Lanz & Associates deliver a rare combination of vision and pragmatism. They understands a client's goals, knows the steps needed to achieve them, and has the foresight to help achieve the project objectives. Ron listens to others, whether he's working for them or they're working for him. He has great ideas but doesn't let them overshadow input from others, or the project goals. He is a pleasure to work with.
Baxter & Woodman Engineering
I've worked with Lanz & Associates on a number of significant planning studies across the Chicago metropolitan area over the past twelve years. The firm is easy to work with as a prime contractor or sub-consultant, and provides clear direction to the team as its Project Manager.
Lanz & Associates worked with South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association on our transit-oriented development (TOD) planning initiatives. Their knowledge of TOD planning concepts, the Chicago Southland region, and their attention to detail is truly impressive. I highly recommend Lanz & Associates for any project or assignment.
City of Beaverton
Economic Development Coordinator
The Village of Park Forest needs independent, unbiased evaluations of land use proposals and developments. Lanz & Associates are highly capable professionals who ably helped us evaluate and update our Transit Oriented Development land use plan. They examined the practicality of a four year old study and provided us with guidance to adapt the plan to current conditions.
Village of Park Forest
Assistant Director, Economic Development & Planning
Ron Lanz is an expert in the field of land use planning. He is extremely skilled at identifying issues and coming up with creative solutions. He is personable, has excellent communication skills and great analytical abilities.
Assistant Vice President
Lanz & Associates professionals are detail oriented project managers whom always come to the table with creative strategies and solutions. Lanz & Associates understand the desired outcome of both the public and private sectors which makes for efficient and straight forward discussions and negotiations.
Commissioner of Building and Zoning
Ron is a creative, detail orientated planner who stands out in his field. His work is always thorough and top notch, and I would highly recommend him for work in municipal planning.
Village of Oak Brook
Ron Lanz was a tremendous asset to a public space planning project in the Northcenter neighborhood on Chicago's north side. He and the entire team brought a community oriented process that gave us solid results on how residents wanted a public plaza developed. Since then, I have personally recommended Ron and Lanz & Associates for their urban planning skills and in-depth knowledge of the profession. I would happily do it again.
Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce