Renovation Angel President Steve Feldman presented “Maximizing Your Luxury Renovation” to a packed room at the historic D&D building in Manhattan this week. The Martin Patrick Evan team sponsored the event in their showroom as they hosted the New York tri-state chapter of the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA).

DEMA Connects

The Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) is the leader in professional and personal development for the Private Service Community. DEMA’s membership goes well beyond the United States and is recognized throughout the industry worldwide. Their goal is simple, to provide continuing education and resources to the Private Service Community. This ensures more job security for their members and more protection & preservation of the estates or residences they manage.

Steve has been a passionate supporter of the DEMA mission, and is Past-President of the NY Tri-State chapter. “DEMA is a great networking and support group for professionals working in the private service industry,” he said. “The organization provides resources and opportunities that are uniquely tailored to the needs of a very exclusive niche.”

DEMA Recycles Luxury

DEMA chapters frequently ask Steve to present Renovation Angel seminars to their members. Renovation Angel is a smart resource for estate managers whose clients want to explore eco-friendly renovations. Or for those clients with a heart for charitable giving…

Renovation Angel is a new breed of “entrepreneurial charity” earning the money it donates without fundraising or government grants.  “The aim is to turn a wasted resource, thousands of luxury kitchens headed to overcrowded landfills, into millions of dollars of new jobs and funding for other charities,” explains Feldman.   Renovation Angel has donated to charities as varied as Timothy Hill RanchFOCUS North AmericaFoothills Animal Rescue, and Designs 4 Dignity.

Since 2005, Renovation Angel has created over $17 million in jobs, distributed over $2.2 million to other non-profits, and diverted over 29 million pounds of waste from landfills.

Renovation Angel discovered a market void in America — the recycling and repurposing of pre-owned luxury kitchens, furniture and renovation items. For DEMA members, presenting Renovation Angel’s services to their clients is a win-win. Donors receive a full tax deduction and free, white-glove, insured removal. Consumers can then purchase these “luxury bargains” at a 43,000 square foot retail showroom in Fairfield, NJ.