Legacy of honor: Barbara Taylor connects Enterprise with prestigious tradition

10.23.18.USSStLouis.EH.LIIn some respects, it’s a match decades in the making.

Another chapter in the Taylor Family history book.

The story begins with Jack Taylor’s time in the Navy, and the storied USS Enterprise (CV-6) on which he served during World War II.

Jack’s profound experience in the Navy led him to name his company Enterprise in 1957.

Fast forward a few chapters in the history book and the ties between Enterprise, the Taylor family and the U.S. Navy continue to run deep.

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Lunch with the USS Enterprise

7.20.18.USSEnterpriseLunch.LIThroughout his 15-year career with Enterprise, William T. has learned many valuable lessons, but one remains top-of-mind: take care of one another.

William started his career as a Management Trainee in South Florida. He successfully navigated a path through several promotions to where he currently sits as Director of Rental Replacement for the South Florida Operating Group.

William recently connected his Enterprise career with the brand’s namesake, the USS Enterprise, through a unique lunch encounter.

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Fatherhood, fun and family business

6.17.18.FathersDay.InstaAndy Taylor enjoys cooking for his family on the weekends.

Barbecuing is his specialty. And when it comes to ribs, he doesn’t skimp on the sauce.

While he says the benefits of barbecue are sometimes healthy meals and fewer dishes to clean, the result of a home-cooked meal has a far greater impact: more time spent with his family.

For the Taylors, family is the foundation for success, along with having fun.

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An endurance test to celebrate an enduring legacy

Ireland TriathlonEnterprise founder Jack Taylor believed in having fun and giving back to the local communities where employees live and work.

After Jack passed away in 2016, the Ireland Operating Group looked to pay homage to his philosophy. At the top of their list: an annual run, bike and swim – all to benefit a local non-profit.

And with that, the annual Jack Taylor Memorial Triathlon headed to the start line.

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60 Years of Driving Forward was 60 years ago on a rainy winter afternoon that Jack Taylor started a car leasing business. He invested his entire savings ($10,000 and the help of a loan), his future and his career into the new venture. In a tiny lower-level office in a St. Louis Cadillac dealership, he began with a fleet of seven cars, one employee and a commitment to provide a uniquely personal brand of customer service.

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Thank you, Jack

Jack ImageNearly 60 years ago, after serving his country in the skies over the South Pacific, Jack Taylor came home to start a business.

He was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation,” serving as a decorated U.S. Navy fighter pilot in World War II. He often credited the lessons he learned in the Navy – including integrity, hard work, team spirit and simply doing the right thing – with helping to shape him as a person and as a businessman.

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