Online Marketplace Contractor Yard Sale Creates Outlet for Individuals and Professionals to Buy and Sell Surplus and Salvage Building Materials

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With the construction industry falling victim to the economic downturn, construction contractors and building professionals are looking for ways to stay competitive. What better way to do this than supplementing income by selling surplus materials from other jobs, and buying supplies for new jobs at a huge discount?

The construction industry has always been a major puzzle piece in the huge economical and industrial creature that is America. Every aspect from the do-it-yourself backyard project, to major industrial undertakings have kept tons of Americans employed, and thousands of related industries buzzing. However, the need to adapt to the recent economic downfall has tightened the noose on all those involved, and provided priceless food for innovation. Innovation like the services available at the online marketplace, an outlet for buying and selling surplus and salvage building materials.

Contractor Yard Sale founder Andrew Pennington noticed an alarming trend in the way surplus materials for construction projects were handled by customers at his families building materials supply store. Pennington said, "I had always had an interest in what the construction contractors that over purchased in huge quantities, did with what they had left over". However, when he began to dig deeper, what he found was disturbing.

"Upon asking several regular customers, I realized that they simply let their surplus and salvage building materials weather in the elements, or they simply discarded them". Creating a huge waste effect. In fact, the EPA estimates construction and demolition alone, produce around 160 million tons of waste in the U.S yearly. This staggering number motivated Pennington to create, in order to provide an outlet for the local customers in Corbin, Ky, and nationwide to re-purpose these materials.

Contractors can post their materials for sale on the site for a small fee, and anyone looking for low cost building materials can get in touch with them to buy it. It's that simple.

"It is a place for contractors or even suppliers to advertise their surplus items for sale in auction or classifieds format, and for consumers to pick them up at a low price" said Pennington. "It's like an online yard sale. When you go out to browse a yard or garage sale, you don't really know what you're looking for, but you can bet that you'll find something cheap and pretty awesome."

With 95,000 hits in the month of September, and a member base that is growing rapidly, Pennington and Contractor Yard Sale are excited to be on the forefront of a new trend in the construction industry. So, whether you are building a dog house, or buying floor tiles for a high rise, provides a full service marketplace for everything construction.


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