Thank you, Team Taber, for making us a Top Workplace in Oklahoma again! For the second year in a row, Homes by Taber has been recognized as a great place to work in The Oklahoman’s annual survey of employees.
Every year, employees can nominate their employer for this prestigious award. Nominations fall into categories by business size: Large (350 or more employees), Midsize (125 to 349 employees), and Small (less than 125 employees). With 86 employees, Homes By Taber, is the only business in the real estate industry to make the Top 20 among Small Businesses.
According to Matt Cohen, Account Executive at The Oklahoman, being a Top Workplace means “your organization is doing the right things to support a healthy workplace culture.”
“I love working at Homes by Taber because of the people that work here. I love the people I get to work with and see every day.”
“Working at Homes by Taber is great because we all care about the community that we build in and we work for so many charities and organizations that it makes my heart very happy.” Kynsey Taylor
“We are a larger company, but we have a family-oriented feel to it. Everybody works together really well. Trust is huge and I feel like I’m trusted to do my job just as I trust the guys under me to do theirs.” Kendrick Hartman
“It’s one of the few places I know where you actually enjoy coming to work every morning because you’re going to be challenged daily as a team member to be your very best.” Saadia Oberoi
“Every single department works together so that we’re always upping our game and serving our customers better. No matter what project you’re working on, you always have a cheerleader on your side.” Lindsay Haltom
“I enjoy the camaraderie and team aspect. We all work very well together. I’m never afraid to pick up the phone and call whoever I need.” Brent Gosnell.
The uncapped ability to grow financially and personally and the encouragement from our team to accomplish goals, even outside of work. The quality of people we work with and recruit is outstanding.” Stephanie Parr
“I enjoy being able to build people’s forever home.” Chad Reppert
“I love the fact that it’s such a family-oriented environment. They care about the employees and the community. It’s just a great place to work!” Collin Rohrbaugh
Energage, which conducted the research, added, “Being a Top Workplace isn’t something you can buy. It’s an achievement you’ve earned and a distinction that will give your organization a competitive advantage.”
Every nominee was closely evaluated to a scale of specific criteria:
● Alignment: Where the company is headed, its values, and cooperation
● Effectiveness: Doing things well, sharing different viewpoints, encouraging new ideas
● Connection: Employees feel appreciated and their work is meaningful
● My Manager: Cares about the worker’s concerns, and helps employees learn and grow
● Employee Engagement: Motivation, retention, and referral
● Leader: Confidence in company leadership
● The Basics: Pay, benefits, flexibility, training, and expectations
The corporate culture holds much more weight in the decision than salary and benefits.
“Statements relating to ‘Connection’ and ‘Alignment’ are consistently judged most important to employees, while statements about pay and benefits rate least important to workplace satisfaction,” the publication reported.
OKC homebuilder keeps growing strong
Taber LeBlanc, Homes By Taber’s founder, started the business with the desire to provide quality new homes in Piedmont, Mustang, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Yukon, and other desirable locations in the OKC metro area. Now, as one of the largest, locally owned home builders in OKC, Homes By Taber keeps adding new team members to support the steady growth. Those who earn a spot here tend to stick around.
Taber himself knows every individual on his team, from the office staff to the construction crews. And, he says, they all have a voice in what happens.
“We encourage people who have passion for the business and want to contribute,” Taber explains. “Our success has come about from respect for each other—and that includes our homeowners, trade partners, and vendors. Without that, you will ever excel.”
Taber team members did more than their jobs. They also contribute over 1,000 hours of volunteer work every year as part of the company’s Taber Cares charitable initiative.
We’re always on the lookout for skilled, creative, and dedicated people to join Homes By Taber. We can offer you an exciting and fulfilling experience and career. Be part of the future of new homes in OKC and beyond. Discover the satisfaction of helping people and families restart their lives. Contact us to explore job opportunities with a Top Workplace in Oklahoma!
About Homes By Taber
Homes By Taber, a local homebuilder in the Oklahoma City metro area, offers new, energy-efficient homes starting at 1,500 square feet of indoor living space and going up to 3,350 square feet of indoor living space. Prices for these new construction, single-family homes for sale start from the low $200,000 and go up to the mid $500,000 range. Homes By Taber was founded in 2000 by Taber LeBlanc. We currently build in 20 different locations with new construction homes for sale in the OKC metropolitan area, particularly Edmond, OK.