With over 40 years of experience in remodeling, John Tabor remodels homes to enhance and inspire the lives of the people who live in them. When John founded Tabor Design Build, he did so with creative design, top-quality craftsmanship, and unsurpassed attention to detail in mind. He understands the complexities of home construction and strives to provide each client with a stress-free experience.
He is knowledgeable in every aspect of the remodeling and renovation business. John was born in Scotland and has lived in Maryland since he was five years old. He has been in the remodeling industry since 1979. He worked with numerous high-end remodeling companies and home builders and advanced his way up from laborer to lead carpenter. In 1986 he started his own remodeling company and has been successfully running his own business ever since. He is personally involved in all aspects of Tabor Design Build, from the original estimate to designing the new space, to managing production through to completion.
A nationally recognized industry leader, John is a long-time member of Remodelers Advantage, a peer review association, comprised of hundreds of the top design build remodeling companies in the U.S. They meet every six months to discuss new trends, review business decisions and propose solutions to obstacles within the industry. Through his participation, John has shared best practices, techniques, and strategies with some of the nation’s top remodelers. He uses their insights to refine his own company’s systems and practices, and applies cutting edge industry principles and practices to his work, in order to give his clients the best remodeling experience possible.
John serves on the executive board and is currently the Vice President of the local PRO, Professional Remodeling Organization, Mid-Atlantic chapter. He is chairman of the ethics committee. They investigate and mediate client complaints and ensure that high ethical standards are maintained by all its members.
John is also an active member of Network Bethesda, a community of local business leaders that meets once a week to help each other achieve their business goals.
John’s personal charity work involves helping injured veterans remodel their homes to suit their special needs. He organizes his employees, trade contractors and suppliers to help about once a year to make a real difference for a veteran and their family. He is honored to help pay back a small part of our country’s debt to these brave men and women.
John studied construction management, architectural design and structural engineering at Montgomery College in the 1980’s. John has completed NARI’s extensive Certified Remodeler Program and is certified with the Green Building Council as a Green Advantage Professional, as well as certified by the EPA to safely remodel homes containing lead-based paint.
John is a certified Pella window installer, as well as a factory trained Endless Pool installer.
He believes strongly in continuing education and provides opportunities for TDB employees and employees of other local contractors to further their knowledge and skill. He has taught Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler Classes at the TDB office. He has taught Communications and Scuba Diving as a Boy Scout merit badge coach.
John has been awarded the NARI Metro DC Community Service Award, and the Roger Gregory Community Service Award.
Remodeling Magazine has recognized John as one of the top 50 remodelers in the country. Washingtonian Magazine readers have rated Tabor Design Build as Home Renovation and Repair Experts.
Tabor Design Build has won numerous NARI Metro DC Contractor of the Year awards for their projects as well as a NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Award and a Chrysalis Award.
John has been interviewed and had his work shown and written about in Remodeling Magazine, Home and Design, Chesapeake Home, Maryland Life, Remodelers Journal, Create, Today’s Energy Leaders, and The Washington Examiner. John is also available as an expert witness for construction defects litigation.
The most important thing in John’s life is his family, wife, Tamara and twins Ian and Erica, who are both attending college.
Tamara has been keeping the Tabor Team “in the black” and profitable for more than 15 years. She holds a degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1997. She handles all of the “number-crunching” duties – financial reporting, tax preparation, payroll, budgeting, financial forecasting, bank reconciliation, and, of course, bookkeeping and accounting.
She is also responsible for all of the company’s human resource needs – ensuring that all employees are properly licensed and certified for the jobs they are performing. In addition to her financial and accounting background, she brings invaluable experience and diversity to the Tabor Team – in real estate, property management, investments and banking. She decided to team up with her husband and owner, John Tabor, in 2000 when they expanded their family by two. While she admits to actually enjoy “playing with numbers”, her secret passion has always been art – and she has dabbled in drawing and painting since she was a child.
Chris' effective leadership and extensive residential remodeling experience helps TDB to deliver projects with quality, speed and integrity.
Chris oversees the day-to-day operations and thoroughly enjoys working with TDB's staff of seasoned professionals. As someone who has worked his way up through the early days of vocational school as an apprentice and currently as General Manager, Chris has produced many high-end residential projects.
Chris has often expressed, when a project comes to completion, and he has the pleasure of seeing the excitement from our clients, this solidifies TDB as a team has changed the lives of another client for the better.
