Founder + CEO
Nathan Benjamin (LEED AP) is the Principal + Founder of PlanetReuse, a reclaimed construction material broker and consultant with a nationwide reach.
A staunch believer in the necessity and value of sustainable building, Nathan created PlanetReuse to take that ideal a step further. PlanetReuse is predicated on a simple but revolutionary idea: make it easy for people to use reclaimed materials and they’ll do more of it, keeping those materials out of landfills. The first-to-market company grew 300 percent last year.
Nathan, who holds a degree in architectural engineering, has been a fixture in the construction industry for more than a decade, focusing on sustainable and LEED-certified projects. He has managed projects ranging from $1 to $45 million in construction value, and is on the board of the Building Materials Reuse Association. Nathan and PlanetReuse have appeared in publications ranging from the New York Times to Dwell, and Nathan has presented about reclaimed materials at industry conferences including Living Future, the National Demolition Association, Greening the Heartland, the USGBC Federal Summit and Greenbuild.
PlanetReuse makes using reclaimed building materials effortless, expertly matching materials with designers, builders and owners to save projects money, serve LEED efforts and sustain the planet. They take all the hard work out of incorporating reclaimed building material into projects, guiding clients through every step of the process and matching materials to their needs. A project’s schedule and budget benefit, and—crucially—so does the planet.