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.
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.
Originally from Canada, Chris came to the Hampton Roads area to play Ice Hockey for the Norfolk Admirals in 1993, eventually meeting his wife here, now having been married for 28 years. Chris started his Construction career in high school and has carried that on throughout the years and has experience in everything from ground-up Residential homes in the Adirondack Mountains and everything to decks, roofs, windows and doors in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. While in the Outer Banks, Chris started his own Company and was even a Featured Contractor on “HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation”. Chris comes to Taylor Construction as a former Project Manager of a local Miscellaneous Steel Company, where, while he was there, he was involved in numerous multi-million jobs, from hotels to manufacturing Facilities, and Military Base additions. Chris and his wife Freda have two daughters. Claire is a US Army LT. and lives in Florida. McKenzie works and lives in the Outer Banks of NC. Chris and Freda like to spend their free time Traveling and going to Busch Gardens.
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.
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 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.
Lydia was born in Charleston, SC but grew up in VB where she graduated from Princess Anne High School. She has been in and around construction from an early age thanks to her grandfather’s masonry company, Hudson Masonry. She graduated from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Design Trainee program in 2004 and worked as an Associate Designer doing 3D modeling for the new class of aircraft carriers. Her construction career has spanned from entry-level admin to General Manager, as well as working on both the preconstruction and operations sides. While estimating, Lydia worked on bids from tens of thousands to tens of millions. She is heavily involved in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and was bestowed with the very distinguished award of the National Future Leader of the Year honor in 2021, previously serving in the Richmond chapter and recently transitioning to the Board of the Greater Tidewater chapter. In addition to championing women’s roles in the construction industry, she is also passionate about closing the skills gap by educating young people on the possibilities available to them in the trades industries. Lydia states she’s got a family of wonderful weirdos – Husband, two teenage boys, daughter & son-in-law, and granddaughter. When together, she enjoys spending time in geeky pursuits or at their favorite Hampton hangouts.
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.
Tiffany is a life-long native of the Hampton Roads area. The daughter of a union pipefitter, Tiffany has had her boots in the construction world since a young age. Certified in Project Management, Tiffany studied and received associates degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and Business Administration, both from Tidewater Community College. Since graduation, Tiffany has been immersed in commercial construction management. Involved at many levels on a variety of high-profile projects as well as restaurant remodels, rebuilds, and retail space improvements. In addition to being a dedicated career-driven woman, Tiffany enjoys family. While away from work, her focus is spending time with her husband and two young boys. With a close-knit circle of family and friends spread throughout the Hampton Roads area, quality time and outdoor activities are often found near the top of Tiffany’s “TO DO” list.
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.
Jim is a native of Hampton Roads who attended Salem High School in Virginia Beach. After graduating, he received a degree in Business Administration prior to turning his focus to construction. He started a small residential construction company targeted at building single family homes. His 13 years as a home builder and business owner along with 5 years in Real Estate has developed Jim’s construction skills to be a productive asset to the Taylor Construction Team. He has a passion for mentoring youth and competitive sports. He spent 8 years coaching competitive fast-pitch softball and has volunteered as a coach for countless sports teams. Jim supports local ALS foundations in memory of his father and references his Family and Faith as his guiding principles.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Turner grew up in Hampton. Upon graduating from First Colonial High School, he attended West Virginia University before heading to Old Dominion University and ultimately to an internship program in project management at Regent University. He began his career in the construction industry as a carpenter during his time in school. After school he moved on to work for a residential home builder with roles in preconstruction, warranty coordination, and project superintending. His experience led him to his current role as residential superintendent with Taylor Construction building both single-family and multi-family homes. He prides himself on delivering quality products to homeowners and developing lasting relationships with our team and trade partners. Turner has planted roots in the community with his fiancé Danielle. He loves everything outdoors, and spends much of his time hunting and working on his family’s farm.
