The Mike & Cindy Glessner
Barn Dismantling & Reconstruction Project
Burnt Cabins, Pa

The Challenge

   Mike & Cindy decided to give their 1800s bank barn a long overdue renovation. The couple’s original plan for their L shaped bank barn was to remove the reverse gable addition from the original barn and then perform the necessary repairs to restore it. After hearing from a friend about CountryWide Reclaimed, Inc. they decided to give us a call.

   After meeting with Arlan, president of CountryWide Reclaimed, and learning that even the original barn was ” over the hill” so to speak, and going to be very costly to repair, the Glesseners switched gears and asked Arlan for an idea of what their barn might be worth for salvage, or reclamation.

The Solution

   Long story short, Mike & Cindy decided to have CountryWide Reclaimed dismantle their old bank barn, leaving in place the old stone foundation, and erect a brand new timber frame barn with mortice and tenon joinery to replicate the original bank barn that was built in the 19th century.

   They also elected to get  ” hands on” and took responsibility for disposing of all the waste wood, etc. from the dismantling site, thereby enabling CountryWide to give them a better price for their structure. An adjacent area was designated for staging and processing the reclaimed materials, which were loaded directly onto a semi truck and trailer and shipped to a facility in TN to be milled for custom reclaimed projects across the US and Canada.

We highly recommend CountryWide Reclaimed, Inc. of Petersburg, PA to everyone desiring to raze a wood barn or similar structure. CountryWide did what they said they were going to do and did it in the time frame they said it would be completed. We found them to be very professional and easy to work with during the entire phase of our barn reconstruction project.

Mike & Cindy Glessner

Barn Dismantling & Reconstruction Project