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 Joanna Branzell 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.


Joanna Branzell

Starting as a design intern at Mark Tanner Construction, Joanna was brought on part-time until she graduated in 2011, after which she joined the MTC team full time, doubling the firm’s design center offerings and helping to make it a driving force within the company. Joanna graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She enjoys bringing together every unique piece of the design puzzle, taking projects from a preliminary vision to a completed home. She takes time to get to know each client personally—discovering their wants and needs. Then she works closely with them throughout the process, as each homeowner is an integral part of the building process.

Part of Joanna’s day-to-day work includes collaborating with the rest of the MTC team including the project foreman, sub-contractors, the in-house cabinet and metal shop craftsmen and others to ensure the design fits seamlessly with the home construction. Her work has received a number of awards from Tahoe Quarterly magazine in their annual Mountain Homes Awards issue. Joanna notes a variety of design styles are brought to the region by new residents and second homeowners which affords her a more diverse design opportunity than she might find in a big city.

Originally from Spring Creek, Nevada, Joanna spent summers in the Truckee Tahoe area growing up. She feels lucky to now be working and living in the region today. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys remodeling a family cabin in Carnelian Bay, hunting, running and spending time with her dogs.