About Our Deconstruction Services

If you’re planning to remodel your home or business, our free deconstruction service is your green alternative to conventional demolition. Our skilled deconstruction team will carefully dismantle and remove building materials, appliances, fixtures, and architectural elements from the interior and/or exterior of residential and commercial buildings for reuse—at little to no cost. As opposed to trashing your gently-used building materials during a remodel, donate them instead.

Our service is fast and easy. Our kitchen and bath deconstruction typically takes between three to four hours, depending on the size and scope of the remodel. Plus, at the end of the deconstruction service, we’ll provide a receipt for all your donated materials that you can use for tax purposes. For more information, please contact our Material Acquisition Manager at 480.269.8601. 

If the home or building was constructed prior to 1980, a site visit by our Materials Acquisition Manager will be required to determine if the project is suitable for deconstruction. We cannot deconstruct homes built before 1978 due to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lead paint rules.

What Contractors Are Saying

I use Stardust for about 90% of my remodels. They carefully breakdown everything for new builds which removes the hassle of planning, paying, and executing from my end. I also don’t like the idea of filling landfills when so much is reusable.
- Greg H.
I’ve been working with Stardust for 10 years. I love that by using Stardust, I save my clients money. It’s a win-win for both them and my company.
- Steve D.
I was referred to Stardust and have been working with them for years now. They’re professional, and work with care. They don’t just come in and tear the place apart. Stardust makes me look like a hero to my clients.
- Steve W.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We offer several different types of deconstruction services including kitchen deconstruction, selective or “skim” deconstruction, and full deconstruction. We perform kitchen deconstructions and selective deconstructions at little to no cost with our fully insured deconstruction crew. For a full deconstruction project, where the structure needs to be deconstructed all the way down to its foundation, we’ll use our partner, The ReUse People of America. The ReUse People of America have been our trusted partner since 2016 and are trained in techniques of deconstruction and salvaging building materials.

To request more information about a deconstruction service for your home or business, fill out a request form and a Stardust representative will contact you shortly.

BENEFITS OF DECONSTRUCTION

Every year, Stardust’s deconstruction crew diverts more than 650 tons of usable material from local landfills. In 2012, our deconstruction service was awarded Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Award.

The benefits of our deconstruction services are numerous, and include the following:

  • Helps offset costs associated with remodeling by providing a tax deduction for the materials removed. 
  • Conserves landfill space. On average, deconstructing one kitchen diverts 2,400 lbs. of usable materials from the landfill.
  • Preserves historically significant materials. 
  • Reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials.
  • Provides affordable, quality materials to the community.
  • Reduces trash disposal costs.
  • Donated materials are available to the public at Stardust Building Supplies and continue to live on in homes and projects.

KITCHEN DECONSTRUCTION

Remodeling your kitchen? Stardust’s deconstruction team will remove the old components of your kitchen, including cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. This service is provided at no cost with a few exceptions, such as a $350 fee for tile countertop removal since the task is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process.

The average kitchen deconstruction takes between an hour to three and a half hours to complete. The amount of time needed will depend on the size of the kitchen, as well as the types of countertops and fixtures the room has.

SELECTIVE OR “SKIM” DECONSTRUCTION

If you’re planning a larger remodel or renovation that goes beyond the kitchen, Stardust’s deconstruction team can save old materials, including bathroom fixtures, doors, windows, lighting, architectural details, and more. The time it’ll take to complete a selective deconstruction will depend on the square footage of the home.

Selective deconstruction involves disassembling and removing elements found outside the kitchen. This can include anything from windows and doors, to air conditioning units and garage doors. The items we deconstruct must meet our donation standards—a minimum donation value must be met if we’re not performing a kitchen deconstruction.

FULL DECONSTRUCTION

Since 2016, Stardust has partnered with The ReUse People of America (TRP) to coordinate complete deconstruction services for homeowners and general contractors. Through their efforts, 85% or more of a building can be salvaged, reused, or recycled.

Since 1993, architects, contractors, and building owners have relied on The ReUse People of America to keep reusable and recyclable building materials out of overburdened landfills. By deconstructing (instead of demolishing) a building, The ReUse People of America are able to salvage materials and channel them back into the marketplace.

The materials that are deconstructed are donated to Stardust Building Supplies for resale. The full deconstruction offered by The Reuse People of America is not a free service, but the donor can receive significant tax savings. The ReUse People of America work with an appraiser to determine the value of all salvaged materials.

A full deconstruction can be a time-consuming process and will vary depending on the size of the building.

Request Deconstruction

Our deconstruction services are an eco-friendly demolition option for contractors and home or business owners.

Contact Us

For any questions, concerns, or comments, reach out to a member of our staff.