Mark Tanner Construction’s in-house Design Center offers the full range of exterior and interior design services to our clients. Our designers specialize in working closely with each and every client to make their dream a reality. From tile selection to tissue holders, our designers manage everything from the big picture to the smallest detail.

Because the Design Center is part of Mark Tanner Construction, it means our designers work hand-in-hand with our entire team on a daily basis on your home. Their experience being involved in the home construction process from the ground up means each clients’ needs and desires in design are integral to the home, not just tacked on at the end.

Our design team takes each client through a hands-on process. We inquire about your unique vision, your likes and dislikes – and your budget. Our design team creates a custom design packet that illustrates the design plan room by room, and then we walk each client through physical samples to hone in on the details. The end result is a beautiful and functional design that feels like home the moment you step in the front door.

Contact us at (530) 587-4000 or email us.

Jaime Carter and Kelsey Grabow bring an eclectic and diverse design perspective to Mark Tanner Construction, working closely with our entire team to make sure each client’s desires are considered throughout the entire process and reflected in the final product. Passionate, creative and deeply involved, Joanna and Jaime are excellent listeners who have a unique knack for teasing a design out of a client’s hopes and wishes and bringing it to fruition.

Jaime Carter

Jaime brings a wide range of experience in a variety of design styles to Mark Tanner Construction. She takes the time to get to know clients on a personal level, going beyond the aesthetic goals of a project to really turn a house into a home – a place that each client instantly connects with.

With experience working in design in locations from Portland, Oregon, where interior space is key, to Los Angeles, where outside living areas are front and center, Jaime brings a diverse design background to the work she does for MTC’s clientele. Educated in Architecture at Truckee Meadows Community College, Interior Design at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, her work has been featured in a number of outlets including Tahoe Quarterly Magazine, and

Jaime loves working and living in the Truckee Tahoe region because of the variety of styles and tastes that people from all over the country and the world bring to the area. Her passions include furniture design, art, music, yoga and her dogs.


Kelsey Grabow

Kelsey’s unique eye for detail, strong visualization and conceptual skills allow her to put herself in her clients’ shoes to help them see their design dreams become reality. She sees each client as an individual and carefully dissects their personal style, wants and needs for the project at hand.

She’s always seen interior design as a rewarding and exciting process that allows her to transform the client’s vision into a sketch and then a rendering, before ultimately bringing their ideas to life.

Kelsey earned her degree in interior design with a minor in architecture from the University of Minnesota and also studied abroad in Italy. She worked as an interior designer in Minneapolis for over six years, keeping up on current design trends and helping homeowners develop their inspirations to best situate their spaces.

She understands that building or remodeling a home can be stressful and daunting, so she prides herself on guiding clients through the journey and making it a fun and enjoyable experience. She appreciates the power of laughter and lightheartedness during the building process and brings the “Minnesota-nice” attitude to MTC.

Kelsey moved to Truckee from Minnesota in November 2018 to follow her passion for skiing and the outdoors. Her other loves in life are music and spending time on the lake.