Jeff Chance


In the rare moments Jeff isn't working, he enjoys "the beautiful game" of soccer and reminiscing on his days as an elite level player and youth coach. Jeff is also a car enthusiast and can talk about cars almost as passionately as he can talk about building science! His family is of utmost importance and he and his wife, Jen, love playing with their nieces and nephews every chance they get. Jeff and Jen live with their 2 mini dachshunds, Ollie and Rosie, and are ecstatic to be expecting their first child in April!

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Lake Carter


Lake is JCCH's first hired Builder who comes to us as an experienced Civil Engineer with a professional engineering (PE) license. Having earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Virginia Tech, he innately enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, and college football. Lake is often referred to as 'The Plane Duck', which is the name of his custom woodworking hobby business (IG: @theplaneduck). In his free time, you can find him and his girlfriend, Morgan, working on home improvement projects around their house in Ballantyne or taking their bulldog, Cannoli, for short walks. If you're in need of a good chuckle, you can count on Lake as he always has a pocketful of dad jokes.


John Lemke


John started his career as project manager for a general contractor working on all types of projects from high rises to baseball stadiums.  Wanting to tap into his true passion for custom homes, he joined JCCH as a builder.  John received his degree at Iowa State University with a Bachelors in Construction Engineering, where he met his wife Eryn.  Even though they are Midwesterners at heart, they fell love with the Carolinas and have made Charlotte their home.   When John isn’t working you can find him and Eryn working on house projects, traveling to the beach or mountains, or trying to wear out their energetic yellow lab, Izzy.  Go Cyclones!


Jen Hill Chance


At the helm of our in-house design is Jen. Her natural artistic aptitude and appreciation for architecture are what’s behind each JCCH home. She sketches each plan by hand down to the wall thickness and they are then drafted and engineered. If you like any of our homes, details or finishes, you can thank Jen. She not only has been the vision behind all of our spec homes, she can also work with you to help bring your custom home dreams to life.


Ashley Mele

Office Manager and In-House Agent

Ashley is thrilled to be the newest member of JCCH, joining the team as an Office Manager. Originally from South Jersey, Ashley and her husband Greg decided to see what Southern hospitality was all about. They loved it so much, they decided to plant some roots over on the West Side in their very own JCCH home! Ashley did her studies at West Virginia University and is currently studying for her NC Real Estate Brokers license. If you ever need someone to pet your dog, watch a hockey game with or play a round of kan-jam, she's your girl!