Deconstruction is an environmentally-friendly alternative to demolition. Trained deconstruction crews carefully deconstruct the building to salvage as many of the reusable materials as possible, diverting them from local landfills. Salvaged items typically include doors, windows, cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, framing lumber, roofing materials, and flooring. For an overview of materials salvaged from actual projects, visit the projects page. Read More
"Exceptional living is the dream of new home owners pursuing green building and remodeling. They want good indoor air quality, super energy efficiency, and finishes made from renewable, sustainable sources. Few, however, pay attention to what happens to the old structure. Whether it's an entire house, or a portion to be remodeled, your old building materials deserve a second look. Ignore the poor lighting, the leaks, the inefficient floor plan, and other qualities that fall short of ideal green building and consider the possibilities." -Ted Reiff Continue.
In addition to the countless environmental benefits of deconstruction it also serves as a crucial asset to you and your local community. When a building or property is demolished, it is exactly that. The utilities are cut and the property gets torn down. Generally there is a total loss of any and all previously salvageable building materials such as: lumber, light fixtures, flooring and appliances. Deconstruction serves as a way to preserve not only the materials but the historical integrity of the site. Many older homes have been built with extinct or endangered native trees that either can't be found anymore or will catch a high price in any market. Rather than wasting the materials they can easily be incorporated into any home renovations or new building structures which can lead to substantial savings in the long run. If the materials don't suit your current needs its just as easy to sell them and make a profit towards your building costs or give back to the community by donating them to a non-profit organization for a tax deduction!