Building Material Thrift Store Founding

By March 31, 2015History

Bruce Tidwell, a Wood River Land Trust Board Emeritus member, realized the need for a place to recycle building materials and household goods in order to lessen construction material waste from entering the landfill. In 1997, he founded the Building Material Thrift Store.  An instant success, the Thrift Store has deconstructed buildings such as the old Baldy Base Camp, relocated homes, and re-sold everything from windows to cabinets. All proceeds from the Building Material Thrift Store go toward Wood River Land Trust’s efforts to protect special places in the Wood River Valley and surrounding areas.