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About Us

Who We Are

ReCapturit is the online marketplace and resource center for recaptured building materials. 

THE Resource for Recaptured Building Materials... 

What does that mean?!? 

Buildings get torn down all the time. The vast majority of those building materials brought to the ground are then thrown in the ground: the dump. 

Many positive forces for responsible reuse are working hard to decrease the amount that fills up landfills unnecessarily, but their admirable efforts are not enough. 

We are building an online conduit for information, education and inspiration and for amplification of the flow of recaptured building materials into new construction and new uses.

Why Choose Us

Easy To Use

Search for a specific item, browse by category, or explore each of our many Seller Stores. 

Find A New Audience

We take the hassle out of selling your materials online. 

Track & Manage Sales

Monitor your new online storefront and watch your sales soar. 

Less Than 20% of Demolished Building Materials Get Salvaged

Yikes! That's low. And, that percentage is not growing much, despite valiant efforts. We need to do more. We can do much more. 

It has been only a bit more than a century since we started discarding buildings' remains. Prior to the advent of steam-powered machinery, dynamite and the wrecking ball, most building materials were salvaged as part of the deconstruction process and then re-purposed. Now, the de-construction industry is returning.

 

The Current State of Salvage...

Many materials do get salvaged:
- The most utilitarian - concrete, steel,
- The structural - columns, beams, trusses, lumber, bricks,
- The commonplace - doors, windows, lighting, siding, cabinets,
- The sublimely beautiful - architectural ornamentation, stained glass, formed metalwork, carved stone, terra cotta, fine woodwork.

There is so much value embodied in these things. Yet, with outdated retailing models, lack of use of technology, along with entrenched systems, processes, companies and industries, only a small percentage is being salvaged now. All have to be inspired and empowered to bring a renaissance to the world of building material salvage and reuse.

Landfills have enough waste. Wood reused keeps carbon in a stable state and not in the atmosphere. There is beauty and history and quality in what once was new. We can restore these things. The planet will be better for it.

YOU can help!  YOU can benefit!  YOU can be front of the line!

Brands You May Find on ReCapturit