It all started with Bud's Warehouse in 1996 , the first non-profit business mission of Belay Enterprises to employ those with alternative resumes who seemed unemployable because they were recovering from addiction, prison or homelessness.
Bud's is a retail store of new and previously used home improvement supplies – all donated by area contractors, builders, suppliers, and homeowners at savings of up to 70% off retail. The money earned RECYCLES building materials that would usually get trashed. The materials get RE-USED by others in their homes recreating spaces more affordably. Bud's REBUILDS lives through job creation and skill development.
Through hard work, job training and a life-skills program, Bud's has transformed not only building materials but the lives of many individuals that have grown into better paying jobs, a college education and careers.