Temmer, who owns one of Turkey’s largest marble quarries and brings marble to life by utilizing the world’s most modern technologies, was founded in the city of Afyon in 1998.

Currently the leading company in the natural stone sector in Turkey, Temmer launched its first investment in 1998 at the beige marble quarry in Bilecik, which ultimately became one of the nation’s largest marble quarries. Over the years Temmer has opened an additional six quarries in Turkey’s most important marble reserve areas, namely Afyon, Eskisehir, Mugla. Also in 1998, Temmer completed the largest investment in the natural stone sector by establishing a world-class manufacturing facility in Afyon.

The 42,000 m2 plant is situated on a land area of 107,000 m2 and has become the third largest facility of its kind in the world. It’s completely computerized machines possess ultra modern Italian technology and have been integrated by Temmer with the latest advances in the rapidly developing Turkish machinery industry, thus fostering the development of the nation.

With its new generation technology of fully automated robot machinery setting it apart in the sector, Temmer ranked first among all natural stone companies in the use of Slab augmentation systems.

As it continues to initiate fresh investments in the new quarries, Temmer is simultaneously increasing its plant capacity, already among the world’s largest integrated facilities, in order to keep pace with the high production rate of its quarries in Turkey.

Featuring a wide range of products, Temmer offers the sector new generation solutions for both standard and custom made products, which is in line with the world-class productions standards that exceeds even Turkish norms.

All this is made possible because of the Company’s advanced technology and high quality standards, as well as the success of its sustainable production processes. Temmer produces marble in the form of blocks, slabs and cut-to-size products and exports to approximately 40 countries around the world, including United Kingdom, North America, Europe, Central Asia and the Far East.

Social Responsibility
Temmer processes natures greatest gifts of natural stone but also leads the way by supporting local projects and investing heavily in its responsibility towards nature. Temmer plants trees to give back and to maintain natural life with the collaboration of the TEMA Foundation in Turkey.

Meet The Team

Kourosh Fatemi

Kourosh Fatemi

CEO

Kourosh graduated with Mining Engineering Degree, in 1995, and started working in Natural Stone Industry right away. After years of working at multiple quarries as a quarry manager and manufacturing facilities as Production Manager and understanding the technical skills of the industry, he realized that it’s time to work on his organization and management skills. He graduated with Master in Business Administration, in 2004, and then joined the team in the largest quarrier company in the world as an Executive. After a decade, he was ready to open TEMMER North America. Clients appreciate his dedication and intense attention to detail and above all else his sense of style.

Valerie Barendregt

Valerie Barendregt

Marketing Director

A wearer of many hats, Valerie brings a sense of creativity as Marketing Director to TEMMER and is always looking for new ways to showcase the amazing products and people at TEMMER. With her Bachelor degree in Communications from Hawaii Pacific University and a MBA from Embry-Riddle University, but more importantly her sense of humor contribute greatly to the TEMMER team.

Linda Ortiz

Linda Ortiz

Sales & Technical Manager

Leading TEMMER’s Sales and Management Team with over 6 years of Project Management experience in high-end residential natural stone installations, Linda Ortiz is known for spotting details often overlooked by an untrained eye. Linda is a collaborative, cross-functional team-player who manages multiple competing priorities within a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment. Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Linda is originally from the Bronx, NY and her family roots extend back to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

Leigh Ann McKinley

Leigh Ann McKinley

Design & Development

Leigh Ann’s educational background of a BFA in studio art and minor in psychology from UGA, combined with career experience in both mental health facilities and professional art studios contributes to her unique viewpoint of the power of design to affect our well-being. Her passion for nature and environmentalism translates into a conceptual sensitivity for incorporating natural stone into the built environment. In addition to leading our design department, Leigh Ann also runs our Continuing Education Program where she teaches architects and designers classes ranging from geology, technical applications of stone, and the importance of incorporating natural materials into the spaces we live.

Jim Garip

Jim Garip

Distribution Sales

An internationally experienced and highly versatile Sales & Marketing Manager whose specialty is based in International Trade and Country Sales Management, aligned to a successful management track record of 16 years in the field. As a dual citizen between the United States of America and the Republic of Turkey, Jim is a great edition to the TEMMER family in supporting our Distribution Partners.

Brad Macaulay

Brad Macaulay

Accounting Manager

Brad comes to TEMMER with over 20 years in the automotive industry; specializing in Process Management and Finance.  As a hobbyist wood worker and furniture designer he appreciates the beauty of natural materials in all applications.  Stop by the Buckhead Showroom to see some of his key pieces.

Bobby Fournier

Bobby Fournier

Warehouse Operator

Having dedication and integrity drilled into him by the military Bobby now has turned that same energy towards the natural stone industry and logistics and runs the new Temmer Slab Gallery. Bobby will spend half of his time at the slab gallery and half as our Fabricator Liason. When not working, he likes to spend time at home with his three kids, wife, and Aussiedoodles.  He has a passion for horticulture and can be found riding his Harley motorcycle on the weekends or casting a line in the lake.