Our History

Great Scott offers the finest in tailored clothing as well as sportswear and shoes. We work hard to find the very best to fit a wide range of price points.

Great Scott opened in 1986 in Maywood Mart by Steve Scott. At this time it was an 1800 sq. ft. store. Three years later Steve Scott purchased the old 3200 sq ft. Lyle Williams drug store on Old Canton Road. After 11 years they had outgrown this building, sold it and moved into a 5000 sq. ft. office building on Highland Bluff. Ed Watanabe Architects from Dallas, Texas combined our beautiful turn of the century fixtures with our new look.

Steve Scott started at the age of 15 working after school and on Saturdays in his great uncle’s clothing store. He immediately developed a passion for the business and after working as a buyer for several clothing stores decided at the age of 39 to open his own store. A good friend in the advertising business came up with the name Great Scott. Because of Steve’s love of tennis he had the Great Scott Tennis man developed as the store’s logo. A collection of old tennis racquets and turn of the century antiques give the store a real flair.

At Great Scott, it is all about the customer. We will do whatever it takes to make the customer feel special, which he is. We will meet him early and stay late, even go to his office or home and deliver whatever he needs.

OUR STAFF

Steve Scott

Co-owner

Steve opened Great Scott in 1987. His dedication to selecting the finest merchandise and delivering over the top service earned the store recognition from Esquire Magazine as one of the best in the U.S. He and wife, Amy, raised 3 children – Wright, Trey, and Trudy and are the proud grandparents to William Wright and Gloria Helen. They now enjoy living with their two dogs, Allie and Lillie. Steve and Amy are members of Fondren Church.

Wright Scott

Co-owner

Wright Scott graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2002 with a degree in Operations Management and a minor in Marketing. Having worked in retail in Oxford, Wright brings a fresh new look to the Great Scott Team. Specializing in management information systems, Wright has brought Great Scott into the 21st Century.

Deborah Miller and Rubye Clarke

Tailors

Deborah and Rubye are the pinnacle of what makes our superb clothing perfect. With almost 60 years joint experience with Great Scott, the thread of these tailor’s experience is interwoven into Great Scott itself.

David “Boz” Greenhill

Store Manager

Born and raised in Jackson, MS, David graduated from Woodland Hills Baptist Academy and went on receive a Business and Marketing Degree from Mississippi College. He has lived in Madison, MS for the past 25 years with his lovely wife Suzy. Proud parents of two fine young men: Caleb (25) a Marine Corps Veteran who is happily married to Taylor and entering his senior year in Accounting at Mississippi State University, and Eli (17), an aspiring Senior at Madison Central High School. David and his family are members at Highland Colony Baptist Church.

Nick Puckett

Barber

Nick was born and raised in Pearl, MS, where he graduated from Pearl High School. Following college at Middle Tennessee State University, Nick graduated from Mack Ables School of Barbering and Hair Design, becoming a 3rd generation barber. He now has over 15 years’ experience in barbering and service industries. Nick is married to his beautiful wife and they have three children.

Stephanie Mahaffey

Hospitality Coordinator

Stephanie was born in Greenville and raised in Jackson, MS where she attended Hinds Community College. She lived in Nashville, TN for 8 years where her son, Michael, currently resides.

Blake McMillan

Bookkeeper

Blake was born and raised in Jasper, AL. She attended Ole Miss and went on to study at the Culinary School of Arts at the Art Institute of Atlanta. She moved to Jackson in 1998. Her proudest accomplishment is her son, Watson McMillan.

John Richard

Logistics/Marketing Coordinator

John was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa before attending college in Mississippi. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Blue Mountain College, where he served as Student Body President, worked in hospitality and economic development, and, most importantly, met his beautiful darling, Victoria. John and his Tori are following God together and growing closer every day in this new stage of life.

Taylor Sartin

Sales Associate

Taylor was born to Bruce & Kim Sartin and raised in Jackson, MS. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he studied Philosophy, Sociology, and Psychology, before entering the workforce through Life Insurance brokering. He currently resides in Jackson near his parents and sister, Alisha.

Blake Stevens

Barber