About the Builder

Tidewater Cottage Company is the formation of the Home Building Division of The Bowman Group, founded by John T. Bowman. John has 30 years’ experience in the building industry. A native of Hampton, John grew up on the Peninsula and studied construction management at East Carolina University.


John prides himself not only in the quality and craftsmanship of his projects, but in his long-standing rapport with the subcontractors and suppliers he deals with daily. His involvement throughout the community is legend—a civic-minded person, John sits on the Board of the Historic Buckroe Civic Association. He is also involved in many volunteer organizations and donates to area charities.


He lives in the Buckroe Beach community and wakes up every morning to the sound of crab boats on the Chesapeake Bay. Married to Jennifer Ann Marshall, they have two Schnauzers, Margarita (the Miniature) and Kaiser (the Giant).


John would appreciate the opportunity to meet you and discuss your dreams and hopefully turn them into your affordable reality.

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