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Forward Restoration

Our Team

Ian Frazier, Josh Schrader, and Samantha Pal started Forward Restoration to address a need for a locally-owned professional restoration company in the Yampa Valley. Our small but efficient team has varied experience in disaster restoration, construction, finance, and IT, bringing a well-rounded view to our company that ensures our clients receive the best service, documentation, and procedures. 


Josh Schrader

Founder | Operations Manager | Certified Water Technician | IICRC Certified

With over 20 years of experience as a general contractor, Josh's extensive knowledge of the construction industry helps Forward better meet the needs of their clients. Josh is highly skilled in custom cabinetry, hardwood floors, plaster, drywall, rock work, tile, framing, and interior finishing. Originally from Michigan, Josh, his wife and two daughters lived on the Front Range, where he built a successful construction company. He's serviced clients in Steamboat Springs since the early 2000s, and he decided to make a permanent home here in 2018. Josh leads the Forward field team in day-to-day emergency response, job monitoring and reconstruction projects. When he's not working, Josh is an avid snowboarder and outdoorsman, and he spends as much time as he can with his family.

Samantha Pal

Founder | Administrative & Marketing Manager

Samantha grew up in Steamboat Springs, CO, participating in many of its small town activities from a young age. She received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Art History from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Samantha worked in the arts and as a marketing manager for a Colorado-based IT company for seven years before helping to start Forward Restoration. With experience in PR, editing, writing and communications, Samantha brings an eye for detail and design to the business and oversees Forward's financials, benefits and marketing efforts. She is passionate about traveling to explore new countries and cultures (and taking great travel pics), interior design, and spending time in nature with her pup, Eleanor Rigby.

Ian Frazier

Founder | IICRC Certified

Ian brought his over 15 years of experience in the disaster restoration industry to Forward – he has managed large restoration companies and projects in Aspen, Vail, Boulder, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He has also been involved in disaster response nationwide, managing many large catastrophic losses, from Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Katrina to tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, to the Four Mile Canyon fires and flooding in Boulder, Colorado. Ian started out as a painter in high-end homes, where he perfected his eye for detail and white glove service. He now lives in Boise, Idaho.

Petr Faruzel

Office Manager

Originally from the Czech Republic, Petr met Ian while working in disaster restoration in Colorado, working together in Aspen, Vail, Boulder, and Steamboat. Petr has over 15 years of experience in the industry, holds a degree in accounting, and has experience in computer programming and automation. His estimating and reporting skills are crucial to Forward's daily operations, and we like to refer to him as our "eye in the sky." In his free time, Petr enjoys spending time in the outdoors and traveling with his adorable two-year-old son, Adam, and partner Hedvika.

Mason Cross

Project Manager | Certified Water Technician | IICRC Certified

Mason got his start in disaster restoration with his family's business in Pueblo, Colorado, which he managed for many years before moving to Steamboat to work side-by-side with the Forward crew. He's a certified asbestos building inspector and has managed many complicated projects, and has a background in automobile mechanics. Mason enjoys fitness, game nights with his wife, and snowboarding when he's not at work. His dry sense of humor keeps the team on their toes!

Johnathan Grenier

Reconstruction Technician | Certified Water Technician | IICRC Certified

Johnathan joins Forward with experience in construction and painting. He has completed on-the-job training in flood restoration, mold mitigation and advanced construction techniques, as well as formal IICRC certification. Johnathan is a classically trained musician who can be found playing with his jazz band in and around Steamboat. In his free time, Johnathan spends as much time as possible with his wife, Sophie, and perfects his salsa and green chile recipes.


We pride ourselves on our professionalism. While we enjoy a powder day every once in a while, we're available when you need us, 24/7/365. We'll show up when we say we will, deliver on our promises, and will always be professional, clean cut, and respectful.

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