Lifelong natives of the Hampton Roads area, Katie and Scott Taylor are heavily involved in their community and care about those in it.

With over a decade of experience in building, property management, and business administration, the Taylors bring a knowledge and personable touch to each project. Their reputation in the industry shines through both their work and personal lives as active supporters of the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, The Girl Scouts, VBSPCA, and SERTOMA Club of Norfolk.

The Taylors take great pride in the construction of all of their retailrestaurant, office, and residential projects.

Our Team

Scott Taylor

Managing Director 
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Scott is a native of Hampton Roads. After graduation from Greenbrier Christian Academy, he spent a year abroad volunteering on the Medical Vessel Anastasis, traveling to 14 countries in 14 months. Upon return, he attended Old Dominion University for his undergrad.

He has interests in many businesses but his focus is on Taylor Construction’s Development and Management. He is extremely involved in the local community, recently receiving the Association of Fundraising Professionals Emerging Philanthropist award, amongst other notable commendations.

He has served on the Board of Directors for the GSCC and has been the Board Chair for the Norfolk Sertoma Club, VBSPCA, and Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, spearheading millions of dollars in fundraising and significant community projects. Scott spends his time away from work with his wife, Katie, and enjoys traveling when not focusing on his Taylor Construction responsibilities.

Gray Bowditch

General Manager
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Gray graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in Managerial Economics and continued on to receive his law degree from the College of William and Mary.

Gray now works with the management team to extend Taylor Construction’s core values of reputation, relationship, and results to ensure successful projects for Taylor Construction’s clients throughout Southeastern Virginia. He has a wide range of project leadership experience from out-of-the ground retail and Class A office space renovations to work in complicated healthcare settings and high-end hospitality and restaurants. He is passionate about assisting new and existing business owners, developers, and landlords with their construction needs from pre-construction idea planning to post-construction building occupancy

Gray firmly believes in a commitment to family, charity, and supporting the local business community. He currently serves on the Board of the Muscarelle Museum of Art and helps lead the efforts to building a new 40,000 sqft arts facility on the campus. He is a member of the Executive Board of People to People, a race relations and quality of life driven organization on the Peninsula. He has held active volunteer and fundraising leadership roles with the Riverside Health System Foundation, co-founded the Newport News Police Foundation, and co-lead the opening of the Community Free Clinic of Newport News. In 2016 Gray and group of local Peninsula natives founded Tradition Brewing Company in Newport News which currently host distribution through lower Virginia. Gray has been honored by Inside Business Magazine as a top 40 Under 40 recipient for his entrenched community and businesses engagements as a young professional.

Tom Bauman

Operations Manager
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Tom Bauman is a 20-year resident of Hampton Roads and graduate of Deep Creek High School. He completed an Associate of Sciences degree at Tidewater Community College and continued his education at Old Dominion University before entering commercial construction. Tom has extensive experience in metal stud framing, drywall, carpentry and door installation while displaying leadership and having an eye on safety holding multiple safety certifications, including an OSHA 30 Certification and having been the designated Competent Person on multiple government projects.

Tom joined Taylor Construction in 2017 as a Superintendent, completing both renovation and ground up projects. He has since taken on the role of Operations Manager, joining Taylor Construction’s management staff in 2020. Tom has been a volunteer for the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill and is a devoted husband, brother and son. His free time is spent on the lake and racing RC cars.

Brandon Kirtley

Residential Operations Manager
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Brandon was raised around the construction industry in his home town of Fredericksburg, Virginia and his experience came from being a skilled carpenter to excelling in projects that ranged from production homes to historic preservations. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Longwood University, Brandon returned to his construction roots. Again, growing in roles from assistant superintendent, superintendent, warranty supervisor, production manager, and current Residential Operations Manager for Taylor Construction.

Brandon continues on the path that has led him to be a recognized leader in the Hampton Roads market. Brandon has traveled the country visiting residential home building operations and continues to learn best practices and processes from successful industry leaders in an ever-evolving home building industry. Brandon has engaged charitable projects in our area ranging from Habitat for Humanity to various local community construction volunteer projects.

Brandon enjoys the Bay lifestyle of Virginia Beach with his wife and 2 children. He is actively involved in his son’s pursuits in travel baseball and enjoys tinkering with vintage cars, fishing, and having a glass of wine on the beach.

Tim Buma

Project Manager
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Born in New England, Tim grew up in the Midwest, and came to the Tidewater area during high school. He moved back to New England for college, receiving a Bachelors degree in English Language and Literature. Two days after graduation, he started his career in the construction industry as a laborer, quickly becoming a frame to finish carpenter.

