How Will The RE Store Help You?
A Chock-Full Store
You can visit our store, loaded with unique, ever-changing inventory.
- Save money on your remodel or new construction project materials
- Hunt for one-of-a-kind vintage and modern home decor
- Cut costs with affordable quality used building materials
- Find reclaimed furniture made by our own REvision Division
- Get affordable business fixtures, display units and furniture
Save money and reduce waste with our Field Services
- Get a free preview or bid today
- Lower your costs for disposal and hauling with Free Pick-up and Salvage Strip-Out Services
- Save up to 99% of a building for reuse and recycling with Green Demolition aka Deconstruction
Find Affordable New Furniture Built From Reclaimed Materials
- Check out our REvision Division galleries in each of our two stores
- Get a bid for your custom home or business needs
Improve Your Do It Yourself Know How
- Learn more about reusing materials and basic DIY know-how
- Attend skill-building workshops on a wide variety of topics
- Watch how-to video tips and tricks for building with reclaimed materials
- Download free home improvement project guides
- Get inspired by stories and photo galleries galore
The RE Store gives back
The RE Store thrives on a robust community of customers, donors and volunteers. We complete the cycle of giving by donating gift certificates and salvaged materials to organizations working toward more sustainable and just communities.
Green jobs training
We work with a variety of job skill-building and retraining programs in Western Washington including:
- Opportunity Council
- Work Source
Don’t just take our word for it
Read more about The RE Store in local press and national publications.
How does The RE Store do it all?
Recipe for The RE Store’s success:
- Mix together the best aspects of a big-box home improvement warehouse
- Add a funky antique store and vintage decor thrift store with fresh classic items
- Toss in flea market bargains and a daily changing inventory
- Stir vigorously with a mobile fleet of fast and friendly salvage professionals
- Season with knowledgeable staff, interesting displays, events, art and curious cats
- Sweeten with hundreds of partnerships between builders, demolition contractors, handymen, home owners and businesses
- Heat with the staff’s passion for reuse and cool old stuff
- Spice with do-it-yourself workshops, events and recycled art happenings
- Age since 1993
- Serves over 100,000 per year
Why is the RE Store a non-profit building supply and services company?
The RE Store was founded in 1993 by the non-profit organization RE Sources for Sustainable Communities to address the growing problem of wasteful disposal of useable building materials, most of which were buried in the local landfill. The organization was able to focus on the mission of saving waste by forming under the non-profit, supporting the public’s growing interest in green building and reuse.
The RE Store now provides a practical alternative to dumping building materials. Our efforts saved a total of 4,503,000 pounds or 2,251.5 tons of building supplies in 2010 for example- the equivalent weight of 5 Boeing 747s or 59 semi-trailers.
By comparison, 200,000 buildings are demolished each year in the United States. The demolition of a modest 2,000 square foot house generates up to 127 tons of trash. The RE Store can reuse up to 50% of that material and recycle another 49%, leaving a mere 1% to end up in a landfill or incinerator.
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“The decisions Americans make about sustainable development are not technical decisions about peripheral matters, and they are not simply decisions about the environment. They are decisions about who we are, what we value, what kind of world we want to live in, and how we want to be remembered.”
~ John Dernbach – sustainable development author and environmental law professor