Nate has an impressive tenure of over 35 years in Architectural Design and Drafting. His extensive experience is complimented by his credentials as a Certified Aging In Place Specialist. Nate plays an integral role as part of the design team here at Tabor Design Build where he specializes in developing homeowners’ projects with Chief Architect 3D Software.
Beyond the field of Architecture and Design, Nate enjoys Spending time with his wife and has a profound passion for music. His prowess in playing the Saxophone isn’t just a hobby, he’s recognized as one of Florida’s Top Performers. Nate’s other interests are playing Chess, Table Tennis, and watching movies.
Erin has been employed in the Kitchen & Bath Design industry for over 25 years. Professionally, Erin has built up a wealth of experience working at all levels in the Kitchen & Bath Design field; Inside Sales, Purchasing, Project Management, Store Management, and Kitchen & Bath Design, and Sales working for Granite Fabricators, Cabinet Distributors & Dealers, Plumbing Showrooms, Remodeling Firms and Design-Build Firms. Erin has a wealth of experience to bring to each and every project.
Erin is also an Adjunct Professor at a local Community College, where she teaches Kitchen & Bath Design and 2020 Computer Assisted Design.
Erin graduated from Virginia Tech receiving a BS in Interior Design with an emphasis in Kitchen & Bath Design from an NKBA Accredited Program.
Since graduating from Virginia Tech, Erin has continued her education and holds the Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) level of certification with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
Erin has been directly involved in the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) since College, first as an Individual NKBA Member and then as a local Chapter Officer, for over 15 years where she held several offices, including Directory Representative, Sponsorship, Programming, Professional Development and Chapter President.
“I love the puzzle of kitchens and baths. I also love the intimate, but also the technical details that need to be worked together into an attractive functional package” “Kitchens & Baths are fun.”
Rebecca graduated from Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn New York. After graduation Rebecca quickly began focusing on Interior Architecture, working with a variety of Architectural Companies in New York City.
While Rebecca enjoys the architectural elements of all projects, a love for the residential home design came after the marriage to her Federal Government Employee husband. Three decades, three children and five relocations later, Rebecca experienced firsthand the stress and joy of residential remodeling. She transformed each one of the five properties into a more functional, warm, and beautiful home for their family.
She desired to offer her experience to help others, which led her to focus on Kitchen and Bathroom Design. She has been employed with several companies in Montgomery County. She has been able to develop and hone her skills and is able to offer unique and creative solutions to continue transforming spaces that best meet the needs and dreams of our clients.
Rebecca resides in Montgomery County, where she can be found volunteering or walking in the neighborhood. Though she and her husband are empty nesters, they both continue to enjoy their remodeled home, cooking for their visiting kids, family and friends.
Denise comes to us with extensive experience in the building industry, including many years working for commercial contractors. She is an expert administrator and has developed her organization, planning, and multitasking skills both on the job and as a single mom of four busy children. When she’s not at work, Denise enjoys spending time with her kids and watching their sporting events.
Matthew joins the Tabor Team with over thirty years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry. Having previously owned his own home improvement company, he is experienced in all aspects of residential remodeling, especially construction management. He is even an experienced electrician! Matthew has a passion for working with his hands, learning new skills, and seeing every job through to the end. He is a US Navy veteran and his friendly, easy-going manner makes him a pleasure to work with.
Jack began his construction career in 1978, banging nails and carrying lumber for a framing contractor. He discovered residential remodeling in the 1980’s and worked his way up from helper to project manager with some local high-end remodeling firms. He started his own company in 1997 and has a long track record of very happy clients.
He has now dedicated his 44 years of experience to being a part of the team at Tabor Design Build, producing beautiful projects with happy clients.
Tony has lived in Montgomery County all of his life. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School and then Montgomery College with a degree in Construction Management. He has worked in the construction industry for 35 years. Tony was excited to join the Tabor team since he knew Tabor Design Build has been known for many years for our superior craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Tony is a retired Montgomery County Firefighter who loves to spend time with his 2 beautiful daughters.
Philip started in the residential remodeling business in 2014. With the help of some very talented teachers over the years, he has been able to move quickly into a position managing high end projects over the last 3 years. Most notably, a kitchen Philip produced in 2021 won an “Outstanding Renovation Award” at the 2022 Maryland Awards of Excellence presented by The Maryland Building Industry Association, Remodelers and Custom-Building Council.
When not at work, Philip spends time with his wife, looking to grow their family, and out in the boat fishing on the Upper Potomac.