decades of excellence

Taylor Enterprises, Inc. has been committed to excellence since 1973. Sandy & Jill Taylor launched their small business with a single truck driver distributing Texaco products in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 1976, that distributorship was incorporated as Taylor Enterprises.

Taylor continued to serve customers with care throughout the 70’s and 80’s, becoming a distributor of Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) in 1985. During this time, Taylor continued to expand its business throughout the upstate of South Carolina and to Western North Carolina. 

Sandy and Jill’s son, Eric Taylor, started in 1993 & was quickly named the company’s sales manager. Eric continued to grow Taylor’s business in all three major business sectors: consumer, industrial, & transport. In 1995, Eric implemented & began its recycling operation facility in Spartanburg helping companies eliminate a waste stream from their process. The Taylor Enterprises Fluid Reclamation Program is well-known across South Carolina & across the Southeast, setting the trend of eco-friendly operations in the area.

In 2003, Taylor Enterprises merged with Petroleum World to create Southeastern Lubricants with its corporate headquarters in Cliffside, NC. This merger brought together Taylor’s excellence in industrial solutions and Petroleum Worlds expertise in distributing the Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oil brands. It also allowed for geographic coverage of the entire Carolina’s with its facilities in Spartanburg, Columbia, and Charleston, SC and Charlotte and Raleigh, NC.

Eric Taylor became the majority owner of Southeastern Lubricants in 2006. Corporate headquarters were moved back to Spartanburg, SC and the company’s name was changed back to Taylor Enterprises, Inc.  Since that time TEI has enlarged the territory we cover and increased the number of warehouses and offices to serve you.  In 2016, we opened our Atlanta Georgia and Knoxville Tennessee locations.


Taylor Enterprises has not only provided us with quality lubricants, oil recycling services and oil analysis but they have provided service and support to meet our ever changing needs.

When we rate our suppliers, TEI always proves to be one of the best our organization relies on and deems irreplaceable.