San Bernardino Warehouse to Open in August

The ReUse PeopleBy Ted Reiff

In the spring of 2013, TRP signed an agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) to conduct training programs in both deconstruction and retailing, and to open and manage a used building-materials retail store in the county.

All of the training programs were completed several months ago. The much anticipated retail operation will be ready to open later this month.

The store occupies a 10,000 square-foot HACSB building at 660 East Orange Street, San Bernardino. The easy-access location is on the northwest corner of Baseline and East Orange just a few miles off the 10, 215 and 210 freeways. An adjacent 5,000 square-foot yard will house lumber.The ReUse People

The store will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning no later than August 26. For more information or detailed directions, phone 909-388-6475 or visit

San Bernardino homeowners, contractors and others will be able to purchase high-quality used building materials for cents on the dollar. Appliances, bricks and pavers, cabinets, doors, windows, lighting, lumber, plumbing and electrical fixtures will be standard inventory.

Store Manager Kelly Simione, a graduate of the TRP deconstruction and retail training programs, is busy preparing the store for launch, assisted by Ruben Iuhas and Khamisi Howard, both deconstruction graduates.

The crew has acquired the necessary pallet racking, tools, signage, and POS and computer systems for the successful launch. Departments have been established for various inventory groupings, along with procedures for merchandise receiving, back-office operations and safety. Lumber and plywood racks have been installed and stocked, and the parking lot is ready.

With the exception of two loads of materials from the TRP Los Angeles warehouse, all inventoried materials were salvaged from the deconstruction of several residential units at an HACSB project in Redlands. The store will also stock dozens of brand new doors and hundreds of small plumbing, electrical and hardware items at dramatically reduced prices.

To help keep the store well stocked, we are inviting remodeling contractors, custom home builders and demolition contractors in San Bernardino, Riverside and east L.A. Counties to drop off good used materials (thereby saving landfill fees) and to consider becoming TRP-certified deconstruction contractors. Certified deconstruction contractors are able to provide their customers with receipts for tax-deductible donations of salvaged materials earmarked for the warehouse.

TRP is grateful to HACSB for the opportunity to bring the benefits of salvaged materials to the citizens of San Bernardino. Please stop by and see us!


Specials of the Month

At the Oakland warehouse we are featuring single kitchen and bath cabinets. Receive 25% off the price of any single cabinet through August 31.
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The Los Angeles warehouse is featuring doors. Receive 25% off the price of any door through August 31.
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New Inventory

The Oakland warehouse warehouse has received 4,000 square-feet of hardwood flooring. Nothing beats the beauty of seasoned hardwood, especially at these prices. Come take a look!

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.

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
2711 Washington Blvd, Unit E
Bellwood, IL 60104
(708) 240-4910
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00p; Sat 10:00-4:00

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