A Division of Humanim
DETAILS is Humanim's newest social enterprise. If that term is new to you, this is what it means: "A venture addressing social and/or environmental challenges with market forces" The result is a self sustaining enterprise that does good while doing well. So, how does it work?
Details combines DEconstruction services with a reTAIL outlet for selling and repurposing materials harvested from buildings slated for demolition. This labor intensive industry creates jobs while diverting thousands of tons of debris from our landfills. Driven by a commitment to people and planet, DETAILS will bring practical solutions to employment and environmental responsibility.
- DETAILS will train individuals with barriers to employment and create living wage jobs with health benefits.
- DETAILS will harvest building materials and furnishings from houses and, through collaboration with non-profit reuse stores, make them accessible to the public for sale and re-purposing.
- DETAILS will generate the majority of its own program funding through fees for service and resale of building materials.
Creating jobs and contributing to a healthy planet are among the world's greatest challenges. Doing it sustainably requires an uncompromising commitment to quality and performance. Those are the kind of DETAILS we pay attention to.
Brick couple takes 'green' route with home demolition
BRICK – When lifelong township residents Brad and Jennifer Clayton purchased the childhood home of a friend, here, they knew they wanted to make some major changes. After moving in, however, it was clear that a full demolition was needed, but they didn’t want to just throw out the existing house.
“What we’ve got here is a beautiful, well maintained, house,” Mr. Clayton said. “It was kind of killing us to look at these beautiful mahogany floors and nice fire place – [I thought] what can we do to not just throw all of this stuff in a landfill?”