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Professional Profile: Karl Schuler 2012


  • Title: President
  • Company: Taylor, The Builders
  • Location: Penfield, NY
  • Birthplace: New Hartford, NY
Karl Schuler, TAYLOR

Family: Wife: Gretta; Sons: Zachary, Daniel, Nathan, Joseph; Daughter: Kristina

College: Syracuse University

First job unrelated to your current field: First weekly regular paid jobs were lawn mowing, snow shoveling for a couple of regular clients I had at age 12.

First job in current field: Laborer on road crew

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Commercial building. Plans to grow through improving client knowledge about the building process.

Hobbies: Golf, hiking in the Adirondacks, family

Favorite novel: “The Last of the Mohicans”

Favorite film: “Twelve O’clock High” (Excellent story, great acting and numerous great examples of leadership.)

Keys to success: Good employees. Try not to ask anybody to do anything you wouldn’t do, or have not done yourself.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): From history, many! Thinking about this over and over, no matter how hard I try, I can’t imagine any other person than my wife Gretta.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Carpenter