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 work with you to build your own beautiful custom landscape. 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 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 of the things he enjoys most is working with you to see your ideas transform into a beautiful custom landscape that you’ll use for years.

Our Team

Devoted

Devon Kleinjan

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 currently working towards getting his LA stamp.  Devon will respond to all of your initial project inquiries as well as be the point of contact during the design process.  He is also the face behind marketing and social media.

Matthew Crossman

Operations Manager

Matte started with LandArt in 2018 and transitioned from a Landscape Foreman to Operations Manager in 2022.  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 Controller

Debi McKellar, CLD

Design Coordinator

With a diploma in Landscape Design from Humber college, Debi brings a background that ranges from architectural model creation to floral arrangements.  She’s responsible for overseeing the details of all of our design packages.  This includes planting layouts, material selections and quality control.  She is also responsible for plant orders and permit applications.  Debi is a Certified Landscape Designer (CLD) through Landscape Ontario

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.

Nicole Reid

Landscape Designer

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 loves seeing ideas come to reality.  Dave brings a wealth of knowledge with many years of experience in the construction industry.

Taryn Nordeman

Administrator

Taryn joined us in 2020 as our Administrator.  She has a certificate in bookkeeping from Niagara College. She is the friendly voice you will hear on the phone when you call the LandArt office.  She is also the face you will greet when you stop in to say hello.   She juggles everything between bookkeeping to organizing company events.

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.

Ian Dokter

Landscape Foreman

With a degree in Judicial Studies from the University of Guelph, Ian married Richard’s sister and decided to join us as a foreman. 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.

Kyle Fequet-Chevalier

Landscape Foreman

Kyle started as a lead hand in the winter of 2021 and moved into a Landscape Foreman position in 2022. Kyle has an eye for detail and a personal drive to ensure the job is completed at the highest standard.  Kyle has 15 years of experience in construction, previously working on bridges and roads and has 10+ years of experience with heavy machinery; everything from skidsteers to excavator to cranes.

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.

Kenny Luimes

Carpentry Foreman

With several years of experience in finish and general carpentry, Kenny joined LandArt as a carpentry lead hand in 2020, and now leads our carpentry division as foreman. Attentive to the fine details, as well as the larger picture, he is passionate about creating a beautiful aesthetic to suit your property. 

Mack Peacock

Enhancements Foreman

Brandon Smith

Masonry Lead Hand

Darian LeBlanc

Landscape Lead Hand

Frank Kennedy

Landscape Lead Hand

Chris Barker

Landscape Lead Hand

Justin Gray

Landscape Lead Hand

Josh Kimberly

Landscape Labourer

Matthew Colangelo

Landscape Lead Hand

Matthew Ryan

Masonry Labourer

Matthew Giancola

Carpentry Lead Hand

Tyler Lougheed

Carpentry Lead Hand

Kevin Herale

Enhancements Lead Hand

David Binns

Enhancements Labourer

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