About Us

Michael F. Taylor and Rick Stotelmyer

Michael Taylor and Master Carpenter, Rick Stottlemyer, who has been with the company for over 30 years.

For 40 years Michael Taylor and his crew have been working in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. They have built, restored, and renovated countless homes, and businesses.

Starting with a small carpentry crew, Michael has grown his business to become a full service General Contracting Firm. Michael F. Taylor, Inc. works with a select group of subcontractors, some of which have been working with him, since the beginning of the business. The scope of projects for the company have varied from small to large, from simple to complex. They have created beautiful custom homes and additions. They have replaced windows, skylights, siding, and decks. They have remodeled kitchens and baths and renewed historic homes and additions. They have rebuilt log houses, created Asian gates, built horse barns, and yard structures. The company has built, Modern, Mission, Craftsman, Traditional and "New Old" style houses. They also were the builder dealer for Acorn, Deck House and Dwell homes for many years.

Michael looks at all jobs as challenging. Large or small, the crew will give each element the same attention to detail that has built their reputation for quality workmanship. Attention to client wishes and wants, focus on critical details, and professional expertise separate Michael F. Taylor Inc. from other general contractors.

Their office is located in the Mill Run Building in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and open by appointment.


Palladio Award for Vandalia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architect

March 18, 2007
Award for Distinctive Residential Architecture for Vandalia (Shepherdstown, WV)
The Washingtonian and the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

June 09, 2007
Award of Merit Residential Architecture for Vandalia
The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Southern Home Award – New Home
Reader and Swartz Architects

March 23, 1992
Award for Architectural Preservation
Historic Shepherdstown Commission


"The New Traditional" by Darryl Carter
Photographs of Vandalia

"The Getaway Home" by Dale Mulfinger
Article and Photographs showing The Barkus Residence (Shepherdstown, WV)

February 2001
"Sited for Views" by Derick Belden Showing the Barkus Residence (Shepherdstown, WV)
Southern Living Magazine

June 2007
"Award Winning Homes 'Respecting History Anew'" for Vandalia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Washingtonian magazine

"Double Identity" by Meghan Drueding - Showcases The Barkus Residence (Shepherdstown, WV)
Inform Magazine 2000 number 0ne

March 22, 2001
"Weekend Retreat" Article Featuring the Southern Home Award from Southern Living Magazine Given to the Barkus Residence.
The Journal newspaper

April 24, 2003
Feature of the restoration of The Western, a restoration project featured on the House and Garden Tour
The Journal newspaper

"A 'Palace' From Panels" features The Bender Residence (Shepherdstown, WV)
House Beautiful's Home Building magazine

March 2001
"On The Italian Plan" about the Barkus Residence (Shepherdstown, WV)
Home magazine

Summer 1995
"Country Idyll" by Edward Gunts showcasing the Florence Residence (Western Maryland)
Distinction The Baltimore Sun

May/June 1994
"Working Both Ends of the Timeline in an Historic Hot Spot" by Dick Wanner, showcases Michael Taylor's work
Contractor Digest

October 06, 1985
"Home Away From Homes" By Jura Koncius showing the Loughran's residence (WV)
The Washington Post Magazine