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. Ben was awarded Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40 in 2012 and served as the HBA President in 2021 and 2022.

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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Keegan Beaufore

Construction Sales

Since 2013 Keegan has held multiple positions at Templeton, from truck driver to carpenter, Keegan is well-versed in how our business operates. His passion for building and ability to problem solve give him the tools he needs as our salesperson. Keegan is often the first person our clients meet with to discuss a project, taking your ideas and helping you make them a reality. While not at work, Keegan loves pizza and movie nights with his family. 

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Tammie Janney

Executive Assistant to the President

Tammie joined Templeton in the summer of 2023 and instantly became an integral part of
how we operate. As the Executive Assistant to President Ben Templeton, she manages his
calendar, correspondences, and assists with his proposals. She is always the first to lend a
helping hand around the office and is the true definition of a team player. Prior to starting
at Templeton, she worked in the lighting industry for 10 years, a natural fit, as her father
was an electrician when she was growing up. Tammie is married with one daughter, two
bonus daughters, and one grandson. Her family loves spending the summer outdoors
riding Sea-Doos and attending Red Wings games during the hockey season.

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Mike Carpenter

Quality Control

One of our longest serving employees, Mike is well versed in the Templeton way. Joining Templeton staff in 1995, he has held many roles including lead framer, commercial project manager, and residential project manager.  His ability to manage the many facets of a project and his vast knowledge of the industry stood out and he was moved to his current role of Quality Control. As part of our leadership team, Mike is a key player in guiding our carpenters and framers and ensuring your project is built to perfection. When not overseeing building projects, he enjoys traveling, cars, and spending time with his twin grandchildren.

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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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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 Project Manager 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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Rich Downs

Project 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. In 2020, Rich was promoted to Project Manager.

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. Claire, and smoking meats for his friends and family.

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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.

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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 Project Manager 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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Kevin Glass

Project Manager

With over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential building, Kevin started at Templeton in February 2013. Rising through the ranks, he began his career at Templeton as a framing carpenter, moved on to a trim carpenter role, and is now a project manager. Focusing on the details and ensuring projects are kept on schedule while still being able to inspire a team make him an ideal leader. Kevin enjoys playing golf and hiking with his dogs. He and his wife, Kimberly, are the proud parents of two boys, Xavier and Walker.

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Kris Osmond

Project Manager

In January 2023 Kris joined Templeton as a project manager. His 23 years working in the construction industry, 14 of which were spent running his own company, gave him extensive knowledge and experience to bring to our projects. Kris’ ability to anticipate client needs and ensure they are being met while providing a team atmosphere make him an exceptional project manager. In his off time, you can find Kris outdoors, spending time with his three boys, and mountain biking.

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Mitch Murphy

Project Coordinator

With his ready to work attitude and positive demeanor, Mitch has been a key player since joining our team in March 2021. He is the bridge that connects our projects from the estimating phase into the construction phase. Throughout the duration of our jobs, Mitch works behind the scenes coordinating with our project managers to schedule our trades and carpenters. Prior to Templeton, Mitch graduated with a bachelor’s in construction engineering technologies and management and was an estimator at a commercial construction company. When Mitch isn’t working, he and his wife are often found snowboarding in the winter and enjoying dinners alfresco around downtown Rochester in the summer.

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David Shipley

Service Division Manager

With over 30 years in the home improvement industry, Dave came to Templeton in 2023
equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to lead our Service Division. As the
Service Division Manager, Dave handles everything from home maintenance to
emergency situations. Dave’s passion for helping others maintain their home and a history
working with a variety of products are both vital parts to his role. When not working, he
can be found camping or spending time, preferably outdoors, with his five children and
seven grandchildren.

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Andrea Eastman

Service Coordinator

With years of experience in administrative roles and the communication industry, Andrea made the perfect addition to our team in April 2021. Handling the Service Division’s client scheduling and trade communications requires the ability to multitask while still having a keen attention to detail and Andrea has both. Away from work, her and her husband spend most of their time at the baseball diamond with their son or on the swimming deck cheering on their daughter.

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Lindsay Burns

Service Coordinator Assistant

Lindsay joined Templeton in September 2023 as the Service Coordinator Assistant in our
Service Division. With many years of experience in customer service and prior experience
working at a fast-paced animal emergency hospital, Lindsay knows the importance of
being able to multi-task, react quickly in urgent situations, and communicate in a kind and
effective manner. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and grey
tabby cat named Luna, reading, doing crafts, hiking, camping, spending time with friends
and family, and going to local sporting events, especially Detroit Red Wings games.

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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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Lizz Paternoster

Executive Assistant

Providing clients with extraordinary customer service requires a positive and organized individual, and Lizz brings that to the table every day at Templeton. Having started in July of 2019, she worked in the service division and then moved on to her current role working closely with our construction manager and Vice President. 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 loves taking her two children swimming at their grandparents’ pool.