EcoVet is a furniture company in Springdale, Arkansas that is doing so much good, it鈥檚 hard to keep track of it all. They only hire only veterans of the Armed Forces. They鈥檙e creating upcycledfurniture from decommissioned semi trailers. AND the furniture the veterans are making is absolutely gorgeous.

Let鈥檚 start with the sustainability factor. To get the pieces for the furniture, the company deconstructs trailers (pls see the GIF below). The highest quality wood comes from the floor of the trailer, typically oak or maple. The plywood walls are sent to Habitat for Humanity and the rest of the scrap metal is used for new truck parts and more furniture. Even the tires are broken down for future patches! They seriously know how to upcycle the heck out of an old trailer.

Funny enough, most of the old trailers come from Walmart, and EcoVet recently got their biggest retail client 鈥 Sam鈥檚 Club.

The company started in 2011 as a way to make a small impact in the lives of veterans while creating something beautiful out of something otherwise discarded. Unemployment rates for veterans is 40 percent higher than it is for civilians 鈥 exactly the kind of statistic that keeps EcoVet focused on their veteran mission.

These skilled, disciplined men and women are coming out of the Armed Forces with a tremendous amount of experience that 鈥 on the surface 鈥 seems difficult to apply to many civilian jobs. None of them came to EcoVet knowing how to build furniture, but co-founder Drake Vanhoosen says it鈥檚 actually their experience that makes them invaluable. 鈥淭hey鈥檝e been taught how to get things done,鈥 he says. 鈥淭hey all have the skill of being adaptable.鈥

Adaptability is important when you鈥檙e hiring people who haven鈥檛 listed furniture-making on their resume 鈥檛il now. But many makers can probably relate; craftsmanship is constantly shifting its focus to becoming more and more sustainable, and with those changes, we鈥檙e all always learning.

Right now EcoVet鈥檚 team is 28 strong, but soon they鈥檒l be scaling up from one center to four in the coming years, with locations are based in the highest concentration of veterans and trailers: the Carolinas, the Chicago area and Nevada.

Check out more of the gorgeous EvoVet furniture on their website right here and follow their Facebook to follow their journey as they grow!

Do you know any companies with veteran-focused efforts? We鈥檇 love to hear about them in the comments!

(h/t Fast Company)