Tamer Construction means customers can count on quality, service and professional expertise

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Designing and building kitchens, bathrooms, basements, in-law suites and home additions are specialties of John Tamer and the team at Tamer Construction. (Photography by Benjamin Margalit/Margalit Studio)

By Patricia Nugent

Celebrating 30 years in business, and heading into his busiest season of remodeling projects, John Tamer says no matter how big or small the job, he still gets the pride of satisfaction at the end.

“I founded Tamer Construction calling on my own background as a tradesman, honoring the highest level of craftsmanship, and surrounded myself with seasoned craftsmen with decades of experience in the business,” he says.

“Everyone who works for me shares a vision of delivering the highest level of professionalism, while streamlining the process to make it enjoyable for the client.”

Designing and building kitchens, bathrooms, basements, in-law suites and home additions are specialties of Tamer.

To provide a place for clients to explore an eclectic variety of model kitchens, baths, bars and even a dream shower, he opened the Cabinets & Designs of Ohio showroom in Broadview Heights. 

The focus is on full-service kitchen and bath remodeling as well as retail and wholesale cabinetry sales for do-it-yourselfers or other remodeling contractors looking for the best quality, American-made cabinetry and design services.

What’s Trending in Design? 
John attends national home construction shows and likes to stay ahead of home design trends. Heading into summer, he reports the dominant color still is gray.

Painted cabinetry is more popular than stained, with white, creams and pale grays the top selections. People are opting for a pop of color on the island, too. 

“We can match any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color, so the sky’s the limit to getting exactly the shade you want,” he says.

To fit any budget, they carry three lines of American-made cabinetry, with varying levels from semi-custom to custom-built. 


“For flooring, hardwoods are big now, but luxury ceramic or vinyl tiles that mimic hardwoods are gaining popularity because of their resistance to moisture and their durability,” says John. 

“With square tiles, people are going bigger, no matter what size the room, and 24-inch tiles are becoming the norm.”

For countertops, more and more people are opting for quartz as well as marble. 

In addition to staying ahead of style trends, John also follows industry trends. With the aging population, he decided to become certified as one of a handful of builders in the area in the growing field of Universal Design, with a goal of making every space in a home accessible for every member of the home, regardless of age or ability.

Here’s What People are Saying
For Kathy & Steve C., of Rocky River, a kitchen renovation changed the way they live and entertain. 

“John was by far the most responsive person we have ever worked with. His crew had amazing attention to detail and addressed every small question we had during the process.”

For Christine H. from Bay Village, gutting and remodeling two bathrooms was tops on her dream list. She says Tamer was recommended to her by someone in the construction business, which says a lot. 

“They completely remodeled two bathrooms, helping me with the choice of materials and fixtures, making the whole process as easy as possible. The crew was hardworking and always cleaned up. I still smile when I go in to take a shower,” she says.

Tamer Construction is located at 6134 State Road in Parma. Cabinets & Designs of Ohio is located at 8142 Broadview Road in Broadview Heights. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tamer Construction has received no less than five-star reviews on any given website that independently rates contractors. For more information, call 440-886-4700, or visit TamerConstruction.com or DesignsOhio.com.

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