Glenn W. Black is a local entrepreneur and builder with strong ties to his community. Born and raised in Taft, he is committed to fostering a thriving local business community in the town he values so deeply.
Glenn began his career as an Apprentice at Taft Plumbing. He learned the ropes from his father and uncle who impressed upon him the importance of investing both time and resources back into the community. He went on to be the President of Taft Plumbing and to found the general contracting company, Black Hall Construction. Specializing in public education improvement projects in greater Kern County, Glenn has overseen the modernization and construction of countless projects in the region. Over his 40 years in the industry, he has also eagerly pursued every opportunity to build in his hometown. Most recently, he oversaw the ground-up construction of the Taft Transit Station and Event Center.
Glenn is an active member of the Taft Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, and Pilots Club. He has served on the Oildorado Board since 1995, and in 2005 he served as Oildorado President. He and his wife Kelle raised their four children in Taft, all of whom graduated from Taft Union High School. Glenn enjoys flying, traveling, boating, and fishing. Most of all, he enjoys being a father and grandfather, and spending time with his ever growing family: six grandkids and counting!
Glenn loves the tightly-knit community in which he was raised and in which he raised his family. Through his work at the Chamber, he is committed to promoting a healthy local economy in Taft so that future generations might also benefit from living and thriving here.