Western New York's Largest Supplier of Reclaimed & Surplus Building Material

George Apfel

George Thomas (GT) Apfel has been a pillar and personality at ReUse Action since arriving back in Buffalo in 2015 after decades of work in Las Vegas in Radio and TV. I still remember the voice mail he first left on my phone during Buffalo ReUse days, when he called inquiring about a job posting. “Michael Gainer, George Apfel here, looking to get back to Buffalo, a long time dream of mine.” Well, he did come back and for several years has been a vibrant, joyful spirit who crafted and shaped the Guild and ReUse Action store at 980 Northampton … Read more

We’re Hiring!

ReUse Action is hiring! This Summer Dan Moscov will be leaving our company for new adventures out of state. We thank him for all he’s done to support our retail efforts, putting material back to work in the community. We need to find someone who can hustle and fill his shoes. See details below. In addition to the listed position, we’ll have additional part time openings on our salvage team for the Summer. Potential candidates should email Michael at reuseaction@gmail.com. Job Posting – Deconstruction, Salvage and ReUse Removals/Sales – All around hustle! Craigslist ad here. We are Western New York’s … Read more

Holiday Pop-Up Markets 2016

The Guild @980 will be hosting a Pop-Up holiday market: Saturday December 10, from Noon to Four (Facebook). This event will have a twin Pop-Up Market at The Foundry, right down the street at 298 Northampton. Both markets will feature hand-made art and craft and numerous opportunities to buy gifts. We’ll also have live music, food and beverages, as well as tours of the various maker’s spaces at both locations. If you’d like to table for this event, sell your wares and spread some holiday cheer, email us at info@guild980.org, and we’ll put you on the list. Tabling fee is … Read more

19th Century Barn, For Sale As A Kit

This frame kit is SOLD, but we have other buildings in our pipeline and will be offering them soon. If you’d like to be on our mailing list for future building kit opportunities, send an email to sales@reuseaction.com. Thanks! 1860s-1870s Barnin Niagara County New York The Oliphant Barn ReUse Action is offering a complete timber frame barn kit for sale. Built ca. 1875-1880 by Silas Oliphant, a pioneering settler of Niagara County, New York. Dutch bank barn located on the Old Niagara Road, currently Ridge Road in the Town of Cambria. 40 feet by 60 feet. Beautifully crafted, hand hewn … Read more

Reflections on the Demolition of 647 Lafayette

Demolition is destructive. I watched with awe as a relatively small machine so easily ripped through the large old growth timbers, hardwood flooring and red cedar siding. A building that took such tremendous care to build and represented impeccable craftmanship and the best of 20th century architectural design, so quickly was destroyed. I’ve built a business on what our culture and community relegates as useless and unwanted. Truth be told, it’s not my passion to destroy buildings, to pry them apart, dismantle them into their elemental pieces, or even save their parts. But it does serve as a means to … Read more

REUSE Materials From Your Construction Project–
IMPROVE Your Bottom Line With Deconstruction & Salvage

The removal of construction materials from both commercial and residential buildings is called deconstruction or more simply salvage. Both terms describe the careful removal of quality materials with the explicit purpose of reuse. The use of reclaimed materials has become quite popular in commercial redevelopment. Examples of reclaimed materials used in new designs can be seen in WNY at Canalside, Five Points Bakery on the West Side; the new Thin Man Brewery in the Elmwood Village; and Aroma Cafe on North Forest in Amherst, to name just a few. Almost every new project is hoping to achieve a unique and … Read more

Open House at The Guild @980

Open House, July 23, 2016, 2pm to 6pmThe GUILD @ 980 invites you and your friends to an OPEN HOUSE for our community art workspace and retail destination on the East Side of Buffalo.

Saturday July 23, 2pm to 6pm, 980 Northampton Street, Buffalo NY 14211.

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Summer Projects

The engine behind our efforts has always been our Green Demolition Services. By implementing advanced strategies pioneered by David Bennink of ReUse Consulting, our team has been able to remove buildings more efficiently, with higher landfill diversion rates, and more safely than we could have ever done them before. Our roster of dismantled structures, residential and commercial, is over 200 and steadily growing.

This efficiency has opened doors to new projects and exciting opportunities.

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