• Firewater Lounge

  • Trinidad, CA | 

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.

Pacific Builders engaged draftsmen, engineers, and an interior designer to assist with the design phase, and through meetings with the Casino management staff produced a proposal with a budget that the client was happy with, and moved forward with the design.

All demolition or other work could not occur until late October and needed to be complete by the end of December for their New Year’s Eve party—so to finish late was not an option. Pacific Builders was lucky to have at our disposal Wallace & Hinz of Blue Lake, broadly known across the country and even internationally for their bars. Other subcontractors were selected and helped with budgeting and design advice. The work was completed a week early! The new facility has room for large parties, sporting events, live music, and has the longest bar in Humboldt County. The artwork on the walls is printed on cloth from photographs of tribal relics, and serves a sound absorbent function as well as an aesthetic one. Our greatest satisfaction in this enterprise was being entrusted by the client from the beginning to come up with a plan and a product that fit their needs, and to have them totally satisfied with the end result.

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 =