Southwest Sales Principals

Steve ElisPresident

Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the plumbing industry, working for a plumbing distributor, a manufacturer, and finally as a Principal for Southwest Sales. Steve founded Southwest Sales in 2000 and quickly expanded the agency to cover all of Texas except El Paso. His experience and success in both distributor and builder account management are evident in the identity and strengths of Southwest Sales. Since forming the agency, he has personally been recognized as the Principal of the Year, MVP of the Year, and New Construction Salesman of the year by Delta Faucet Company. At the same time, under Steve's leadership, Southwest Sales has been recognized with Agency of the Year awards from several of our largest manufacturers. Most recently, Steve has transitioned Southwest Sales into an Employee Owned Company (ESOP) to ensure a viable succession plan that will benefit the employees and the manufacturers that we represent.

selis@southwestsales.comCell 817-307-5507
Kevin TaylorVice President

Kevin started his career in the plumbing industry in 1983 in sales with a Dallas-based plumbing and HVAC Distributor. Kevin then took a position with a New Jersey-based plumbing distributor for 6 years. Following that he returned to Texas and began working for a major plumbing product manufacturer for 14 years in various roles and was a Regional Manager when he exited. Kevin joined Southwest Sales in 2003 as a Principal and is also Vice President in charge of North Texas operations. Kevin has served on the Delta Faucet Rep Agency Advisory Council for over 5 years and is now on the Rinnai Rep Council. Kevin's primary responsibility is to provide leadership to the Sales Team of Southwest Sales by providing strategic focus and direction of the selling efforts. Kevin takes pride in the leadership, management, and development of a group of individuals that have become recognized as "best in class" and have outperformed the market year after year during his tenure.

ktaylor@southwestsales.comCell 972-679-9171
Mark HelmsPrincipal, Senior Territory Manager

Mark joined Southwest Sales in 2006. He is a graduate of Texas State University, and in his time at Southwest Sales he has gained considerable knowledge of plumbing systems and products. Overall, Mark has over 18 years of experience selling products and services in the residential and commercial construction markets. His ability to build relationships with key customers and his reputation as a solutions provider make him a valuable member of our team. Mark currently manages accounts in the Austin area.

mhelms@southwestsales.comCell 512-657-3985
Emily Stow McDonaldSenior Builder Account Manager

Emily is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She has been in the plumbing industry for over 15 years. Before joining our team she worked in inside sales for 5 years for a major plumbing wholesaler in the DFW area. Emily joined Southwest Sales as a builder account manager and has been calling on builders, designers, plumbers and wholesalers for 10 years. Emily's passion for the brands that we represent and her relationships have made her a successful player on the Southwest Sales team. In 2014, Emily was promoted to a Principal and enjoys the dual role of Principal and Builder Account Manager.

emcdonald@southwestsales.comCell 972-679-8618
Justin PfeiferSouth Texas Sales Manager

Justin has over 18 years of experience in the residential construction industry, working for a national window manufacturer as the Director of Builder Sales before joining Southwest Sales in early 2013. In his previous roles, Justin negotiated and managed numerous statewide and regional programs with single-family and multi-family builders. In addition, Justin focuses on providing clients with industry leading customer service, strategic options for market growth, and relies upon his industry experience to create value throughout the distribution channel. In 2014, Justin was promoted to a Principal position with Southwest Sales.

jpfeifer@southwestsales.comCell 281-883-7679