Troy Taylor - Island Pool Services

Troy Taylor

Troy Taylor grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1994.  After graduation, he attended TCC before going to work for Ford Motor Company at the Norfolk F-150 assembly plant. After working there for 10 years Troy decided he wanted more out of life than just working on the assembly line and resigned from Ford and started a new career as a firefighter with Norfolk Fire Rescue. Troy began the academy in July of 2005 and found a love for the job. Being a firefighter was one of Troy’s dreams and he has enjoyed it, starting at Station 11 after the academy and then moving to Station 7, the Hazmat operations station, after a couple of years at Station 11. Troy just recently earned a position on Rescue 1 at Station 7. This was accomplished after much hard work traveling across the state to take Technical Rescue classes to earn a chance for selection. Troy hopes to stay on the Rescue for the foreseeable future.

Troy has always had an interest in business and entrepreneurship. From selling candy and drinks in school for extra money to owning a travel agency in his twenties. Troy believes he hit his stride in 2009 when he formed a partnership with Ben Seeloff and started Island Pool Services. Having a partner in business has helped him shoulder the load of a successful company. Troy enjoy’s his role in the company, handling the customer service and scheduling along with doing the day to day pool cleanings, pool openings and pool closings. Troy looks forward to the summer season because he takes pride in making sure all of his customers are enjoying their pool.

Troy’s true love has to be his family. Troy met his wife Carol at Johnny Rockets in MacArthur Center in Norfolk in 2000. They married in 2002 and had 6 years of traveling and care free living before having their first child Josie in 2008. She has been an awakening in Troy’s life. His son Kellam was born in 2012 and he has added a new dimension to the house. Troy had no idea how much being a Father would change his outlook on life. He knows now that living life through a child’s eyes is one of the greatest experiences in his life. Troy and Carol are expecting their third child in 2013 and cannot wait to be outnumbered by their children.