“ Everybody's been amazed and wowed by by the Essence fan. It fits our space perfectly. Dan Melhase, President
Before Provenance Realty Group moved into its new headquarters in Laguna Beach, California, the luxury brokerage needed a cooling upgrade for the 30-year-old space, which had an air conditioning system that was just as old. Replacing the aging units was costly and wouldn’t address the other pressing issue: aesthetics. The space had a 30-ft (9.1-m) vaulted ceiling that was “ugly,” said Provenance Realty President Dan Melhase, who wanted the office to reflect the multimillion-dollar homes they sold. In fact, before he even knew the cooling benefits of Big Ass Fans® he wanted one simply for the high-end look.
Provenance Realty installed an Essence® by Big Ass Fans® to solve its air circulation problems at a fraction of the cost of overhauling the air conditioning in the leased office space. In the process, the company got a sleek, eye-catching design element that speaks to its clientele without ever making a sound. The Essence makes the entire 2,200-sq-ft (204-sq-m) space feel an extra 10°F (5.6°C) cooler, says Melhase. Since the company’s opening, he has received nothing but compliments on the fan from both well-to-do clients and curious passersby. “We wanted something that was beautiful and modern,” says Melhase, and they got it.