Guardian is a fire testing laboratory with services designed to meet your evaluation needs. We specialize in testing building products of all kinds, solid fuel-burning appliances, chimney liners or repair treatments and record keeping equipment. Guardian tests to UL, ASTM, NFPA, CSA and ULC test standards for timed fire endurance, flame spread, safety and efficiency.
Guardian offers a listing and labeling program for your products. We also have a Specialty Door program for oversized or “one of a kind” fire door assemblies.
Guardian’s field labeling service for on-site re-labeling of fire doors and frames is accepted by Authorities Having Jurisdiction and the Joint Commission.
Guardian can provide 3rd party factory inspection services.
Guardian Fire Testing Laboratories, Inc. is accredited to ISO 17025 as a fire testing laboratory; ISO 17020 as an Inspection Agency; ISO Guide 65 as a product certification agency through ANSI/ASQ/ANAB/ACLASS. The latter accreditation body is a signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation's (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) and of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation's MRA. This Arrangement, signed by accreditation agencies from around the world, ensures that global recognition of accreditations issued by the member agencies receive mutual recognition. Recognition of the Guardian mark takes place because Guardian is accredited by an MRA signatory member.
You can depend on the engineers, administrators, technicians, factory inspectors and field labelers from Guardian to provide you with attention focused on your needs. Our immediate goal is to provide fast, efficient and courteous service for you in all the service categories. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that standards for fire safety are met in the laboratory testing of products which are purchased by the consumer. We hope to assist you in meeting these quality goals for your products.
President/Treasurer, Lalit Kumar, P.E.
Vice-President, R. Joseph Pearson, Laboratory Manager/Chief Fire Testing Engineer
Secretary, Drew Pearson, Field Labeling Coordinator
Administrator, Louanne Pearson, information for all services - contact email
Factory Inspection Supervisor, Laura Hinton, P.E. - contact email
Assistant Field Labeling Supervisor, Mike Thorp - contact email