The strength of a company is in its people. Meet our amazing team at Templeton!
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Steve Templeton

Co-President

After beginning his career in the building industry as a laborer, Steve saw an opportunity to provide a higher level of service to his friends and neighbors. Armed with the belief that customer service builds the best relationships, he founded Templeton Building Company in 1980. Over the years, his keen ability to weave his ever-expanding knowledge and experience with respect for client’s vision has produced many beautiful homes and lasting friendships. His hands-on approach to leadership and friendly demeanor has shaped Templeton into a well-known and widely respected company.

Steve holds a Michigan Builders License and was one of the first builders in Michigan to become a Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders.

He and his wife, Ann, live in Birmingham and have three adult children. They enjoy traveling, staying active, and spending time with their grandchildren.

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Ben Templeton

Co-President

After obtaining a degree from Lawrence Technological University, Ben joined his father in business. His ability to quickly understand the challenges of both large and small projects while maintaining positive relationships with those around him creates a warm and enjoyable atmosphere.

Ben holds a Michigan Builders License and is a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, and Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders. In 2012, Ben was awarded Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40.

When not working, you can find Ben with his family, traveling, and working on his vintage truck.

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Ashley Gibaud

Vice President

Since joining the Templeton team as summer help in 2004, Ashley has risen through the ranks and become everyone’s right hand. Handling client relations, project organization and selections, and human resources, she has her hands in almost every aspect of our work and is equally valuable to the staff as well as our clients.

Ashley holds a degree in small business management from Baker College. In 2017, Ashley was awarded Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40.

When not holding things together at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and watching reruns of The Office.

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Rich Downs

Service Division Manager

After many years of experience in different aspects of the building industry, Rich joined Templeton in 2013 as a carpenter. His positive attitude and attention to detail quickly proved beneficial and he was made Service Division Manager. He is attentive, knowledgeable, and willing to work with clients to find the most suitable solution for their home repair issues.

Always on the go, if he’s not at work, you can find Rich coaching his son’s football team or taking his daughter to concerts. He enjoys reading, boating on Lake St. Clair, and smoking meats for his friends and family.

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Lizz Russell

Service Coordinator

Providing clients with extraordinary customer service requires a positive and organized individual, and Lizz brings that to the table every day in our service division. Having started in July of 2019, she works alongside Rich, the service manager, to schedule and coordinate all service work that people need every day. Her years of experience centered around administrative roles makes her a fitting addition to our team who people can rely on. In Lizz’s free time, she does freelance photography and videography, spends time with her family, and laughs at anything and everything with her son.

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Beth Schiffler

Accountant

Beth came to us in 2018 with a bevy of experience in both the building industry and accounting. Born and raised in the Bloomfield Hills area, she’s been well acquainted with the local building industry from a young age. Coming from a prominent Birmingham based construction family, having once been a licensed builder herself and holding a degree in accounting, she is perfectly suited to her position here. Away from the office, Beth’s wide collection of interests take her to many places like seeing live music, spending time with her two children, and pursuing her love for traveling by planning trips around the world.

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Rodney Stalker

Project Manager

Rodney has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the building industry. Spending his high school summers working on his father’s framing crew ignited Rodney’s passion for building, which led to him running his own framing and construction companies. Leading his own businesses and diving into the building industry at such a young age, Rodney has worked hard to possess an extensive knowledge and passion for positive communication and customer satisfaction. This has helped to make him the detail-oriented Superintendent he is today at Templeton Building Company, joining the team in 2019. Outside of work, Rodney spends quality time with his friends and family doing things like cooking, playing cards, and sitting by the bonfire.

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Ehren Quigley

Project Manager

Ehren’s fascination with construction and design began as young as 12 years old. Up through college, he worked both in a shop and in the field, gaining early experiences in the industry. Ehren graduated from Lawrence Tech in 2014 with an Associates of Science in Construction Technology and Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Construction Management. He’s worked on an abundance of projects from dormitories and sports stadiums, to residential remodels and high- rises. Ehren brought his passion to Templeton as an estimator in March of 2019 and has moved to on site supervisor with his eagerness to always learn and put his diverse experiences to work. Beyond working on his own construction projects at home, he loves to travel, go up north, cycle, and snowboard.

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Paul Smith

Project Manager

Paul’s more than 30 years of experience, cheerful attitude, and understanding of the industry make him a strong asset to the Templeton leadership team. He’s able to put the key people in place on a jobsite, ensuring that the work is done to our standards and in a timely fashion. He creates strong relationships with those around him making collaboration easy.

If not working, Paul is often found golfing, kayaking, or putting in work at his cottage on Lake Huron.

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Greg Oliva

Project Manager

Since joining Templeton in 1998, Greg’s position progressed from carpenter to Project Manager, where he has been in charge of scheduling and overseeing the construction of new homes and remodeling projects of all sizes. From first demo day to move in day, his positive attitude as well as his thorough attention to even the smallest details is appreciated and creates trust with clients. Away from our job sites, you can find him golfing, fishing, or watching Michigan State sports.

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Fred Bahns

Project Manager

With years of construction experience already under his toolbelt and an intimate understanding of what it takes to manage a large residence, Fred joined the Templeton team as a carpenter in 2000 and was later advanced to the role of Project Manager. His ability to stay well organized and involved in each aspect of his projects coupled with his naturally friendly demeanor makes for positive experiences with our clients.
Away from work, you can find him spending time with his beautiful wife and playing or watching sports.

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Mike Carpenter

Project Manager

Our longest serving employee, Mike’s ability to manage the many facets of a project stood out and he was advanced to the position of Project Manager. After joining the Templeton staff in 1995, his knowledge of the industry and follow through has earned him a spot on the leadership team. He spends his time working closely with our Construction Managers, both the residential and commercial, to make sure that the projects are completed to our clients’ desires. When not overseeing building projects, he enjoys traveling, cars, and spending time with his twin grandchildren.

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Mike Hook

Project Manager

Always cheerful and ready to get to work, Mike has quickly made an impression here at Templeton. He joined Templeton Building Company in 2012 and is consistently courteous and reliable. He has extensive experience in finish carpentry that has come in handy in many of the various projects he oversees. He became a Project Manager in 2018 and is adding skills to his toolbelt every day. While away from the job, he enjoys hunting, camping, and spending time with his wife and their son.