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ReStore Partner: Rickert Tile

Rickert tile.

For seven years now, Rickert Tile has kept their unused materials from going to the landfill by donating to our ReStore. What started back then has grown into a partnership that has seen amazing tile find a second life in bathrooms and kitchens around the New Orleans area.

Steve Rickert started the company in 1999 after working for other tile businesses, including his dad’s. Now, Steve’s grandkids work summer jobs in his store, and he distributes tile to wholesalers in nine states. He believes that the benefits of his growing family business shouldn’t be limited to just his own, and he’s found a way to share with families across the city. When he has good tile he can’t use, instead of taking it to the dumpster, he calls the ReStore.

Over the years, Steve’s company has made the ReStore a reliable place to find quality tile, meaning those looking to complete small projects or lowcost renovations can find what they need with Habitat. By keeping materials affordable, Habitat— with the help of companies like Rickert Tile— also helps homeowners preserve and maintain their homes.

It also means a significant impact through Habitat’s mission, as all sales at the ReStore fund home-building in the city. With the new store in Kenner, Habitat has doubled the impact of our ReStores. More materials are kept out of landfills, and more donations means more support for our programs. It also means expanding our reach to raise awareness of housing needs—every new customer is a potential new advocate for our mission.

Contact Richelle at richeller@habitat-nola.org to schedule a free donation pickup for your business

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