Meet the team


Meet the team

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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

CEO/Chief Design Officer
BS, Landscape Architecture

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 CEO/Chief Design Officer 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.

Dean Ranalli


Jesse Craney

Director of Finance & Administration

Chris Huck

Director of Operations

Sean Doyle

Director of Construction

Ross Richardson

Director of Design/Sales

PLA, Landscape Architect


Brant Hile

Design Associate

BLA, Landscape Architecture

Nicore Murray

Design Associate

BLA, Landscape Architecture

Sarah Bilbrey

Design Associate


Director Of Barketing

Landscape Architecture: The Intersection of Passion and Expertise

Our landscape architects and designers specialize in creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces that enhance the natural environment and improve the quality of life for people who use them.

We apply the principles of landscape design to every project, working with the natural environment to bring out your yard’s best features and make it a more enjoyable space in every season.

Landscape architecture isn’t just about plants. It combines hardscaping, like covered living spaces, decks, and poolscapes with outdoor technology, custom landscaping, and other elements to create unique outdoor spaces.

At BPI Outdoor Living, our landscape architects are dedicated to helping you make the most of your outdoor space. Our design philosophy begins with a deep understanding of you, your needs, and your preferences. We strive to create a space that’s tailored to your family and your home — and one that you’ll continue to enjoy for decades to come.

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