We are artists.
We are craftsmen.

We believe in properties that get better with age.

History

Where it all began

Committed to integrity, we build with passion.

It was over ten years ago that Richard and Christine Wynia founded LandArt. What started as a small contracting business has since grown into a multiple-award-winning enterprise, servicing the Niagara, Greater Hamilton and Burlington areas.

Our team is composed of craftsmen — artists — who are all passionate about the quality of their craft and dedicated to working with you to build your own beautiful custom landscape or complete your home renovation. Biblical principles such as honesty and integrity challenge us to display these virtues in all our business practices.

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Our Founders

Leaders

Striving for excellence

Meet Richard and Christine Wynia.

As Richard himself would say, Christine is the financial brains of the operation. Having grown up on a farm, she always felt drawn to the challenge of running a business. With a passion for numbers and analytics, she went to school to study business accounting and then went on to receive her CPA, CMA designation. 
 
Richard, on the other hand, is the dreamer in the relationship. He began working in the the industry during high school where he quickly developed an affinity for landscaping. Over the years, Richard's passion for the craft continued to evolve; now, one the things he enjoys most is working with you to see your ideas transform into a beautiful space that you'll use for years.
 
Over the past couple of years, we have worked to expand our services to include not only landscaping but also custom renovations. This expansion is in response to the increasing number of requests from our landscape clients who seek a trusted interior renovation design and build firm.

Our Team

Devoted

Devon Kleinjan, OALA, CSLA

Sales & Marketing Manager

Devon joins us as a graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Guelph and has many years of experience in the landscaping and construction industries.  He is a licensed Landscape Architect and will be reviewing the designed drawings that are created.  Devon is the point of contact during the design process. 

Matte Crossman

Project Coordinator

Matte started with LandArt in 2018 as a Landscape Labourer and later transitioned into a Project Coordinator role.  Matte has a strong desire to maintain the high quality standards that LandArt has established for all of their projects, as well as maintaining an open and collaborative environment with clients.  He is available for all of your questions or concerns throughout the construction project. 

Nathan Groat, CPA, CA

Financial Manager

Nathan has been a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Alberta since 2007.  Nathan is a seasoned accounting and financial professional with effective strategies to track and manage costs, allowing businesses of all sizes to become champions of expansion into new market areas, and encouraging organizations to dominate their chosen industries as industry leaders. In the recent past, Nathan has orchestrated programs to push significant growth in two privately-held companies, which were shown to prosper despite challenging economic conditions and adversities in their respective regions.  We are excited to have him one board to help us as we continue to grow.

David Baartman

Estimator

Dave joined LandArt in 2017 to start and lead our carpentry division.  In 2022 he moved into the role of Estimator.  Dave loves building and the construction process, communicating with sub-contractors, suppliers and foreman.  He enjoys seeing ideas come to reality.  Dave brings a wealth of knowledge with many years of experience in the construction industry.

ALEXIS SKIRROW

Selections Coordinator

Gavin Keuning

Landscape Designer

Gavin is a current student in the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Guelph, and began his LandArt career in 2021.  Informed by several years of practical construction experience, Gavin is one of the creative minds behind your design project. He is responsible for drawing the design plans, and bringing them to life through 3D rendering. Gavin intends to complete his degree and pursue professional registration as a Landscape Architect.

Taryn Nordeman

Bookkeeper

Taryn joined us in 2020 as our Administrator.  She has a certificate in bookkeeping from Niagara College. She takes care of all our book keeping, accounts receivable, payable, payroll and HR as well as legal correspondence.

Kyle Fequet-Chevalier

Project Coordinator

Kyle started as a lead hand in the winter of 2021 and then moved into a Landscape Foreman position in 2022. More recently, he became one of our two Project Coordinators. Kyle has an eye for detail and a personal drive to ensure that the job is completed to the highest standard. He brings 15 years of experience in construction, having previously worked on bridges and roads. Additionally, he has over 10 years of experience with heavy machinery, ranging from skid steers and excavators to cranes.

Ian Dokter

Landscape Foreman

Ian went to the University of Guelph for Judicial Studies and has a diploma in Police Foundations. Before joining LandArt he worked in his family's landscape supply business. He later joined the LandArt team as a foreman and has been at LandArt for 9 years. Along with everything involved in managing the site, he is responsible for making sure that quality and aesthetics are met on each project that he leads. Ian cares about efficiency and accuracy; he is an expert tactician and ensures that the design is reflected on the ground.

Nick te Bokkel, RSE

Masonry Foreman

Nick is married to Christine’s sister and is our longest standing employee. Beginning as a labourer, he worked up to become a lead hand, and then a foreman. He completed his apprenticeship with LandArt and received his Red Seal in masonry. He now manages our Masonry Division. With an extreme attention to detail, Nick is a masonry artist, capable of matching existing features or of creating his own masterpiece.

MADISSON LEBOEUF

Horticulture Foreman

Joel Stulp

Landscape Foreman

Joel started for LandArt as a summer student in 2019, and has since worked up as a laborer, lead hand, and now as a landscape foreman. As a laborer and lead hand, he frequently worked in our carpentry and masonry divisions and has developed a comprehensive skillset in both.  As a landscape foreman, Joel has his focus set on creating a product that goes above and beyond industry standards.

Brandon Smith

Masonry Lead Hand

Kenny Luimes

Carpentry Lead Hand

With several years of experience in finish and general carpentry, Kenny joined LandArt as a carpentry lead hand in 2020. Attentive to the fine details, as well as the larger picture, he is passionate about creating a beautiful aesthetic to suit your property.  He is currently working through his carpentry apprenticeship at Mohawk College.

JON BANNINGA

Landscape Lead Hand

Darian LeBlanc

Landscape Lead Hand

David Binns

Landscape Labourer

CHRISTIAN MENDEZ

Construction Labourer

KYLE DIAS

Construction Labourer

ZACHARY TAYLOR

Carpentry Labourer

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