our team

Meet the LandWorx Team

The philosophy at LandWorx is entrepreneurial and passion driven through experience, persistence, and responsiveness. Our experience in understanding local codes and having been there before give us a leg up in representing our clients. 

Ben Houle, PE
Ben has over 20 years of experience in the management of civil engineering projects. His experience includes not only the engineering, but also site selection assistance, due diligence, zoning and variance assistance, permit processing and assistance, bid assistance and construction administration support. From concept to construction to completion, he has worked on public and private projects from a few thousand dollars to nearly half a billion dollar projects in Indiana and across the country. Ben lives in South Broad Ripple with his three kids and wife, Sonja. If he’s not working, he’s probably working – renovating smaller & older neighborhood homes to keep the variation and vibrancy alive.
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Keith Cruz
Vice President, Owner
Keith has more than 19 years of experience as a designer for civil engineering projects. His experience includes site development, parks and greenways design, CAD management, surveying and drafting. He has worked on public and private projects in Indiana and surrounding states. He is detail oriented, thorough, and responsive. Keith spends his free time canoeing local Indy rivers with his daughter and hiking the banks of Fall Creek removing TONS of invasives!
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Leslie Steinert, MBA
Vice President, Owner
Leslie has more than 25 years of experience as a project manager for various facets of real estate development. Her expertise includes managing the entitlement project from land acquisition, through closing and building permits. She has managed more than 75 commercial projects through the entitlement process and has conducted more than 1,600 site visits for transactions. She tolerates her husband’s race car habit and lives with her five cats – including the notorius L’il Pud (a.k.a. – The Terrorist).
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Evan West, EIT
Evan joined us from a Mechanical Engineering position for a career change – both for the gratification of seeing his designs come to life and to embrace and grow the unique LandWorx culture. Evan bikes nearly everywhere and wrenches part time at BGI when not designing!
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Jon Sheidler, PE
Senior Project Manager
Jon comes to LandWorx with over 20 years of site civil engineering experience. Some milestone projects include the Indianapolis JW Mariott, The Proscenium mixed use project in Carmel, and many commercial projects! Jon lives in Fishers and is kept really busy by his three daughters!
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Chris Laystrom, PE
Chris was the first employee at LandWorx and joined us part time because he missed the design process. He is an experienced designer and project manager with a passion for deciphering and problem-solving complicated site drainage projects. Chris & his wife Marla have three boys and live in Brownsburg.
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Logan Cruz
CAD Designer
Logan joined us part time while in school and has quickly become an indispensable member of the team. Logan brings a positive attitude and a very short learning curve to LandWorx with Civil 3d grading and site layouts.
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