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Who We Are

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

THE Resource for Recaptured Building Materials... 

We are a hub for recaptured building materials. We are the only platform built EXCLUSIVELY for architectural salvage sales.

Making it easy for businesses and consumers alike to gain information, education, inspiration, to further amplify the flow of recaptured building materials into new construction and new use. Our online marketplace allows sellers and buyers to connect and keep valuable materials, one of a kind materials and historical artifacts out of the dump.

Meet the Team
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The Story Thus Far
An essay written by our Founder and CEO
 

Less Than 20% of Demolished Building Materials Get Salvaged.

 

 

Yikes! That's low. 

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 Yet, with outdated retailing models, lack of use of technology, along with entrenched systems, processes, companies and industries, only a small percentage is being salvaged now.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 the front of the line!

The Benefits of using salvaged materials: 

  • One of a kind finds. Stand out by using recaptured materials! A lot of the disposed of building materials are one-of- kind and/or discontinued! This gives you a higher chance of finding and using something unique that can make your final project stand out. By using recaptured materials you get the opportunity to use discontinued or one of a kinds finds for your project.
  • The cost is commonly lower. Does that sound like music to your ears? We thought so! Using recaptured building materials allows all consumers to get something once determined to the trash and get it for a lower cost and similar quality.
  • You have potential to get a great deal on something high priced. Ever heard of a diamond in the ruff? Well, we've definitely got some of those. Sourcing your recaptured materials from all over the country opens up the opportunity to find something of high value and superior quality.
  • It's environmentally friendly. We all want to make a difference helping the environment and using recaptured materials is one step towards that. Using recaptured materials keeps them out of the landfills and reuses the product, giving it a second life.
People With Items to Donate or Recycle
 
Business Owners and Sellers of Salvage