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.
I’m also active as a founding board member of Net Positive and work a fair amount on its current primary project, The Foundry.
- If you’re interested in 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.
From 2007 to 2011, I was one of the founders and builders of Buffalo ReUse, a not-for-profit green demolition and salvage 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.
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.