The Gary A. Taylor Investment Company was founded in 1981 as Gary A. Taylor Construction Co., Inc. The company quickly became known for quality industrial, commercial and residential construction. As the company became more involved in land and property development, Gary A. Taylor Investment Company was formed. The company now develops commercial shopping centers from raw land to finished product. They work in close collaboration with architect and engineering firms to develop utilities, road, and infrastructure, in addition to the buildings. The company was included in Inc 500's Fastest Growing Companies in America four years in a row. In 1990, Gary A. Taylor Investment Company received the Blue Chip Award from the National Chamber of Commerce, and in 2009, was inducted to the Builder's Hall of Fame.
The company has developed over 2,500,000 square feet of industrial, commercial, and retail space in Jackson, TN and has completed over a quarter of a billion dollars in projects in the Southeast. Much of this development has also been managed, operated and maintained by Gary A. Taylor Investments.
Management and maintenance is done for a diverse group that includes private business operations, medical professionals, banks and administrative office centers. Gary A. Taylor Investments also has leased, managed and maintained office space for government agencies that include the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rural Development Agency) and the State of Tennessee Finance and Administration (Community Services Agency).
The company has also developed one of the first LEED Silver Certified buildings with solar power in West Tennessee. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of energy efficient and sustainable buildings.
“Gary Taylor Investment Company’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president of U.S. Green Building Council.
Gary Taylor has served as both the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Union University and the Chairman of the Rebuilding Program for the university after a tornado devastated the campus in 2008. His knowledge of property maintenance was invaluable in the rapid recovery of the campus and in planning for a more efficient administration and operations facilities after the rebuilding program.