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Restaurant Development and Design Magazine: Talk Shop with Michael Bug Deakin, Owner of Heritage Salvage
Michael “Bug” Deakin’s passion for wood and reclaimed materials began in 1970 and his company’s motto is “If you can draw it on a bar napkin, we can build it.” The company has supplied wood to more than 70 restaurants in the Bay Area. Read Interview Here:
Home & Garden Spring 2013: The Salvage King
When it comes to materials for home and garden design, Michael “Bug” Deakin believes that age is entirely relevant. Read more:
San Francisco Chronicle June, 2013 Heritage Salvage: Every Scrap Has a Story
Before Michael Deakin will sell a pile of scrap lumber to a customer, he often sits the shopper down for an interview. What are the intentions for the wood? Where will it go, what will it be used for, and can the purchaser promise it a good, loving home? Read more:
North Bay Business Journal, September 2013: Bug Deakin’s Heritage Salvage Gives Reclaimed Wood New Life
Whether you are building a deck, upgrading or building a restaurant, needing new office furniture or buying a nightstand, you dont’ have to cut down a tree to make it happen. Read More: GoWithTheGrain_Sept2013_Reprint_WEB
Inside Scoop SF Gate , January 2013 New restaurants go localvore, right down to the floorboards
In the quest for the “local” title, some restaurants list the farms, ranches and purveyors they work with on their menus. In the quest for more business, some purveyors list the restaurants they supply. And now, it’s come down to local furniture. Read More:
Press Democrat, September 2012: Man’s Reclamation Proclamation
Petaluma 360.com, August 2012: Heritage Salvage owner takes it on the road
“I grew up,” Michael Deakin says, “in a family of 10 kids. We never threw anything away.” Now 63 and universally called Bug, he has turned that Depression-era mindset into a way of life and a full-time business, Heritage Salvage, where he and his staff reclaim, recycle and reuse old buildings. Read Here
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