Jane Murray – Owner

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Jane E. Murray

owner (40+ years)

Jane E. Murray is a recognized leader in the home furnishings industry with more than 40 years’ experience. When Jane purchased Taylors in 1997, the company had a well-established reputation, beginning with a 10th floor showroom in 1979. Taylors has expanded the showroom from 1,300 sq. ft. on the 10th floor, known as Taylors on Ten, to its current 30,000 sq. ft. They moved to the 1st floor in 2017 as the first new tenant of the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC) at Dallas Market Center. They continue to grow with 20 sales associates, including an outside sales team serving the six-state Southwest territory of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Mississippi.

Prior to owning Taylors, Jane worked for the company for 16 years, starting out as a sales representative and showroom manager, then as a multi-line independent rep, and finally to vice president for six years before purchasing the company.

She has been actively involved in numerous professional and community activities, including serving as Dallas Market Center (DMC) Decorative Accessories Board of Governors Vice Chairman, and as a member of the DMC Hard Goods Board Advisory Board. She has served on the University of North Texas Merchandising Board of Governors and the Downtown Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board. She served as ART… The Creative Home Furnishings Network National Conference Chairman, and on the ART Awards Committee. In addition, she chaired the ART Education Committee and served on the ART Board of Directors. She has been named in the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses by The Dallas Business Journal for numerous years. In 2009, she was awarded the ART President’s Award for service. She is a charter member of EWP, Entrepreneurial Women Presidents, and has served the group in numerous roles, including President. in the past and now as President-Elect again.

Her passion for the industry is evident: “I believe strongly in hard work and service to our customers, factories, and our communities.”