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P&Q Profile: Country Boy Supply’s Brent Taylor

By |  August 23, 2022
Brent Taylor

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Brent Taylor, CEO of Georgia-based Country Boy Supply, has experience in the drilling industry dating back to 1983. While Taylor says his company has grown steadily since its 2016 inception, he is excited about a new partnership in which Country Boy Supply will offer boom drills, rock tools and aftermarket support for Sandvik in two Southeast states. P&Q caught up with Taylor this summer to discuss the partnership and more at a Country Boy Supply open house in Conyers, Georgia.

How did Country Boy Supply ultimately come together with Sandvik to become a distributor for the company in Georgia and Tennessee?

It’s been a couple years in the making for sure. We asked Sandvik about the opportunity during ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 and discussed how we had this start-up called Country Boy Supply. Sandvik said there might be a place for us. Tennessee was open for Sandvik because it never had a presence there, and there was also an opportunity to serve Sandvik in Georgia. Sandvik is a huge brand, and people want them.

At Country Boy Supply, we were a consumables business our first few years. We became a REICHdrill distributor for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. REICHdrill is an American manufacturer located in Pennsylvania.

What do you expect the Sandvik partnership to do for Country Boy Supply in terms of growth?

We have a business plan with some projections. Country Boy has grown every year, but it’s been 15 percent, on average, year over year. We doubled the first year because we were just starting out. With the rigs we have on order, we’re going to double in size in 2023. We’ll probably double again every two or three years after that.

Country Boy Supply now offers boom drills, rock tools and aftermarket support for Sandvik in two Southeast states. Photo: P&Q Staff

Country Boy Supply now offers boom drills, rock tools and aftermarket support for Sandvik in two Southeast states. Photo: P&Q Staff

How is ‘getting things’ these days? What’s your experience been like placing orders of late?

It would be a lot better for our business if we could get product to distribute. You can’t sell it if you don’t have it. But it’s a global problem that everybody is dealing with. Sometimes, it means you miss a sale. If our competitor has something in stock and we don’t, the customer is probably going to be forced to go somewhere else even though they might rather buy from us because of service or another reason. That’s just kind of the new business reality. 

What do you think sets Country Boy Supply apart?

We have more than 100 years of industry experience. Paul Colvin, David Moore and I all have 30 years in it, and [business partner] Ace McCarthy has been in it for 15 years. We’re not just a distributor. We’re there to help our customers learn how to drill, as well as maintain the drill in the most efficient and productive way possible. Our knowledge is what sets us apart.

Editor’s note: Check out additional photos from Country Boy Supply’s summer open house here.


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