Born in Morgan City, Louisiana, G. T. "Butch” Darce started working at the age of 14. A born salesman, he started his sales career at the age of 16 working as a sales clerk in a local department store. He continued his sales career selling hardware, drilling fluids, industrial tools, and oilfield chemicals to companies servicing the oil and gas industry. While working, he attended many continuing education classes to advance his professional knowledge. In the early 1980's, he found his niche in the offshore catering industry leveraging his connections with many of his previous customers as well as meeting new contacts. After nearly 15 years of working for two worldwide catering companies, he saw the opportunity to be directly responsible to manage and cater to the needs of clients as "real people” versus "just numbers”. With his valuable reputation for handling his customers' needs, he was determined that the product he wanted to manage and sell was the product of excellent service that would take care of workers when they're away from home while, simultaneously complying with his clients' needs.
In late 1996, he began Taylors International Services, Inc. in Lafayette, Louisiana. He and his wife, Dorothy "Dot”, worked tirelessly setting up the new business, anticipating their new venture. Through long working hours and perseverance, they were fortunate enough to begin their first contract in January 1997 and have been growing and evolving ever since, conquering the international market. In 2005, they began their emergency response division dedicated to providing help when disasters strike.
International growth has sent them to areas of conflict where the need for JFP Services, LLC was established to manage care of maintenance and various other needs. Butch understands that when there is a good team driving sound ideals - new ideas are conceived and created. JFP Safety Services, LLC has been formed to meet the ever-expanding safety demands of the oil and gas industry and has been well received with much optimism and enthusiasm. Butch and Dot are truly grateful for their tremendous success and are always receptive to their customers' recommendations and guidance for enhancing and expanding services to them.
Butch is active and has served in several civil, fraternal, church, community, and industry organizations. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy "Dot” Theriot since 1969. He enjoys motorcycle riding and hunting, as well as supporting animal conservation organizations. He spends leisure time with his wife and their three children, Trista Abshire, Jodi Pruitt, and Garey Darce, Jr., as well as their seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Butch also enjoys entertaining and cooking for family and friends.