Urban Evolutions: Reclaimed Timbers & Other Architectural Elements

Store Profile

  • Location: Menasha, WI and online
  • Specialty: Reclaimed furniture and custom solutions
  • Price range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Website: urbanevolutions.com

Store History

  • Founded by: Jeff and Robin Janson
  • Headquarters: Menasha, WI

After a fire nearly destroyed owners Jeff and Robin Janson’s 1890s farmhouse, they began their hunt for architectural materials that would restore their home to its original character and integrity.

After a fire nearly devastated Jeff and Robin Janson's 1890 farmhouse, the two began seeking out reclaimed woods and architectural elements to restore their home, while staying true to its history. Soon they found themselves helping friends and local businesses with similar projects, and before they knew it—Urban Evolutions was born.

With their newfound love for discovering old pieces and repurposing building materials, Jeff and Robin created their very own sustainable business—Urban Evolutions. With materials sourced from places like derby fencing from the Kentucky countryside, Urban Evolution has developed a line of green furniture including beds, tables and seating and also offers custom solutions for retail and commercial locations. Currently orders are available upon request, and select pieces are available at retailers like Anthropologie, Room & Board and Uncommon Goods.

Image via Urban Evolution