VICE PRESIDENT, WELTY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
As Vice President of Sales for Welty Building Construction, Michael Taylor is focused on delivering extraordinary building experiences for Welty clients and partners. His responsibilities include development of forward-looking growth strategies, construction operations, development design, leasing, facility marketing and management, and community relations.
Michael Taylor began his tenure with Welty Building Company in 2013 as an intern while obtaining his Bachelors of Business degree from Kent State University. Michael has held positions for the company’s largest business units, Construction and Energy, and he has experience working within almost every department from Accounting to Marketing. Michael will be Welty’s community touchpoint, get to know him at Chamber of Commerce meetings, local civic conferences and association functions.
Taylor was born and raised in Summit County and is a life-long resident of the community he serves.
Words to live by:
“Take life on life’s terms – one day at a time. And have fun while you’re doing it.” – Joe Perry
Albatross (AKA Double Eagle) in golf
German Shepherd Husky named Akita
My favorite number and the year I was married
Q&A session with: Michael Taylor
Why you love what you do?
I get to come to work everyday to do what I’ve always dreamed of doing. It challenges me and allows me to grow each and every day.
What is the proudest moment of your career?
The promotion to Vice President with a focus on business development and sales. My ambition was always to take on these roles, not only is this a true honor, but this is a lifelong dream come true.
What is your fondest industry memory?
During my first gig in 2013 as an intern, I spent the entire summer working with a 5 member demolition crew for the massive Goodyear Headquarters project. The memories, laughs, and experience will never be forgotten.
How do you give back to the community?
Welty is so involved in our communities – our teams are giving of time, treasure, and talent. We offer incentives for employees to support causes inside and outside our industry. I focus much of my charitable efforts on volunteerism, not-for-profit boards, monetary donations, and serving on engagement committees.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
The people that I get to work with, because of the fantastic culture we have here. Also, being able to drive around town and look at buildings Welty has built is so cool. To know that we have made the difference in so many peoples live by giving them an extraordinary building experience.