Bill got his start at Myer's Brothers Department store in 1978 in the Men's clothing department. As Bill learned the trade, he noticed a lack in professional tailors in the Springfield area. He began his business in Hillsboro in 1986 and soon after, moved his business to Springfield. He opened his first store-front at 414 1/2 E. Monroe Street in 1988. After the birth of his two children, Bill decided to move his business into his home and the "Traveling Tailor" was born. Since 1994, Bill has been visiting offices and homes throughout Central Illinois, doing custom fittings and taking the work out of shopping!