I found this article on my daily morning news hunt. I just posted the question I thought the most interesting, but the article itself is only okay. I am encouraged to see more companies being created around building salvage (especially in Florida!!). I will always post these types of news bits. To see all four questions use the article link below. Enjoy!
Jesse White, owner of Sarasota Architectural Salvage, in the “Side Yard” of his Central Avenue business. His company provides used building materials and other items reclaimed from deconstructed buildings. STAFF PHOTO / HAROLD BUBIL
Q:How do you get jobs doing architectural recycling work?
A:Our contacts are builders, home owners and demolition contractors, and we are called to go into a building and pull out anything of value before it gets knocked down.
We recently got our license to do demolition ourselves, so I’m hoping we will get contracts, and, in the process, save 20 to 40 percent of the building by doing a whole-house deconstruction.