Meet the team
Well here we are, we hope this helps you put a face to a name!
Dave started the business in partnership with his father Maurice shortly after the Great Storm of 1987. It all started with the demolition of the old farm buildings that stood on our current yard and with hand-made roof tiles and fittings in great demand, it was an ideal time to start a new reclaimed building materials business and MK & DK Smith reclaimed building materials was established.
As the business grew more manpower was needed. Steve had worked for a London jeweller and following a spell working abroad, he managed a Coral betting shop. In 1997 he joined MK & DK smith and has been a valuable member of staff until becoming a full partner in our new partnership, Authentic Reclamation in May 2008.
Having worked in the finance industry for 14 years Mark set up his own reclamation business on the first day of the new millennium. Running alongside MK & DK reclaimed building materials, Antique & Contemporary Stone focused mainly on reclaimed stone products and the two businesses complimented each other while running from the same yard in Stonegate, East Sussex. In May 2008 the two businesses merged and became Authentic Reclamation.
Long established tea boy and kitchen cleaner, Gooner joined MK & DK Smith in the early nineties and plans to graduate from the YTS scheme very shortly. A valued member of staff.
Mulv is our Office Manager, checking the office team and daily runnings are in order.
Bayly is our Website Manager. Along with the others, he makes sure the website is updated with new stock and running smoothly.
John K is our builder and restorer of all things. He is the ultimate handy-man.
Ryan is one of our delivery and collection drivers, providing safe and secure door to door delivery of our reclaimed items.