Commercial Demolition

Commercial real estate in Chicago is at a premium — provided you can put it to good use. The simple fact is that many commercial buildings have been around for ages, and not all property is suited for modern commercial applications.


If you have commercial property that isn’t working hard for you, the best choice might be to start over and talk to a demolition company.


At All American Recycling, we offer demolition services for small commercial jobs – you can demolish unused properties on your land and invest in new development. That opens up all those square feet to new revenue opportunities.


When it comes to commercial demolition contractors, All American Recycling is here for you. We are a full-service commercial demolition and recycling contractor. We will create a demolition plan that handles the demolition process from start to finish.


Commercial demolition is the process of tearing down and removing an entire structure or significant parts of one so the property can be repurposed.

It’s different from a renovation in that it includes everything from removing, taking apart floors and ceilings to ripping off windows and doors.

The scope of work will depend upon what kind of property you’re dealing with. For example, a small office might require less demolition than a large warehouse. A restaurant, with more plumbing and fixtures, could need more demolition than a retail store.

When demolition is complete, the site is cleared. When we finish, the site will be ready for surveying for a brand new project. It will be certified as devoid of hazardous construction materials.

Overview of the Demolition Process

What you can expect from when All American Recycling manages your commercial building demolition?


Safe Demolition is our Priority


First, the building needs to be cleared to ensure that work can be performed safely and protect any property or equipment not being demolished.

Once the building is cleared, we do a safety assessment. This is where we inspect the structural integrity of the building and search for asbestos before demolition along with other hazardous materials that may need safe removal.

Based on our findings, we will strategize the demolition process to ensure that everything is done safely and in regulatory compliance. The strategy portion of the process is also when we determine exactly which demolition methods are right for the job.

We Handle The Demolition Permits for Commercial Demolition Projects

All American Recycling specializes in commercial demolition projects in the Chicago area. We are well aware of the permitting and regulatory systems in place, and help secure all necessary permits.

Some permits and certifications have to be in our name, and some have to be in the name of the property owner. We can walk you through permitting to ensure that everything is done correctly all the way through.

Will I need permits or inspections before beginning a demolition project?

In nearly all cases, the answer is yes! You’ll want to check with your local government office regarding permitting requirements. In addition, if you plan to use heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, etc., you may require additional licenses and/or certifications.

With our guidance, you can minimize wait times while you work your way through the demolition permit process. This is one of the many ways that we can save our clients time and money on commercial demolition costs.

Complete Demo and Recycling Services

All American Recycling provides everything needed for demolition, recycling and cleanup for commercial properties. What does our demolition process look like?

Interior demolition breaks down components inside the building, including walls, fixtures and more, to first salvage everything of value before tearing down all the core infrastructure.

From an exterior standpoint, that includes everything necessary to completely remove the structure from the grounds which can also involve architectural and structural features. Regardless of the challenge, we can handle safe, efficient and total demolition.

Demolition Debris Removal

When the demolition is complete, it’s time to clean up the mess. We will clear the land, recycling and salvaging as much as possible. Anything debris that cannot be recycled or salvaged is disposed of safely according to local, state and federal guidelines.

Your Commercial Demolition Contractor

All American Recycling is committed to saving you resources wherever we can. Our devotion to creating efficient demolition plans allows us to complete commercial demolition projects quickly without compromising safety or compliance. Recover your valuable commercial property sooner!

Combined with our expert guidance, All American Recycling wants to help you through and through. It’s why we work so hard, and it’s why we are a great choice for all of your commercial demolition projects.

Contact us today so we can discuss your project and begin clearing your property ASAP!