• 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:

I've noticed a gradual change in the way used building-materials retailers respond to customer expectations.

Twenty-five or thirty years ago, retailers could put anything anywhere and it would sell - in fact, many outlets for used materials were simply open yards. But as the number of stores and resulting competition have increased, customers have grown more demanding. 

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who helped TRP fulfill its mission in 2017. Thank you! We’re entering our 25th year and, while it’s never been particularly easy, we’re still growing, still vital, and still keeping quality used building materials moving through the system instead of rotting in the landfill.

Like many organizations in the construction trades, TRP doesn’t have enough field people available to find and execute potential contracts. The cost of keeping talented workers has risen dramatically.

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