Paul Rose (Production Supervisor/HR Manager/Owner) is a native of Paul Rose 5x7California, Paul grew up here on the Central Coast and has been a carpenter since the 1970’s. His construction and woodworking skills have always had a bent toward energy efficiency. Paul helped found the Sustainable Building Council of San Luis Obispo County in order to promote those practices. When not on a job site or at the office, Paul climbs, surfs, kayaks, and generally enjoys the out-of-doors.
Tom Moore (Production Supervisor/ Head of Production/Owner) has been with Semmes & Co. since 1998 and in the construction business since 1978. In his own words: “In my free time I enjoy golf, some surfing when I can find warm water, and exploring with my grandson”.
Turko Semmes (Founder), graduated in 1978 from the Architecture Turko Semmes 5x7Department of Cal Poly State University in Construction Management. He founded Semmes & Co. Builders right out of Cal Poly. Along with a great team, he has helped make Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. the area’s leading home builder, specializing in energy efficiency and sustainable building techniques. He’s a co-founder of both the California Straw Building Association and SLO Green Build. After passing the company on to three key employees: Jessica Steely, Paul Rose and Tom Moore in 2011 (and working with them through a three year transition), he sits on the Board and advises on a regular basis. Now focusing on farming and family at his Red Hawk Ranch and playing music with friends, Turko is happily anticipating his next exciting life adventure.