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Ex-offenders have a new purpose while repurposing Rockford mansion

Bill Howard moves a piece of lumber across the table on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the Hill House in Rockford. Howard hopes to repurpose all the lumber in the North Main Street mansion through a process known as “historic deconstruction.” KAYLI PLOTNER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER/RRSTAR.COM

Marks and the other men in this house can’t easily find steady work because of their criminal history. They’ve been brought here and hired by Bill Howard, a city-licensed demolition contractor who used to design landfills and now spends his days trying not to fill them up.

 Howard, 72, is an evangelist of “historic deconstruction,” the process of carefully stripping historically salvageable material from buildings and reusing it.

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In Focus: Adaptive Reuse Gaining Traction in the Office Market – Area Development

A large section of the U.S. population is currently regaining a taste for urban living and moving from suburbs back into redeveloped cities. Many of these individuals are attracted to buildings that maintain historical elements and character, features that cannot be built from the ground up. This is true across all kinds of real estate, but none more so than office. As companies compete to attract the best talent possible, locating in a redeveloped building — with its character, charm, and amenities — is becoming a key part of recruitment and retention strategies.

via In Focus: Adaptive Reuse Gaining Traction in the Office Market – Area Development.

Rebuilding Exchange • Rebuilding Exchange is hiring an Executive Director!


Elise Zelechowski, our current Executive Director will be stepping down later this month. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

The Rebuilding Exchange’s mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible to the public for reuse, promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, providing education and job training programs, and creating innovative models for sustainable reuse. www.rebuildingexchange.org Rebuilding Exchange is a non-profit social enterprise and a supporting organization of the Delta institute. Founded in 2008 to address a growing need for a market-based solution to address the high quantities of demolition waste entering our landfills, Rebuilding Exchange now has an annual budget of approximately $1.2 million, 90% of which is earned income.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Rebuilding Exchange Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for the overall financial and operational performance of the Rebuilding Exchange and leads the Rebuilding Exchange in the fulfillment of its mission and revenue goals, with an eye towards constantly evolving the vision. The executive director provides leadership and management of the operations and strategic growth of the Rebuilding Exchange. This includes management and development of a highly competent team of managers, financial management, strategic partnership development, fundraising, public relations, brand management, and reporting.

For a full position description, please visit http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xNsFBPTdx32D/

The full announcement about the transition can be found here.

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Firm dismantles buildings, recycles materials | Post-Crescent Media | postcrescent.com

Hutson, Creamer, Brueggeman

Used Anew owner Larry Hutson (on ladder), Justin Creamer and Brian Brueggeman work to deconstruct a barn near Mindoro on Monday. The barn’s materials will be salvaged and sold to builders, furniture makers or crafters instead of going to a landfill. / Erik Daily/Associated Press

The DVR this year secured more than 3,000 successful employment opportunities, and the agency hired 20 business consultants throughout Wisconsin to connect employers with what Studden called an “untapped” candidate base.

“It’s all about making the right connection,” she said. “It’s about finding one of our consumers (or two consumers, in this case) who can meet the needs of the employer.”

It’s a resource Hutson said he would recommend to other business owners without hesitation.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” Hutson said. “It gives these folks a chance to feel useful and valuable, and from an employers’ standpoint, these guys are a perfect fit — they work really hard, they have good attitudes and a good sense of humor.”

Since its launch in May, Used Anew has taken down several farm outbuildings, an outdoor summer kitchen, a two-story farmhouse and is in the process of deconstructing a barn.

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Open Position at Hudson Co. – Vintage Wood and Stone

Founded in 1995, The Hudson Company is dedicated to sustainable and responsible design through the use of reclaimed, historic wood and masonry from century old barns, gristmills, and industrial facilities.  The Hudson Company maintains a FSC certified integrated mill on seven acres in Pine Plains and a showroom in New York City.  Previous clients include Whole Foods, Patagonia, the Gramercy Park Hotel, The Public Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, ABC Carpet & Home, and many restaurants and private homes.

The Hudson Company seeks a full time sales person to work closely with architects, furniture makers, home owners, and contractors in creating custom wood architectural solutions.  The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for reclaimed materials, architecture, and design.  Most importantly, the candidate must be motivated to achieve success through proactive sales generation and team work in a fast growing company.


If interested, please submit a resume and brief cover letter addressing your experience or interest in the opportunity.






Jamie Hammel

The Hudson Company

Reclaimed from the past.  Crafted for today.

Mill: 2290 Route 199 Pine Plains, NY 12567

Showroom: 191 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

845-848-3044 (o)

917-913-1966 (c)


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