About MoreThanGates


Our mission is to leave a lasting impression on our clients by providing a specialized product and a high-end service where client decisions are informed.? ?



To continually improve our process by combining the talent of highly-skilled craftsmen with today’s technological advancements.???


Meet Your Team

MoreThanGates (MTG) has served the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and surrounding areas since 2011 beginning with custom gates and automatic entry systems. Owner, Art Edelhoff, added a General Construction License in the beginning of 2012 as clients continually requested services beyond just gates. That’s when the name MoreThanGates was born. The following year High Desert Ironworks was purchased and changed to High Desert Iron (HDI). MTG moved its fabrication shop from its humble roots in Corrales to merge its talents and resources with HDI at their current location in Albuquerque.


Passionate ~ Unique ~ Talented ~ Innovative ~ Efficient ~ Honest ~ Appreciated

Our employees are MoreThanGates? biggest asset. Our product quality depends on everyone working together with professionalism and adaptability. The foundation of our success is built upon maintaining a close-knit, fluid environment within our organization. This has led to a unique culture with our customers that we are proud to have. You?ll get to know us by name. Our team is your team.


Art Edelhoff

Art Edelhoff


Art doesn’t recall a time in his life when he wasn’t building something.? He was introduced to welding at a young age and subsequently mastered his skills in California designing and building architectural entrances for large multi-million dollar estates. His imagination and eye for purposeful design is evident in the quality of his work. With almost two decades of fabrication and construction experience, Art has the knowledge needed to bring ideas to life. He brings originality to each job so no two are alike. Art’s energy and enthusiasm for functional, high-end design is contagious.?

When he’s not spending time with his wife and kids, Art enjoys?boating, shooting and skiing. He is most influenced by fellow entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. His inspiration for owning a business comes from seeing his visions turned into reality.

Lindsay Edelhoff

Lindsay Edelhoff

Special Projects

Lindsay brings a passion for sustainability to the building industry. She understands the interconnectedness between the aesthetics of good design and conservation. She has her LEED-AP accreditation and a vast LEED project portfolio which has excelled her in many facets of building energy analysis. At MTG she carefully fosters an environment of open communication and partnership.

Lindsay returned to Albuquerque after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Texas Tech University. Outside of raising her family and helping with the business, she enjoys entertaining, cooking and spending time with friends. She is most inspired by mothers and seeing the good in other people.

Omar Issa

Omar Issa

Senior Draftsman

Omar is the lead drafter at MoreThanGates. In 2014 he discovered a love for drafting while working for a major oil company as QA/QC Coordinator and Purchasing Supervisor. He is a self-taught Sketchup and AutoCAD specialist. With Associate Degrees in Integrated Studies and Project Management, Omar is an asset to MTG’s creative process. He takes the human imagination and brings it to reality.

Omar grew up in Albuquerque but has traveled around the world including Oman, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and London. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his children, watching movies and being outdoors. He is most inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Angelique Valdez

Angelique Valdez

Office Manager

Angelique is the communication hub for MTG. She has been working in call centers and customer service for 17 years. Her experience contributes to the team effort with her timeliness and organization. She attacks each day with purpose and a willingness to help wherever she’s needed. Angelique takes pride in the quality and detail of the MTG product and making sure our customers are happy.

Angelique grew up in Santa Fe, NM. In her spare time, she enjoys? reading and exercising. She is most inspired by her family and learning new things.

High Desert Iron

Federico "Freddie" Cabriales

Federico "Freddie" Cabriales

Senior Finisher

Freddie has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years. He is a very talented painter motivated by honesty and respect. At HDI, he appreciates the stability and perseverance of the company.

Freddie is a hard worker. He has been living in Albuquerque for 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family and attending church and is most inspired by both.

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