Pleasure to work with Southend Reclaimed.
My name is Charlie Fagan from Piedmont, Alabama. I own Standard Coosa Thatcher cotton mill. After much consideration I decided it was time to do something else with my mill. After almost 125 years it’s better days had came and went. I spent 3 years researching the demo of mills and talking with prospective companies. After visiting several old demo mill sites I was shocked at the condition they were left in. Most looked like war zones. Debris as high as 30 feet at some locations. My property was in the middle of our little town and I had served as Mayor a few years before. The end results were as important to me as the actual sell. Also all old buildings have some environmental issues that will need to be addressed. This was also a major concern I as landowner would also be held accountable if anything was not done properly. I met Mike Harmon and Paul Atkinson from Southend Reclaimed. After a few discussions an agreement was made between us. I expressed to them how important it was to me to not have a finished product like most other mills I had visited after being demoed. They gave me their word as well as their signature. I won’t say everything went perfect. What I can say is when anything went out of line they were the first to address any issue that need be. I can also say that the demo of my mill by far exceeds any other mill demo that I have seen. Everything we agreed to was done and even some better than my expectations. I now have a very nice plot of land that can be repurposed without very much additional work. ALL debris was removed as promised. I am very pleased to say it was a pleasure to work with the employees of Southend Reclaimed and they done exactly what they promised. Charles Pierce was a pleasure to work with and done an outstanding job. When I buy another mill Southend Reclaimed is who I will call.
Deconstruction site left very clean!
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.
Simplify the process and contact Southend Reclaimed.
Having been in the demolition business for my entire life and preceded by three other generations I’m well versed in all types of demolition. Unlike my forefathers the one type of project I had never experienced is a large scale wood reclamation project (largest prior project generated +/- 12,000 board feet).
With that desire, and sadly lack of corresponding knowledge, I took on an enormous reclamation project in Chicopee, Ma. This six story, 475 foot long structure had great wood and brick which was all desired by numerous local buyers. Soon after starting the problems began…local wood buyers began quoting one price, showing up with a payment far shorter, endless haggling and my favorite viewing the wood, pricing the wood and then showing up and saying the wood that was there wasn’t the wood they originally looked at.
During the course of one particularly trying day I got a random call from Paul Atkinson, I was dismissive, he was persistent. He knew wood and I had wood and we made a deal. Nothing more than what I had been hoping for.
Since that time we have shipped over 200,000 board feet of wood from this project and have locked up (3) additional projects that will yield between 150-200,000 board feet of reclaimed lumber. That wood too will go to Southend Reclaimed.
Simplify the process and contact Southend Reclaimed, the call lets you focus on what you do while maximizing the return on your antique brick and lumber.
Southend eliminates the complexity.
Paul Atkinson of Southend Reclaimed should be buying your wood…and here is what you can expect from working with Southend:
– Consistency and follow-through
– Avoid decreasing values as the job carries on
– The wood that he looks at/prices today stays at that price.
– Pays the agreed upon price…doesn’t say the load is worth $12,000 and show up with $6,000 in cash
– Quick resolution of any problems
– Measured once. No multiple returns. No changing scales.
– No drama
– Great coordination
I have sold him a bunch of stuff and he eliminated the complexity…so simple. I can’t understate how easy Southend makes the process compared to the others that populate the reclaimed wood industry.
A true pleasure to work with.
Southend Reclaimed is truly your premier source for vintage wood and brick. From the time they initially purchase the material all the way to the end user, they are a true pleasure to work with. There is not a more seamless and efficient system than the one that Southend has implemented. I highly recommend using Southend Reclaimed.
Material looks great.
Thank you for the joists, and especially the brown boards. I think the material looks great, the brown boards were to replace an order that was missed from another vendor. I’m really pleased with how they look. They look great and I’m glad to do more business with you.
Cash flow I can count on.
When I am taking down an old building, I prefer to sell all of my wood and brick to Southend Reclaimed, rather than trying to handle sales internally. They are professionals, easy to work with, trustworthy, and their money is always good. A partnership with Southend frees me up to concentrate fully on the demo process and it gives me cash flow I can count on, knowing that all the wood and brick is sold as soon as it hits the ground. I highly recommend working with them!