I found the design example to be sufficient. What did you expected? The design would be good enough for the front page of a web hosting company. If I was hirring I would certainly consider that guy.
Of course that design woudn't fit a music company site where Flash and other flashy elements are expected, nor for a governement site where content is more important than colors. But it would fit perfectly a web hosting company.
Building a template and building a specific design are two different tasks. I mean, doing a template is really general, while doing a specific design requires search, to identify company colors, logos, etc