Taber LeBlanc was born in Wichita, Kansas, but grew up in the heart of Oklahoma, right here in Edmond. He attended Edmond schools all his life, and graduated in 1995 from Edmond North High School. While at Edmond North, Taber played football and ran track, and he received a full scholarship to Oklahoma State University because of his athletic skills. At OSU, Taber received the Dr. L. L. Boger Award for Outstanding Student Athlete and the Academic Big 12 award numerous times.
In 1999, Taber graduated from OSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Business Management. Upon graduating from OSU, Taber work for Farmer’s Insurance as a claims adjuster, acquiring extensive general knowledge of construction. Day in and day out, Taber handled fire, water, hail, and wind damage claims and policy holders, learning more about houses and about customer service as well as the inner workings of the construction business.
By following wise advice, we were able not only to stay in business, but also come out of the recession and grow our company exponentially.
In June of 2000, Homes by Taber was born. Taber built the company with the help of his father-in-law, John Alexander. Alexander has been in the building and development business for over thirty years, and he continues to be a mentor to Taber today.
In 2008, Taber LeBlanc was busy expanding Homes by Taber, just as he’d successfully done each year since its inception in 2000. Then it happened – the recession. Thankfully, life had prepared Taber to not only survive challenges, but to emerge stronger on the other side.
Today that drive to succeed manifests in how he approaches business. Whether it’s buying a piece of land, putting a contract together, securing lots or obtaining financing, Taber is 100% determined to make it happen. He’s quick to point out there will always be someone bigger and better, but a strong work ethic can lead to victory in all aspects of life. At the onset of his business, Taber didn’t have a wealth of construction experience. So he gleaned knowledge from his father-in-law, who’d been in the industry since the eighties. Taber remembers being eager to learn every chance he was given. If a mistake occurred, he used it to his advantage, saying, “We’ve spent money to learn today.”
When Taber isn’t working hard at creating your family’s perfect home, he’s spending time with his own family. He spends almost all of his free time with his wife Julie and their four children, who are his number one priority and his favorite pastime.