The South Bay Area is lacking in salvage yards. With the opening of Habitat for Humanities ReStore Silicon Valley on South Second Street in Downtown San Jose, the area has finally got its first used building components retailer in about twenty years, although they mostly handle newer overruns and donations from suppliers.

Santa Clara County

ReStore Silicon Valley. San Jose’s ReStore opened at 1008 South Second Street in late 2012, and has a large stock of items of construction and manufacturer’s overruns, used furniture, and some tools. They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 9-5. Parking onsite with access from both South Second and Third Streets. You can get on their weekly mail-list at their website

Vintporium Architectural Salvage. A virtual store on the web, Vintportium owners Joe Golda (1-408-387-0845 and Nat Robinson (1-408-807-5010) of San Jose’s Northside Neighborhood carry premium quality restored, remade, and reproduction items. They can be found on Etsy, Facebook, and their own website 

Dominguez & Sons. Dominguez & Sons Trucking is a transport company in San Jose that specializes in high-side trailers geared towards metal recycling. They also haul construction debris, and are a California licensed demolition contractor. Because of the scale they work at, the company often recycles major building components for re-use rather than sending them off to metal processors for shipment to China. We will be posting on occasion items they currently have available. Their website is