Meet the staff

image001.jpg Reynold Lowe 
Founder | President | The Big Cheese

Reynold earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ohio State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. His first salvage job was an old house in Ann Arbor, Michigan that was slated for demolition. In 1972, Reynold joined forces with a demolition contractor and began saving countless architectural treasures! Two years later he founded Materials Unlimited. When he isn't running his business Reynold enjoys working on his small farm, attending concerts, visiting art museums, and creating 1/12th scale miniatures.
image002.png Scotty James 
General Manager

Our veteran employee, Scotty has worked here at Materials Unlimited for over 20 years. Growing up in Marshall, Michigan, historic architecture is in his blood. Scotty is now working on his third home renovation. He has lived in various places in Michigan, and now settled here in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Scotty has been a board member of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority and is also involved with the Ypsilanti Historic Home Tour committee.
image004.png Hannah Manning
Shipping Coordinator | Sales Associate | Wizardess

Hannah is our resident local. Having grown up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now calling Ypsilanti home, she specializes in servicing our local, national, and international clientele. She comes to Materials Unlimited with 20 years experience in wholesale and retail customer service and shipping. When she is not working with our customers, Hannah enjoys hunting for antiques, taking in a good movie, and hanging out with her dog Kendy.
image005.jpg Michael Newberry
Architectural Preservation & Design Consultant

Michael comes to us with a passion for all things "history." What started as collecting the small stuff quickly evolved into larger, more expensive items. Through his collecting he learned how to care for, preserve, and restore all types of things. Michael did a short stint at the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he studied Military History before transferring to the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelors of the Arts in Education. He then received his Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. During his studies he purchased his first historic home and the rest is history!

Daniel Damitio
Lighting Restoration Specialist

Daniel has taken over doing all of our lighting restoration. He works wonders on restoring existing finishes or modifying them to match a customers needs. 



Ryan Bogan

Sales Associate | Restoration Specialist

Ryan comes to us after doing work in Detroit. He has a BA in fine arts specializing in jewelry and metal smithing from EMU. His past work has given him extensive experience in furniture restoration & window glazing, painting and finishing. His favorite hobby is going thrifting. If you need to know where all the best deals are, ask Ryan!!!!