services such as litigation support and professional consulting for many different arboriculture, landscape, horticulture, and land development needs. He currently holds a C-27 landscape contracting license (consultant only) and is a certified arborist and certified tree risk assessor by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).