News Events and Resources from Alchemy

Campground Restaurant Complete!
Feb 22 2018

 Alchemy Construction has just completated the new Campground restaurant in Arcata, CA.  With an open fire grill, in house custom designed bar, and an incredible Bourbon selection, this is the new Spot to eat in Arcata.

For The Fourth Year in a row Alchemy Construction win "Best Contractors"
Feb 22 2018

For the fourth streight year in a row North Coast Journal Readers have voted Alchemy Construction "Best Contractors."  We are honored and humbled to win this nomination again!

Alchemy Construction wins "Best Contractors" for third year in a row
Sep 06 2016

For the Third year in a row, North Coast Journal Readers have voted Alchemy Construction "Best Contractors."  We are honored and humbled to win this nomination three years in a row.

The New Alibi Is Finished!!!
Jan 11 2016

What was an empty lot on the historic Arcata Plaza, for over 50 years, is now The New Alibi. 
New Bathrooms, an outdoor seating area, and brand new bar area complement the old Alibi,  or what we term "The Dark Side."

Alchemy Construction wins "Best Contractors" for second year in a row...
Jan 11 2016

 For the Second year in a row North Coast Journal Readers voted Alchemy Construction "Best Contractors."  We are honored and humbled once again.

Alchemy Construction Wins Best Construction Co
Aug 07 2014

 We are honored to announce that North Coast Journal readers have awarded Alchemy Construction "Best Construction Company" for 2014.  

This is the first year a Construction Company has been in this contest.

Alchemy Nominated For Humboldt's Best Construction Co!
Jun 06 2014

 Alchemy Construction has been Nominated For Humboldt's Best Construction Company by North Coast Journal Readers!
We would love to receive your vote for this Prestigious accolade.
Voting Ends June 30th
To Vote Go Here: 

Concrete Network Features our last project!
Apr 05 2013

We are quite proud to be featured on the homepage of The Concrete Network today.You can visit the entire article, with pictures, here. Here's a snippit of what they had to say about our last project: " This is a pretty amazing house...--polished and integrally colored concrete floors--in-slab radiant heating--insulating concrete wall forms--green concrete roof deck for plant growth--cementitious siding, soffit, and trim materials--interior concrete countertops and vanities--custom concrete hearth and mantle--exterior stamped and colored concrete."

Trinidad Coastal Home Remodel
Oct 18 2012

 Located near the picturesque town of Trinidad,  Alchemy has begun an extensive remodel of a home built in 1972.  Working with acclaimed architecture firm Studio Bergtraun,  Alchemy Construction will transform this old structure into a energy efficient, cozy home, with a spectacular view!   You can view some progress pictures Here under "Pura Vida Remodel" AND Here

The views from this Homesite are Amazing!!!!!

Hewitt House Complete
Sep 23 2011

Alchemy Construction has completed our first Green Point Rated Home, achieveing a score of 192!  Features for this custom home include Uponor radiant heat throughout. Downstairs the floors are polished and integral colored concrete floors and Hardwood, while the upstairs is Hardwood floors throughout over Warmboard Radiant Sub-floor. Climate Master Geothermal Heating provides the Hot water via 8ea 280 foot bore holes. The Geo Exchange is accomplished via REHAU's RAUGEO™ ground Loop Heat exchange system. A Sunpower 7KW Solar Electric System provides free electricity, while a Live Green Roof provides beauty and lowers storm water runoff. Spray Foam insulation by Demilec and LED Lighting round out this home features to help it achieve a Tittle 24 rating 49% above average.

View some highlites of this project here, under "Hewitt House Highlights"

Friends of The Dunes Goes Solar!
May 05 2011

Friends of The Dunes Goes Solar! Located in Manila, The new Interpretive Center for The Humboldt Coastal Nature Center has 3 VELUX Solar hot water collectors designed into a green roof.  The main building is heated by these panels with backup heating provided by HTP's extremely efficient Versa-Hydro water heating appliance.  Visit The FOD Website for more information.

The Mill Yard Goes with Solar Radiant Heating!
Dec 24 2010

Alchemy Construction has provided radiant heating and a 10.4 KW Solar Hot Water System to The New Mill Yard!  They will be Open Dec 27th 2010.

