Ben Templeton
Templeton Building Company

AGE: 36

TRAINING/EDUCATION: I grew up in the industry with my father starting the business, but my degree is a B. S. in Technical Communications from Lawrence Technological University. I also have a CGB, CGr and CGR from the HBA.

SIZE OF COMPANY: We have around 35 remodeling projects going at all times and usually one custom home. We have 27 employees.

MARKETS: The majority of our work is in Southeast Oakland County.

HBA MEMBERSHIP: I have been an HBA member since 2006 (also serve on HBA of S. E. Michigan’s Executive Committee as its Vice President).

BIGGEST HBA VALUE: I value the education and networking that the HBA offers, I feel it is how I have gained an advantage in our field.

WORDS OF WISDOM OR A PIECE OF ADVICE FOR ANYONE LOOKING AT A CAREER

AS A BUILDER: Learn as much as you can about every part of this business, from concrete to roofing, then surround yourself with people that are great at the things you are not.