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The Tabor Design Build team is best personified by professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to turning your home remodeling dreams into reality. From the moment you engage with us, you’ll sense the passion and dedication that sets our team apart as the best design build contractors near you. Our initial consultations are not just about discussing blueprints and designs; they’re an opportunity to understand your vision, preferences, and the unique aspects of your lifestyle that will shape the remodeling process.

What sets our team apart as the best design build team in Maryland is our unwavering dedication to excellence in every aspect of the home remodeling journey. Tabor Design Build’s construction team consists of skilled craftsmen with a wealth of experience, ensuring that the vision conceptualized during the design phase is meticulously brought to life. 

Our commitment to quality extends beyond the finished product. Our collaborative and transparent approach ensures that clients are informed and confident at every stage of the remodeling process. From preliminary design and cost estimates, to the design and construction phases, all the way to project completion, you can be assured that we will be fully committed to open and transparent communication so you know exactly what is happening. 

In Maryland’s competitive home remodeling landscape, Tabor Design Build stands out as a trusted leader. Our reputation is built on a history of successful projects, satisfied clients, and a portfolio that showcases the versatility and excellence of our work. We understand the unique architectural styles and preferences prevalent in Maryland, allowing us to create designs that not only elevate your home but also harmonize with the surrounding aesthetic. The Tabor Design Build team takes pride in being at the forefront of the industry, consistently delivering transformative remodeling experiences that exceed expectations. When you choose us, you’re not just selecting a design build team; you’re partnering with the best in Maryland to bring your home vision to life.

Management Team

John Tabor
President
Tamara Tabor
Controller
Chris
General Manager

Design Team

Erin
EKBD, Lead Designer
Matthew
Architectural Designer
Nate
Architectural Design & Drafting

Construction Team

Jack
Project Manager
Philip
Project Manger
Mike
Apprentice

Administration

Denise
Office Manger

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Our team keeps you informed at every stage of the process, from the first phone call to the last day of cleanup.
We find that careful planning is the key to making sure your project runs smoothly, with minimal disruption to your family.

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John Tabor
President

With over 45 years of expertise in remodeling, John is dedicated to transforming homes to enhance and inspire the lives of those who reside in them. Founding Tabor Design Build, he envisioned a company rooted in creative design, top-quality craftsmanship, and unsurpassed attention to detail. Understanding the intricacies of home construction, John is committed to providing each client with an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

Born in Scotland and a resident of Maryland since the age of five, John entered the remodeling industry in 1979. Working with various high-end remodeling companies and home builders, he ascended from a laborer to a lead carpenter. In 1986, he took the entrepreneurial leap and started his own remodeling company.

As a nationally recognized industry leader, John serves as the President of the local Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) Mid-Atlantic Metro DC chapter. He was chairman of the ethics committee for many years, ensuring the maintenance of high ethical standards among all members.

A long-time member of Remodelers Advantage, an association of top design-build remodeling companies in the U.S., John actively participated in biannual meetings to discuss trends, review business decisions, and propose solutions to industry challenges. This involvement allowed him to share best practices, techniques, and strategies with some of the nation’s top remodelers, applying cutting-edge industry principles to enhance the remodeling experience for his clients.

In his role as President of Crabbs Branch Industrial Condominiums, where Tabor Design Build’s offices are located, John contributes actively to the community. Additionally, he serves as the membership chairman of Network Bethesda—a community of local business leaders dedicated to mutual success.

Committed to philanthropy, John leads initiatives to support injured veterans by remodeling their homes to suit their special needs. Organizing his team and partners, he strives to make a meaningful difference for veterans and their families, viewing it as a way to contribute to the country’s debt to these brave individuals.

John’s educational background includes construction management, architectural design, and structural engineering studies at Montgomery College in the 1980s. He holds certifications from NARI’s Certified Remodeler Program, the Green Building Council as a Green Advantage Professional, and EPA certification for safely remodeling homes with lead-based paint.

A proponent of continuing education, John provides opportunities for Tabor Design Build employees and other industry professionals to further their knowledge and skills. Teaching Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler Classes at the TDB office, he also served as a Boy Scout merit badge coach for Communications and Scuba Diving.

Recognized for his contributions, John has received the NARI Metro DC Community Service Award and the Roger Gregory Community Service Award. Remodeling Magazine acknowledges him as one of the top 50 remodelers in the country, while Washingtonian Magazine readers rate Tabor Design Build as Home Renovation and Repair Experts.

Under John’s leadership, Tabor Design Build has earned numerous awards, including multiple NARI Metro DC Contractor of the Year awards, a NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Award, and a Chrysalis Award. The company’s excellence is celebrated 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.

While professional achievements are significant, the most important aspect of John’s life remains his family—his wife, Tamara, and their twins, Ian and Erica.

Tamara Tabor
Controller

Tamara has been keeping the Tabor Team “in the black” and profitable for 23 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 2001 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
General Manager

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.

Erin
AKBD, Lead Designer

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 love the intimate and technical details that need to be worked together into an attractive functional package” “Kitchens & Baths are fun.”

Matthew
Architectural Designer

Matthew is an experienced architectural designer who is passionate about residential design. He has worked on various projects in the remodeling industry, including small apartment renovations, multi-family residential ADUs, and single-family additions.

Nate
Architectural Design & Drafting

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.

Jack
Project Manager

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 45 years of experience to being a part of the team at Tabor Design Build, producing beautiful projects with happy clients.

Philip
Project Manager

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.

Mike
Apprentice

It all started on the first day of school when I entered Thomas Edison High School of Technology and was given an opportunity to exchange a cybersecurity class for a carpentry class. I took the bait and haven’t looked back since. For more than two years I’ve enjoyed remodeling and building for other people. These tasks give me overwhelming satisfaction and joy at the end of the day and I am very grateful I took this pathway into the trades.

Denise
Office Manger

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.

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