Brick + Board

About Us

The bones of old buildings are steeped in history, and we’re in the business of salvaging these bones, making sure that the bricks and boards of the past are preserved for the future. Whether you’re an architect looking to outfit a commercial space, a preservationist looking to match a particular brick, or a hobbyist looking to make a side table, we here at Brick + Board take pride in knowing our materials, their stories, and how they can best be used in your project.


Salvage is what we do, but we’re about more than just amassing dusty old stacks of lumber. We’re about hiring and training the next generation of sawyers, salvage experts, and craftspeople. We’re about bringing skilled jobs back into the heart of Baltimore. And we’re about making sure that the fruits of the salvage industry – the materials it provides and the jobs it creates – are available to all.


Max Pollock


Born and raised in Takoma Park, MD, Max will swear to you that he has bricks in his blood. It’s not a total fable: his mother’s last name, Kirpich, means brick in Russian. Max is a shameless nerd about vintage building materials and techniques, and he thanks his lucky stars that there’s a job for that. When he’s not salvaging bricks at work, he’s salvaging them for his personal collection, which currently occupies most of his house. And most of his parents’ house. Email Max!

Rob Olfky

Warehouse Manager

Rob foolishly accepted the position of Warehouse Manager, meaning he’s responsible for making sure that tens of thousands of board feet of dirty old lumber looks somewhat presentable. A College Park, MD native, Rob is a huge football (soccer) fan, with particular hooliganism saved for Chelsea. He’s also a big fan of pop punk, so we try to never let him touch the radio.

Jody Gomez

Driver/Equipment Operator/Jack of All Trades

It’s hard to pin down exactly what Jody does, because he basically does it all. When you get a delivery of some beautiful Brick + Board goods, chances are it’ll be Jody’s face you see. Coming from West Baltimore, Jody is the father of an adorable doppelgänger named Jaden.

Our Story

We care deeply about the materials we harvest and the stories they tell, but we’re equally as passionate about harnessing the salvage industry towards meaningful social impact. This means creating skilled, living-wage, green-collar jobs for Baltimoreans with barriers to employment. It means making sure that every last shard of vintage building material ends up in our shop, and not in a landfill. And it means training a new generation of sawyers, salvage experts, and craftspeople, right here in Baltimore.