MEET THE TEAM
At Mid-State Masonry, we believe people make the difference. That is why our team is made of folks who are not only qualified experts but who truly love what they do. Get to know more about each member of our team and their background.
As a fourth generation mason, Joel Temples has spent almost his entire life around the masonry industry. His father had a small residential masonry company, and in 1970, Joel entered the masonry industry himself as a part-time worker. After just two years, he made masonry his full-time career.
Knowing that he always wanted to own his own company, Joel and his brother opened T&T Masonry in 1974 at just 19 years old. Together, they grew their company from five employees to 175 employees in just 16 years.
In 1990, Joel and his brother parted ways to each focus on more specific aspects of the masonry industry. This is when Mid-State Masonry was formed to serve the commercial masonry needs of the area.
Joel believes that people make the difference, which is something he regularly experiences in his line of work. He’s been privileged to work for and with many great people and companies that have made even the most difficult situations easier.
Always on the lookout for a project, Joel has his builder’s license and enjoys flipping houses in his spare time. You can also find him playing the guitar or settled down with a great book.
Born and raised in West Columbia, SC, he and his wife still live in the area. They have two children – a son, who is a junior at USC, and a daughter, who is in middle school – and two dogs.
Graham Temples grew up surrounded by the Masonry business. From a young age, Graham observed his dad, Joel Temples, studying all facets of Midstate Masonry. Graham decided to get his hands dirty and began working for the company in 2009. Spending his summers working for Midstate, he spent much of his time working at the River Bluff High School project. Raised an enormous Gamecock fan, it was an easy choice for Graham to choose to attend the University of South Carolina in 2013. He will graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Finance and directed study in Information Technology. Following his college graduation, Graham is eager to rejoin the team full-time as a Project Manager/Estimator. When not working, Graham enjoys being outside, running, golfing with friends, and spending time with his family. Go Gamecocks!