James “Jim” Mason was born February 19, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida. His parents moved the family to Las Vegas in 1964 where they raised Jim and his siblings. He graduated from Valley High School in 1983, and continued his education at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he earned his BS in business administration (class of 1987). Throughout his college career, Jim worked along with his grandfather, father and brother at Taylor International Corp.
After working in Portland for two years in fiber optics, Jim returned to Las Vegas to take a full time position with the company, beginning in the field as an assistant superintendent/project manager and continuing thereafter in project management roles through the remodel of ITT/Sheraton Desert Inn. Upon the completion of the ITT/Sheraton Desert Inn work, both Jim and his brother Bill purchased the remaining shares of Taylor International and took over full-time control of the company.
Since 2000, Jim has served on the board of the Las Vegas Association of General Contractors (“AGC”) and in 2012 began his first term as President. In 2003, the AGC recognized Jim with the award of Contractor of the Year. Jim is also a board member of the Nevada chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is actively involved with Temple Ner Tamid.
William Mason - Secretary/Treasurer
William “Bill” Mason was born August 17, 1962 in Miami Beach, Florida. His parents moved the family to Las Vegas in 1964 where they raised Bill and his siblings. He graduated from Valley High School in 1980, and continued his education at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. While there, Bill earned a Liberal Arts Degree with dual majors in Business Management and Psychology (class of 1984). After graduation, Bill continued his education and earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida (class of 1986).
Upon graduating from the University of Miami, Bill moved to southern California to live and work. It was there that Bill began his career by assisting in management and harvesting operations for a large agricultural firm. By the end of 1988, Bill returned to Las Vegas to work in the family construction business, Taylor International Corp., with his grandfather, father and his brother, Jim.
In the early years at Taylor, Bill learned all aspects of the company, including working as the controller and field superintendent. Over the next ten years, Bill’s role with the company expanded to project management. During that time, Bill was able to work on overseas projects in Peru and Chile, and further advance his bilingual capabilities. In 1997, Bill worked with his brother Jim as project managers on the Sheraton Desert Inn Project. After completion of the Desert Inn, Bill and Jim purchased the remaining shares of Taylor International and took over full-time control of the company.
Bill is currently a board member of the local National Public Radio station (KNPR) and a Trustee on the Board of the College of Idaho. He has also been a longtime supporter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Temple Beth Sholom.