Critical Asset Recovery
Critical Infrastructure Purchasing, Recycling, Sales & Decommission


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

About Us

Critical Asset Recovery specializes in buying, selling, and recycling new and used commercial and industrial equipment. We provide a wide range of services relating to facility equipment used for business operations, industrial applications, and buildings such as data centers. Our reputation is built on integrity, diligence, and environmental consciousness. We hope to bring an ecocentric awareness to our industry, specifically when it comes to safely disposing of hazardous materials and recycling to minimize negative impacts on the environment.


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We at Critical Asset Recovery know that finding the right company to undergo your project is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs and the scope of your goals.

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Meet Our Team

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☎ Contact Brian

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 100)

Owner / Director of Operations

Brian Ostby

Brian began his professional career as a firefighter in Spokane, WA. After several years of service and many warm encounters he discovered a passion in sales and made a career change. Working for multiple companies over the next two decades with positions from sales representative to project manager to director of operations, Brian acquired the comprehensive understanding of each level of business operations.

After 13 years in the industry with a background in selective demolition and asset recovery, Brian has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies nationwide while keeping customer service and environmental responsibility as his primary focus. Garnering relationships with property management, HVAC, demolition, and power companies (to name a few), he has succeeded in saving his clients money on projects ranging from a single piece of equipment to complete liquidation.

When Brian isn’t working you can typically find him on the sidelines or in the dugout. His passion for youth sports landed him a position as the head football coach of a local high school as well as a coaching position for a traveling club softball team. After a game, Brian relaxes at home with a beer and by grilling for his wife and kids.


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☎ Contact Meier

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 400)

Project Engineer

Meier Russell

Originally from Spokane, WA Meier attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Engineering Management, BSE. Soon after graduating Meier enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at Old Dominion University online because his desire to learn continued. While at university, he started an Air Stack Testing company with some former colleagues and they provided Air Quality Testing to some of the largest companies in the Inland North West. After several years and careful consideration, he decided to leave the company and come to work for Critical Asset Recovery.

Meier now resides in Denver, CO and lets the season drive his hobbies. During the winter, you can find him at a variety of different mountain resorts snowboarding with his brother and friends. In the Summer, Meier enjoys concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater, hiking with his Boxer pup, Luna and anything to do with water sports.



☎ Contact TJ

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 500)

project MANAGER

Thomas Farmer

Tee Jay Farmer III grew an Army Brat in Ft. Knox Kentucky among several other military bases throughout the United States and overseas. TJ attended college at Chico State where he played football and graduated as a Criminal Justice major. After graduation, he played professional football with the Twin City Cougars where he excelled as a running back and defensive back. TJ finished his football career in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane Fury. With an injured knee and bruises behind him, TJ became a well-known radio personality within the community.

TJ eventually moved in to the tech sales industry working with telecommunications as both an account manager and a field account executive before finding his true calling at Critical Asset Recovery. If you are ever unable to catch up with TJ at the office you can surely find him coaching AAU basketball or in the booth as a defensive coordinator for a local high school football team.



☎ Contact Jon

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 800)

Project manager

Jon Howerton

Growing up in North Central Idaho, Jon became an electronics nerd. After attending college in Spokane, Washington, he moved to Louisiana to work as a field technician. When the travel became too much he returned to North Idaho and began working in the electronics manufacturing field as an Electronics Technician for 24 years, 22 of those for the same company in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

When Jon is not working he can be found at the softball fields or looking for a good path through the trees on his snowmobile. After playing adult league softball for over a decade, he has found a new love for the game in coaching for a local high school softball team, as well as a travel ball team. Some of Jon’s other interests include auto racing, hiking or snowmobiling into high mountain lakes, and camping out at his families property.



☎ Contact Zane

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 600)

project MANAGER

Zane Rudkin

Zane grew up in the small border town of Sierra Vista, AZ where he cultivated a passion for the outdoors. Out of high school Zane landed a position with a national jewelry manufacturer where he quickly climbed the corporate ladder to a managerial role. Several years later he changed his course and found himself dabbling in different degree programs at Arizona State University and studying Applied Biological Sciences. Zane is set to graduate in 2019 while he simultaneously manages Critical Asset Recovery’s Phoenix division.

When not in a science lab or on a job site, Zane spends much of his free time outdoors exploring the Superstition Mountains, kayaking with friends and family, and snowboarding in Northern Arizona.



☎ Contact Samantha

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 700)

account development representative

Samantha Haxton

After attending college and studying fire science, Samantha worked for the forest service out of Spokane, WA for several years. Shortly after, she enrolled in the physical education program at Eastern Washington University while coaching middle school volleyball. Before Critical Asset Recovery was lucky enough to hire Samantha, she held a position at Sacred Heart Medical Center and worked as an Implant Coordinator for five years.

When Samantha isn't busy parenting her two young boys or hiking with her cowboy husband, you can probably catch her on the golf course. From playing golf in high school to playing in tournaments with family and friends, Samantha is a clutch draft pick for a best ball tournament.


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☎ Contact James

1-855-519-5601 (ext. 900)

account development representative

James Thomas Farmer IV

James was born in Spokane, Washington where he attended Ferris High School and Spokane Community College where he studied Business Management. As far back as James can remember he seemed to realize that he was just “Too Pretty” for a regular day job. James began modeling as an adolescent and continued to do so after college in both New York and Miami. As you can imagine, he realized that being pretty doesn’t always pay the bills.

James studied under mentors and quickly learned that he had a knack for the financial markets and Bitcoin. He spent a few years on the East Coast and decided that he would return home to Spokane to be near friends and family. James is the Father of a beautiful young daughter and enjoys spending time with her the most. James can be found in the gym, in front of the camera, or on the basketball court when he is not reading up on the latest conspiracy theory.