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Houston Maaco Owner Awarded 2021 Maaco Cup

Maaco Houston owner Kevin Taylor. Maaco Houston owner Kevin Taylor.

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Maaco recognizes franchise owners who exemplify operational excellence each year with the coveted Maaco Cup award.

This past year, Kevin Taylor, owner of Maaco Houston, in Texas, was the outstanding franchisee to receive this prestigious award.
 
Taylor’s facility is an I-CAR Gold and Platinum certified center. He is also in an elite class of centers within the Maaco family and one of the first to earn the Maaco Diamond certification, the highest level of certification within the Maaco network.

 

Taylor has a total staff of 27, with six managers and 21 technicians.

 

Before becoming a Maaco owner, Taylor received his MBA from Texas Tech in 2005, and worked in the capital finance market. At one time he thought he was Wall Street bound.
 
“I was a high producer during my time in the financial world, but I knew the corporate life was not for me,” said Taylor. “I did not like wearing a suit and going to an office building every day.
 
“After my father retired from the military after 30 years of service, he purchased a Maaco franchise. My mom ran all the office operations, payroll and human resources. After graduating from business school, I began helping them out on the weekends,” continued Taylor. “Their operations were small and somewhat struggling, but I saw potential in the industry and thought that I could branch into untapped markets and create a business that I could differentiate from the rest.”
 
Taylor took a bigger role in his father’s business and in two years doubled their sales, reaching the million-dollar milestone. He then opened his own Maaco in 2009 and immediately set out to differentiate himself from his competition.

 

He upgraded to a more modern, state-of-the-art facility, and invested in new equipment, training and certification. He also began building a solid team, training them in his way of doing business.
 
“I recruited people from different service industries that had...


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