Ellington’s Farm Center was in my family for 40-50 years and I was using it as a storage facility until part of the roof caved in. The amount of money the building had brought in in recent years wasn’t nearly enough to cover having the roof patched or replaced at the cost of $40,000 to $100,000. I spent several years researching companies to take the building down and had dozens of professionals come out to take a look at it. A lot of these companies take down barns or houses and think they can handle a 100,000 square foot building, but they were all simply overwhelmed when they came out and saw the size of it. A lot of the structural beams were 30ft long and even though it was built with mules and a block and tackle system, I knew it was going to be challenging to take it down. Southend Reclaimed came into the picture with complete confidence and put together the right team and a plan to deconstruct the building. The site was left very clean after deconstruction which is exactly what I hoped for. All I have to do is grade the lot and it will be ready to sell for commercial development.