Tanner Construction Nabs BUILD Design Award


Mark Tanner Construction, founded in 1994, caught the attention of BUILD Magazine recently, when the UK publication named it one of the top commercial and residential interior design firms in California. The publication launched its interior design awards this year in an effort to honor professionals that put both creative and personal spins on projects. Info: marktannerconstruction.com


Expedited Permitting for Winter Storm Damage


As the snow continues to melt, damage to roofs, decks, out buildings, garages and other structures will become visible. Property owners will be making repairs, many of which will require building permits. To accommodate the anticipated increase in permit applications and speed the repairs, Placer County Building Services is offering same-day permit services every Tuesday in the Tahoe City office, 775 North Lake Blvd. Tuesday services available include permits for repairs, decks, patio covers, signs, pools, minor interior alterations, reroofs, electrical repair, HVAC change-outs, solar panel installation, window and door change-outs, and other minor building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing permits. Online permits are available at permits.placer.ca.gov. Info: (530) 581-6200

Free Energy Audit And LED Lightbulbs at Earth Day


Liberty Utilities customers are invited to come by and receive free LED lightbulbs when they sign up for a free energy audit at the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. Energy experts will be at the booth providing customers with the most up-to-date information about ways they can reduce their energy consumption and, as a result, their energy costs. Info: Visit libertyutilities.com and click on the “Smart Energy Use” link at the top to learn more about various energy efficiency and conservation programs offered to both residential and commercial customers.

Grants for Community Garden or Landscaping Projects


Lake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community related garden or landscaping beautification projects. To obtain an application call Barbra Briggs at (530) 583-3011 or email Ed Nattrass at enattrass@att.net. Applications must be received by April 15. Grants will be awarded at the end of April and funded in June.

The money for these grants comes from the club’s annual garden tour. This year the 27th annual garden tour, the Truckee Garden Tour, will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from this tour will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science, and up to $6,000 in grants to local community garden projects. Tickets for this year’s garden tour will be available at local Truckee/Tahoe nurseries after June 15.

Corridan Flips St. Helena Townhouse for Record Price


Truckee/Napa based interior designer Scott Corridan doesn’t just flip real estate, he takes a dwelling and puts it through a complete metamorphosis. His most recent project, a St. Helena townhome, brought in 115 percent of the asking price after being listed on the market for just two weeks. The home was purchased in foreclosure in 2014 for $456,000. Corridan transformed the home, capturing the essence of a historic Napa Valley farmhouse. The MLS sale price was $800,000, however the included furnishings and décor brought the final price to $925,000. Furnishings included a barn wood dining table with dusk blue upholstered chairs; a flowing conglomeration of chairs and sofas; faux fur throws; pillows in natural tones; and carefully selected artwork and sculptures.

“This home sale is a prime example of how well-thought out staging with high-end furnishings can make all the difference in getting top dollar for a property listing,” said Corridan. “I enjoyed unlimited expression and an open-ended timeline.  I was super pleased with the outcome.” Info: scottcorridan.net

Alison Elder Awarded Engel & Völkers’ Private Office Elite Designation


Alison Elder was officially inducted into Engel & Völkers’ international Private Office network in March. Out of more than 8,500 advisors who represent the firm in 32 countries worldwide, Elder is among only 69 selected to carry the title Private Office Advisor. With this status, Elder gains access to marketing tools and opportunities developed specifically to work with the luxury brand’s high net-worth clients. She is also the preferred contact in her market for international referrals that require specialized levels of service and market expertise.


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