Meet Your Local Reuse Superstars!

Every year, Community Forklift joins reuse centers across the country to participate in The ReUse People Of America’s National Reuse Contest. Anyone can enter by submitting a project to their local participating reuse store (that’s us!) in one of two categories: Construction & Remodeling, or Art & Furniture.  We’re waiting to find out which 2017 entrants won at Nationals, but in the meantime – check out Community Forklift’s local winners!


Construction and Remodeling

From left to right: Holly Harper, Michael and Mary Ellen Tarquinio, Lori Steenhoek

1st Place – Holly Harper

2nd Place – Lori Steenhoek

3rd Place – Michael and Mary Ellen Tarquinio

Youth Award – Sabina Perry

Sabina Perry and her dad in front of her completed workstation.

Art and Furniture

From left to right: Blake Sloane, Samantha Williams, Daniel D’Eramo

1st Place – Blake Sloane

2nd Place – Daniel D’Eramo

3rd Place – Samantha Williams


While we wait on the results of the 2017 National Reuse Contest, check out the entries of past Forklift winners here! The submission form for 2018 is not yet live, so check back later in the year if you have a project you might like to submit. They say that the greenest building material is anything that’s being reused…we urge you to consider using salvaged or surplus materials for your next home improvement or creative project, and be sure to document your progress with lots of photos along the way!