Saving 100 Years of History

June 2, 2022

November and December 2021 we had up to 5 crews working on salvaging as much building materials as we could from our biggest project in the Dallas Texas area yet.

The house was built in 1922 so was just short of being 100 years old. It had been extensively remodeled and an addition was added in 2000. It had over 13,500 square feet of air-conditioned space, 4 stair cases, 5 fire places, several offices, a wine room off of the wet bar, 9 A/C units, a lighting system that you practically had to have a degree to operate with 5 panel boxes for lights inside and outside the house, 8’ walnut doors downstairs with formal areas sporting burlwood inserts in the walnut doors, gold plated fixtures in the guest powder bath and the master suite, his and her bathroom/ closet spaces and hers had a matching chandelier to the one in the dining room, more counter top space than most people’s kitchens as well as a 2 story closet with a spiral staircase to the 2nd level! There was an outside kitchen with 10-foot-high pizza oven as well as grill, sink refrigerator and cook top. The pool cabana had a big screen tv over one of the fireplaces. The kitchen and mud room had blue granite tops, the butler’s pantry had an Onex top, the great room had walnut beams, a grand fireplace and looked like it came out of a cathedral. The slate roof was also salvaged along with several fountains and the basketball goals.

We were able to salvage somewhere between $200,000 and $350,000 worth of materials (the appraisal is not complete as of this post) not including what materials were recycled. The materials were spread out at least 1,000 miles from Texas hill country to the Kansas City Missouri area.

For information on used materials or how you can get a tax deduction for salvaging your house rather than sending it to the dump please contact Mike at (214) -251-2306.