Deconstruction services

Providing jobs. Supporting Minnesota’s environment.

At Better Futures Minnesota, we’re proud to provide the Twin Cities’ leading deconstruction services while helping the men we serve gain valuable new job skills that will support them on their path to success.

Deconstruction is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to the typical demolition of buildings. Unlike demolition, deconstruction carefully removes a house or building so that materials are recycled, repurposed, or reused instead of being sent to a landfill.

Through our specialized deconstruction services, we work to recover salvageable building materials and divert as much material from the landfill as possible. In addition, through recycling and reuse, we can reduce the additional greenhouse gas emissions that come with the landfilling of building materials.

Our skilled deconstruction crews

Better Futures Minnesota works with contractors, architects, and homeowners in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and other parts of Minnesota—at an exceptionally fair price—to provide leading deconstruction services and reduce waste. We have extensive experience managing the deconstruction and donations process. Our business manager will recommend qualified appraisers for your donation materials and ensure your deconstruction project is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Why use Better Futures deconstruction services?

Landfill diversion is cost-effective and better for the environment, which benefits contractors and the wider community. In addition, deconstruction can save homeowners money, since the value of salvaged items from a home or building may be treated as a donation to Better Futures Minnesota, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

EPA estimations cite that construction waste accounts for up to 40 percent of the solid waste going into landfills. In 2015, through our deconstruction services and reuse warehouse, we worked to divert nearly 700 tons of construction and demolition waste from Minnesota’s landfills.

In addition, when you hire Better Futures for deconstruction services for your home or building, you help the men we serve get the job training and skills they need to survive in a new economy, and you help ensure that 75 to 85 percent of a home or building is recycled or reused.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our leading deconstruction services in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding metro area: PJ Hubbard at [email protected] or 612-220-0110.




Making a positive environmental impact in 2016


tons of construction waste recycled or reused through deconstruction


tons of CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions avoided by diverting building materials


men employed through Better Futures Minnesota's business services

Special Thanks:

Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.