Disaster Relief

Our Mission to Serve

Empire Construction & Engineering is a North Bay company with a reputation for providing support to our neighbors. We regret that any property owner has had to deal with the tragedy of fires and other disaster-related damage. We pride ourselves on offering the services needed to remove any related damage.

As you start your recovery, we want you to know that as a local company, we are trusted and capable of providing the necessary clean-up.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at (707) 545-7440 and let us provide the support you need.

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Our Efforts for Fire Relief in 2017

It can be difficult to face the aftermath of a natural disaster, and the recovery process is often overwhelming. We understand how much strain this places on affected individuals, families, and communities. That’s why we are here to help you in your time of need. As a local company, we are proud to provide disaster relief cleanup to those in our area.

Rodney Sichel and his team provided water and equipment to save multiple homes in the 2017 Brush Creek fire. 


Our new temporary dining facility, Rodney’s Bistro, is now open. We like to think of Rodney’s as more than just a typical bar/restaurant. It is a community hub for our members to reunite, share stories, and have a good meal. Our Club has continued to thrive through impetuous hurdles because of our members’ support for each other and their Club. Many of you may have been intrigued by the naming of our temporary restaurant and have thought to yourself, why Rodney’s?

It is never too easy to single out one person, but, the concept of Rodney’s was inspired by one of our members, Rodney Sichel, Owner of Empire Asphalt. Rodney has significantly impacted our community by graciously helping our Club and local homeowners (off of Deer Trail Rd., Wild Lilac Rd., and JayLee Dr.) during and immediately after the 2017 wildfires. Rodney and fellow members of the Empire Asphalt crew helped supply copious amounts of water and equipment to cease spreading infernos from completely destroying our golf course and nearby homes. Our Club’s philosophy is “One Club, One Community,” and Rodney’s Bistro is the figurative reminder of the perseverance and altruism of our members.

This man in the vest is my hero and a new friend for life. During the firestorm Monday morning, I was on the roof of my home on Deer Trail Rd. with a weak stream of water wetting down my roof, and this guardian angel and his friends pulled up with a small water tank and pump system. They turn a fire hose first across the street, soaking the grounds and trees to the right of the burning home, making multiple trips to reload water, then returning. Their goal was to prevent the fire from spreading south towards Jaylee Dr., the adjoining neighborhood. These heroes live further south, along Brush Creek Rd., and decided early on to make a stand and stop the advancing fire towards their homes.

All around us, propane tanks were blowing up, hot acrid smoke was blowing in different directions, and homes in front of me, behind me, were on fire, along with countless homes up the street. His team eventually moved in front of my home and watered down my yard, trees, home, and roof, where I took this picture. When the water ran out, I ran. 5 hours later, my wife and I returned to find our home still standing.

16 of 39 homes survived the firestorm on my block. Happily, 0 homes on Jaylee Dr. were burned, in part due to this man and his team, and the wind……

Their names are Rodney Sichel, of Empire Asphalt Paving and Engineering, his neighbors Mark Hoyal and Lauren Palmer, and his friend Forrest Isbel. My wife and I owe these local heroes a huge debt of gratitude for stepping up in the face of danger to save their neighborhood.

Arthur Geier
Deer Trail Rd., Santa Rosa

Fire Disaster Relief

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