ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 10: Kelly Taylor, Chrome Yellow Trading Co., Tim Ramsey, Bodker Ramsey, and Martha Monroe Schuon, Schuon Kitchens and Baths, Inc.
Coffee, succession planning, and kitchens were on the docket for this edition of “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott,” as Bill welcomed Kelly Taylor, Chrome Yellow Trading Co., Tim Ramsey, Bodker Ramsey, and Martha Monroe Schuon, Schuon Kitchens and Baths, Inc. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Kelly Taylor, Co-founder and Owner, Chrome Yellow Trading Co.
Husband-and-wife duo, Kyle and Kelly Taylor, started Chrome Yellow in the winter of 2013, opening up in short term, pop-up spaces around the city, while searching for the right location to put down more permanent roots.
In August of 2015, they opened their coffee and dry goods shop in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Their vision was simple: to create a clean, inspiring atmosphere that welcomed a wide range of people to meet, work and gather.
Chrome Yellow Trading Co. is a specialty coffee shop in Atlanta featuring guest roasters from across the nation, along with a small stationery and gift retail section. The name was loosely inspired by Aldous Huxley’s first novel, Crome Yellow, about an old English manor where like-minded artists, writers and creatives gathered. Chrome Yellow was started with a mission to inspire their community, with hopes to gather people of all ages, races, education and backgrounds with the help of amazing coffee, friendly staff and a beautiful, minimally designed space.
Tim Ramsey, Attorney, Bodker Ramsey
Bodker Ramsey is a mid-size Atlanta law firm (16 attorneys) that prides itself on providing cost effective solutions to mid-market companies as outside general counsel since 1986. They have successfully handled legal and business matters and commercial transactions for clients ranging from entrepreneurial startups to established businesses. Their practice covers a wide variety of industry areas including sales, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, software and technology applications, services and systems, intellectual property, professional services, real estate development and leasing, retail, and hospitality.
Typical representation includes such matters as corporate organization and governance, growth and succession planning, foreign investment and US inbound transactions, tax and business planning, employment arrangements, and ownership rights. They also handle family disputes for high net worth individuals including divorce, child custody, and estate and trust litigation.
A North Carolina native, Tim Ramsey graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Before attending law school, he obtained his North Carolina Real Estate Broker license. Tim attended the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance. He simultaneously attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he obtained the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude. Tim is licensed to practice in the states of Georgia and North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Georgia State Bar, and the Atlanta Bar Association (Chair, Real Estate Section 2006-2007, Board of Directors 2007-2010; Co-Chair of Managing Partner Committee 2007-current). He is also member of the Council for Quality Growth, and the Association for Corporate Growth. Tim is an approved attorney and issuing agent for Investors Title Insurance Company.
Mr. Ramsey provides general business representation to a variety of clients with emphasis in commercial real estate, business organizations and commercial transactions. Clients served include entrepreneurial business owners, software development and licensing companies, automobile dealerships, franchisees, professional service providers, insurance agents and brokers, financial advisors, commercial real estate owners, investors, developers and builders, industrial manufacturers, and retailers. He plays a key role in growth and exit strategic planning with his clients and results oriented implementation.
More information is available at the Bodker Ramsey website or call 404-351-1615.
Martha Monroe Schuon, Owner, Schuon Kitchens and Baths, Inc.
Schuon Kitchens and Baths is a kitchen and bath design firm providing cabinetry, countertops and minimal construction. Martha Monroe Schuon is retired from IBM as a Services Executive and is now an evangelist for Schuon Kitchens. She also provides business consulting and financial leadership to the company. Schuon is pronounced shoe-on.
For the last 24 years, Schuon Kitchens and Baths has built an outstanding reputation for designing and building fine kitchens and baths that are “done right the first time.” The reason is their people; they’re professionals that have the required expertise, knowledge, experience, attention to detail, and they genuinely care about our clients. Their designers, factory craftsmen, installers, sub-contractors and suppliers are all committed to client satisfaction. Schuon Kitchens and Baths offers professional kitchen and bath design services by the company’s owner, Hans Schuon, who is a certified kitchen designer and Universal Design Certified Professional. Hans Schuon has over 40 years of award-winning design experience.
You can learn more about Schuon Kitchens and Baths at the company website, or call 770-643-9000.
About Your Host, Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott is Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. After over three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held companies with improving profitability, growing their business and finding financing. Bill is passionate about educating business owners about pertinent topics in the banking and finance arena.
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling and gardening.