Troy Taylor - Island Pool Services

Troy Taylor

Meet 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 10 years at Ford, he resigned to fulfill one of his dreams: starting a new career as a firefighter with Norfolk Fire Rescue. He began at the Academy in July of 2005, then started at Station 11 before moving to Station 7, the Hazmat operation station, a few years later.

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 co-founded Island Pool Services. Troy enjoys his role in the company, handling the customer service and scheduling along with doing many of 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 is his family. Troy met his wife Carol at Johnny Rockets in MacArthur Center in Norfolk in 2000. They married in 2002 and had their first child in 2008. Today, Troy and Carol have three children, Jo, Kellam, and Layna and Troy says living life through his children’s eyes is the greatest experience of his life.