Orr-Reed Wrecking Co.

Reclaimed Wood, Salvaged Architectural Pieces, and Home Design Treasures

The History of

       At the conclusion of World War II, Charles Orr set out to build a new business in post-war Dallas. Determined not to waste his capital, primarily his mustering-out pay from the Army, he partnered with his friend James Reed, who had a little money raised from selling a herd of goats, to open a new business. Together the two men formed Orr-Reed Wrecking in 1946. Orr-Reed Wrecking has been deconstructing and demolishing many of Dallas' finest old homes and businesses in the 62 years since. From the beginning, the company's leaders recognized not only the profitability of saving Dallas' history, but also, more importantly, the social benefits of recycling and preserving the architectural heritage of Dallas. 

    Now, under the ownership of the Hargrove family, Orr-Reed chose to expand their services further. The company does not only do demolitions, but also installs and finishes reclaimed hardwood flooring. With our more than fifteen years of experience laying reclaimed floor, we are also one of the top names in reclaimed flooring installation.Today Orr-Reed continues to supply the public with treasures, such as antique lumber, architectural doors and mantels, hardwood flooring, wrought iron fencing, architectural elements of all types, and plenty of "good ol' junk." Many years later, Orr-Reed still exists as Dallas' premier salvage yard, known to everyone from top designers to household handymen as the place to go for useful and interesting salvaged materials. 

Links to articles written about our fabulous store over the past years.