Meet Our Team

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Wally J. Staples

Owner/President

Wally J. Staples has been building new homes and completing renovation projects since establishing Wally J. Staples Builders, Inc. in 1993. Prior to WJSB, Wally general contracted his first house at only 18 years old. Living in Durham his whole life, and graduating from Brunswick High School, he figured Brunswick would be the best place for his company to grow. Since the start, his company has built or renovated more than 3,000 homes along the Mid-coast. Wally is an avid book collector and reader and enjoys spending time and making memories with his wife and two daughters.

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Paul Grant

Project Estimator/Project Manager

Paul grew up in Buckfield, ME and graduated from Buckfield High School. Paul has been at Wally J. Staples Builders, Inc. for almost a decade and has worked a total of 27 years in the building contractor field. When asked what he loves most about working in this field, he says it's, "Working with people and the variety of projects I get to be a part of." Paul loves spending time with his family, supporting his kids at all their sporting events, and challenging friends to a good game of cornhole or foosball.

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Breannah Harmon-Burns

Interior Designer

Breannah grew up in the great city of Portland, ME and graduated from Portland High School. After high school, she left Maine to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design across the country at The Design Institute of San Diego. Since graduating, Breannah has worked in the Interior Design field in California, Texas and back home in Maine. Breannah has been with the WJSB Team since April of 2017 and is soon approaching her third year here. What she loves most about working in this field is, “Meeting my clients and learning about each of their individual goals and dreams for their space. Then, seeing their faces when those goals and dreams are brought to life.” Bre spends her downtime with her husband and three bunnies: June, Jax, and Jumper. She enjoys traveling, going to concerts, trying out new restaurants around southern Maine, and bar tending for special events on the weekends.

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Charlee Noble

Project Administrative Assistant

Charlee grew up in the Oxford Hills area and graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. During her time in high school, she completed 2 years of Engineering and Architectural Design courses and went on to study architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. After a semester in Boston, she decided to transfer and ended up earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maine in Orono. Still having a passion for design, she found her way to Wally J. Staples Builders, Inc. in July of 2019 and took on the role of Project Administrative Assistant, where she now helps with the drawing and design process of small projects. Charlee spends her downtime with her boyfriend and two cats: Ramona & Reggie. She enjoys reading, embroidery, watching New England sports games, and traveling.

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David Swan

Lead Carpenter/Project Manager

David grew up right down the road in Lisbon Falls, ME and graduated from Lisbon Falls Christian Academy. David is a long-term employee of Wally J. Staples Builders, Inc. and will be celebrating his 20th year with us in March of 2021! When asked what his favorite part about work in this field is, he said, “Being able to see the end results of the work being done. It is gratifying to build a house from start to finish.” David is a big family man and loves watching his son play basketball and football. During his down time, he enjoys watching college football, fishing, hunting and woodworking.

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Mike Stinson

Lead Carpenter/Project Manager

Mike grew up in Woolwich, ME and graduated from Morse High School. Mike has been a part of the Wally J. Staples Builders, Inc. team for the past 10 and a half years. When asked what his favorite part about working in this field is, he said, “Meeting all the different people from job to job and doing all the different things carpentry has to offer. No two projects are alike!” When Mike isn’t working, you can find him either hunting, fishing, boating, or watching football or NASCAR.

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Ron St. Jean

Lead Carpenter/Project Manager

Ron grew up in Clair, New Brunswick, Canada and graduated from Cité des Jeunes in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. After high school, he studied Civil Engineering at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT and then went on to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. Ron spent four years in the corps as a Communication Center Supervisor. When asked what his favorite part about working in this field is, he said, “My favorite part is having the satisfaction of making things with my hands and seeing something that I visualized in my head sitting in front of me.” Ron has been with WJSB since May of 2011 helping make homeowner’s dream projects become a reality. When Ron isn’t working, he enjoys spending time visiting with friends and family.

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John Lavoie

Lead Carpenter/Project Manager

John grew up in Auburn, ME and graduated from Edward Little High School. John is another long term Wally J. Staples Builders, Inc. employee having just hit his 10 year anniversary in 2019! When asked what his favorite part about working in this field is, he said, "Completing jobs for people so they can enjoy their homes more." John enjoys mechanical work and has a certification in Heavy Equipment Operation/Maintenance and Repair. In his downtime, John enjoys working on his vehicles, riding his A.T.V. and operating radio controlled vehicles. He also has a passion for working on electronics and computers. When he's not working on vehicles or electronics, you can find John spending time with his family, biking or hiking.

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