Meet the Tabor Team

Meet the Tabor Team

John Tabor, President

More than 35 years of experience.  For over 30 years, John Tabor has remodeled homes that 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 TDB client with a stress-free experience.

Knows every aspect of the remodeling / 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, working his way up from laborer to lead carpenter, to president of his own company. 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.

Remodeling Magazine has recognized John as one of the top 50 remodelers in the country.

Strives to maintain a high ethical standard throughout the industry.  John is a long-term member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He serves on the ethics committee of NARI’s Metro DC chapter, which investigates and mediates client complaints and ensures that NARI’s high standards are maintained by all its members.

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.

Strong educational background and distinguished educator.  John studied construction management, architectural design and structural engineering in college. He believes strongly in continuing education and provides opportunities for TDB employees and employees of other NARI members to further their knowledge and skill. John has completed NARI’s extensive Certified Remodeler Program and is certified with the Green Building Council as a Green Advantage Professional.  He teaches Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler Classes at the TDB office.



Tamara Tabor, Controller

Tamara has been a consultant for Tabor Design Build since 2000. She holds a degree in Finance from University of Maryland and has been a Certified Public Accountant for more than fifteen years. In addition to her financial and accounting background, Tammy has years of experience in real estate, property management, investments and banking.  She currently handles all of the company’s financial matters.




Janet Martin, Office Manager

Janet has been with Tabor Design Build since 2006. She has extensive experience in office administration, and came to TDB after positions at Xerox and Tektronix. Her scheduling and organizational expertise keeps everything running smoothly for our clients.




Heather Lough newest photo copy sHeather Lough, Interior Designer/Selections Coordinator

Heather joined TDB in 2013. She received her B.A. degree in Interior Design from Marymount University and has been involved in remodeling for many years.  Heather has a great passion for home design, with an eye for finding just the right solution for each unique space.




Karl 120x146sKarl Windahl, Director of Production

Karl joined the Tabor team in 2014.  He has over 32 years of experience in the architectural/remodeling industry.  Karl enjoys the arts of remodeling and solving the problems that go along with it.




Joe Kucha, Production Manager

Joe has been with Tabor since 2002. He has been a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter since 2004 and a NARI Certified Remodeler since 2007.  His thirty year background working in all areas of the construction industry help to ensure that our customer’s projects are completed without a hitch.




Don Thomas, Certified Lead Carpenter

Don has been with Tabor since 2004. He has been a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter since 2007, and has more than 20 years of carpentry experience.




Jeff (photo for website) 120x146Jeff Lederhos, Certified Lead Carpenter

Jeff joined the Tabor team in 2011, bringing over 12 years of construction experience with him. In addition to his knowledge in the area of remodeling, Jeff also spent several years as an electrician, developing an area of expertise few carpenters possess.  In addition, Jeff is a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter.




Matt Powell 120x146Matt Powell, Certified Lead Carpenter

Matt Powell joined our team in 2013.  Matt started his construction career in 1995, as a commercial roofer and has been moving through the ranks of construction ever since.  He has acquired considerable knowledge across a wide range of trades. He has been a superintendent/lead carpenter for the past 10 years. Matt is proficient in roofing, framing, interior trim and exterior trim.





Jamie 120x146sJamie Thomas, Carpenter’s Helper

Jamie Thomas has been with Tabor Design Build since 2012.  He is eager to learn the trades of remodeling.  As a carpenter’s helper, Jamie is continuously exposed to all aspects of the remodeling industry.

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