Ray Taylor, Sales Consultant
Ray Taylor discovered his passion for horticulture while growing up in North Texas. While he graduated with a marketing degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, he also earned 55 credit hours in horticulture. After graduation Ray made his way to the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he was able to apply his education while indulging his passion. He enjoyed working in retail management along with landscape design and installation before settling into sales at the wholesale end.
As a sales representative for Greenleaf Nursery, Ray relied on his retail and landscape experience to help his customers manage their stock and present it in effective ways so they could grow their businesses. Over the course of his 26-year tenure with Greenleaf he was a territory-builder all over Texas. He opened territories and built them up before handing them off to another representative so he could move on to the next one. Ray was recognized numerous times for increasing his year-to-year sales more than 10%.
In late 2012 Ray joined Bracy’s as a sales consultant. His market knowledge and demonstrated success as a business-builder were a perfect match for the company that was just expanding its reach into Texas at the time. Now he brings his wealth of knowledge to Bracy’s’ customers throughout Texas and Oklahoma with the same vigor as he did when he started his career in horticulture 35 years ago. “I love it and, even after all this time, I still learn something new every day”, says Ray.
Ray and his wife Judy currently reside in East Texas with their son and daughter, who also are attending SFASU.