Merlin Taylor

Consultant / Expert Witness

 Merlin has consulted as an expert witness in over 100 construction defect cases and insurance claims. His expetise in construction, historical renovation and cabinetry has been a valued asset in those cases. 
Merlin is an experienced carpenter with over 30 years of direct experience in all phases of light and heavy commercial construction, as well as single family and multiple family and residential construction. His specialty is building luxury custom homes, cabinetry and fine finish work. He is an award winning contractor with the Parade of Homes as well as his historical renovation of “The Pines” which has also been placed on the Utah State and National Historical Registry of historic places.

He is past president of the Salt Lake Homebuilders Association as well as the Utah Homebuilders Association and held numerous chair positions for the association and served as a member of the State’s legislative committee with regard to professional standards and continuing education, law affecting private property rights and interaction with various Utah legislative members. He is also serving his second term with the Lien Recovery Fund Board, for the Utah Department of Public Licensing (DOPL).

Merlin has also been involved with helping the homeless in Utah as a board member of "The Road Home" since 2003.


Utah Heritages Foundations “Preservation Award” 2004
Parade of Homes – 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2002
Utah Philanthropy Association “Heart and Hands Award” 2006

Utah Homebuilders Association
Salt Lake Homebuilders Association
Utah Chapter of the International Code Council Utah
Building Codes and Standards for Utah
Department of Public Licensing – Lien Recovery Fund Board
The Road Home
Utah Heritage Foundation

Merlin Taylor
Consultant / Expert Witness
Advise & Consult, Inc.




12608 S. 125 W., B2
Draper, Utah
United States

Areas of Expertise:
General Construction
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