Our Story

We are a San Francisco & Sonoma based deconstruction,building materials sales, reuse logistics and  and green consulting company with over 25 years combined experience in deconstruction, reuse, and green building. We specialize in full and surgical building deconstruction, green point rating, and reuse logistics for both residential and commercial/industrial properties.

To bring the most value to your project that will both benefit the client and the environment, we work with Architects, Construction Management Firms, Real Estate Developers, Corporations, Insurance companies, Farms, Wineries and individual property owners.

As green building professionals and as parents we find ourselves increasingly concerned about air quality, building material off-gassing, toxic cleaning products, and energy waste. By deconstruction and reusing building material, we are helping reduce the greenhouse gases associated with climate change. And choosing to build homes beyond the current CalGreen code makes a positive impact in the future energy consumption of our buildings. We enjoy our work because not only is it meaningful to us, but because we know it will make a difference in the environment that our children will soon be inheriting.

Our goal as a company is to lead by example. Once our clients realize that with planning and logistics their projects can easily transform waste into resources, that’s a win-win for everyone!

At GreenLynx, we strive to go beyond what people are calling “green” and “sustainable.” We push the envelope as much as possible to support and create markets for materials that have a higher and better use through reuse.

Being a general contractor we know how things should be built, and thus we know how to take them effectively apart for reuse. And conversely, by deconstructing materials and homes, we especially know how materials should be installed within buildings.

As a result, we think about your job from start to finish, even though we may only be conducting the salvage in the beginning. We strive to work ourselves seemlessly into your project.

OUR HISTORY

GreenLynx is a division of Nielsen/Aire Corporation, a third generation San Francisco women-owned General Contractor company formed in 1990.

27 years ago, Dale Nielsen started this as a commercial tenant-improvement construction company after many years as an engineer in the Army, Army Corps of Engineers and the Peace Corps.

In 1995 his daughter Barbara Egger came on board and together with the company’s long-time foreman they grew the company from a retirement hobby into a $5 Million a year business.

Granddaughter Nicole Tai joined in 1998-1999 briefly, and again in 2005 and began salvaging materials during the first dot com boom and bust – when we were removing materials from South of Market Properties as fast as we were installing them.

In 2012, we decided to grow our deconstruction and green consulting division.

Brandon Bugge joined us in 2013, and we look forward to many more years of business that preserves and considers the environment, and brings prosperity to our staff and crew as well as local economy.

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