Mark Smith grew up in Virginia Beach and began his construction career just after High School, framing production housing. He learned the fundamentals of building while enjoying time as a carpenter and after a few years of rough framing, he transitioned to the more detail oriented trade of finish carpentry. Simultaneously, he started to expanding his skill set through the application of specialty exterior finishes on oceanfront homes. He has extensive experience with PVC trim, Hardie finishes, copper trim, cedar siding, and more. Having a knack for excellence in finished products and a keen attention to detail, he transitioned his skills to a supervisory capacity when he was offered a Superintendent position with a local commercial contractor. Mark has been a part of projects such as AAA insurance, Your Pie Pizza, Bayside Oral Surgery, and a historic High Rise in Downtown Norfolk now known as Icon. His path has continued to provide him the opportunity to successfully manage many fast pace restaurant remodels with a national companies such as KFC and Starbucks, and most recently an 8,000 sq. ft. ground-up Animal Hospital in Chesapeake. Turning over projects on time and on budget makes Mark a perfect teammate at Taylor Construction.
Thomas (Tommy) Garrett is originally from Kansas City, starting in the construction industry as a laborer in the mid-80’s. Over the years, Tommy has gained hands-on experience in all phases of construction. He has held positions from Quality Control Manager to Site Safety Health Officer and everything in between. Tommy has worked with individuals who taught him to do as you say while honoring your word. Tommy’s work experience in commercial, residential, and Government projects allowed him to gain knowledge in multiple trades. He has been married 28 years to his wife Lisa and enjoys time with his two adult children. In his spare time, Tommy enjoys working on home projects, volunteering at his church, and competitive bowling.
Michael Ferger Jr. has been a Virginia Beach resident for a little over six years. He attended Towson University and afterward began his career with the Cordish Company, becoming the Director of Operations of Waterside District, managing multiple properties in Norfolk and Hampton Roads. He is currently a Superintendent for Taylor Construction, focusing his time on quality, growth, team development, and safety. Previously, Michael sat on multiple boards and chambers to help stay connected with the community along with the growth of local neighborhoods. He not only created but helped operate businesses and plan large events with strategic partners and branding companies. He considers his design input and project management, bringing Waterside District to life, as a significant accomplishment in his life, while also being honored as the Operator of the year. Michael is extremely family oriented, with hobbies including traveling, scuba diving, motorcycles, dad jokes, and one-liners. Above all, his main passion is making sure the people around him are having fun and smiling.
Billy was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where he graduated from St. Christopher’s School. After high school, Billy attended Hampden-Sydney College where he earned a degree in History. Once graduating from HSC, he moved to Wyoming where he worked as a fly fishing guide before relocating to Virginia Beach where he joined the Taylor Construction Family. Billy has always had an interest in construction and working in a team environment. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Frank was born and raised in Western New York and is passionate about his Bills Football. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia he relocated to Hampton Roads in 2013 and joined the Norfolk Police Department where he served as a Police Training Officer and Detective. Frank joined the Taylor Construction team to pursue his goal of a career in construction management where he is able to continue his passion of relationship building and leadership. In his off time, he enjoys golfing, watching football, doing projects around his home, and spending time with his wife, Kimberly, and two children.
Jakob is a native of Hampton Roads and an Old Dominion University graduate where he earned a BS in Business Management. Between his high school graduation and receiving his ODU degree, Jakob served as a US Army Infantryman for six years until he was honorably discharged. Before starting a career with Taylor Construction, Jakob managed business development operations for construction firm and has held several management positions in the hospitality industry. Jakob is actively involved in Veterans mental health awareness, specifically, those who went through combat operations. He enjoys fishing, relaxing on the water, and spending time with his fiancé, April and dog, Harley.
Jason was born in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and relocated to Virginia Beach VA in 1989, where he graduated Kempsville High School in 1996. He started in the construction arena while still in high school and was quickly promoted to a leadership position after graduation. Jason was an avid surfer until he started his own framing business in 2000, where he worked for over a decade, building custom homes up to 17,000 sq. ft. During his time framing, he also studied for degree in business administration. Afterwards, Jason became a project manager for a moisture intrusion company where he obtained several construction certifications and studied both residential and commercial building applications. He went on to Superintending commercial projects, performing build-outs and new construction projects prior to transitioning to becoming a custom home Superintendent before joining Taylor Construction. Jason’s well-rounded experience has made him an asset to the TC team. Outside of work he spends time with his friends and family, but most of all, enjoys spending time with his daughter and her many interests, which always take priority.