Meet the experts behind the name

Lischkoff Design is a small Toronto based firm that allows for personalized service, regardless of a project’s scope. Lischkoff Build is the sister company of Lischkoff Design specializing in high-end custom homes and lakefront properties in Muskoka. Lischkoff Build has a combined experience of over 50 years in design and construction. Scroll down to learn more about the experts behind the Lischkoff name.

Chris Lischkoff

The Designer & Concept Creator

Chris brings a keen aesthetic eye to any project he leads thanks to his natural talent and 14+ years of experience designing high-end homes for clients in Canada and the U.S. Functioning as principal designer on a wide range of projects, Chris has helmed a multifaceted team of designers, contractors and trades people over the course of his career. His unique strength in concept development and space planning⎯along with an unflinching eye for detail⎯allow him to balance style with the overall functionality of a home. The result is spaces that are both liveable and awe inspiring.

Jim Lischkoff

Construction Expert

With 30+ years of extensive experience in residential and commercial construction, James has the know-how to get a project done, and get it done right. He has the right combination of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and passion for building to create exceptionally well thought-out constructions. Today, he is recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of exterior cladding systems.

Enrico (Rico) Roncali

Construction Expert

Having worked with Chris for 15 years, Rico is the go-to project manager for all Lischkoff projects. Over his 40-year career in construction, Rico has acted as project manager on a range of high-end projects, including production home subdivisions, custom residences, luxury vacation properties, and many commercial and industrial projects. Rico’s high standards combined with exceptional problem-solving and management skills ensure projects get done right.

Sara Roach

Business Development

Sara grew up north of Toronto between ski resorts in the winter and cottage country in the summers. She’s since spent time in the mountains of British Columbia and on the East Coast in Fredericton while completing a Bachelor in Business Administration. Sara has a deep appreciation for the environment, and a passion for mountain biking and playing in the great outdoors. She also has a keen eye for fashion, art and design. Sara strength lies in growing community and building client relations.

Bettine Roynon


Bettine studied fashion and theatre design at Ryerson and Dalhousie and went on to work in film and theatre. Her work took her to England and Australia where she had the great privilege of learning how to pronounce “technical data” in multiple accents. In 2003, Bettine honed her design skills in residential interiors by attending George Brown College in Toronto. Bettine began her career in interior design in 2006 by working with Chris Lischkoff, for whom she continued to freelance over the next decade. After a couple of years working closely on the Jane Lockhart furniture collection, Bettine is thrilled to be part of the Lischkoff design team on a full-time basis.

Melanie Heyes


Melanie grew up in Vancouver and spent ample time living and playing in Whistler Village, just an hour up the picturesque Sea-to-Sky highway. Melanie worked with luxury chalet rentals and vacation property concierge services. Upon moving to Toronto, she started using her keen eye for colour and texture to help complete Lischkoff projects.

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