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At Evolutia, we are committed to bringing new life to reclaimed materials by transforming them into creative and inspired new products. Evolutia offers reclaimed building materials as well as custom products such as flooring, millwork, furniture, and timber framing. We cater to all those who are interested in quality goods and materials with beauty, character, and history. | www.evolutiamade.com | 1.855.277.5495

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lovette Construction Renovations!

Lovette Construction is dedicated to superior construction work and innovative design.  They specialize in kitchen and bath remodels, outdoor living spaces, and basement finished. Their most recent add-on project featured a number of Evolutia's reclaimed and antique materials including sinker pine beams, salvaged oak flooring, and reclaimed paneling skins.  Take a look at the beautiful work!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Article in: Over the Mountain Journal!

Evolutia-nary Ideas:
Link to full Article and more photos!

By Laura McAlister
Journal Editor 
Abandoned textile mills and plants whose jobs moved overseas years ago are now getting a new life, thanks to a local business.
Evolutia, a company founded by Robert Klinner and Tim McCollum in 1985, purchases old industrial plants and takes them apart to create spaces pieces with a one-of-a-kind aged look. The family-owned business likes to call their work “The Art of Transformation.” They work with architects, contractors, builders and home and business owners to produce anything from flooring and ceiling beams to cabinets, furniture and artwork.
“People just really love the value and history,” said Clay Klinner, Robert’s son, who recently joined the business after graduating from the University of Alabama. “It tells a story, but really, it’s just beautiful. That’s what people really love about it.”
While Evolutia does a lot of work for private residences – Clay said renovation projects have been popular the past several years – the company’s work can be seen throughout the area in popular businesses like Little Donkey, Ore and El Barrio.
What Clay loves about the work is that he’s taking something old and recycling it — not just the materials but also the history of the buildings.
He said quality materials are hard to come by today.
“When this wood was timbered, they were allowed to grow for hundreds and hundreds of years,” he said. “It was here when the Pilgrims were. Now, (timber) grows no more than probably 50. Some probably less.”
Evolutia, which has its showroom in downtown Homewood, scouts the country looking for abandoned buildings that fit its criteria. Most of these facilities were built in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
Starting from the roof and moving down, Clay said, they deconstruct the buildings salvaging the wood, bricks, stone and any other artifacts that can be reproduced into flooring, furniture or cabinetry.
Clay said it takes some 18 months to completely deconstruct the buildings, depending on the size. In the end, they are able to salvage about 90 percent.
The company has acquired facilities in Alabama, North and South Carolina.
One of its first projects was an old cotton mill in Lancaster, S.C. The company also is working on mills in Tallassee, Selma and here in Birmingham.
Once the building is deconstructed, materials are shipped to Evolutia’s factory in Decatur.
There, Clay said, they have designers who can create pieces for clients, but they also work closely with architects, contractors, designers and homeowners who want the look of the reclaimed materials in their homes or businesses.
Paul Davis, a contractor with Ruff Reams, said he’s using reclaimed materials from Evolutia more and more. He said that skins, a wall or ceiling covering made from shaving a thin layer of wood from an old beam, are popular requests among his homeowners.
“We’re able to use the skins to veneer walls and ceilings,” he said. “It’s a great way to accent a wall in a space. We’ve done them in great big living areas, and right now we’re doing one on a screened-in porch in Mountain Brook. We’re doing the ceiling.”
While the wood products for flooring and walls are popular, so are the antique bricks recovered from the old textile mills.
“You just can’t beat the character of these products,” Paul said. “We just finished a whole house with reclaimed brick from an old building in Decatur. It achieved a very old world look on the exterior.”
At the Evolutia Showroom on 28th Avenue South, potential clients can come in and browse through the different varieties of wood, brick and other materials and check out furniture and artwork.
“We’re really open to any projects, large or small,” Clay said. “We can take a rendering and recreate it, or we have designers in Decatur, so we do have the ability to design and layout.”

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Steel City Pops is Birmingham's best new asset to beat the summer heat!  These organic treats will delight and amaze you with their unique flavors and ingredients!  Located in Homewood's new hot spot, Steel City Pops is the ideal afternoon indulgence. Go by and check out their new digs!  I suggest the Avocado pop - it will knock your socks off!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Table Matters

Table Matters is a one of a kind gift shop nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, Alabama. They specialize in pottery from all over the world and unique table linens. Table Matters provides in home consultations for accessorizing your home and setting your table. They have recently enhanced their store with Evolutia reclaimed wall applications and antique wood shelves.  It is a beautiful spot to visit!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Structures, Inc. Designers

Feel the need to Renovate? 

Structures, Inc. is a full-service residential construction company. The team at Structures wants to create an environment for you that expresses your lifestyle and how you live.  They are able to help you realize your dreams whether it be your first home, a small renovation or major addition to your existing home or constructing or retrofitting a home for your retirement years.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reclaimed Wood Wall Accent!

This unique Birmingham home lights up with accents of Evolutia's reclaimed beams and beam skins. The application is simple, modern, and clean and gives this new home a one of a kind appeal.  Green Bottle Workshop in Birmingham did an amazing job transforming this suburban space. They have done some amazing work with our reclaimed materials.
Reclaimed wood accent wall and antique beam room divider
Kitchen Island designed by Brian Green
Sliding door with reclaimed wood

Spice up your boring hallway!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Avondale Brewery News!

Even if you don't love beer - you will definitely love Avondale Brewery! The atmosphere is wonderful with brick interiors, antique beam accents, and a gorgeous reclaimed wood bar.  Check out what Avondale Brewery is doing to help neighborhood, its so creative!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Modern Platform Bed from Reclaimed Salvage!

This new design by Evolutia is the perfect combination of rustic and modern. The antique barn wood headboard makes this comfortable queen a one of a kind. Stop by the showroom for a little R&R.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Newly Salvaged Beams and Decking

Some of our newly salvaged material includes beautiful antique heart pine beams and decking.  Their original purpose served as structural-support beams and floor decking in the Alexander Mill in Forest City, North Carolina.  The beams and decking can be used in their current state as gorgeous 'old patina' timber in a residential or commercial application.  The beams, with original circular saw kerf marks, are 8"x13.5"x13'.  We can also 're-saw' the beams to produce a custom-sized antique heart pine beam of your choice.  Our salvaged decking is 2.75"x8"x16', and can be re-sawn into antique heart pine flooring, furniture stock, or used as original decking for your current project.

Friday, January 13, 2012

El Barrio - New Restaurant & Bar!

El Barrio, the new restaurant on 2nd Ave North that is both tasteful and tasty.
The stunning space features Evolutia materials designed by the brilliant Appleseed Workshop! P.S. It's delicious - Check it out!!