Bob Taylor, president of Adobe Corporation, brings to his clients more than forty years of experience, knowledge, skill, and good judgment in building design and construction.
A native of Abilene, Texas, Bob graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in business management. He soon found himself drawn to the beautiful mountains of the Southwest and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1976.
There he became interested in a new residential design technique known as passive solar and began working with two of its developers, Wayne and Susan Nichols. After advancing to project manager and company estimator with the Nicholses’ firm, Bob spent two years at what is now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Lakewood, Colorado, doing passive solar design analysis.
Once back in Santa Fe, he joined another leading local builder, Walter Drew, as a partner in Drew’s Adobe Corp, a general contracting firm specializing in remodeling and high-end custom home building. In 1989 Bob purchased Drew’s share of the company, and he remains sole owner today. In addition to general contracting, Bob’s experience expanded after 1999 through work as an owner’s representative and project manager, running high-end projects on ranches, estates, and a ski area. He now specializes in working with owners to plan and execute projects that turn envisioned buildings into reality, on time and on budget.
About Adobe Corp.
At Adobe Corp, we work with owners differently from the way most general contractors do, and we think you’ll be pleased with the difference.
Typically, an owner hires a designer or architect to design a project, then gets bids from several general contractors, and finally discovers that all the bids are way over budget. Usually the owner then chooses one of the contractors anyway and, together with the designer, starts negotiating the project downward toward the budget goal.
After working this way many times ourselves, we asked, “Why not put a team together in the beginning that works toward the owner’s budget and design goals from the start?”
We suggest that you, the owner, first interview several designers and general contractors and choose the team you feel you can best work with toward your design and budget goals. Of course we hope you will select Adobe Corp as your contractor.
If you do, then we work with you and your chosen designer to begin refining your vision and priorities. Once the designer produces a first round of drawings reflecting your needs and wishes, he or she pauses to allow Adobe Corp to obtain preliminary bids from major subcontractors. From those we produce a preliminary budget for the project. Now the team—you, the designer, and Adobe Corp—can together make the inevitable adjustments needed to bring the project within your budget, long before final drawings are completed.
With the adjustments agreed upon by everyone involved, the designer only now finishes the construction drawings. Adobe Corp then bids them out to trusted subcontractors and comes up with a final budget, in line with your original goal. Construction begins, with no surprises.