Columnar, a Traylor Capital company, has its roots in Traylor Bros., Inc., a third-generation family-owned company. Founded in 1946 by William F. Traylor, his son and grandsons have steered the company toward the same vision throughout the decades: to be the most respected, preferred, and consistently performing heavy civil contractor in North America.
Since its inception, Traylor has developed into a highly adaptable construction organization with a proven capability to tackle the most difficult bridge, underground, and marine projects. Today, Traylor Construction Group is thriving under the leadership of the third generation of Traylors, who are committed to passing on their grandfather’s and father’s values and traditions to the next generation of leaders while preserving the company’s unique culture.
Daniel A. Traylor and the Traylor family founded Columnar in 2009 during the precipitous slide in national residential real estate markets. Since that time, under the Traylor Capital umbrella, platform companies have made more than 30 distinct investments spanning Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Colorado delivering superior risk-adjusted returns along the way. Based on early success and a rapidly growing capital base, Columnar continues to expand its geographic footprint.
In 2017 Groundswell Real Estate Investments was founded under the Traylor Capital umbrella to pursue traditional commercial real estate investment opportunities. More recently, in 2020, Traylor Capital launched Rockwell Homes a natural vertical integration from “horizontal” land developer to “vertical” single-family home builder.