Our Approach

Mission: “To provide end user satisfaction by matching people with continuous improvement.”

Vision: “To breakdown silos so departments work as cohesive teams to push the company forward.”

We like to think Left Hand Right Mind. Engineering with a different mindset.  

Our Story

Fueled  by entrepreneurship and a passion to grow small businesses, Matt saw an opportunity to start Left Hand Engineering . Every company could use engineering help but can’t always afford to bring someone on. 

“Every company has a laundry list of projects that they can never get to. The goal at Left Hand Engineering is to help complete those projects, without breaking the bank.”

-Matt Kownick, Owner

Meet the Team


Matt Kownick 

Matt started Left Hand Engineering to help small businesses. Being a co-owner of an outdoor start-up company, he uncovered gaps that manufacturing companies have. Knowing he could help, he left his corporate job and jumped into small business America.

Matt’s Why Statement:                                    “To teach the foundation so that empathy is built” 

Matt has experience that crosses multiple industries. He is an alumni of Iowa State University of Science and Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering

He is proud to say that he’s an engineer with personality (name not self given).

Feel free to reach out with any questions

Jake Weems 

Jake is a recent alum of Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical
Engineering. Growing up on a farm in southwest Michigan instilled an
appreciation of positive mindsets and the ability to think on his feet. He’s a
skilled fabricator with a passion for manufacturing and process optimization.

Jake currently lives in Denver, Colorado but is available remotely.

Teekay Kowalewski


Teekay’s passion for making has propelled him through lift and into Mechanical Engineering at UW Madison. After founding the Phone Mount People LLC, He hopes to put his skills to work solving the next generation of problems.

Teekay currently lives in Madison.

Marketing Director

Katie Howlett

With a background in marketing and public relations, Katie has dedicated her career to working with small businesses and nonprofits.

Katie currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband and is trying to make the world a more beautiful place, one design at a time.