Forbes named Boise the “fastest growing city in the US”. So if you are one of the newbies, thinking of coming here, or you’ve been here for years and want out of this town and you want to fix up your house you MUST check out this great LOCAL, Non-profit, Second Chance Building Materials Center.

When we moved to Boise we were thrilled by the lower home prices, especially for mid-century homes that were built great, but needed some updating. However, we were surprised by the lack of places to buy building materials that were affordable and unique. After exhausting our supply from Home Depot and Lowes, we started really hunting for some different pieces to fix up our home. Then we discovered Second Chance Building Materials. A unique store where locals donate their used building materials i.e. doors, windows, tile, grout, light fixtures, sinks, etc., etc. and the general public can buy them for a great deal. It’s a great store, with a great history and a huge heart. Hope you enjoy it and find a special something to use in your home project.

Follow Real Estate and Relocation Professional, Jennifer Louis for Boise and The Treasure Valley as she takes you on a tour of local businesses throughout the area. For more information on Boise Real Estate and The Treasure Valley please contact: or