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Deconstruction (Decon) is a service provided by Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity ReStore to carefully remove kitchen cabinets, counter-tops and appliances prior to a remodel. Your cabinets are then sold in the ReStore to help a family in need of affordable housing.  Decon also helps prevent thousands of pounds of removed cabinets, countertops and more from ending up in a landfill! 

questions & answers

what is Habitat Deconstruction?

Are you remodeling? Before you demolish your perfectly good kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, windows, doors, and other valuable building materials, let our ReStore Deconstruction team keep these items out of the landfill and give them new life in someone else’s home.

how much does it cost?

We require a $100 donation to Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity for our deconstruction program. Even with our deconstruction fee, our cost is substantially lower than the cost of an average contractor ($500). In addition, your deconstruction donation also prevents usable material from ending up in landfills and helps to fund Habitat’s affordable home construction program.

how does it work?

Step 1: Fill out the form below for a Deconstruction Consultation. All items must be approved for removal by our deconstruction staff, be in a re-sellable condition, and be donated to the ReStore upon removal. Please include photographs of the materials you would like removed.


Step 2: Cabinets, countertops, and other items are removed by our experienced deconstruction staff.


Step 3: You will receive a tax receipt for the value of the donation (value determined by the donor), plus the $100 deconstruction fee.

why does my deconstruction donation matter?

Your deconstruction donation will be sold in our Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

Proceeds generated from the sale of donated cabinets and other items help to build strength, stability, and self-reliance in the Greater Matthews community.

how do I know you guys will do a good job?

Our Deconstruction Team tailors services to each client’s needs to the best of our ability, and takes every possible measure to ensure the safe removal of all donated items.

are you insured?

Habitat’s Deconstruction Service is fully insured with a general liability policy. With advanced notice, we will gladly provide proof of insurance for your review.

can I help out?

Yes! For more information on being a Decon Volunteer, please see below!

Become a Decon Volunteer!

Be part of our team that goes into homes and businesses that will be remodeled or torn down and salvage items that will be sold at ReStore or recycled! Help us carefully remove kitchen cabinets, counter-tops and appliances and load them up for transport to our store. 

  • Carpentry/construction experience is helpful but not required.

  • We will provide all tools and on-site training.

  • Individuals must be able to lift 50lbs, carry granite counter pieces, cabinets, and appliances.

  • Volunteers must have a complete liability waiver on file, be willing to have a background check, and be 18 or older.

  • Opportunities are on an as needed basis. 

Decon Volunteers
Decon Consult Form
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Your donation and purchases help families build a better future.

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