Ben started Buffalo Painting in 1976. In 1991 he saw the need for restoration services in the community and Buffalo Restoration was born. Ben graduated from MSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Ben was the first Certified Restorer in the state of Montana, which represents the highest degree of professionalism and knowledge. Ben is a Certified Water Loss Specialist, Certified Mechanical Hygienist and Certified Structural Drying Supervisor. Ben also holds the following certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration: Master Fire and Smoke Restorer, Master Textile Cleaner, Odor Control, Master Water Restorer, Color Repair, Health and Safety, Applied Microbial Remediation, Carpet Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Repair and Reinstallation, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning, and Applied Structural Drying. Ben received the distinguished service award from the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration for 2002 through 2004. He is an active member in trade association education, as well as a board member for the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce. Ben is truly an expert and believes strongly in professional training for his employees. When Ben isn’t leading the Buffalo herd, he enjoys water-skiing, bike riding, hunting, and fishing.
Gail and her husband, Ben started Buffalo back in 1977 as a painting company. In 1991 they started restoration work. She is currently the office manager, in charge of keeping all departments organized and working efficiently. She is very involved in a number of business peer groups where she learns best practices and tips from restoration companies around the country. When away from the office, Gail enjoys spending time with her grandsons Zane and Easton. She also is a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator and craft superhero.
Christopher Yanker, Production Manager
Christopher has been working at Buffalo since he was a small child but he’s been formally employed with the company since 2000. He has the following certifications: Water Damage Restoration Technician, Applied Structural Drying, Odor Control, Fire and Smoke Restoration, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. Christopher loves the outdoors including skiing, ice climbing, camping, hunting and fishing.