2014 National Reuse Contest Enters Final Month

By Ted Reiff

Calling all artists, furniture makers, DIY remodelers and builders of greenhouses, tool sheds, chickens coops, container houses and other habitats, whole or partial. We have reached the homestretch of the 2014 National Reuse Contest. To compete in this year's contest, entries must be received at local participating stores by midnight Friday, October 31.

A reminder: This year, for the first time, entries are being accepted in two categories: construction and art/furniture. When submitting your entry at a participating store (see list), be sure to specify the entry category. You may enter a different project in each category, but you may not enter a single project in both categories.

Your participating store will select first, second and third-place winners in each category and send them to TRP no later than November 30. In December, TRP's panel of judges will review and assess the entire field of local winners and select the first, second and third-place national winners in both construction and art/furniture.

National winners will be announced in early January.

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Winner, 2013 Contest: Kitchen Remodel

Participating Stores:

TRP Los Angeles Jeff Cockerell (818) 581-7553
TRP Oakland Brandy Sosa (510) 557-1568
Habitat for Humanity - Nevada County Grass Valley Danny Childs (530) 274-3761
Habitat for Humanity Roaring Forks Valley Glenwood Scott Gilbert (970) 945-7733
Sarasota Architectural Salvage Sarasota Jesse White (941) 362-0803
Indian River Habitat for Humanity Vero Beach Dave Sneed (772) 321-8410
The Reuse Depot Bellwood Michelle FitzGerald (708) 240-4910
Community Forklift Edmonston Aderyn Benvenga (301) 985-5180
Odom Re-Use Co. Grawn Bruce Odom (231) 276-6330
Habitat ReStore Kansas City Carrie Wilson (816) 231-6889
New York      
ReHouse Rochester Sally Kamprath (585) 288-3080
The Stock Pile Canton Patrick Gerber (330) 455-4585
Habitat ReStore Dayton Larry Stein (937) 586-0860
Reuse Alliance Dayton MaryEllen Ettienne  
Heartwood ReSources Roseburg Marla Zoeter (541) 679-1777
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Portland Joe Connell (503) 283-6247
Demo Depot Mt. Pleasant Jack Brown (724) 331-3087
Construction Junction Pittsburgh Mike Gable (412) 243-5025
City of Houston Houston Sandra Jackson 713-837-9164
Recycle Utah Park City Insa Rieten (435) 649-9698
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Salt Lake City Bill Huntzinger 801-263-0136
ReSource Barre Bryce Sammel (802) 477-7800
The Recycled Building Network, Inc. Fairfax Amy Hughes  
West Virginia      
Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam Charleston Amy McLaughlin (304) 720-0141
North Carolina      
ReUse Warehouse Durham Rick Morgan (919) 219-4913
Earthwise Seattle Kadence Ingleheart 206.624.4510
The RE Store Ballard, Bellingham Bray Hayden 206.423.0675

For further information and answers to last minute questions, please contact Kachine Blackwell at KachineBlackwell@TheReUsePeople.org.

Now, get to work!


Specials of the Month

At the Oakland warehouse we are featuring windows. Receive 25% off the price of any single window through October 31.
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The Los Angeles warehouse is also featuring windows. Receive 25% off the price of any window in the warehouse through October 31.
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New Inventory

The Oakland warehouse has received a shipment of popular vertical-grain kitchen cabinets. These won’t last long, so stop by soon!


New inventory at the Los Angeles warehouse includes a lovely carved marble fireplace mantle, a complete kitchen with large center island and granite countertops, and an ornate brass chandelier.

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Deconstruction & New Materials Update

Visit the TRP website for a complete list of current deconstruction projects and inventories. Just click on “Retail Sales” and scroll to the bottom of the page.

New Reuse Store Openings

The ReUse People SpecialsThe Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino and The ReUse People announce the Grand Opening of their retail warehouse on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – 660 East Orange Street, San Bernardino, California. The store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


The Reuse Depot, a TRP partner store at 50 West Madison, Maywood, Illinois will have a “soft opening” on Friday, September 12. The store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except for Tuesday when they will be closed.Telephone: 708/223.0502.


Location and Contact Information

TRP ReUse Warehouse - Oakland
9235 San Leandro Street
Oakland, CA  94603
(510) 383-1983; toll-free 888-588-9490
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-6:00 Closed Sunday

TRP ReUse Warehouse - Los Angeles
3015 Dolores Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00; Sat 10:00-4:00

TRP-HACSB ReUse Warehouse - San Bernardino - Opening soon!
660 East Orange Street
San Bernardino, CA  92410
(909) 388-6475
Hours: Tue-Sat 9:00-6:00 Closed Monday and Sunday

Please visit our partnering warehouses:
Habitat for Humanity ReStores, Orange County (two convenient locations)
The Home Improvement Store That Builds Homes
1656 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
(Euclid and Katella Avenue)
(714) 434-6266
Mon-Fri 9:00 am- 8:00 pm;
Sat 9:00 am- 6:00pm;
Sun 11:00 am- 5:00 pm

The Home Improvement Store That Builds Homes
1400 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(McFadden Place Shopping Center, exit 55 Freeway at McFadden)
(714) 434-6266
Mon- Sat 9:00 am- 6:00 pm;
Sun 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Kansas City
4701 Deramus, Kansas City MO 64120
(816) 231-6889
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-6:00; Sat 9:00-4:00; closed Sunday

The ReUse Warehouse
1400 East Geer Street
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 219-4913
Hours: Mon-Fri, 2:00-6:00; Sat, 9:30-5:00

Second Chance Building Materials Center
1423 West Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-2707
Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:00-6:00; Sun, 12:00-5:00

Roaring Fork Valley Habitat for Humanity
7025 Hwy 82
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-7733
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00-5:30; Sat, 10:00-5:00; Sun, 11:00-4:00

Stardust Building Supply
3901 E. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 459-9803
Hours: Mon-Sat, 8:00-6:00; Sun, 10:00-4:00

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Salt Lake Valley,
1276 South 500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 263-0136
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm; closed Sunday

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Summit & Wasatch Counties
6280 N. Silver Creek Drive, Silver Summit, UT
(435) 487-9015
Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00-6:00; closed Sunday

Recycle Utah
1951 Woodbine Way Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-9698
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00-5:30; Sun 10:00-4:00

Reuse Depot
50 West Madison
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 223-0502
Hours: Wed-Mon 10:00-6:00p; Closed Tuesdays

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