Deconstructing to Build Neighborhoods, Reclaim Lives, Benefit Taxpayers and Save the Environment.

Philly Decon Philly Decon
Philly Decon

Providing tax-deductible deconstruction services and waste diversion consulting to residential, industrial and commercial partial and complete demolitions.

Philly Reclaim Philly Reclaim
Philly Reclaim

Offering reclaimed building materials, antiques and secondhand homegoods to the local community. Providing inspiration and training on how to salvage building components and reuse architectural salvage.

Career Development Career Development
Career Development

Our job trainees are selected through qualified mission-based partnerships with organizations including YouthBuild, YVRP, PA CareerLink, Power Corps, the Mural Arts Program and internships for credit with many local universities, including Temple University and Drexel University.

Building Neighborhoods by Tackling Blight

Boarded Up Buildings are Bad Neighbors

People living near boarded up buildings have higher rates of STDs, premature mortality, diabetes, homicide and suicide. 

Low Income Families Suffer Most

Philadelphia has over 40,000 vacant properties concentrated in low-income neighborhoods.

4 Million US Children are at Risk

4 Million US children live in housing that poses a public health or safety hazard.

Tackle Blight, Tackle Violence

Remediation of blight correlated to a 39% drop in gun violence.

Reclaiming Lives by Increasing Opportunity

17% Incarceration Rate Reduction 17% Incarceration Rate Reduction
17% Incarceration Rate Reduction
More Likely to Remain Employed Long Term More Likely to Remain Employed Long Term
More Likely to Remain Employed Long Term

Benefiting Taxpayers to Support the Mission

$100,000 Average Deconstruction Deduction

for Philadelphia Community Corps Clients

No Form Needed for Less than $500 of Materials
Deduct up to $5,000 without an appraisal

Saving the Environment with Waste Diversion

65% of Hardwood Flooring is Landfilled 65% of Hardwood Flooring is Landfilled
65% of Hardwood Flooring is Landfilled

That’s 65% too much. Hardwood flooring is one of the easiest things to reclaim and there is a high demand for beautiful old growth wood in the reuse market.

Save Trees, Save Money Save Trees, Save Money
Save Trees, Save Money

The U.S. Army’s Twin Cities Army Arsenal in St. Paul, Minnesota, saved over $70,000 in transportation and tipping fees while salvaging 1.5 million board feet (BF) of lumber from the deconstruction of a large industrial building

3 Trillion BF of Lumber Produced in US 3 Trillion BF of Lumber Produced in US
3 Trillion BF of Lumber Produced in US

Falk estimates that over 3 trillion board feet of lumber has historically been produced in the United States, a large volume of which is potentially recoverable.

One Ton of Doors One Ton of Doors
One Ton of Doors

Simply saving a houseful of wood doors keeps one ton of usable material out of a landfill.