- Oct 15,2010 - News Release
New Guide to Architectural Antiques Companies Solves Challenge of Finding or Selling Vintage Building Elements
300-plus sources help consumers, dealers locate antique lumber, garden and architectural antiques
ROCKY MOUNT, Va., (Oct. 15, 2010) The new 2010-11 Guide to Architectural
Salvage, Antique Lumber, and Garden Antiques Companies solves the
problem of locating sellers of antique building elements and vintage
lumber, particularly when it comes to finding suppliers online or
outside of major metropolitan areas.
“The popularity of architectural antiques continues to grow, driven in
part by consumers as well as designers and architects using the historic
materials to restore a period building or to add character to a
project,” says Rich Ellis, founder of The Guide, as well as the
bi-monthly industry news publication Architectural Salvage News. “But
finding architectural antiques, whether you’re interested in buying or
selling, has always proved difficult unless you’re in a metropolitan
area or have specific knowledge of a particular architectural antiques
company. The Guide solves this problem by listing what we believe is
nearly every architectural salvage and antique lumber company in the
Ellis adds that Guide’s detailed information is a result of the
knowledge his company gained over the last five years as the founders
and publishers of Architectural Salvage News, the bi-monthly news
publication for the industry, homeowners, architects and designers.
“The continued growth of green building practices, coupled with LEED
credits, are also helping drive demand for architectural antiques in
both commercial and residential construction projects,” Ellis says.
“Reclaimed antique building materials, whether an antique mantel,
stained glass window or antique lumber, are the original green building
materials because they’re recycled, with an added bonus of being
accompanied by a story or history, as well as superior craftsmanship and
The 64-page color Guide features detailed listings on approximately 300
architectural salvage and antique lumber companies nationwide, organized
by state, and provides contact information for each business.
Additionally, the website address for each company is included as many
companies have their inventory listed and priced online.
The Guide is available in either a printed version for $9.99, shipping
and handling included, or $3.99 for an emailed e-book, at