Our Philosophy  -  OUR TEAM

Our first priority at Danch, Harner & Associates it to serve our clients’ needs to the fullest of our collaborative abilities. Secondly, to do good work and do it consistently.  We believe that placing focus on our client’s dreams creates successful projects. This leads to a multitude of great benefits.  

Pleased clients lead to repeat business. But moreover, a friendship built on trust and teamwork tends to develop.  

We supply our staff with the tools, support and time to be successful.  We have a relaxed atmosphere at Danch, Harner & Associates. We instill this atmosphere because we understand that focus on individual success is more important than punching the corporate clock or billable hours. From this atmosphere, our staff realizes their potential through the freedom to thrive without the overwrought pressure of a ridgid corporate structure. The health of our business, including profit, becomes innate when our staff is self-reliant and free to explore and develop their abilities. 

 

Sustainability

The practice of sustainable design has become an important topic among our industry's frontrunners. The fact is, we here at Danch, Harner & Associates have always applied the philosophy of sustainability to our day to day approach.  

We introduce the best combination of Landscape Architectural and Civil Engineering practices to create a unique functionality within each project. The goal being to comply and/or exceed the principles of environmental, economic, and social sustainability.  

 

Endorsements

See what people are saying about Danch, Harner & Associates. Our work speaks for its self, but our clients often speak for us as well. Here’s a few highlights from our amazing clients.

Bob Manuwal

Commercial Loan Officer
Teachers Credit Union
110 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
P: 574-232-8012

My experience with your firm has been outstanding over a period of years and many surveys. I can always reach you, which helps a lot. You are timely with your responses to me and patient with my questions. It’s really a joy to work with you and you make my job so much easier. As a lay person I always know I will be greeted in a friendly and professional way and that means a lot to me.

Bill Schalliol

Director of Economic Development
St. Joseph County
227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1100
South Bend, IN 46601
P: (574) 235-9571
bschalli@co.st-joseph.in.us

Over the years, I have used Danch, Harner & Associates for a variety of projects.  Their innovate solutions to complex problem solving make the DHA team unique in the industry.  Whether it is resolution of property boundary issues, redefining an underdeveloped tract of land by designing a new subdivision, or representing and leading a client through the public process, the DHA team stands by their clients and works for win-win solutions. The DHA team also provides first class landscape architecture solutions and can transform a vacant brownfield parcel into an imaginative plaza to represent a world-class industrialist like James Oliver and his Oliver Plow Corporation.

Our Team

Danch, Harner & Associates believes in hiring the right talent for the right job. Our staff has a combined experience of over 80 years in the services we offer, and we’re always interested in expanding our offerings for our clients to suit their needs.

Michael Danch

Michael Danch

Current President and firm Planner/Landscape Architect

Jeffrey Ballard

Jeffrey Ballard

Responsible for business development, implementation, and coordination of Civil Engineering and Landscape Architectural services.

Shawn McLaughlin

Shawn McLaughlin

Responsible for business development, field crew and office scheduling, along with coordinating with civil engineers, and construction managers on ongoing projects.

Ron Harner

Ron Harner

President-Surveying. Responsible for the firms' Berrien Springs, Michigan Office.

Greg Shearon

Greg Shearon

Landscape architect with experience in site design, construction documentation, and computer modeling/rendering, and land use planning.

Patricia Dukarm

Patricia Dukarm

Office Manager

Burne Miller, P.E.

Burne Miller, P.E.
Burne has a background in storm water management planning, utility infrastructure, land planning, neighborhood traffic calming and utility coordination.