PRESIDENT, TAYLOR THE BUILDERS – EMPIRE CONSTRUCTION – GREENLEAF COMMUNITY BUILDERS
Years in current role: 20
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
Surviving the pandemic.
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
Work with my team to survive the structural market barriers of these challenging times.
What advice would you give somebody just starting out in your industry?
Make sure you love to build, work hard, stay focused, keep loving to build. You should love to build more than anything because we have a lot of downs to go with the ups in this business and it would be easy to give up.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
To have more buildings to build.
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
The weather. I am not kidding. I have lived and owned property in a few other places. We are fortunate to have some of the safest weather on earth. It snows and I have to clear it out, but I don’t have to put my roof back on after the tornado or hurricane, sift through the ashes for my silverware, run out of my house when it’s shaking or call FEMA every year. Sure we get a little snow, stop complaining, make some hot cocoa and stay home.