ReStore & Deconstruction / Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, June 16, 2016

ReStore & Deconstruction / Habitat for Humanity 


Last week I wrote about the amazing job performed by the Habitat for Humanity’s (H4H) building team. This week I would like to focus on another of the H4H ventures, the ReStore’s.

ReStore’s are places where folks can donate any “gently” used items. These items are then sold and the profits benefit the H4H efforts. The Wake county group has seen significant growth over the past few years through the guidance of Mitch Rhodes the V.P of Operations.

We had the opportunity to meet with Mitch to explain the SimpleBuild Construction Project Management System. In our meeting we discovered the unique challenges which a group such as H4H presents. In addition of our ability to solve their Scheduling issues we are also in the position to offer a solution to their warehouse and accounting needs as well.

Our meeting also went into the process of ReStore & Deconstruction. The ReStore operates through the donations brought in along with the items procured by the Deconstruction group.  ReStore’s have an abundance of quality items for sale due to these combined efforts.

For the Deconstruction group they operate on three levels.

  1. Kitchen Cabinet Removal
  2. Light Salvage
  3. Residential Deconstruction

All materials are then distributed through the 5 stores in the Raleigh area.

Here are a few Deconstruction Facts:

  • Deconstruction can salvage up to 85% of the buildings materials for reuse or recycling.
  • Last year H4H of Wake, deconstructed 32 residential homes and salvaged 66 kitchen cabinet sets.
  • Habitat Wake’s Deconstruction service’s funded the building of one Habitat home every year.


Deconstruction: “The systematic disassembly of building structures to salvage materials for resure and resale”


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