In 2008 Tim moved back to Tidewater to be closer to his parents, taking a position as a project engineer on larger commercial projects. Since then he has moved up to project manager, working on projects of varying sizes for both private and commercial clients. He has also successfully spent time as a Proposal Manager, winning large federal contracts and as a Construction Technologist, helping companies integrate and find efficiencies in their technology.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys a good craft beer, Texas barbecue, spending time with his family, and playing Minecraft with his sons. He is active in the South Norfolk Civic League and South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch, serving as President of the Civic League

Arthur Hack

Project Manager

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Arthur has resided in Virginia Beach for the past 22 years working in the construction industry since his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1999.  Since his return to Hampton Roads, Arthur has received his Associate of Sciences degrees in both Business Administration and Engineering Technology.  Arthur continues his education in the Computer Engineering and Business Management fields at Old Dominion University currently.   Arthur’s experience in both the commercial and residential fields has provided him a tremendous amount of versatility in both construction disciplines. 

Arthur has a strong understanding of construction financial management and business development, which translates to represent his abilities to support and grow the Taylor Construction Family. He has had instrumental involvement in numerous commercial projects around Hampton Roads such as Grandy Village Phase V for NRHA and the City of Norfolk, Thoroughgood House Visitors Center for the City of Virginia Beach, Fort Monroe Utilities for the City of Hampton, Camp Pendleton, Virginia Beach, for the Department of Military Affairs, in addition to a Visitor Center for Surry County, and several VDOT Facilities around Virginia.   

Arthur brings a unique set of skills, experience, leadership, and mentoring to Taylor Construction and he is proud to do his part supporting and contributing to the continued growth while sharing his knowledge, experience, and leadership with the team.   Arthur is devoted to his family and fatherhood of five amazingly wonderful daughters.  As you can imagine with his daughters and the family pets there isn’t much “free time”, but when it presents itself, you can find him on the golf course or just relaxing taking in the sun.

Kyle Bush

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While enrolled at Old Dominion University, Kyle spent five years working in various fields of construction. After receiving his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kyle joined the Taylor Construction family to pursue his passion for building and helping to bring new amenities to his hometown of Hampton Roads.

Kyle is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, supporter of the Special Olympics, and member of the Virginia Water Environment Association, where he was awarded 1 st place in the 2018 VWEA Design Competition, which allowed him to represent the state’s association at the national level.

In his free time Kyle can be found working on home projects, perfecting his Survivor audition tapes, playing golf, or boasting about the number of rebounds he got in his most recent men’s league basketball game. He enjoys traveling to foreign countries, experiencing their culture, and spending time with his family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

John Branyan


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John was born in Norfolk England, while his father was in the Military. At 6 months old, his family transferred back to the U.S. and resided in several states until finally landing in Virginia Beach, where he was raised and educated. Following his two older brothers and after graduating from high school, he went to work in the construction field.

He has had the opportunity to learn, understand, and create nearly every facet of the commercial construction industry over his 40+ years of experience in the field.  He and his wife volunteer feeding the homeless during the Holiday’s and helping senior citizens. He enjoys playing music with his band mates during his time away from work.

Rick Cox

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Rick is a native of Virginia Beach who brings over 20 years of construction experience to his role as Field Superintendent at Taylor Construction. Rick is responsible for supervising all aspects of daily project operations including, scheduling, coordination of trades, delivery of scheduled materials, on-site safety and quality control oversight.

Before starting a career with Taylor Construction, Rick worked for several General Contractors in the Hampton Roads area. Ricks diverse background is comprised of projects in various fields of industry such as retail, residential, breweries, churches, assisted living facilities and site development.

Outside of work, Rick enjoys surfing trips to Costa Rica, workouts and hiking.

Rob Furey

Residential Superintendent
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Rob Furey was born in Charleston, South Carolina and moved to Virginia Beach, VA at the age of 6.  He Attended Green Run High School and graduated in 1985, after which he worked as a carpenter for nearly 25 years. Building everything from custom homes to restaurants and production homes, he became an assistant project manager for Ainslie Widener in 2003 and in three short months was promoted to Project Manager.  Rob now enjoys his residential superintendent responsibilities with Taylor Construction.

He is the proud father of his daughter Abygayle, and some of his interests include fishing, golfing, and spending time with his girlfriend, Melinda.

Alex Hall


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Born and raised and raised in Newport News, Alex received his diploma from Chesapeake Bay Academy. He studied Computer Automated Drafting and Design in Alexandria while simultaneously working for a local restoration company. He returned to Newport News and became an integral part of as a production new construction company, quickly becoming a lead carpenter.

With over 10 years experience in the industry, Alex has become an important part of the Taylor Construction family as a Commercial Superintendent. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing and playing ice hockey. His wife Ashley, and three children, Caleb, Chloe, and Sawyer all live in the Historic Hilton Village in Newport News. He coaches both of his kids ice hockey teams in Yorktown where he previously played as well.

