What We Do

Stardust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We operate two reuse centers for home improvement which sell gently-used, salvaged, and surplus building materials at affordable prices. Additionally, we provide deconstruction services that salvage building materials, divert waste from landfills, and support sustainability in the community.

Founded in 1997, Stardust was created when local philanthropist and co-founder Jerry Bisgrove was about to undertake a complete home remodeling project. The first step of the remodeling process was to remove everything from the home, essentially gutting the structure in preparation for a rebuild. The weekend before demolition was scheduled to begin, Jerry and his wife told a friend to take whatever she wanted from the house. When Jerry and his wife returned to inspect the property, they were surprised to discover the usable material from the house was gone, including cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, electrical supplies, and flooring. They asked their friend what she did with everything. She said she used some of the materials to remodel her own home, sold items to friends and relatives, and gave materials to those in need. It is from these humble beginnings that Stardust was born.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Stardust, we believe that deconstruction and reuse policies and practices can drive economic growth and prosperity, while avoiding unnecessary waste. When reusing building materials becomes a standard practice, it will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs and the workforce as well as improve our quality of life.

In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a study on construction and demolition debris and found that, in a single year, an estimated 534 million tons of construction and demolition debris were generated in the United States—that’s more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste. To address this massive environmental issue, our advocacy task force develops key strategies to spread awareness about the importance of building material reuse, informing public policy and public opinion.
We look forward to the work ahead to create a more sustainable Arizona through community and legislative advocacy. Although we’re in the early stages of this work, there are ways you can get involved today!

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