Our Team

Tracy Tesmer


Tracy Tesmer has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and holds an Associate Degree in Surveying and Construction Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from The University of Akron.

Formerly a successful CASE franchise owner, Tracy’s career has involved building projects ranging from homes, roads and bridges, to skyscrapers and hospitals. He started early with hands-on experience working his way through college as a carpenter and an engineering technician. A large part of Tracy’s career was spent with McDonald’s restaurants, overseeing various construction, remodeling, and real estate acquisition activities.

Sara Bagwell


Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business from Samford University and a Master’s degree in Marketing Research from the University of Georgia. Although she worked in marketing research for several years after graduation, her true passion has always been in design. Sara designed her first bathroom in 2004, and since then has been studying design and gaining hands-on experience in residential remodeling and design. She joined Tracy’s team in May of 2016. Her background in psychology and insights, along with her design talent and knowledge, help her truly understand clients’ needs and bring their dream rooms to life.

Charles Rogers

Project Manager

Charles has lived in the North Georgia area for over 30 years. He is a veteran of the US Navy and studied Business and Economics at North Georgia College. He started working with Tracy Tesmer in 2003 after many years of experience in residential remodeling. Charles is our lead project manager and works to make sure residential and office remodeling projects are well organized and go as smoothly as possible.

Lance Rogers

Assistant Project Manager

Lance has been working with TTDR since 2015.  He is a major part of the construction team, overseeing site preparation, demo, and clean up.  He also assists with finish carpentry, meets with building inspectors, and acts as assistant to the project managers. 

Katee Johnson

Design Intern

Katee holds an Associate’s Degree in Health Sciences and is currently attending Brenau University for her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She expects to graduate this coming December.  Her coursework in space planning, material selection, building codes, and experience with multiple design software programs help her to conduct site measures, create as-built drawings of new projects, and help with the selections process while honing her skills designing functional and visually beautiful spaces. Katee’s background in Health Science allows her to relate her knowledge of design to physical well-being, an integral part of interior designing best practices as well as for clients with individualized needs. She joined the Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling Team as a Design Intern in February 2022.

Charlie Rigdon

Business Manager/Bookkeeper

Charlie is a longstanding member of the Tracy Tesmer team and has held several different roles with the company throughout the years.  Currently he is our business manager in charge of accounts payable and receivable among other bookkeeping duties. His attention to detail and great personality round out the team.

Rachel Sisk

Office Manager

Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art from the University of Georgia, and her background integrates multiple disciplines from art and science to landscaping and construction.  With experience since 1999 in office work and visual communications, her versatility helps make the business office function efficiently.  She is a Gainesville native and is familiar with properties in and around Hall County. Rachel joined Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling in November of 2018 and enjoys helping clients throughout the remodel process from initial remodeling inquiry to project completion.