The Taco Distribution Center (TDC), located in the beautiful Midwest, just outside of Kansas City, in Lenexa, KS, is part of J.M. O’Connor, Inc. (JMO) which opened it's doors in 1920, when Joe O'Connor began representing manufacturers of steam and hot water heating equipment, controls and accessories.Joe's son-in-law, Bob Piller, joined the company in 1949 and Bob's son, Lynn Piller, later joined the company in 1979 thus becoming the third generation of family to own and operate the business. The family legacy continued with the addition of Lynn's son, Jim, who came on board in 2019.The TDC was created in 1998 as a source for Taco stock to all of the Taco Representatives in the Central Region. As our Taco stock levels have grown, so has our ability to help provide quick-ship product to Taco Reps all over the U.S.As the Distribution Center, it is our goal to nurture lasting relationships with Taco Reps nationwide by providing quality customer service, extensive product knowledge, fast shipping and quick turn-around times on custom-built product.
The year 2023 brings JMO much to be grateful for as we celebrate 103 years in business. All of us at J. M. O’Connor, Inc. & the Taco Distribution Center, know we can't do it alone. Thank you to each of our loyal customers for your business throughout the years!
TDC Manager, BuyerKim has a long history with J.M. O'Connor that spans over 30 years, and has worked with Taco Reps since the TDC's beginning. Kim is wife to Tony and mom to 19 year old Ian. Along with managing the TDC, Kim makes it a priority to keep our shelves stocked with all the Taco product you need to keep your customers happy. Kim is always a cheerful voice on the other end of the phone. She loves working with you to get you, and your customers, taken care of quickly. Kim's claim to fame is when Rick Springfield's butt literally hit her in the face during a concert several years ago. She also enjoys a good fruity cocktail or White Russian and long walks on the beach.
TDC Inside Sales, Customer ServiceShannon is the newest face around JMO and just joined the TDC team in 2019. She prides herself with attention to detail and quality work. She is married to Mark and has 3 daughters; Haley (23), Holly (21) and Heidi (19). Shannon enjoys watching her girls play basketball and soccer. She loves rooting on her Jayhawks and reading a great mystery. She also enjoys meeting her friends for Happy Hour for a cold beverage or two. Everyone at JMO is excited to have Shannon on board and know she will be a great asset to the company.
Project ManagerJamie's career with JMO started in 2004. Over the span of 20 years with the company, she has enjoyed acting in several different roles, with her most recent being Project Manager. Jamie works behind the scenes on many marketing projects, sales reporting and pricing updates. Jamie is mom to two; Emma (20) and Aidan (15). Jamie is also a vocalist and bassist with two groups around Kansas City: The Girls Next Door, a female trio with a Prime Country, heavy harmony focus, and the Middle Creek band. She also loves performing with R&B group, Atlantic Express, a 12 piece band that has been well-established in the Kansas City area for many years. In addition, Jamie performs in Branson, MO, throughout the year as a part of Matt Gumm and Company, which includes her multi-talented brother, Matt, as the headliner, along with her mom and dad.
Warehouse Manager, Pump AssemblySean joined the JMO team in 2006. He prides himself in quickly getting your impellers trimmed and pumps assembled, tested and painted. In addition to building pumps and managing the warehouse, Sean has a following around the Kansas City area as an amazing drummer. Those of us at the TDC consider him a Rock Star! His wife Janel, and daughter Ella (18) are his biggest fans. When he isn't building a pump, making a beat, or grooming his awesome beard, you can find him in the tattoo chair adding to his "body" of artwork.
Shipping/ReceivingJosh joined the team at JMO in 2013 and has been an asset in getting your orders pulled and shipped quickly. Josh is always available with a quick-witted comment that is sure to make our TDC staff meetings a bit more interesting. He is dad to son, James and daughter, Ava, as well as 6-year-old twin girls Isla and Vivian. When Josh isn't busy chasing the kiddos with his wife beautiful wife, Kelsey, he enjoys a tasty craft beer and a good cigar.
Branch Administrator/Accounts Payable & ReceivableLaurie is the newest member of the J.M. O'Connor family and fills the very busy role of Branch Administrator. Laurie organizes all training and events here at JMO and handles accounts receivable and payable. When she isn't making sure the i's are dotted and the t's crossed, you can find Laurie hiking, reading or gardening. She and her husband, Dan, are parents to 3 beautiful kids, Jacob, Miriana and Ben.
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