Alloy began in 2006 when Dan Zimmerman and Zach Snider, who were working independently in Charlottesville, Virginia, met one another. Zimmerman Design|Build and Irons Construction started helping one another on projects and discussing the possibility of forming a partnership. It was a good match: two people interested in growing a business, with different yet complimentary skill sets, and a shared vision. Alloy was launched officially on the first day of 2007 with two employees and a small pickup truck. Now, in 2017, Alloy has grown to eleven employees, and added an integrated graphic design department, but has kept that same old pickup.