The ReUse People reduces the solid waste stream and changes the way the built environment is renewed by salvaging building materials and distributing them for reuse.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rick helped his father deconstruct a tobacco warehouse and reinstall the materials in his retail stores while still in college. As a supply officer, he later managed numerous large warehouse operations for the Marine Corps. He was in auto sales and management for 12 years and has been doing residential home loans, and renovation and construction loans, for the past eight years. Rick’s plans include working with his father to deconstruct homes and old commercial buildings in Durham and the surrounding area, and starting a reuse warehouse with the 40-year accumulation of materials his father has removed and saved from buildings over the years.