The ReStore began as an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in 2004 with 9,857 sq. ft. originally leased from Michael Garman Studios, and has since expanded to its present size of 37,800 sq. ft. In 2009 Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity purchased the property, creating a permanent home for the ReStore. The LLC was dissolved in 2016 to bring it under the administration of Pikes Peak Habitat as a program, specifically a social impact business. Most of the inventory is donated by individuals and businesses throughout El Paso County. The store is staffed primarily by volunteers, allowing more of the store’s revenue to go toward building Habitat homes for qualified families.
The ReStore helps keep tons of material out of the landfill - 1,304 tons of material in 2019 - and recycles porcelain (which goes to creating road base for the city), metal, and cardboard, generating more revenue for building houses. In 2018, the ReStore became a state-certified paint recycling collection center as part of PaintCare, a nonprofit stewardship organization, to provide our community with a convenient and environmentally responsible way to recycle unused paint.
Our ReStore is recognized by Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat affiliates nationwide for its achievements. In 2018 and 2020, the Colorado Institute for Social Impact / Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado presented Pikes Peak Habitat’s ReStore with the “Social Impact Business of the Year” PRISM Award acknowledging the ReStore’s successful program.