Welcome to Deconstruction Network
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About Us

Deconstruction & ReUse Network is like a bicycle, with each wheel representing a separate network and each network essential to DRN’s efforts to salvage and distribute building materials and surplus property for reuse.

Republic Bike

Photo credit: Courtesy of Republic Bike Inc.
Deconstruction Network, the front wheel, is comprised of architects, builders, project managers, deconstruction contractors and other professionals committed to diverting residential building materials, commercial fixed assets, and surplus property from landfills. Careful handling of those materials ensures their fitness for reuse.
ReUse Network, the back wheel, distributes salvaged items and surplus property to a network of local and international nonprofit organizations for reuse. These include charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, which retails the items at a significant discount through its various California ReStores, and Corazón, which incorporates donated materials directly into its home-building projects. Nonprofits like San Francisco Unified School District and the Oakland Zoo use the items in their day-to-day operations, thus preserving budget dollars for use in other vital areas.

That’s the DRN “bicycle” – two wheels working together to complete the DRN Circle of Reuse.


Knowing that its goals would require the collaboration of many players, DRN set out to build a network of like-minded individuals and partner organizations.


Collaborating with diverse local and international public benefit and relief organizations gives DRN the capacity to distribute materials widely, affecting greater waste diversion.


Working with numerous contractors enables DRN to identify the most appropriate contractors for each project and to provide donors with multiple competitive bids.


As a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization, DRN is held to a very high standard. We are committed to providing donors with meticulous documentation.