Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear presented a proclamation naming June 1 as “Bill Taylor Day” to Bill Taylor of Taylored Systems in recognition of the anniversary of his business’ 30th year in Noblesville.
Bill Taylor was born in Kokomo in 1951. He grew up in a farming family and, after attending Vincennes University, worked in the grain handling industry for 10 years. In 1981, Taylor decided to seek steadier, non-seasonal employment. Always interested in electricity and electronics, he approached a friend who built computers for Delco. Through this acquaintance, he was introduced to a vendor who had just landed a contract with Indianapolis Public Schools for alarms in conjunction with phone systems.
In 1982, Taylor formed Taylored Systems Inc., 14701 Cumberland Rd., Suite 100, Noblesville, when he was hired as a contractor for the IPS job. He was still working on the farm as well, but was hired to supervise employees working on the IPS project. After the project was complete, Taylor contracted with Datatronics, an inter-connect in Anderson. In the mid-’80s, he then purchased a call center. Through these two companies, he made contact with Indiana Bell and helped Datatronics become a Centrex Agency, the fourth in the state.
Since its founding in 1982, the company has steadily built a reputation for combining leading edge technology with unparalleled customer support. By providing customized solutions and building long-term relationships, it’s grown to currently serve more than 2,500 customers throughout Indiana.
Taylor is involved in many organizations in the community, most notably as vice president of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville. He is also involved in the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, Hamilton County Progress Committee, Hamilton County Alliance, Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.