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

The Murders on May 14

We’re deeply saddened and angered by the murders at Tops. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of those killed, and to Buffalo’s entire Black community. We’ve been operating our business east of Main Street since 2008. Our diverse customers make it possible for us to continue in business every day. They’re our neighbors and friends. We’re an actively anti-racist organization. We support peace and non-violence. We’re confident we can move forward as a community to make real changes to the current systems of inequality, lack of community safety and lack of accountability. We’re ready to serve as … Read more

Western New York’s Biggest Source of Reclaimed Building Materials

Just to clarify, because there is confusion in our marketplace, we’re not Buffalo ReUse, we’re ReUse Action. We sell all kinds of reclaimed building materials, including foam insulation board – factory seconds, used/reclaimed and surplus. We also sell lots of reclaimed wood of all types – barn wood, beams, joists, flooring and siding, as well as odds and ends of reclaimed wood from trim, flooring and so on. We’re the premier reuse store in Buffalo, serving Western New York and nearby areas.

ReUse Action on Spectrum News

Mike Arena of Spectrum News produced a news story on ReUse Action on August 17. You can view Mike’s story at this link. Check out our Barn Wood page for more information on this fine product.

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