Our Awards

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

2019 NARI Metro DC Chapter Community Service Award

 eBay SHINE Awards for Small Business

2017 Charitable Business Award

“A local company that has had a big impact on the community has just won a big prize. Community Forklift, along with its CEO Nancy J. Meyer, has been selected as the winner of the Charitable Business category for the eBay SHINE Awards for Small Business…

This award really belongs to our Forklift fans who rallied the votes to help us win,” Meyer said… “Our staff and volunteers work hard to lift up our community through reuse — so it feels terrific to know that our work is appreciated!”  – Hyattsville Life & Times

Green America

2008 – 2017:  Green America Seal of Approval – Gold Certified Business

Winter 2013:  People & Planet Award – rewarding green businesses nationwide for their contributions to a just and sustainable economy

Prince George's Green Gold Certified Business

Green America Gold Certified badge

Green America's People & Planet Award

Gold Certified Green Businesses go above and beyond our standards in every facet of their work. They are leaders in their industries that embed social responsibility into the DNA of their company. — Green America Certification

The People & Planet Award recognizes businesses for their dedication to a green economy: a bottom line that includes protecting workers, communities, and the environment. — Green America

City Paper

2014 – 2021 Reader’s Choice Best Green Business

2012 – 2013 Reader’s Choice Best Hardware Store

2010 – 2011 Reader’s Choice Best Home Goods Store

Best Of Readers Poll 2010

“We love the variety of items we can find there, from cheap tile to antiques, from art items to practical vintage pieces. Plus, we have a place to take items we are finished with!!” – 2016 Best of D.C. Readers’ Choice

“WAY more than a hardware store”

“A wonderland for old house restorers, newer house remodelers, and vintage object junkies”

The Reuse People

We regularly send Forklift Fans to the National Reuse Contest:

2016:  1st Place, Arts & Furniture (Tinker’s New Home) and 3rd Place, Arts & Furniture (Terrance’s Kitchen Prep Station)

2015:  1st Place, Remodeling & Construction (Patricia’s Emergency Basement Remodel) and 2nd Place, Arts & Furniture (Aaron’s Upcycled Firehose Flag)

2014:  2nd Place, Remodeling & Construction (Kate’s Folly)

2013:  1st Place, National Winner (Chris & Bea’s Kitchen)

Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce

2013 Green Business of the Year

Community Forklift received the [Green Business of the Year] award because of its rags-to-riches success story and its commitment to “lifting up communities” in the District. — Natural Awakenings, DC 

Congressional Recognition

2013 Certificate of Congressional Recognition by U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD)

2013 Green Business of the Year Photo

Alice Ferguson Foundation

2011 Potomac Champion Award

For their leadership, vision, and dedication to develop and implement solutions for a trash free Potomac Watershed… — Alice Ferguson Foundation

National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI)

2011 DC Metro Image Award

The Image Award is designed to recognize those members who have made significant contributions to the professional public image of NARI and the chapter in the Washington metropolitan marketplace — NARI Metro DC Chapter

Washington Post Express

Readers Choice Awards

Best of 2013 1st Place Best Vintage Store

1st Place Best Vintage Store

Washington Post Express Best of 2012

1st Place Best Home Store3rd Place Local Hardware Store

Washington Express Best of 2011

2nd Place Best Home Store

1st Place Hardware/DIY

Community Forklift’s raison d’etre is to sell cast-off building materials to bargain-hunting DIYers; the staff added the vintage section to sate their customers’ lust for more-valuable finds. — Holly J.Morris, Oct 2013 Washington Post Express

Resourceful DIY-ers adore this 34,000-square-foot warehouse of donated building materials and housewares. . — Holly J.Morris, Oct. 2012 Washington Post Express

Patrons have discovered everything from brooms from the Capitol to 1960s “Mad Men”-era doors and chandeliers from the Watergate penthouse. — Rebecca Milfeld, Oct. 2010 Washington Post Express

Constant Contact

2009, 2011, & 2012 All Star Award