Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Please call us at (513) 475-6783 to arrange your donation.
Deconstruction services are billed the same way any contractor’s services are billed. Building Value pays its employees, equipment fees, transportation and disposal costs from the fees charged for deconstruction. However, items removed from the job site and donated to Building Value for resale are considered charitable contributions and can be deducted from your taxes. Learn more about our deconstruction services.
Yes. All members of the crew and insured, bonded and trained in safety and OSHA standards.
Yes we do! Please note some items may require a service fee.
This service fee helps to offset the cost of donations that may not bring in revenue. Every dollar we earn goes to our mission, providing materials, training, and compensation for the trainees we work with.
Building Value is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social enterprise. Like any other retailers, social enterprises are required by the state of Ohio to collect sales taxes on all retail sales.

What materials do you accept?

  • All lumber and trim must be a minimum of 4 feet
  • All lumber and trim must be in reuseable conditition
    • Lumber with nails or screws will be accepted at staff discretion
  • Aluminum screen doors with complete frame 
  • Commercial doors, accepted at staff discretion 
  • Hollow core pre-hung doors in reusable condition 
  • Hollow core panel doors 
  • Residential security doors with or without frame 
  • Solid wood doors 
All windows must be:
  • Complete with frame 
  • Double thermal pane vinyl, wood & aluminum 
  • Thermal pane with seals intact 
  • Single panel wood sash windows and windows that have been repaired, accepted at staff discretion 
  • Picture windows up to 32 sq. ft. 
We request that you call ahead for larger windows.
  • Kitchen & bath cabinets free-of-damage beyond simple repair. Please include all doors and drawers. 
    • Please include, ideally intact 
  • Particle board cabinets in very good condition
We are only accepting pedestal sinks and drop-in sinks with wall brackets at this time All items must be free of chip-s, cracks, deep scratches or severe stains
We will always take clawfoot tubs. We can only accept a limited number of other tubs at any time, so please call ahead. All bathtubs must be:
  • Clean, with no heavy caulking or glues
  • Free of chips, cracking, depp scratches or severe stains
    • Exceptions may be made for clawfoot tubs
All toilets are accepted at the staff's discretion and must be:
  • Clean and complete with lids
  • Free of cracks and chips
We accept:
  • Vinyl flooring larger that 10' x 10'
  • Hardwood flooring in re-useable condition
  • Flooring tile in reusable condition
  • Bird baths
  • Tools
  • Planters
  • Tomato fencing
  • Patio furniture
We accept banisters, newels and handrails that are able to be reused in residential properties
  • Appliances in good working order
    • accepted at staff discretion 
  • Bricks 
  • Ceiling tiles (2’x2′, 2’x4′)
    • accepted at staff discretion 
  • Concrete block 
  • Drywall/sheetrock in full or half sheets 
  • Fluorescent lighting fixtures 
  • Garden pavers 
  • Hardware 
  • Indoor/outdoor lighting 
  • New Carpet 
  • Office furniture
    • accepted at staff discretion 
  • Other sheet goods larger than 4’x4′ 
  • Plumbing fixtures 
  • Hand and power tools  
  • Wooden window blinds and wooden curtain rods