The completion of the McDonald/Cook Building at Ninth and I streets in Arcata, is the culmination of a years long process that started with the July 4, 2001 fire that destroyed the old Arcata Paint Building that previously occupied the site.
In the summer of 2009, we were commissioned by the Cher-Ae Heights Casino to design and construct an expanded bar for their operation with more room for live music events, sports entertainment, and a more usable and comfortable facility for their customers. Adding a bar in the main restaurant was also part of the equation, so that diners waiting for their tables would have a place to relax and enjoy the view while waiting to be seated.
The remodel project is comprised of an approximately 480 square foot addition and an exterior “makeover” of the existing house whick included new windows, siding, trim, and a new deck. The addition features a greatly expanded kitchen and laundry room with modern cabinets, granite tile counter tops, and an incorporated desk area that serves as home office space.
The Cal Courts addition of 2010 was part of a continuing effort by Cal Courts to provide more amenities to their members in a very competitive local fitness club market. The addition consisted of the addition of a second floor exercise and weightlifting area. The first part of the job required an all-out effort during a ten day shutdown of the club to add structural supports, shear walls, and seismic details to the first floor prior to the removal of the roof and construction of the second floor walls.
When the owners of this home called the first week of October, 2007 and said they were ready to proceed with their 1800 square foot addition to their home in Arcata, all hands at Pacific Builders cast a wary eye at the calendar and the weather reports.
The addition and remodeling required that more than half the existing roof structure of the 3300 square foot home be removed to accommodate the new second story-all while the family, including the baby, continued to live in the less affected portions of the house.
As new property for development becomes harder and harder to find, more projects are built on infill lots, including the Chastain four-plex project, competed in late 2007 in downtown Eureka.
This Center was built in cooperation with architect David Pierce, and was budgeted and designed using a list of Park Service specifications. Pacific Builders’ challenge was to interpret those specifications in a manner that provided the best value for the developer and for the Park Service.
The finished construction represents the culmination of a 19-year effort to consolidate many Park Service departments spread out over an extended geographic area. This consolidation increased operational efficiency and upgraded facilities for Park Service staff.
Cloverleaf Townhomes is a 36 unit condominium project, completed late in 2006. The project was conceived and developed to meet Sonoma County’s pressing need for affordable housing.
Pacific Builders worked closely with the developers throughout the lengthy Sonoma County entitlement process, and was instrumental in the design and approval process of getting the project to the commencement of construction.
These condos were designed to meet housing needs at an affordable price, while creating an attractive neighborhood.
Picky Picky Picky sells outdoor equipment and clothing from a wide variety of manufacturers. Picky Picky Picky's roots however, were in selling surplus military gear to the public.
The remodeled space is an updated and refurbished example of classic grocery store design of the fifties and early sixties -a surplus building, if you will. The facade is notable for its restored arch top storefront that floods the interior space with outdoor light.
Pacific Builders recognizes that the company's role in the construction process is greater than to simply build projects. To be successful, we must also work to strengthen our community and build long-lasting working relationships.
= Tony Lucchesi =