• Customer purchasing lumber at a TRP warehouse.
  • Greenhouse project build with lumber from a TRP deconstruction project.
  • Banding lumber from a residential deconstruction project.
  • Deconstruction worker on a rooftop in San Francisco.

Since 1993:

•TRP has deconstructed over 2,000 houses and other buildings to salvage reusable materials.

•TRP has diverted over 350,000 tons of reusable materials from landfills.

•TRP has trained over 500 unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged workers.

•TRP has trained over 71 contractors, who in turn create needed construction jobs.

Since 1993, architects, contractors and building owners have relied on TRP to keep reusable and recyclable building materials out of overburdened landfills. By de-constructing (instead of demolishing) a building, TRP is able to salvage up to 80 percent of the materials and channel them back into the marketplace through donations and sales at its network of retail outlets.

TRP offers the following green services and products:

Building materials donation and deconstruction • Building materials salvage • Building materials distribution • Great deals on reclaimed building materials and lumber • Project management • Training • Consulting services • Reuse and recycling plans

The Latest TRP News:

This is happening with our bailout money!

Chicago Matters: Beyond Burnham as seen on Chicago Tonight of WTTW. See the video here.

TRP decided to close its reclaimed building material warehouse in Lafayette, Colorado, last fall because of a diminishing stream of materials coming in from  deconstruction projects. Just another ripple in the constriction of the building industry, where deconstruction normally precedes new construction and new home “starts” are becoming “stops.” But we still needed a place to take materials from the jobs that did occur, and we wanted to have a good conduit for future materials.  


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