Robert Zahnter, CIT, ACI

Robert Zahnter serves as a Chief Inspector on KDOT and Municipal projects in the MHS Construction Engineering Division.  Mr. Zahnter possesses 13 years of inspection and contract administration experience.  He is recognized as an outstanding documentation inspector by MHS clients.   In addition to being named KDOT Inspector of the Year in 2010, Robert also earned an Excellence in Paving Award in 2015 for the reconstruction of US-73 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Ron Weyer, CIT, ACI

Ron Weyer has amassed 37 years of experience in the construction inspection and contract administration fields. Ron’s experience is balanced with twenty years of material testing and plant inspection background coupled with 17 years serving as a Chief Inspector. In addition to being named Inspector of the Year for the Bonner Springs KDOT Construction Office in 2004, Ron also holds the distinction of being selected as the District One Inspector of the Year for all of northeast Kansas that same year.

Heath Norris, CIT, ACI

 Heath Norris serves as a Project Inspector on KDOT and Municipal projects.  Heath’s inspection experience is focused on grading operations, base stabilization, and asphalt laydown construction.  He is responsible for specialized soils testing, compaction testing, and also serves as the firm’s concrete strength testing technician.   Mr. Norris also has a substantial background in project surveying that provides an excellent project resource in review of Contractor Construction Staking.


Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis joined McAfee Henderson Solutions in 2003 as an Engineering Technician and now serves as CAD Manager & IT Manager.  He currently oversees all software and equipment related to production of surveying and engineering projects. In addition to overseeing the tools used in production, Ben also directs the MHS training and standards initiatives.  During his tenure at MHS he has  been involved in a wide array of duties including managing survey projects, survey scheduling, recruiting, and design of a diverse range of projects from Transportation to Site Development.  In short, when MHS has a need to fill Ben is more than willing to step in to make sure the professional service delivered meets the expectations of MHS and our clients.

Education: University of Central Missouri, B.S. in Drafting and Design — 2001

Professional Affiliations: 

  • AUGI
  • Autodesk Certified Professional

Civic Affiliations: Church of Christ, Deacon

Steven West, PLS

Steven West joined McAfee Henderson Solutions in 2009 and serves as the Party Chief in the Land Surveying division.  His professional background includes performance of surveys for ALTAs, Boundary, Topography, Platting, Rezoning, Construction Staking, Utility As-Builts, and Transportation Corridors. 

 Education: Kansas State University, B.S. in Civil Engineering — 1999

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Society of Professional Surveyors
  • Kansas Society of Land Surveyors

Shelbi Swacker

Shelbi Swacker joined McAfee Henderson Solutions in 2016 as a Project Engineer. Shelbi has demonstrated valuable  knowledge in both civil and environmental engineering, with a focus on water quality, pollutant transport and legal regulations.

Education: University of Missouri Columbia, B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering — 2016


Joe McAfee, PE

Joe McAfee

Joe McAfee serves as the Principal of the Construction Engineering Division.  Mr. McAfee has directed staff on over 170 construction observation projects for the firm.  His project resume includes management of KDOT, FHA, and Municipal funded improvement projects.  Improvements under Mr. McAfee’s direction have included Haunch Slab and Box Bridges, Bridge Deck Replacements, Major Highway Geometric Improvements, Urban Corridor Street/Storm/Utility Improvements, Trail, and Mass Site enhancements.

Education: Kansas State University, B.S. in Civil Engineering — 1993


  • KDOT CIT Certified Inspection & Testing Technician
  • ACI Certified Inspector
  • Superpave Certified Lab Manager
  • Environmental Certified Manager

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Public Works Association




Matt Henderson, PE

Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson joined McAfee Henderson Solutions in 2000 as a Project Engineer and has served as a principal of Engineering Design since 2004.  He currently oversees all aspects of engineering and surveying efforts for both privately and publicly held entities.  Throughout his career he has provided project management on many types of infrastructure improvement projects including Transportation, Traffic Systems, Storm Drainage, and Public Utilities.  His work includes Site Entitlement & Development of commercial centers providing preliminary engineering studies, project budget analysis, permitting, value engineering, construction document production and bid letting assistance. 

Education: University of Missouri Columbia, B.S. in Civil Engineering — 1997

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Kansas City Metro-American Public Works Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • MoVITE
  • Kansas Professional Engineers Society

Civic Affiliations: Kansas City Crusaders, Past-President and Board Member