2013 Mixed Use Award

2013 Mixed Use Award Award Winners Architect: SANDBOX, Builder: Mark Tanner Construction, Square Feet:875 (residential interior) 390 (deck space) ft The project taking this year’s Mixed-Use Award blends so well with Truckee’s historic downtown that one has to ask on seeing it the first time if it isn’t just one of the town’s old landmarks,… Read more »

2012 CATT Awards

Local Contractors always look  forward to the annual CATT Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony  It’s an honor to be nominated by your competitors for these prestigious awards. 2012 was a good year for Mark Tanner Construction. We were selected for two awards,  Builder Of  The Year and Commercial Project Of  The Year. We were ecstatic… Read more »

Last of the Steam Locomotives Comes to Truckee

The Last of the  Steam Locomotives is scheduled to pass through Truckee for a second time in a couple of hours.  Many of us were hard at work when it passed through a few days ago. You could hear it a mile away.  Our whole office shook as the  train made it’s way by, stopping… Read more »

Martis Camp Luxury Home Tour

This year’s Martis Camp Home Tour benefiting the  Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation will be held on  August 5, 2012   10am – 4pm.  We at Mark Tanner Construction are pleased to show our support this year by advertising in the Tour Book. Several years ago the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors was looking to… Read more »

With No Snow in Truckee Should I Water in Winter?

With virtually no snow pack so far this winter, Mark Osberg with Estate Landscape  has had several calls about whether or not to water your gardens. Mark sent out the email below : These are my recommendations for the Tahoe and Truckee areas only, including Martis Camp. Lower elevation cities (Roseville, Cisco Grove, Reno, and… Read more »

Pest Control

Spring skipped right on by us after a REALLY long winter.  The squirrels and chipmunks are running rampant getting ready for next winter, which will be here before we know it. Squirrels will chew on almost anything, edible or non-edible, to both sharpen the teeth and to prevent overgrowth of the teeth. These cute little… Read more »

Snow Retention Guards

With one the most prolific Truckee winters in decades yielding over 600″ of snow,  personal safety and protecting ones property becomes a necessity than rather an option. Intricate architecture and roof designs like those found in Martis Camp and many Truckee homes can create areas where roof slopes converge and tend to slough off snow… Read more »

Beware of Ice Dams

We knew it would happen, winter returned with a vengeance over the last couple of weeks after almost a month of no snow.  The current NOAA forecast is calling for more weather on Tuesday into Wed with a  mixture of rain and snow.  Get ready for some Sierra Cement to cover up all that powder…. Read more »