By Ted Reiff and Jeff Cockerell
Well, actually, not all of L.A. is moving -- just us!
TRP recently signed a long-term lease on a new retail warehouse in Los Angeles. After five years at our Pacoima location, we have secured a larger, more attractive and accessible location. One of the customer benefits at this site will be its size – the warehouse has over three times the floor space of our present location, with unlimited parking and a huge lumber yard.
Planned features in the new location include special displays to showcase new materials, better inventory organization throughout, and “green incentives.” For example, you might get a discount for riding your bicycle to the store. Also under consideration is the idea of hosting e-waste and recycling programs for the convenience of customers.
The new address is 3015 Dolores Street, Los Angeles, 90065. That’s just off San Fernando Boulevard between the Los Feliz Avenue and Route 2 -- adjacent to Glendale, but within L.A. city limits.
TRP will take occupancy in September and immediately begin installing telephones, data lines, pallet racks and other fixtures. All materials from future deconstruction projects will be delivered to the new warehouse, to avoid the expense of moving them twice.
Since moving all our materials from Sutter Avenue to Dolores Street is time consuming and expensive, we are offering 75% off on selected materials at the Pacoima facility throughout the month of September. Be sure to take advantage of the many bargains.
TRP is hoping to open the new warehouse on or about October 1, but a specific date has not been set. (Watch for our announcement of the Grand Opening.) In any case, if the move has not been completed by October, we plan to open both locations for business.
TRP’s goal is to create a place where the people can shop and find what they need with ease and comfort. We are excited to become a part of this vibrant community and look forward to assisting new customers and making lots of new friends.
Ted Reiff is President of TRP. Jeff Cockerell is Los Angeles Warehouse Manager.
On August 11, TRP launched its new website. Visit us at our usual address, www.TheReUsePeople.org
-- and give us your feedback.
Special Events Reminders
November 13: C&D Waste Recycling Workshop. Join TRP and WasteCap at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco for a day-long course on Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling. Participants will leave as WasteCap accredited professionals with the skills necessary to develop, promote, manage and monitor successful recycling programs. This course is also eligible for 7.5 CEU credits through the USGBC for LEED Green Associates and APs. For more information, visit WasteCap.org/training.
November 14-16: San Francisco Green Build Show. TRP will have a booth. Complimentary tickets to this event will be available from TRP on a first come first served basis. The 2012 National Reuse Contest
By popular demand, the deadline for entries to the 2012 Reuse Contest has been extended one month, to September 30. The national contest will close October 31, with winners being announced shortly thereafter. Take advantage of the additional time and send us you write-up and photos. For more information see: TRP National Reuse Contest
TRP is seeking a versatile individual for the position of Deconstruction and Safety Supervisor. Primary responsibilities include the marketing and sales of TRP deconstruction services in the Bay Area, and the development and implementation of safety policies for deconstruction, warehouse and administrative employees. This “utility player” will assume numerous additional roles as needed within the organization. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish), adept in the use of Microsoft Office, knowledgeable concerning residential construction, and skilled in oral/written communication and sales/marketing techniques. Compensation is a combination of base salary plus incentive. TRP offers health care, the usual holidays and vacations, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) program, and an outstanding work environment.
The Oakland warehouse has received a large quantity of beautiful flagstones and bricks—perfect for patios, garden paths and driveways.
At the Los Angeles (Pacoima) warehouse we have a stainless/glass 1920s wall sconce, gray slate roofing tiles, several small skylights, and a leg-mounted deep sink, perfect for garage or laundry.
Specials of the Month
At the Oakland warehouse we are featuring exterior and interior doors. Receive 25% off the price of any door in the warehouse through September 30. We have a wide selection.
The Los Angeles (Pacoima) warehouse is having a MOVING SALE to reduce inventory in preparation for our move to the new L.A. warehouse. Receive 75% off selected merchandise through September 30. Many amazing bargains!
Deconstruction & New Materials Update
Visit the TRP website for a complete list of current deconstruction projects and inventories. Just click on "Retail Sales
" and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Location and Contact Information
Bay Area (Oakland) TRP Retail-Warehouse
9235 San Leandro Street
Oakland, CA 94603
(510) 383-1983; toll-free 888-588-9490
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-6:00
Los Angeles (Pacoima) TRP Retail-Warehouse
11017 Sutter Avenue
Pacoima, CA 91331
Hours: Tues-Fri 10:00-5:00; Sat 10:00-4:00
Please visit our partnering warehouses:
Habitat for Humanity ReStores Orange County (two convenient locations)
12827 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00- 8:00; Saturday 9:00-6:00; Sunday 11:00-5:00
2200 S. Ritchey Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00; closed Sunday
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Kansas City
Kansas City MO 64120
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-6:00; Sat 9:00-4:00; closed Sunday
The ReBuilding Exchange, Chicago
2160 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Hours: Tues-Wed 10:00-6:00; Thurs 12:00-8:00; Fri-Sat 10:00-6:00
Reuseable Green Works
840 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00; Sat 8:00-noon
The Re-Use Store, Sacramento
6350 27th Street, Sacramento, CA 95822 (northwest corner of 27th St. at 47th Ave.)
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The ReUse Warehouse
800 Taylor Street
Durham, NC 27701
Hours: Mon-Fri, 2:00-6:00; Sat, 9:30-5:00