Robert Hammond

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Robert brings over 30 years of construction experience to the table. Having started off as a $4.00 an hour commercial construction laborer out of school in Kansas, he quickly worked his way up the ladder to project management.  His terriffic memory has enabled him to work through a 2-year apprenticeship program in 3 months while then making journeyman wages within a year. He started a commercial/residential drywall company soon after which quickly grew to the fifth largest drywall company in the city; then he started a commercial/residential General Contracting company, an in-home elevator business, and a custom home framing company prior to moving to Virginia.  His experience includes drywall/metal-stud framing/acoustical ceilings/structural framing/wood-stud framing/lay-out/blueprints/TI/Tenant Build- Outs/Single Story to Highrise commercial work.

Robert has been very passionate about building his entire life. He still loves being in the field with tradesmen, superintendents, architects, and owners. He can still put on his tool belt and layout or build anything – it’s always been in his blood. With a keen eye for detail, he can foresee issues before they arise. His three favorite company-quotes are: “There are no problems, only solutions”, “Treat every man like a king”, and “The sweetness of a low bid is nothing when compared to the bitterness of poorly completed project.”

At Taylor Construction, Robert has transitioned from doing the trades work himself to managing people and projects, however, rest assured, you can still catch him sitting with the trades during lunch and engaging them, because he understands it’s the tradesmen/craftsmen/laborers who make it all come together. A return to the art of fine craftsmanship is what Robert can promise you

John Hilgers

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John was born in Fredericksburg, VA and grew up in Virginia Beach, moving to and from Camp Lejeune, NC, where he graduated from Fork Union Military Academy.  He pursued a Degree in Mechanical Engineering at North Georgia College and later transferred to Old Dominion University, where John joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves.  He was stationed at A Co., 4th AAV Bn, Little creek, VA. John soon followed his calling to serve by transferring to active duty serving stationed at A Co., 2 nd AAV Bn, Camp Lejeune, NC. 2004 where he was honorably discharged and began his retail career.  

After a few transitions, John moved back to his passion for creating and began building commercial entertainment venues across the U.S. where his experience lead him to his current position with Taylor Construction as a Superintendent.

John enjoys motorcycles, fine woodworking, exercising and creating functional art. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads and volunteers at the Tidewater Wooden Boat Works where he enjoys teaching and mentoring.

Tyler Steele

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Tyler Steele was born and raised in Virginia Beach where he graduated early from First Colonial. After receiving his diploma, he started his career in residential construction, working his way up to an assistant position, and is now a Superintendent with Taylor Construction. He enjoys golfing, wakeboarding and spending time with his fiancé, Grace and dog, Buxton.

Jacob Stout


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Jacob, a graduate of New Kent HS, grew up in Sandston, VA, and is an avid sports fan and outdoorsman.

He started his postgraduate track with an electrical apprenticeship and has worked in both the Civil and Commercial construction arenas prior to joining Taylor Construction as a Superintendent.

He enjoys spending time with friends and family, riding four wheelers, and playing softball.

David King


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David was raised in Fredericksburg, VA and has always had an interest in construction. Prior to working for Taylor Construction David was a carpenter while working through college. David graduated from Hampden-Sydney with a degree in Economics and joined Taylor Construction shortly after. He has worked in the preconstruction department previously and is now transitioned into the Superintendent position. David’s knowledge in carpentry, pre-con, and management enforces his abilities to successfully oversee landlord shells and tenant build outs. David is committed to daily success within a team environment and continued success in the commercial construction industry.

He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending free time with friends and family, hunting, fishing, or training his black lab, Betty.

Bob Warner


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Bob was born in Hampton roads and grew up in Virginia Beach. After high school he got into the construction field because of his interest in creating with his hands. Bob started on the commercial side of construction doing metal stud framing and drywall work. Through his need for knowledge, he joined a residential custom home builder and started framing houses which eventually led into the exterior finishes, flooring, and interior finish arenas. Bob’s ability to quickly grasp concepts and attention to detail have allowed him to transition to a Supervisory capacity with Taylor Construction as his current responsibilities include Superintending commercial projects from start to finish. Bob grew up playing sports which gave him that competitive drive to be better and to always improve. Bob is active in coaching his daughter’s softball team and making memories with his family.

Ryan Temple


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Ryan Temple was raised in a military family, moving him around the country frequently, but eventually they settled down in the Hampton Roads area, which Ryan now calls home. Graduating from Grassfield High School and then Regent University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Ryan went on to pursue a career in Construction Management. Starting out as a Carpenter and quickly moving into Superintendent roles building residential single-family homes, Ryan prides himself in creating a safe, friendly, and warm environment for both the homeowners he works with and the many trades he oversees. Ryan continues to learn from industry leaders he surrounds himself with and continuously pursues the most up to date construction practices. As a part of the Taylor Construction Team, he continues to uphold its values by maintaining the reputation, relationships, and results that have made Taylor Construction what it is today. As Ryan and his wife grow their family and plant roots, they also have made a commitment to this community to better it for future generations.