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Joe Rettman, Cleveland Deconstruction Regional ManagerJoe Rettman

Regional Manager, Cleveland

With Joe’s help, you can …

• Accomplish your construction goals while ensuring the continued life of the reusable materials. Whether you’re planning a small remodeling project or a complete teardown, contact Joe Rettman for a complete explanation of the process.

• Receive a tax deduction for donated building materials, significantly reducing, or totally offsetting, the cost of deconstruction.

• Connect with some of the finest contractors in the greater Cleveland area.

• Join Joe’s growing network of homeowners, building owners, contractors, architects, interior designers, developers, environment advocates, government officials and planning-department professionals committed to reducing waste through C&D recovery and reuse.

How the deconstruction model works: 

How the deconstruction model works

In Deconstruction Cleveland News: 

Talking Trash

The ReUse People keeps reusable building materials out of the landfill. TRP, The ReUse People of America, Inc., is a non-profit organization with twenty years of experience and whose mission is to “keep reusable building material out of the landfill and distributing them for reuse.”

TRP offers the property owner a ‘potential tax deductible donation’ working with an independent appraiser and a certified deconstruction contractor. The simple fact is, only deconstruction and not demolition provides this tax advantage.

The HEAP the newest Nation

The Heap: This Land is Your Land, This Land is Waste Land
May 9, 2013 by Steven Averett in The Heap

Much ink has been spilled on this blog about the Garbage Patch, which collectively refers to five massive oceanic gyres filled with pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other human detritus trapped by currents. Seeking to call attention to the phenomenon, the United Nations recently granted the Garbage Patch statehood, immediately replacing Somalia as the world’s least desirable tourist destination.

A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling

Features - Construction

The green-building movement is increasing the emphasis on deconstruction and reuse to create a higher value for secondary materials.

Anne NicklinMarch 19, 2013

Wall Street Journal article "The Demolition Discount"

The Wall Street Journal | Real Estate December 21, 2012

Scott and Pamela Weiss paid a little under $5 million for a home in Palo Alto, Calif., last year. Come tax time, they expect to get back about $66,000 for tearing it down.

TRP-Ohio Takes Off!

The ReUse People opened its Ohio regional office in April 2012. As Regional Manager, I  have been involved in four major efforts during this, our startup year.


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