Better Futures Minnesota,
I have operated a not for profit deconstruction business along with an on line store and warehouse to sell used building materials. I have studied the industry, raised start up funding , trained staff, marketed our services, and focused on hiring at risk men as workers. I also worked extensively with public officials to implement policies that promote deconstruction and material reuse.
Better Futures is a member of the BMRA. I attended the BMRA annual conference in 2016. We have used the BMRA's deconstruction manual to train Better Futures workers. We have consulted BMRA staff for technical advice on appraisals and we hired another BMRA member, Dave Bennink, to train our staff for our first set of projects.
BMRA serves a critical role of building a network of members who, collectively, can transform the way we process used building materials in our country. This is a cause that is important to me. I also think the BMRA and its members have great potential. I would be honored to contribute my time and talent in helping the BMRA grow and expand its impact across the country and worldwide.
My extensive participation in partnerships and associations have taught me the value of well-organized, disciplined alliances. The collective talent and experience of a nationwide, member-driven association can accelerate the growth of an industry and influence significant changes in policy that benefit both the industry and society in general.
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The Building Materials Reuse Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 340-2672