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David Provost
David Provost

David Provost

Bacchus Caves

Napa Valley, CA USA

"I mean, right now, you guys have got nothing to lose."

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Day In The Life


I excavate and design unique luxury caves for private and commercial clients with a multitude of purposes.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Construction Management, General

    Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Grew up around heavy civil mining and tunneling for railroads and highways.

  • 2.

    Went to Colorado State and majored in construction management.

  • 3.

    Worked at major engineering firm Kiewit for some time; "could've stayed with them for life," but didn't feel challenged or engaged.

  • 4.

    A co-worker brought him out to Napa Valley to do some tunneling; he'd never heard of Napa Valley, didn't drink wine.

  • 5.

    Found a contractor struggling to build a cave and helped him out-"it's been going since then."

  • 6.

    He and his wife said, "Let's just do it," started Bacchus Caves without any sort of business plan; lived off credit cards for eight months.

  • 7.

    Says every cave he builds is simultaneously a fun challenge and a work of art.

  • 8.

    Considers his career a "right-place, right-time" kind of thing, so urges roadtrippers not to stress too much about any one decision.