Meet the team


Meet the team

BPI team looking at plans in their office

Craftsmanship & The Pursuit of excellence

BPI Outdoor Living exists to hone your dream into an impeccable reality. With experience that intertwines natural landscapes and conceptual design, we create bespoke outdoor living spaces that offer a welcome respite from the rhythm of daily life.

The Indy A List
Best Landscape Design
2013, 2014, 2016
Best of Houzz
2014, 2015, 2016
Awards of Excellence
2019, 2021
Century Club
2005 – 2021
Reading Rock
Residential Summit Award
Reading Rock
Contractor Ascent Award
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J.D. Durst

Partner / President

J.D. has more than 24 years of experience in the landscape design/build industry. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in landscape architecture, he went on to work for a variety of design firms from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Some of his work from that time includes children’s gardens, botanical gardens, municipal projects, and private estates. Now as President of BPI, J.D.’s primary focus is making sure that the clients have only the highest level of satisfaction. He brings a point of view focused on unique and functional designs for his clients.

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Tony Lausas


With a degree in operations management from the University of Illinois, Tony has been in the landscape design/build industry for more than 28 years. Today, he continues to tirelessly build the legacy of BPI with educated and knowledgeable staff, skilled craftsmen, and state-of-the-art equipment. He has a strong background in concrete pavers and segmented retaining wall design and installation and is an authorized contractor of Unilock and Belgard. He is also certified through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and the National Concrete Masonry Association.

Chris Huck

Vice President of Operations

Jesse Craney

Finance & Administration Manager

Ross Richardson

Landscape Architect / Estimator

Brant Hile

Design Associate

BLA, Landscape Architecture

Kyla Scheuermann

Design Associate

BLA, Landscape Architecture

Nicore Murray

Design Associate

BLA, Landscape Architecture

Larry Madison

Production Coordinator

Seth Heiss

Project Manager

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