• 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:

By Ted Reiff

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, I telephoned Houston TRP Area Associate Caroline Kostak to see how she fared. Caroline is a former NASA flight controller (shuttle and space station programs) whose husband is a NASA manager. Since connecting with TRP, Caroline has been an industrious, enthusiastic asset in the area and...

By Ted Reiff

There's a worldwide "repair movement" underway. That's a fact I didn't know until very recently, when a reader sent me several news articles that describe various aspects of the movement.

More Space = More Great Materials

As you probably know, the TRP home office and retail warehouse are located on a large piece of Oakland real estate owned by St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). For the past 10 years we have shared that space with Habitat for Humanity's East Bay ReStore and St. Vincent de Paul's Oakland thrift store and corporate office.

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