About TAYLOR, the Builders—Celebrating 3 Decades and Counting

Established as R-J Taylor, General Contractors in 1984, Co-Founder Richard Taylor saw opportunity in design build where he could be an integral part of a team, helping projects move from concept through design into construction. Growing on word of mouth, R-J Taylor worked with small to medium-sized regional businesses that did not have their own internal construction department.

In the 90’s R-J Taylor earned the attention of national firms, expanding into Michigan, Massachusetts, California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. As R-J Taylor grew, reputation allowed them to add multi-family housing, institutional work for non-profits, healthcare, and educational projects to its portfolio.

Today, TAYLOR is an ever-evolving general contractor, focusing on expanding products and services to better meet the needs of our sophisticated clients—while maintaining long-term relationships and high satisfaction ratings. Led by Co-Founder/CEO Jim Taylor, and President, Karl Schuler, the second-generation contractors
bring more than 30 years of experience to the table.

Rochester Top 100

Taylor nailed #17 on the list of Rochester’s Top 100 fastest growing companies in 2015. This was the third time (2010 and 2014) Taylor’s exceptional staff and loyal customers allowed “The Builders” to place high despite a challenging construction market.

The Rochester Top 100 ranks privately held companies based on three most recent years of revenue growth and is sponsored by the Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG. Companies must have at least $1 million in revenue for each of those years, and rankings take into account both dollar and percentage growth.

2015 Rochester Top 100

Unmatched Construction Services

If 30+ years of experience isn’t enough, our high level of repeat clients, collection of customer testimonials, and long-standing partnerships with supplies, designers, and subcontractors make us confident in our approach.

Here’s what you can expect when you work with TAYLOR:

  • Commitment to quality, service, and safety
  • High-quality finished products, on time and at or below budget
  • Forthright communication and the highest degree of professionalism in all dealings

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