Our team shares a passion for bringing great design to life. We love what we do and we truly enjoy collaborating with each other and with our clients to make each project a success. Check out our bios and get to know us!
Christopher Lemke B.E.S, M.Arch, MRAIC, Licensed Real Estate Agent
Owner and Managing Partner - Design and Real Estate Services
Originally from Ottawa, I completed my undergraduate work in urban design at the University of Waterloo. In 1992, I accepted a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Architecture at the University of Calgary, completing the degree with a thesis project that received widespread recognition and the AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal. As a passionate sailor, my original plan was to keep moving westwards. Once settled in the foothills though, I found myself captivated by the dramatic landscapes, the breadth of opportunity and people's intrinsic willingness to embrace new ideas.
In 1997, Mace and I co-founded Alloy Homes, united by a shared belief that great architecture needs to be a part of daily life. My job at Alloy is to help our clients think outside the box. I am intimately involved in the design of each and every home that we build, and I use my experience as a licensed Real Estate Agent to keep our clients aware of market trends, forecasts and opportunities.
After hours, you'll find me on the soccer pitch with the kids, or racing yachts across the Pacific.
Mace Mortimer BGS
Owner and Managing Partner - Construction
As a founding partner and co-owner, it's my job to see that your new home is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards of craftsmanship.
My background is in Physics and Architecture, a combination that has proven incredibly useful as we work out all of the minute but critical design details on site. I ensure that every aspect of a build is considered well in advance because no one appreciates unpleasant surprises – including me!
When I have a few moments to spare, you can find me outside hunting, training for a triathlon, or taking a break with a good book and a beer.
Chief Financial Officer
Being part of the Alloy team means a lot to me.
I was one of their first clients back in 1997. The passion and care they put into their work was incomparable, and the home that they created for me was a work of art. A year later when they offered me a place on the team I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?
It is with pleasure that I have been sharing my own passion for numbers and my commitment to accuracy with Alloy’s clients ever since. We work together to create a positive and accountable environment from the initial consultation to the finished product. My job is to focus on the financial details so our clients can keep their eyes looking skyward, watching as their dream home comes to life.
Kishan Gajjar B.A.Hons (Arch), M.Arch
I was born and raised in Tanzania, cultured in India, educated in England, and refined in Canada. Growing up seeing my grandfather operate a woodshop and my Dad runs a photography business, I was exposed at a young age to craft and art.
Arriving in Calgary 21 years ago with an undergraduate degree in hand, I worked with various architectural firms and soon had completed a Master’s Degree from the University of Calgary. For a few years, I followed a more traditional architectural career path until I found my true passion for design/build. I’ve always found it satisfying to take projects from design to completion, bringing out the beauty of the architecture as it’s given physical form.
In 2008 I established my own design/build firm, creating custom modern homes built to age gracefully and provide good value to clients. I’ve known Chris and Mace for many years, and when they extended an offer to join the team at Alloy Homes, I jumped at the opportunity. I could not have asked for a better group of people with whom to collaborate.
I find inspiration in sports, especially cricket and golf, playing board games and travelling and spending time with loved ones.
Wayne Schaap M.Arch, BA
Originally from Golden, British Colombia, I grew up in a house where fear never stood in the way of a creative project and I spent as much time with a hammer in my hand as I did with a pencil. After completing my undergraduate degree in English with a minor degree in Photography, I ran my own business for several years before completing my Masters of Architecture degree at the University of Calgary.
My Project Management philosophy embraces the collaborative nature of design, requiring clear communication between clients, designers and the trades to complete beautiful and unique projects. Clients can be assured that my background as a businessman, writer, photographer, carpenter, designer and project manager allows me to occupy the “in between space” that balances the desires of clients with the realities of construction and the innovations of technology. I am proud to be a part of the Alloy Team, whose diversity of experience brings our clients a superior product in an ever changing modern world.
When I am not at work you are likely to find me in my workshop or out riding either a motorcycle or a bicycle.
I'm a Calgarian, born and raised, with a real passion for construction. Having successfully managed many large commercial projects over the past 10 years, I’ve come full circle and moved back into custom homes where my career began. My love of wood framed construction developed over many years as I worked on the tools, both framing and managing residential builds. I’m thrilled to be part of this Alloy Homes team whose passion for excellence is evident.
When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family, watching sports, or out at the family cabin deep in the wilds of the Columbia Valley.
Manager - Warranty Care and Special Projects
I have been in the construction industry for 26 years, 10 working commercial and 16 building custom homes. I am a Site Supervisor working with our Project Managers, and I also take a lead role in pre-occupancy care and delivery of warranty coverage.
I excel in customer care. Our clients are number one to me.
I enjoy the Calgary Flames, fishing, bowling and most of all just spending time with my family.