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Sean Cummings

As Founder and Owner of Quest Realty, Inc. and Templar Development, Inc., Sean began his career in real estate in the early 1980's after receiving his Bachelors of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance from Texas Tech University. Sean received his real estate license in 1985, and in 1986, he founded Quest Realty, Inc. As owner of Quest Realty, Inc., Sean managed over 30 agents and personally closed over 1,200 real estate transactions as a licensed real estate broker.

Beginning in 1993, Sean founded Templar Homes and made the transition to the development side of real estate. He managed all facets of construction of approximately 100 houses with sale prices as high as $1.5 million. After six years of working as a custom home builder, Sean began to shift more towards the commercial development of office condominiums and retail centers throughout Texas. Templar Development, Inc. was officially founded in 2005, and since its early inception as Templar Homes, Sean has successfully developed and sold two office condominium projects in Austin, totaling approximately 100,000 square feet. He currently manages and oversees the design, entitlements, construction, and disposition of property for Templar. He is also coordinating eight tracts of land in the Austin area which total a planned 390,000 square feet of mixed retail and office uses to be developed over the next three years.

Not only is Sean working hard on the development side of his projects, he is also still an active broker for Quest Realty, Inc., the exclusive listing agent for all of Templar Developments projects.

John Carr

John M. Carr graduated in 1983 from the University of Texas with a degree in Petroleum Land Management. He framed homes in Lakeway after graduating and following moves to Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, John welcomed the opportunity to return to Austin. His wife Erin and daughter Norah are excited to be here with lots of extended family in the Austin area.

John joined Templar Development Inc. as a superintendent in June 2006. With nearly 25 years of operations management experience for multiple Fortune 500 companies in the building, distribution, and retail industries, John brings a wealth of knowledge we will rely on as our company continues to grow.

John's primary responsibility is Templar's site preparation division. He also manages the equipment fleet, handling all applicable rental/purchase negotiations. Most of John's time is spent on our job sites to ensure timely progress and quality work on the projects. If he cannot be found there, please search the nearest golf course.


Junior Gonzales (Jr.) began his construction career as a framing contractor in 1984 in Austin, Texas. From 1995 to 2002, Junior owned a framing company and framed custom homes in west Austin. In 2002, he was hired as a Construction Superintendent for Templar Homes. His primary duties included setting up Templar's Tenant Finish Out Department and directing the construction of Phase One of the StoneGate office condominium developments, totaling nearly 50,000 square feet.

In 2005, Junior was promoted to lead construction manager to coordinate site development and vertical construction of 250,000 square feet of office and retail space. Junior adheres to the company credo of a "hands on" approach to our projects. He works one-on-one with our contractors and vendors to achieve the highest level of quality and workmanship in our projects. He is also dedicated on keeping our clients informed concerning each phase of construction to ensure their complete satisfaction. Our customers are our primary concern and it's important they feel comfortable with their investment. With over 20 years experience in the construction business, Junior is a major contributor to the growth of our company.

Andrew Martin
Marketing Director

Andrew J. Martin, Jr. graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003 with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a degree in Marketing. Upon graduation, he immediately dove into the real estate world as an apartment locator for both north and south Austin. After three years of learning and working in the residential side of the business, he broadened his interests and made the switch to the commercial side in November 2006. Andrew was extremely fortunate to find a small development company that is rapidly expanding its business throughout the Austin area. As the newest and youngest member to join the Templar Development team, Andrew is filling two roles. One as the company's Marketing Director for the business development of all marketing materials and collateral, and the other as the Sales Director under the company's real estate division Quest Realty, Inc., both headed by Sean Cummings. Andrew is currently working hand-in-hand with Sean to market and sell all of Templar's projects.

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