About Us

Devouring Dirty Jobs Is What We Do.

Demolition. Torching. Removal. Hauling. Recycling.

Our owners and crew members thrive on this type of work, and we’ll remove pretty much anything.

Experience in All Aspects of Metal Dismantling and Removal

With over 50 years of combined service in the metal dismantling and demolition industry, we feel our experience speaks for us. We self-perform every project we’re hired for — using our own crews, specialized equipment, and sheer determination.

Over the years we’ve built-up a rather impressive list of items that we’ve dismantled and removed:

  • 25,000+ boilers of all types
  • Thousands of air handlers, chillers, heat exchangers, radiators and pieces of production equipment
  • Thousands of miles of piping, ductwork and structural steel
  • Items including boats, barges, cranes, bulldozers, bank vaults, safes, trucks, tractors, trailer homes and small buildings

In addition to the items above, Buzzards, Inc. has also been called upon to assist with or oversee the clean up of many closed plants, warehouses, commercial properties, and farm sites. In the end, we will make your property or jobsite look like the offending structure wasn’t ever there.

Our Mission

Bringing quality metal removal and demolition to the Twin Cities with great customer service and the best safety practices for our crews and yours.  

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us to discuss how we can put our experience to work for you. At Buzzards, we strive to deliver economical and safe solutions for all of your dismantling, demolition, and clean up needs.

Years Of Experience

Boilers Removed

Worker's Comp Claims

Safety First for Our Crew and Yours

Working with oversized, odd-shaped, rusted, and often hard-to-get-to structures requires great forethought and precise adherence to safety measures. At Buzzards, we are extremely proud of our safety record. Working in the metal dismantling and demolition industry for nearly 30 years, we are thrilled to say that we have ZERO workers’ comp claims. This is almost unheard of in this line of business! Beyond working in ways to maintain our own safety, we also place great concern on the safety of those working around us. It is very common for our crews to find themselves on a jobsite with other contractors and tradesmen. In these situations we do all we can to coordinate and communicate with them to ensure complete jobsite safety for everyone. Safety is a priority to us; it ranks right up there with customer satisfaction!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

With Buzzards, you have found the most reasonable, dependable, and efficient metal demolition and removal company in Minnesota. We pride ourselves on our customer service, competitive pricing, timeliness, and of course, safety. In all of our years of experience, we have never missed a deadline! We strive to always work extra hard to be ahead of schedule. We guarantee our work, and we will leave your site cleaner than it was when we arrived.

When you choose Buzzards for your dirty jobs, you will see why we stand out. We have had hundreds of satisfied, repeat customers over the years. Visit our Testimonials page to see what our valued customers have to say about our work. We would be honored to add your name and company to that list.

Meet the Owners

“The Old Buzzard” – Ed Retterath
“The Lil’ Buzzard” – Dusty Retterath

With over 50 years of combined experience, we are still found at jobsites on a daily basis — getting dirty right alongside our hard-working team members. We have expertly removed metal items such as boilers of all shapes and sizes, air handlers, chillers, heat exchangers, and hot water heaters. From there, we prepare and haul away the materials for recycling. Contact us for your metal removal and demolition needs! 

Let us put our Satisfaction Guaranteed mark on your job.


Contact us today for a FREE quote.