Getting to know: Joel Taylor

Get to know Coresteel Buildings Northland Salesperson Joel Taylor, with 10 quick questions.

  1. How long have you worked for Coresteel?
    Two years.
  2. What do you enjoy most about sales?
    I enjoy working out how people work and where they see value, which enables me to do the deals – the bigger the better!
  3. Before working for Coresteel what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?
    Fresh out of high school I worked throughout the Pacific Islands, putting together the supply contract for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence.
  4. What awards and accolades have you achieved?
    I was presented Coresteel Salesperson of the year 2017, and Coresteel Northland also recently received awards for Highest Volume Sales, Highest Regional Growth and Runner-up for Franchise of the year.
  5. Where’s your favourite place to go on holiday in NZ?
    Matapouri and Great Barrier Island.
  6. Where’s your hometown?
    I was born in Palmerston North but grew up in Whangaparaoa.  
  7. Of all the countries you’ve travelled to, which is your favourite?
    Tough question! I probably have the best time in Musket Cove, Fiji where my best mate has a beach house, so we spend a lot of time up there fishing and painting the Island Bar with good yarns.
  8. What’s on your bucket list?
    To catch a 1000lb Black Marlin out of Cairns.
  9. What’s one of your hidden talents? 
    It was the 40-yard dash.  I’m now retired.
  10. Who’s your celebrity look alike?
    I’ve been called a few names –  Suge Knight, The One Man Gang, Zach Galifianakis and Big Shug.