Residents of Toronto will recognize the name Priestly Demolition Inc. The firm, which has been about because 1971, specializes in—among a lot of other things—demolition and salvage solutions to the industrial, industrial, and institutional sectors of the building market in Ontario.

I’ve constantly wondered what goes on the web-sites marked by Priestly indicators. Now, thanks to Salvage Kings, I know.

Debuting Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History, Salvage Kings—from Media Headquarters, the people behind Canada’s Smartest Particular person and Tessa & Scott—gives the award-winning firm and its employees a starring part. Priestly Demolition Inc. presents a a single-two punch, going in and tearing down something from a bridge, hospital, mall or industrial complicated to an airport or even the CN Tower. But ahead of the demolition can start, salvaging something of worth occurs initially. That duty falls on Ted Finch, head of salvage, and his 4-particular person group, who are tasked with collecting, sorting and then auctioning and promoting things for a profit.

“From the time I was 5 or six years old, I’ve been interested in old stuff,” Finch says. “I would drag stuff household and refinish it. I’ve been going it my entire life. I’ve been an antique dealer and I’ve identified Vic Priestly for 25 years. He just kept telling me to come and operate for him.”

In Sunday’s initially instalment, Ted and his group, such as suitable-hand man Justin Fortin, descend on Market place Village Mall in Markham, Ontario, exactly where they are tasked with unlocking mysterious vault doors, though the demolition group starts its tear down. But though the vault and its mystery might be the massive prize, there a lot of small ones collected along the way. Retailer indicators can be sold by the letter, cooling and heating systems reduce from ceilings for a profit, or health-related gear rolled away to be snapped up for money by a function film set decorator. As with something in the collectable genre, I’m regularly shocked by what can be provided a worth … and the people who are prepared to spend for them.

“I like it when persons get an appreciation for recycling and history and moving points forward and not just throwing it in the garbage,” Finch says. “There is a lot of waste in this society and it boggles my thoughts the stuff that persons just throw out. It has a lot of life left in it.”

Salvage Kings airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.

Image courtesy of Corus Entertainment.