Alchemy Finalizes an ARRA Stimulus Solar Project...
Sep 07 2010

Alchemy Construction has finalized our Federal Government installation of Solar Hot Water, Solar Electric, and Boiler replacement for the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.  12.4KW of Sunpower Solar Electric, the replacement of an older boiler with a more efficient Modulating Condensing Knight Boiler,  and 14,000 BTU/HR of Viessmann Solar Hot water collection.  Visit The Humboldt Bay Fish and Wildlife's 7.2 KW STC Ground Mount Statics Here.

Innovation award in the RPA 2010 System Showcase
Apr 23 2010

One of our Radiant installations has been selected as a finalist in the Radiant Panel association's 2010 System Showcase competition. We will be awarded first, Second, or Third Place at the annual Building Radiant, the 2010 Radiant Panel Association Convention in Reno, Nevada!!!

Solar Radiant Showroom Now open!
Mar 10 2010

Alchemy Construction has over 12 years of experience designing and installing solar radiant heating systems.  At our office in Arcata we have created a showroom where you can see…hear... and feel…for yourself how solar radiant heating systems work. We are showcasing three highly efficient boilers, as well as various types of solar hot water and solar electric panels.  Make an appointment to visit our showroom or call us today at #822-8013.


Welcome Wall Street Journal Readers.......
Jan 29 2010

Welcome Wall Street Journal Readers. We have a special slide show just for you here: Have a look around our site after the slide show,  there's lot's here!
The Alchemy Construction Team

Welcome Fine Homebuilding Readers.......
Oct 19 2009

Welcome Fine Homebuilding Readers.  Have a look around our site,  there's lots to offer.

To see a sample of some of the work we've completed click on the "Our Work" link at the top of this page. Specific Solar and Radiant Projects are referenced below under the "News" Tab.  Look for the  Solar Radiant Heating Projects....
We welcome your comments or questions.


The Alchemy Construction Team

Solar Radiant Heating Projects....
Jul 23 2009

We've updated our photos and have some good pictures of our Solar/Radiant installations in the Cook,  Starr, Jones and Eureka Custom Home Portfolio's.  Along with Our New Green Showroom.  Jump on in and browse around a bit.

Showroom to feature Green Building Techniques in Arcata CA
May 23 2009

We are quite close to moving into our new radiantly heated green showroom.  Featured will be hands on demonstrations of our green building techniques. Be sure to come visit Humboldt County's only solar radiant showroom soon!

Alchemy's Green Showroom
Feb 13 2009

We are in the process of remodeling our office space.  The remodel includes many green attributes including: advanced framing techniques, architectural finished concrete floors, radiant heat, water based spray in foam,  low VOC paints, dual flush toilets, recycled windows and interior trim, & concrete counter tops.  The Showroom will showcase products for sale including the following: Caleffi solar products,  boilers and solar hot water tanks by Heat Transfer Products, the new Solar Phoenix water heater by Heat Transfer Products,  Viessmann Solar and heating products,  VELUX solar H2O products, Solar Electric systems by Sunpower and Climate Master Geo-Thermal Systems. We look forward to you coming by and visiting us once we are open.  Feel free to view some of the remodel process in our Portfolio

Architectural concrete for the Jones
Jan 23 2009

Alchemy Construction has finished the foundation and radiantly heated architectural concrete slabs for the Jones family in Blue Lake California.
The perimeter foundation was poured first. Then after structural fill, 2" insulation, vapor barrier, sand and reinforcement were placed, the crew installed the radiant tubing.  A pretty brown color was chosen by the clients for their finished concrete floor color.  We'll be back to install a 97% efficient solar phoenix hot water heater and 6 zone radiant heating system with solar thermal assist once the roof is on. 
You can read Lynn's (the owner) Blog on building their dream home and raising little Ava here:
Blue Lake Bungalow
Good Luck Jones family!

Organic Ice Cream in Arcata?
Jan 23 2009

Alchemy Construction has finished the remodel of the Old Minor Cottage,  built in 1884.  Across the street from the famous Los Bagels,  a new ice creamery, now called The Arcata Scoop, will be serving organically produced ice cream.  The owners Garret and Nicole are finishing up interior details such as painting and refinishing the floors.  Alchemy is fabricating concrete counters and concrete tables.
The remodel included a new ADA approach and Trex decking,  radiant heating via architectural concrete slabs (a very pritty green) and radiators,  recycled redwood trim,  American Clay natural earth plaster and low voc paints.  This remodel aslo includes a "clean room"  mandated by the dairy board to produce ice cream during business hours.