Preservation of historic properties in Wylie, as opposed to renovation, is a distinction drawn by Gary Taylor to describe part of the business of Taylor and Son.
In addition to Gary, the business includes son Sam Taylor and son-in-law Chris Funk and has been located in Wylie since 2010.
“Wylie is a growing area and we came to make an impact,” Gary stated.
The business works at opposite ends of construction, developing a residential subdivision south of town, Creekwood Country Estates, and preserving houses and buildings in the Wylie Historic District.
Preservation, the partners explained, involves rebuilding a structure to appear as it did originally, but using modern components and materials. In a renovation, a structure is rebuilt using period correct materials even though modern materials appear the same and are more durable, with updated plumbing and electrical wiring.
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