Renew Building Materials & Salvage, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Environment, Homeless & Housing

Location: 16 Town Crier Dr #2 Brattleboro VT 05301 USA

Mission: We supply quality used building materials, many from our deconstruction service. We  train and often employ local at-risk populations. We make grants and offer vouchers to Habitat for Humanity and others for creation and maintenance of affordable housing. Our programs divert construction materials from the landfill while building community skills and supporting housing infrastructure
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love that ReNew helps cycle used and useful things back into use. Several times, I needed something specific for a house project and didn't have the first clue what I needed or where to find it. (Materials for cold frames, a pressure tank for our well, hinges for a door, etc.) The staff was incredibly helpful, listened carefully, and walked me over to exactly the thing I needed. They really know their stuff and they treated me with respect even though I was inexperienced and unsure of what I wanted. Their inventory seems to always include a huge variety of useful things (from very tiny to very large), so it's a great place to browse and find pretty much anything you need for house projects. We have also donated things we removed from our house so they could easily be found by others who could use them. ReNew has been a very helpful resource for us.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that there is a place where I can reliably "buy used" (and ensure good quality) when I need something. I would rather buy used than new whenever it's reasonable to do that, and ReNew makes this possible.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

respectful, genuinely attentive, friendly, easy to approach, knowledgeable, and clearly devoted to the ideals of the organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Sometimes I go here for something specific, say a storm door or a window, and always come out with what I came for...plus 8 or 9 other things that are just too cool to pass up. firewood holder? check. Vaneer for mini skateboard ramp? check. office chair? check. This place is just fun.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my housebuilding

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

people who work there and variety of inventory

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, friendly and knowledgeable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the world from so much trash.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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