Second post in a series introducing me, Tab Bonidy, President of TAB Associates, Inc. We have three grandkids in Charlotte, NC and one in Bluffton, SC.
This prompted my wife to request we move to the mountains of western North Carolina. She figured the only way to get me out of the mountains of Colorado would be to move me to more mountains in North Carolina. So we bought an 18 acres parcel on Bearwallow Mountain six tenths of a mile down a dirt road on Justus Case Mountain Place off Bearwallow Mountain Road. We built a barn on the property with a one bedroom apartment on the second floor. We are currently living in the apartment and barn with our two dogs, four birds, two chickens and a rooster. Fresh eggs are a wonderful thing. The grandkids want us to get some goats, but that is down the road a little bit.
I designed a home for the property and it is currently under construction. This is my fourth home I have built for myself including the barn. I said years ago that someone would have to drag me kicking and screaming to leave Colorado since I have been there since 1984. You know what they say, the wife has the stuff and I got to follow the stuff. Well so far it has been a good change. I am currently opening a satellite office in Hendersonville, NC. It should be completed by the middle to end of April. I also fly back to Colorado once a month to take care of the financial end of the business. So I guess I haven’t left Colorado completely. I still enjoy my friends and skiing and hunting.
The three fundamentals of our business is why I started TAB Associates, Inc. They are to create good architecture, to make money and to have fun. The third reason is probably the most important of the three. We make it our mission for us and our clients to have fun in the process. It is most instrumental in our process. If you ask any of our clients, they will tell you how they enjoyed the process and the final results. Their final joy is to live in the results of the process. They were part of the entire process from Conceptual Design through Construction Documents. They therefore understand why the built environment is what it is. This is all part of the success over the years of TAB Associates, Inc.