Kelley (left) and Troi Taylor lead the award-winning company Taylor Construction Management, a project management consulting firm in Houston (Photo courtesy of Medley, Inc.).
Husband, Wife Team Continue Construction Management Relationship with Texas A&M University System
Take a stroll on any campus within the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and one can see the hands of Troi and Kelley Taylor throughout the various universities.
From Memorial Stadium at Tarleton State University to White Creek Apartments, the Texas A&M University System has consistently sought the services of Troi and Kelley’s company Taylor Construction Management (TCM), a project management-consulting firm based in Houston.
White Creek Apartments (Photo courtesy of Medley, Inc.)
TCM’s recent contract is the third time the company has worked with the Texas A&M University System on a Project Management Support Services (PMSS) contract.
“In just six years, my husband and I have developed Taylor Construction Management into an award-winning global firm by making customer service a top priority,” said Kelley Taylor, TCM Founding Partner and CEO. “Receiving the distinction of a third contract in five years with TAMUS further cements our drive to break down barriers as minority entrepreneurs in this industry and execute every project to perfection.”
TAMUS has chosen TCM multiple times to provide the college system with project management and construction code inspection services on projects that range from sports complexes to dental and nursing school buildings.
The college system hires companies like TCM to help augment their Facilities Planning and Construction (FC&P) department as TAMUS manages capital improvement projects throughout their 11-school system.
Making it even more special for TCM to work with TAMUS is that both of the Taylors are graduates of the distinguished Texas A&M University System.
Troi Taylor obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Prairie View A&M University while Kelley Taylor received her Master of Business Administration degree from Prairie View A&M University.
Troi Taylor also obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Houston-Victoria, while Kelley Taylor earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
On working with their alma mater Kelley Taylor stated, “It’s been phenomenal. The Texas A&M University System took a chance on us early on. They saw our potential and gave us our first domestic contract.”
It was not long after that when those domestic contracts became international contracts for TCM.
“Our very first (international) project was in mainland China,” said Kelley Taylor. “We’ve managed to maintain consistent work in Asia.”
The Taylors have found out that the reputation of American companies and Western code compliance, especially in the bioscience industry, has led to them receiving many no-bid contracts on the Asian continent.
With the success of TCM, the Taylors hope to inspire other small and minority-owned businesses.
The Taylors suggest that small construction management business owners develop a growth strategy that is realistic for their capacity.
“My advice would be to explore teaming partnerships with larger firms or other small businesses to meet the requirements of the client,” said Kelley Taylor.
“The truth is that you will win some and you will lose some. Sometimes, a loss is necessary for growth. Do not be defeated. Take the time to learn why you were not selected; consider it research.
“Then, take that information back to your leadership team to discuss how to close any gaps you may have so that you are better prepared for future opportunities.”
Thanks to an impeccable reputation, the future is bright for TCM at Texas A&M and beyond.
“Taylor Construction Management has be an invaluable asset as they continue to provide project management services in College Station, Stephenville and various locations in North Texas,” said Russ Wallace, Executive Director for TAMUS and FP&C. “We’ve renewed this partnership again and again because of the elevated level of service we experience while collaborating with Kelley and Troi Taylor, as well as the ethics, dedication, innovation and industry knowledge they continue to put forth.”
“Aggieland” continues to put its future growth in the hands of Taylor Construction Management.
And to put it bluntly, TAMUS is in good hands with Taylor Construction Management.