Kevin Padan Hayes, Buffalo, New York
I’m primarily self-employed, as a furniture maker, handyman, bookbinder and a web and print designer. Despite its name, Hayes Creative isn’t an advertising or marketing agency, though I do have professional experience in both fields.
My current paid employment is with ReUse Action, where I’m the store manager and also oversee the company’s web presence, computer operations, marketing and promotion.
If you’re interested in disposing of unwanted building materials, buying reclaimed building materials or contracting for green demolition, either email me or go to ReUse Action’s website. You can also call ReUse Action at 716-894-3366.
If you’d like to buy one of my handmade blank books or furniture made of reclaimed wood, please email me.
If you’re interested in contracting with me for design, editing or promotion services, please email me.
In January 2013 I initiated the Preservation-Ready Sites website/database, a crowd-sourced, encyclopedic list of buildings of preservation concern, mostly in Buffalo but also the rest of Western New York and the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario.
In 2012, I was part of the small group who started up The Foundry, a creative community and business incubator.
From 2007 to 2011, I was one of the founders and builders of Buffalo ReUse, a not-for-profit green demolition, salvage and retail sales operation. I managed the retail store for four years as well as the web presence and was a leading member of the team strategizing and moving the organization along. ReUse Action is a for-profit continuation of this work.