Who we Are

reclaimed lumber being prepared to ship

American Relics was founded in 1988 by Dan and Kimberly Kearns, in Wausau, Wisconsin. For over 30 years we’ve been providing high quality reclaimed lumber and deconstruction services.

Rustic barns? Victorian churches? Abandoned warehouses? If it’s old, we’re interested!  Our driving passion is saving these forgotten relics across America, and sharing our knowledge of their great history.

Above all we strive to provide our clients with amazing customer service, and peace of mind, knowing that their project will be handled with professional expertise and care.

Our Mission

We’re dedicated to providing a sustainable, eco-friendly service and high quality, 100% reclaimed lumber and architectural antiques.

What We Do

barn skeleton frame after deconstruction


American Relics specializes in reclaiming materials and architectural antiques from commercial, residential and industrial buildings that are marked for demolition or salvage.

You can trust in our 30 years of experience to handle large scale projects such as:

  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Industrial buildings
  • Warehouses

We don’t just go big – we’ll take any small scale project you’re looking to sell, such as:

  • Single rooms
  • Barns

  • Sheds
  • Homes

Still too big? No problem! We’ll handle any strip-out services you’re in need of, such as:

  • Building fixtures
  • Doors
  • Trim
  • Tin ceiling

Want to learn more about deconstruction? Check out our guide over here.

Give us a call today to schedule your FREE on-site quote!

Wholesale Lumber

A wall of vintage barn lumber

Our lumber yard has a huge variety of wood types both old and new. Through years of aging and tempering, reclaimed lumber has unmatched hardiness and density with beautiful, rustic character.

Check out our gallery for just a small sample of what we have to offer!

Other Products

Copper steeples on a trailer bed

While lumber is our specialty, we have a large range of products we frequently carry –

  • Tin ceiling
  • Antique doors
  • Chandeliers
  • Beams
  • Flooring
  • Steeples & Spires

Due to the uncommon nature of these items, please contact us for specific information about our inventory. Thank you!