Established in early 2010 by Aric Head, AICP, Richard Payne, PE, and Patrick Smith, PE, Peloton Land Solutions is a Texas-based consulting firm with more than 100 professional engineers, planners, surveyors, scientists, landscape architects, and support personnel in three office locations. Our firm provides comprehensive land development services to residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and oil and gas clients. Peloton’s land development and energy services expertise includes: Planning, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Science. As a fast growing company, we offer a complete host of services while maintaining a personal touch and focused dedication to our clients.

Peloton Land Solutions is registered as an engineering firm in Texas. We are also registered as a Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying Firm.




The foundation for Peloton’s continued success can be attributed to our leadership team who represent a variety of backgrounds, education, and professional experience. This team oversees business relationships and general operations of the company, while assuring a unified approach in the delivery of strategic solutions to our clients. With strong technical backgrounds, diverse skills, and years of experience at all levels, our expertise supports the growth and development of our clients’ businesses and our company.

Aric Head - Peloton Land Solutions

Aric Head, AICP – Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President

One of three original founding partners, Aric is president and chief executive officer of Peloton Land Solutions. Charged with developing the company’s strategic vision, growth, and direction, Aric’s extensive experience as a program manager and planner, along with his collaborative leadership style collectively positioned him for this role. Aric has led multi-disciplinary land development and planning projects for both private and public sector clients and his municipal planning activities include comprehensive planning and ordinance updates. His land planning activities include site analysis and feasibility, master planning, site design, platting, and zoning for commercial, industrial, single-family, and multi-family projects, as well as land use and thoroughfare planning for development clients and regional interests. Aric manages the growth and development of Peloton’s Energy Services Program which provides entitlement and permitting, site civil engineering, environmental, and survey services for energy sector clients.

He is currently serving as Chair of the 2020 Tarrant County March of Dimes March for Babies Executive Leadership Team, is on the Operating Board of Directors and  Chair of the Advancement Committee for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and Fort Worth Chamber North Area Council Board of Directors.   Aric is also a long-standing member of the American Planning Association, a sustaining member of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, has previously served as chairman of the Fort Worth Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and as Stakeholder Representative for Fort Worth Council District 4 for the Stormwater Management Program Master Plan Update.

Pat Smith, PE – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Pat Smith is chief financial officer and a founding partner of Peloton Land Solutions. Pat has provided land development and engineering services to public and private clients for more than 20 years. In his leadership role at Peloton, he is charged with controllership, capital structure, and strategic forecasting for the firm. He has experience in program/project management of municipal and land development projects that include site civil development, roadway and utility infrastructure planning and design, utility encroachments, and development asset inventory. As a member of the senior management team, his duties include marketing, client management, public representation, and contract negotiation. As a civil engineer, he has experience in the design, management, and quality assurance of commercial and residential land development projects with respect to master planning, utility infrastructure, grading, and hydrology. He is a long-standing member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities in 13 North Texas counties.

Richard Payne, PE – Chief Operating Officer (COO), VP, Chairman of the Board

Richard Payne, chief operating officer and a founding partner of Peloton Land Solutions, has more than 20 years of experience in land development. Richard is a highly motivated leader and values his relationships with clients and employees alike. He has a strong record of repeat business and is considered a trusted advisor to his clients. These traits, along with his proven ability to lead strong project teams, execute business strategies, and consistently offer superior client service, make him a standout among industry competitors. Richard’s experience in civil engineering design, operations management, and quality assurance/control provides him with a strong background ensuring sound and practical designs on all Peloton projects. He is a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and chairman of an international board for Wesley Methodist Children’s Camp in Latvia.

Randy Alexander, Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB), VP, Principal

As operations manager for Peloton’s Fort Worth office, Randy Alexander oversees the daily operations of engineers, planners, surveyors, and scientists, and helps formulate and implement company policies and processes. With more than 20 years of experience, he joined the firm in 2010 as an Environmental Program Manager, overseeing environmental and natural resource due diligence, regulatory permitting, and municipal entitlements and planning efforts for land development and energy projects in the north central Texas area. His clients include municipalities, land developers, and energy exploration and production companies. Randy provides direction to shape projects and programs to assure buildable and long-term sustainable solutions for clients within demanding timelines. Randy is a certified wildlife biologist (CWB) and is a member of The Wildlife Society and the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals.

Travis Clegg – Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Principal

Travis Clegg is a principal and business development manager at Peloton Land Solutions where he provides overall program management for mixed-use and master-planned residential projects. As a registered professional engineer, Travis has an extensive background in civil engineering design, entitlement, program management, and city and client coordination and routinely provides client representation at city planning and zoning meetings, city council meetings, and homeowner association presentations. With 17 years of experience providing engineering designs, he remains committed to meeting and exceeding client needs and expectations. Travis is a Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council sustaining member – Chairman of the Political Advisory Committee (PAC), member of the Urban Land Institute, Greater Fort Worth Builders Association – Chairman of the Hammer & Nails Committee (PAC), and Chairman of the Fort Worth Development Advisory Committee (DAC). He has served on numerous city of Fort Worth committees including the North Fort Worth Transportation Task Force and Tarrant Transit Alliance Founders Council, as well as the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee. A graduate of Leadership Fort Worth, he was selected by Fort Worth Business as a 2016 “40 Under 40” designee.

