About Urban Miners
E-mail Urbanminers@gmail.com Phone 203-287-0852 Website – oh, right, you are already at the website
Mission: Formed out of a commitment to environmental and social sustainability, Urban Miners salvages building materials and household goods to pass on to you at affordable prices. Our mission “ recycle & reuse goods & used building materials to minimize waste to sustain the local community.”
At Fairhaven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Avenue, Fairhaven. Fall schedule: Open 10-1:00 or by appointment on Saturdays.
Bridgeport Outlet, Monger’s Market, 1155 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport. open Sunday’s 10-4
Retail Note: At Urbanminers we sell a considerable amount of our materials directly from our job sites, in order to be aware of these materials, we suggest following our Instagram and Facebook accounts. You can find out what inventory we have before it is even removed from the source building ! P.s. our newsletters below have links to all our sites, newspaper articles etc.
We are a licensed demolition contractor. See CERTIFICATE See short barn deconstruction video:
However we dissemble buildings by hand and save the materials, only using equipment and disposal when necessary. We now will do complete demolition jobs ( with equipment) in cases where materials cannot be saved, whether due to safety or economic concerns. call us if you have a house, shed, garage, barn or any other structure to remove
Check the latest newsletter for current projects
Since 2007, Urban Miners has grown to become the forerunner and regional leader in a growing economy of retail reuse centers and salvage service industries. As of this year, we are moving towards increasing deconstruction services and selling larger volumes of salvaged materials directly from job sites, and through local not for profit reuse centers; decreasing our retail footprint in size (and increasing its eclecticism we hope).
Barn Deconstruction Video Here ! Watch the barn collapse while keeping in mind it is not , in fact, a demolition, but that, in fact, we are saving all of the materials for reuse. Enjoy the entertainment value of a building falling down , while having the assurance that it is not getting wasted – the best of both worlds. VIDEO HERE
We sometimes engage in community projects that may not be profitable in the short run , but benefit the community in the long run. Contact us for more information about long term sustainability and our mission in action.
Photos 1 & 2 ( left to right) – Windsor Locks Tobacco barns deconstruction. Photo 3 – barn in Prospect being deconstructed. Photo 4 – Barn in Somers just before completion of deconstreuction. Photo 5, barn in Middletown we are about to start deconstructing. Photo 6, carriage house deconstruction, pending. Photo 7, carriage house and 6 car garage we are bidding for deconstruction. Photos 8 ,carriage house we are bidding on for deconstruction.
Recognized by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce as recipient of the 2012 Green Business Advocate Award and designated as Business New Haven’s Rising Star of 2010, Urban Miners also works with the public/private sector to educate and advocate for deconstruction and materials reuse.
Founder Joe DeRisi holds a master’s degree in resource management as well as a certificate in deconstruction, and has worked locally as an environmental analyst, conservationist and former building contractor. He works alongside a staff of talented others who share a vision for a sustainable future and a commitment to customer service.