Material Reuse Specialists

As an alternative to traditional demolition, we offer consultation, acquisition, deconstruction and material reuse and integration services. For resources on deconstruction and reuse, click here.

Total deconstruction on home

Total Deconstruction on Lake Michigan Home

Lake Bluff, IL

What is Deconstruction?

Building deconstruction and reclamation is an alternative to traditional demolition. Workers dismantle all or part of buildings with an eye for preserving historic and/or materials with integrity for reintegration in the current project or to inventory for future reuse. If there is adequate lead time, deconstruction teams can recycle and repurpose up to 90% of the entire structure.

Economic and Environmental Impact

Building deconstruction and reclamation has economic savings, environmental benefits, and creates jobs by:

  • Offsetting cost of demolition through tax deductions
  • Diverting up to 50% – 90% of building waste from landfill
  • Reusing valuable lumber resources instead of cutting new growth timber
  • Maintaining carbon sequestration in salvaged lumber
  • Providing labor opportunities for the construction trades

Our services include consultation, acquisition, deconstruction and reintegration. Read more on our blog!


JI Case Tractor Factory to The Spice House

To find out the environmental impact of the J.I. Case Tractor factory reclamation, click here.

Historic Factory to Modern Office
A Corporate Office Reborn


Urban Evolutions, Inc. specializes in reclaimed materials, sourced from old world, quality constructed spaces. Our Salvage team is headed up by Jeff Janson, vice president and owner of Urban Evolutions. Using our industry knowledge and 25 years of experience, the team provides capabilities including:

  • Project Management
  • Wood Identification and Suitability of Reuse
  • Inventory Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Financial Oversight
  • Sales and Marketing Assistance
  • Liquidation and Recycling Oversight

Contact Us

Call/text Jeff Janson at (920) 205-0887 to discuss your project.