Jonathan Ragsdale – Registered Landscape Architect (RLA), Associate Principal

Jonathan Ragsdale is an associate principal and registered landscape architect (RLA). He has more than 10 years of experience in land development and planning projects for private and public clients, including site analysis and feasibility, site design, and platting and zoning for commercial, industrial, and single-family projects. Jonathan is actively involved with planning and entitlement for various projects within the 18,000-acre Alliance, Texas project in far north Fort Worth, and in addition, is experienced in planning and site design for natural gas exploration and production facilities and master-planned residential communities. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Marc Paquette – Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Associate Principal

Serving as operations manager for Peloton’s Frisco office, Marc Paquette is also an associate principal of the firm. Marc has more than 20 years of experience as a consulting engineer and project manager assisting major public and private clients with the successful implementation of their projects and vision. He specializes in leading multi-disciplined project teams with preliminary engineering design, value engineering, construction document preparation, and construction administration. Marc has collaborated with cities in utility and roadway planning, and has supervised the design and construction of municipal utility extensions and arterial/thoroughfare roadways. He is registered as a professional engineer in multiple states.

Chris Hamilton – Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB), Associate Principal, Environmental Manager

Chris Hamilton is an associate principal and environmental manager at Peloton Land Solutions where he oversees an experienced team of biologists providing environmental and regulatory compliance services. His skills include wetland delineations, environmental assessments, mitigation banks, wildlife surveys, and tree surveys/urban forestry plans related to environmental planning and permitting. On a regular basis, Chris and his team work with land owners and developers to evaluate their properties for development potential based on known environmental constraints, and guide them and their projects through today’s complicated and ever-changing regulatory atmosphere. Chris also assists with oil and gas entitlements and strategic land planning tasks for local municipalities. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Stormwater Inspector, and he meets the FAA requirements for performing wildlife hazard assessments at airports. In addition, Chris is Vice President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals and a member of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, MetroTex Association of REALTORS, Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Texas Wildlife Association, and the Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Nathan Thompson – Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Associate Principal

A 17-year veteran of land development and civil engineering, Associate Principal/Senior Project Manager Nathan Thompson, PE started with Peloton in 2016. Nathan manages client relationships, as well as oversees the entitlement and engineering design process for numerous projects. Nathan is well-known for, and has extensive experience in, assisting developers in the formation and administration of various special-purpose districts such as: municipal utility districts (MUDs), water control and improvement districts (WCIDs), fresh water supply districts (FWSDs) and public improvement districts (PIDs), and has coordinated with municipalities on tax increment financing (TIF) and tax increment reinvestment zones (TIRZ). Throughout his career, Nathan has managed a wide range of North Texas projects including single-family residential, industrial, and commercial sites ranging from a few acres to more than 1,000 acres.

Erik Hinklin – Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Associate Principal

Erik Hinklin has experience on a wide variety of project types including single-family, multi-family, office/retail, light industrial, institutional/cultural, and higher education. He is responsible for overall project management, including monitoring progress throughout all phases, providing technical expertise to team members, and maintaining communication with the client. Erik has worked with a variety of clients including Centurion American, Provident Realty Advisors, Carter BloodCare, and TCU. In addition, he has worked on projects for Meals on Wheels, campus churches, self-storage facilities, miscellaneous office/retail, and multi-use hike and bike trails.

Ken Davis – Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Vice President

Ken Davis has over 37 years of experience in the planning, design and construction management of land development, water resources, transportation and structural engineering projects. He has planned and designed water, wastewater, stormwater and roadway systems for large mixed-use developments, and has extensive experience in site selection and analysis. Water resources projects include water and wastewater collection and treatment, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of urban drainage systems, spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans and facility contingency planning, wet weather stormwater sampling protocol and flood control. His experience also includes roadway route selection, design and construction management for federal-aid highway projects, urban arterial roadways and municipal streets, as well as traffic engineering projects including traffic signalization and traffic impact analyses. He has been responsible for environmental compliance including multi-media auditing, site assessment, hazardous waste management, stormwater pollution management and oil pollution prevention. His land development experience includes negotiation of development agreements for municipal utility districts and long-range infrastructure planning and development.

Every Project is a Team Effort

Our name says it all. Peloton, from the same root as the English word platoon, means a small detachment of soldiers. Pelotons work as a team combining all of their individual skills to form a cohesive single unit. Peloton Land Solutions uses the same strategy to achieve our clients’ goals. By working together as a team and combining our diverse expertise, we can deliver the comprehensive solutions our clients need to succeed.