PREMIERES Sunday, September 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY.
Salvage Kings is an exciting new series featuring the demolition and salvage teams at Priestly Demolition Inc. in the fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping job of tearing down buildings and racing against the clock to pull out anything valuable left behind.
It’s a high-octane mission for Head of Salvage Ted Finch, his right-hand man Justin Fortin, and rookie Julien Savage, as they hunt for as many artifacts in ill-fated buildings as they can find – all before President Ryan Priestly and his demolition crew smash down the walls around them. Working in often dangerous conditions, the team hunts for any items they can sell, bringing life to the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” From century-old safes, to classic neon signage, to collectible toys, to vintage bowling pinsetters, to historic lighting fixtures, to beautiful old-growth wood beams, or a 1951 Nash Canadian statesman Airflyte – the salvage team is always amazed at the hidden gems they find, as well as the stories behind them that would have otherwise been lost to the past. But the salvage team’s job isn’t finished until they’ve taken their finds back to the yard and turned their rubble into riches.
There’s never a dull moment as Ryan Priestly – who owes everything he knows about the business to his dad and company founder Vic Priestly – takes any chance he can to smash, trash, and crash some of the world’s biggest and most challenging structures, while Ted and Justin reel in one-in-a-million treasures as the wrecking ball’s about to make its first swing. All this while teaching Ryan’s nephew, Julien, the tricks of the trade so he can one day run the family business.
It’s a risky business, but the Priestly team brings skill, fun and heart to every job they do. With an equal combination of history, humour and discovery, there’s no telling what the Salvage Kings will find, nor where their incredible discoveries will end up.