Homes by Taber of Oklahoma may be the state's largest homebuilder, but it could possibly the state's most generous as well.
Taber's tagline is "Proudly Overbuilt," due to its inclusion of upgrades as a standard option in every home.
"We try to include more, and give customers what they want, without having to do upgrade after upgrade. This no smoke and mirrors type of approach customers have very much responded to," said Lindsay Haltom, marketing director. "We are officially the largest builder in Oklahoma, and continuing to grow because of that."
Started by Taber and Julie LeBlanc, the homebuilder also has a heart for helping others. Taber Cares was started by Julie Tabor in 2015. For every single home sold, Homes by Taber donates $250 of the proceeds of the home to a local pre-selected charity each month. Employees also volunteer their time for that charity.
"Nonprofits are hurting because of COVID restrictions and stuff, so the donations that they're getting from us might be the bulk of their donations for the year."
Because of that, Homes by Taber upped their donations to two nonprofits a month, each getting $200 from every home sold. In January, Edmond Mobile Meals and Mended Little Hearts each received $20,800 through Taber Cares.
"This gift will provide over 4,000 meals to Edmond's seniors in the coming months," said Cristi Twenter, executive director for Edmond Mobile Meals. "Community partnerships like this, with Julie and Taber, is so important to help take care of our community safely."
Mended Little Hearts is a charity that provides care packages for families with children undergoing heart surgery.
The increased donations will continue through 2021, say Haltom. For information, visit homesbytaber.com.