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NRHA looks to 'Top Gun' Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor

The NRHA set its sights on Joe Taylor, president and CEO of Taylor's Do it Centers in Virginia, as one of three 2014 "Top Gun" honorees from around the industry.

Taylor was recognized for his role in continuing the robust legacy of the Taylor's tradition, which has given rise to 11 retail locations statewide and spans four generations. In acknowledgment of its history, robust numbers and adaptability, It's credited as one of the nation's most successful family-owned hardware operations.

With a certain amount of risk-taking that's beginning to pay off as the housing market thaws, Taylor's Do it Centers also managed to successfully open four of its 11 stores in the past six years. Presiding over this wave of expansion was Joe.

Taylor got his start in the business at a young age, working part-time in high school and eventually returning after a brief stint at another company after business school, working alongside his two brothers and dad. Today, he continues working together with this family members, occupying the CEO role while his father, Dawson Taylor, serves as chairman.

Joe's Brother Bob Taylor is CEO of Do it Best Corp.


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