Of course, Rebuilding Exchange would be nothing but an empty warehouse if not for the donations of rehabbers. From contractors to DIY rehabbers, you can call Rebuilding Exchange and they'll pick up your old materials. You know what they say: one man's trash is another man's treasure. Diverting these materials from a landfill will give a handy DIYer their next project.
Images: Jason Loper
- Founded: 2008
- Founded by: Elise Zelechowski and the Delta Institute
- Headquarters: Chicago
The ReBuilding Exchange is making a huge impact in the Chicago region. Since 2009, we’ve diverted over 3,000 tons of building material from the landfill, made over $2 million worth of quality building materials available to the public for reuse projects at affordable prices, launched Chicago’s first building deconstruction and reuse warehouse job training program and trained 24 people in an emerging green collar sector.