Taylor Enterprises, Inc. has been committed to excellence since 1973. Sandy Taylor and Jill Taylor launched their small business with a single truck driver distributing Texaco products in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 1976, that distributorship was incorporated as Taylor Enterprises.
Taylor continued to serve customers with care throughout the 70’s and 80’s, becoming a distributor of Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) in 1985. During this time, Taylor continued to expand its business throughout the upstate of South Carolina and to Western North Carolina. While Taylor sold lubricants to consumer and transport markets, its specialty was providing solutions to the industrial sector.
Sandy and Jill’s son, Eric Taylor, joined the team full-time in 1993 and was quickly named the company’s sales manager. Eric continued to expand Taylor’s business in all three major business sectors: consumer, industrial, and transport. In 1995, Eric implemented and began its recycling operation facility in Spartanburg helping companies eliminate a waste stream from there process. The Taylor Enterprises Fluid Reclamation Program is well-known across South Carolina and across the Southeast.
In 2003, Taylor Enterprises merged with Petroleum World to create Southeastern Lubricants with its corporate headquarters in Cliffside, NC. This merger brought together Taylor’s excellence in industrial solutions and Petroleum Worlds expertise in distributing the Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oil brands. It also allowed for geographic coverage of the entire Carolina’s with its facilities in Spartanburg, Columbia, and Charleston, SC and Charlotte and Raleigh, NC.
Eric Taylor became the majority owner of Southeastern Lubricants in 2006. Corporate headquarters were moved back to Spartanburg, SC and the company’s name was changed back to Taylor Enterprises, Inc.
In 2015, Taylor Enterprises was named an Alliance Shell Oil Distributor and in 2016 we were awarded the Master Certified distinction. Since less than 20 distributors across North America have earned this distinction, we are proud to bring this award home to the Carolina’s.
Taylor Enterprises is proud to have the commitment of a family-owned business and the professionalism of a mature, growing company. Throughout the addition of each new location, each new driver, and each new customer, Taylor has ensured that customers always received the highest quality of products and services. Today, as a Shell Alliance Distributor, Taylor offers quality Shell products and the expertise required to service our customers business.