Brent Taylor – Owner and President, D. C. Taylor Co.

Brent Taylor began working for his family business, D. C. Taylor Co., as a roofer/laborer in its Cedar Rapids, IA, and Concord, CA, locations from 1998-2002 during his summer breaks from college. Brent understood the importance of gaining roofing knowledge and experience in the field prior to moving into sales and leadership positions. Now in his role as President, he hopes to continue the legacy his father and grandfather started – one where hard work and teamwork are valued, and employee successes are recognized. Brent is committed to ensuring the employees are focused on three main objectives in this order of priority: the first is to get the job done safely, the second is to perform high-quality trade work, and lastly, to complete the project within the estimated number of hours.

Kirk Dighton – Safety Manager D. C. Taylor Co.

Kirk is the safety manager for D. C. Taylor Co. since February of 2017. He has a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University and is a certified Paramedic in the state of Iowa. Kirk has a diverse safety background with experience in emergency medicine, construction, general industry, agriculture and the wind industry. Kirk is a competent person instructor in fall protection and an authorized instructor for OSHA 10 and 30-hour general industry and construction specialty.  He has a passion for fall protection safety and strives to ensure that everyone goes home safe and sound every day.

Session Description

Creating a safety culture in any business starts at the top. Take a journey with D.C. Taylor Co as we explore why safety is top of the list of priorities, what safety means, and how we get there.