When we decided to undertake a major remodel of our home in 2012, Tabor Construction was one of three firms we asked to review our plans and submit a proposal. We asked James to provide a bid because of his excellent reputation for quality work in our neighborhood (where homes generally sell for more than $1 million) and because his firm did corrective work to our home in 2008, fixing significant water damage. He did that work on time, on budget, and exactly as promised. And, we have had no problems since. Tabor Construction was neither the most expensive nor the least expensive bid for our remodel. But it was the most detailed and understandable bid we received. This gave us great confidence to entrust our most important asset, our home of 15 years, to James. We were not disappointed.
James personally supervised every subcontractor, monitored job performance, and ensured that the project moved ahead, exactly as he had said he would. He worked easily and comfortably in directing those working on our home. Just as important, he worked well with all the inspectors. James also took care to protect our living space from dirt and dust and the job site was maintained to the highest standard.
Almost two years later, we are still pinching ourselves over the results of our gorgeous, remodeled home. Everything worked out well and James graciously corrected a handful of minor problems. We love our “new” home. So do our guests, who marvel at the improvement.
We can recommend James to anyone without qualification or hesitation. He is a truly outstanding general contractor.
Susan and John Adams, Monarch Beach, California
Both myself and wife Lisa have been very pleased to have James and his crew do extensive work on our home renovation and addition. He is always honest and forthright, and along with his great personality, he has always provided full transparency on quotes, change orders and billing. James is extremely reliable and provided us with many extras that go beyond just the work. I have no reservations whatsoever recommending James for his quality craftsmanship and honesty. Tabor Construction is the right choice.
Rick DeMuesy, WCM Investment Management
We learned about James and his construction company J.T. Tabor Construction, Inc. through a real estate agent who specializes in our Dana Point, CA neighborhood. We met with James and immediately understood why he was so well regarded by our neighborhood agent. James is not only an excellent contractor and builder, he is honest and explains each and every issue that can arise when remodeling an existing home. Ours was a fairly substantial remodel but James organized it in a way that allowed us to keep our furniture in the house, covered and protected, during the remodel and addition. James organizes the job so there is minimum impact on the surrounding area and neighbors. The site is always left clean. His work and that of his sub-contractors is excellent and he remains available after the work is complete to fine tune and make any necessary adjustments. When we decided to do another small addition to the exterior entry and replace the patio cover in the backyard, we immediately called James. He provided a fair cost estimate (we did not and were not interested in looking elsewhere, as we developed a trust with James) and provided us with a schedule. He proceeded with the work and completed the project on schedule.
James’ work is excellent, his honesty and ethics are beyond reproach and his pricing is fair and correct. A combination not easily found in residential construction. James may not be the lowest price, but his price will be the correct one for the work to be completed. We would not consider another contractor for our next remodel/addition project.
Edward and Nancy Butera
We wanted to let you know that once again we are very happy with the work done by J.T. Tabor Construction. We are so glad we decided to replace our wooden deck with Trex material, and the end result is just beautiful, as always. You did a great job!
Over the last ten years, you and your crews have expertly remodeled our master bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and now the outside deck. Each time, the finished product turned out to be a remarkable upgrade that exceeded our expectations, and we're still enjoying it all. In every project, we have been pleased and impressed by the quality, thoroughness, attention to detail, and commitment to customer service that you provide.
There really isn't much left in the house to change, but should we think of a new improvement idea, you know our first call will be to Tabor Construction. Besides, Gizmo needs a reason for you and Dee to visit: he misses you. Thank you for everything!
Louie & Debby Montoya
I have known James Tabor for over ten years. I have worked closely with him on many projects. I would recommend him without hesitation as a good General Contractor. I know him to be knowledgeable about the many aspects of construction, communicates well and has a good attitude about work in general. It has been a pleasure to work with James and I am sure anybody hiring James would agree that he is a great person to work with and a good contractor too.
Robert Lippert, Owner of Libbert Building Company
Dear Mr. Tabor, I want to thank you for the quality construction service you provided on my condominium during the past 12 years. As a single woman who has limited knowledge of construction, I always appreciated you explaining what each of my repairs involved and what options were available to me. I never felt pressured to make a decision immediately, and you were always patient in answering my questions so I could select the right option and stay within my budget. My home was always clean after the repairs were made and the subcontractors you provided were considerate and friendly. The hgih quality and consistent service kept me a satisfied and repeat customer and I would highly recommend you to anyone considering a remodel or in need of a home repair.
We have used James for several projects over the years at our house in Monarch Beach, CA, including interior remodels of kitchen and bathrooms, and exterior projects including the deck. In each case James was a pleasure to work with, approached the work with diligence and professionalism, and completed the work on schedule. His work was routinely of high quality. We are happy to recommend James to any who are looking for a top quality contractor for your home improvement projects.
Chris and Leonor Jensen, Monarch Beach, CA
James Tabor has worked as a general contractor for our family providing various home improvement projects for us over the past 16 years. It is the purpose of this letter to summarize Mr. Tabor's various improvement projects and to express appreciation for the outstanding work he has performed for our family. Mr. Tabor conducted himself in a very professional and efficient manner at all times, established positive working relationships with us and his subcontractors, and provided quality construction work.
One of my roles as Community Development Director is to oversee building plan check and inspection services for the Building Services Division. I have interacted with many builders and contractors. I feel Mr. Tabor's professionalism and integrity meets and even exceeds others I have worked with.
Mr. Tabor has completed many home improvements at our home and second home, which include: kitchen remodel, 4 bathroom remodels, window replacement for entire home, patio cover remodel, rebuilding of exterior rear-yard glass wall, extensive removal and replacement of exterior siding to repair multiple leaks cuased by faulty construction, and many other miscellaneous home repairs.
Chuck Wilson, Director of Community Development, City of Mission Viejo