About Urban Miners

E-mail Urbanminers@gmail.com    Phone 203-287-0852  Website – oh, right, you are already at the website

Retail outlets.

At Fairhaven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Avenue, Fairhaven. As of the June 15th – not open Friday, we will be open 10-3 on Saturday, June 16th

Bridgeport Outlet, Monger’s Market, 1155 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport. We will be open Sunday June 17th from 10-4, we will not be open Saturday June 16th.

 

Update 6-3-18 1155 Railroad Avenue in Bridgeport is a large three story building located right at the Wordin Avenue exit in Bridgeport Ct.  On the first floor there will be multiple vendors selling salvaged materials, furniture made from salvaged materials; industrial salvage, architectural, antiques and more. Urbanminers has a vendor section, along with other vendors. You may have picked up items in the past from our storage at the same location, now becoming a retail space.  

 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: Somers Barn Video Somers barn Video Two

However we dissemble buildings by hand  and save the materials, only using equipment and disposal when necessary.

Check the latest newsletter for current projects

  Newsletter 5-25-17 , Newsletter -8-19-17 , Newsletter 10-7-17 Newsletter 11-25 

Newsletter 11-30-17  Newsletter 12-13-17  Newsletter, 2-6-18 Newsletter 3-13-18

Newsletter 4-6-18  Newsletter 6-1-18

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.”  Spport our effort   https://www.gofundme.com/6p2jsd2j6g

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 

Yes more work than demolition, but that means jobs. IMG_4322 IMG_2088 IMG_0771

Left photos – Two tobacco barns deconstructed in Windsor Locks. Right photos: Shed we are attempting to relocate. Barn We will deconstruct later in June, 2018,  in Prospect, Ct.

 

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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.

 

 

We now have inventory you can browse online ! Items purchased online can be picked up in  New Haven or Bridgeport, please check for details. Deliveries anywhere.  We have a Gallery of select materials at Fairhaven Furniture at 72 Blatchley Avenue in New Haven. HOURS Change as of June 15th – we will be open at Fairhaven Saturday June 16th from 10-3 PM and NOT open on Friday June 15th.  And at Monger’s Market in Bridgeport, we will be open Sunday the 17th from 10-4, but we will not be open Saturday June 16th. Contact us with any questions.

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 A few Current Salvage Projects

10 x 12 shed/ cabin, post $ beam , with an 8 x 10 porch.

    Listed Here                                  4 x 6 old garden shed.     Listed Here

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It should also be noted that we also salvage materials from houses and coordinate the donation of materials from the owner directly to local not for profit reuse organizations throughout the region. When we are paid to salvage and the owner receives a donation value for the materials we are able to recover a larger volume of materials because they can be distributed to multiple retail outlets. Contact us for details on how you can benefit from recovering your materials from renovations or house demolitions.

Come join the adventure and hunt through our collection  of used, salvaged, materials and goods to find just what you need for home, office, dorm, creative project, gifts and more. Whether you are a contractor, homeowner, student, artist, or just an environmentally conscious shopper, Urban Miners connects you with a constantly changing stock of just about everything, including the proverbial kitchen sink! If you do not see what you are looking for, contact us ! But remember shopping with us starts at the job site even before we remove the items !

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BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE/ DECONSTRUCTION

Remodeling? Rebuilding? We help you make environmentally conscious choices by removing building materials such as cabinets, doors, hardware, fixtures, flooring, trim, and more–often substantially reducing your disposal fees and saving good stuff from the landfill at the same time.

We also do deconstruction: taking apart entire structures for those who seek a partial or full alternative to demolition. Often we can save up to 80% of the building materials. Urban Miners helps you maintain a clear conscience about not being wasteful while creating the home you’ve always wanted. There are options for donating all your materials to local not for profit reuse organizations as well. Deconstruction can keep the building out of the landfill, provide local artists and manufacturers with a unique resource, AND we often can make it an economic advantage to the home owner. Contact us for details.

Saving materials Videos

Old video of us recovering flooring

Current recovery video of material

HOME/ESTATE CLEAN-OUTS

It’s not junk to us! We do house clean outs before your move or in preparation for your estate sales.We take the extra time to sort through all household materials to recover everything usable.

SOUP TO NUTS

When we get any call, to remove an item or an entire building, our goal is to work with the customer to minimize waste. Often renovations generate a lot of usable materials that are often overlooked. The contents of a house or factory or lab are often not integrated into the renovation or demolition plan. But when we look at the salvage of the contents and the building itself together, it can often provide a cost savings to the owner. Also when we do “clean outs” we sort through every item to determine reusability, while many clean out companies just chute the same stuff right into a dumpster. This is because it is more economical to save things when they can be directly retailed, which is what we do. So do not call us to remove the stuff after the demo, let us do the demo. We are also very good at removing stuff without damaging it so it is sellable.

 

shed moving

Urban Miners runs do-it-yourself workshops and trainings, and is available to provide programs on reuse and deconstruction to architects, contractors, educational institutions, neighborhood associations, and other public/private enterprises. We document our salvage work and provide historic context for the products we sell. We see every salvage project as an opportunity to demonstrate the social, environmental and economic opportunities of reuse.

 

Current NEWSLETTER here:  http://conta.cc/2i2KjcZ

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PRESS

Urban Miners News

Retail Hours Friday February 2nd & Saturday February 3rd

Our retail hours for Friday February 2nd & Saturday February 3rd are 10-3 both days in Fairhaven. We will not have hours in Bridgeport on Saturday morning this week. Bridgeport will be open Saturday’s beginning March 3rd. Contact us f or details. Note that our website shopping page has just a few examples of our […]


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50% off sale this Friday December 1st & Saturday December 2nd

50% Off (Almost) Everything * Friday December 1st and Saturday December 2nd. 10-3    Everything in the Fairhaven location is 50% off our regular price. With one exception, the brand new inventory from our c. 1800-1850 house deconstruction that includes live edge planks, 10-16 inch wide flooring and other goodies – BUT – Doors, window sash, lumber, furniture […]


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Recent and Upcoming Projects

September was a very slow month for deconstruction and salvage work for us. However not true of October! We salvaged kitchens, doors, mantels, flooring, barn boards, bathroom fixtures and more from houses in Greenwich, New Canaan, West Hartford, Hamden, and Stamford,  as well as some commercial salvage in New Haven. We are now working on […]


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Contact Information

Urban Miners

Retail Locations:

72 Blatchley Avenue, New Haven; at Fairhaven Furniture

Summer Hours Friday and Saturday 10 to 3

1155 Railroad Ave. Bridgeport at Monger’s Market

Saturdays 9 to 1

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We also have a Facebook and Instagram account….

Phone:

(203) 287-0852

E-Mail:

Urbanminers@gmail.com

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Hours of Operation

Retail: Friday 10 to 3, Saturday 10 to 3

Saturday 9 to 1, Bridgeport

Online shopping page and sales by phone all the time.

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