From Renovation to Restoration

Volunteers help deconstruct a ceiling fan.

Did you know your next renovation could help build homes for hard working individuals and families? Check out the ReStore Salvage Service!

The ReStore Salvage Service is a newly-launched initiative where we partner with local contractors and homeowners to salvage outdated but still functional items like kitchen cabinets, sinks, appliances, light fixtures, doors, windows, and more.

Our experienced deconstruction team will meet at your renovation site and carefully remove items by hand. Once back at our facilities, items are cleaned, priced, and moved to our sales floor, where they are sold to customers at one of our 6 ReStore locations. ReStore proceeds provide critical support for Habitat Chesapeake’s work building homes for families in need in Central Maryland.

3.2 million lbs

of debris are saved from landfills every year due to ReStore sales

“We work closely with your team to identify any items that we believe are easily removed from your home in good saleable condition,” says Vince Wagner, ReStore Director for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. “The process is simple, our crew is efficient, and we leave your construction site or home clean and ready for the next phase of your project. The Salvage Service is really an exciting initiative to help push our mission of building homes forward.”

Interested in the ReStore Salvage Service lending a hand in your next remodeling project? The process is simple! Schedule a consultation by emailing Vince Wagner at 

North Baltimore Presbyterians at Glenwood Ave in June 2023

Learn how to get involved at the ReStore and help us continue to build homes for our partner families.

A picture of kitchen counters, cabinets, fridge, and wine rack staged in a ReStore.

Above: A staged kitchen at the Halethorpe ReStore with counters, cabinets, appliances, and shelving all rescued from a Salvage operation.

“What we do at the ReStore directly impacts the homeowners that we support in the community,” says Scott Wingrat of Cresa Baltimore and Habitat Chesapeake ReStore board committee member. “I’ve seen the transformation and we’re not just renovating and flipping a house one at a time. We’re actually changing the course of neighborhood.” Listen to the full interview here!


About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ( brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 780 homes in 19 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,700 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.