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Deconstruction Services - 1st Effort

Recycle.   Reuse.   Reduce.   Rebuild.

On August 20, 2009, the "deconstruction" effort by the Habitat for Humanity was officially started. At the invitation of Rick Fooy, Owner of Silver Fern Construction and Remodeling, several members of  the Habitat Deconstruction team visited a home in the Acampo area. Silver Fern had contracted to remodel the home and gave the Habitat the opportunity to participate in the demolition and the deconstruction of the home in preparation for the overall remodel that will be taking place. This was a great first effort and we appreciate the patience of Rick and his crew.

Preparation begins for the removal of the windows from the home. Siding was removed, nails carefully pulled from the nail flanges and the windows were removed and taken to the ReStore for cleaning and sale.
Preparation begins for the removal of the windows from the home. Siding was removed, nails carefully pulled from the nail flanges and the windows were removed and taken to the ReStore for cleaning and sale.

Rick and his foreman, Jason Corson, were very helpful with tips, tools and muscle in getting this off the ground. The Habitat volunteers got into the flow of things quickly and within a matter of hours, all the doors, trim and vanities were removed and ready to be transported. The windows took a little longer, as the installation was one that was meant to last! Nails, caulking and some flexible membrane flashing slowed the team down somewhat but eventually they all came out.

Above is an example of the products that came from the home to be recycled in future projects. The Habitat brought the products to the ReStore at 1038 West Fremont Street to be cleaned and then marketed. The products that were able to be salvaged included doors, trim, hardware, windows, window coverings, cabinets, vanities, plumbing fixtures, closet organizers, gutters and appliances.
Above is an example of the products that came from the home to be recycled in future projects. The Habitat brought the products to the ReStore at 1038 West Fremont Street to be cleaned and then marketed. The products that were able to be salvaged included doors, trim, hardware, windows, window coverings, cabinets, vanities, plumbing fixtures, closet organizers, gutters and appliances.

After four trips back to the ReStore, the last of the material was unloaded and the task of cleaning for placement in the store and on the shelves began.

This really was an effort that is beneficial to all. Silver Fern, and all builders, have a requirement on recycling that they need to meet. The Habitat ReStore welcomes the products that come from an effort such as this and the customers of the ReStore appreciate the quality of the materials that we are trying to present. We would like to extend our "thanks" to Silver Fern Construction and Remodeling for giving us this opportunity and look forward to continuing to develop our business relationship.

rom left to right; Habitat volunteers, Ernesto Mansilla, Raul Fernandez and Jeff Ehman; Silver Fern Construction Owner Rick Fooy and foreman, Jason Corson.
From left to right; Habitat volunteers, Ernesto Mansilla, Raul Fernandez and Jeff Ehman; Silver Fern Construction Owner Rick Fooy and foreman, Jason Corson.