About Guardteck

STRONGHOLD PARTNERSHIPS

We stand tall on the frontlines for you, representing your best interests and upholding your reputation. Your guest is our guest. Our teams embody a professional, positive approach while going above and beyond to build relationships and establish trust. 

TEAM STRENGTH FROM THE TOP DOWN

We recruit rare talent and promote from within. Most of our management team worked their way up from our front lines to executive positions. Hands-on experience at every organizational level enables us to be proactive for clients and helps us better mentor our staff—so they can further their careers and achieve their life goals.

Our Commitment to our People

We build people. We build teams. We support each other’s growth and well-being. We celebrate our individual and team successes. We listen and mentor each other in a sincere and straightforward manner to inspire rich career paths and achieve our life goals. 

OUR CORE VALUES.

COMMUNITY FIRST

Everyone we encounter is part of our community. We have empathy and respect for our clients, partners, each other and community.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

We go the extra mile and exceed expectations at every opportunity.

KEEP OUR WORD

We take responsibility and follow through with expectations. We are committed in the absence of convenience.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIVE APPROACH

We take pride in our appearance and presentations to make lasting first impressions. Happiness and positivity are contagious.

CREATIVE INITIATIVE

We have ownership to disrupt the status quo. We consistently find creative, new and innovative solutions.

BE AWESOME

We live for excellence and stand out in the best ways possible. The impressive and inspired are in good company with us.

Leadership Team

Chris Gerela - Chief Operational Officer at Guardteck Security
Chris Gerela

Chief Operational Officer

Shaun Wilson - Vice President Sales at Guardteck Security
Shaun Wilson

Vice President Sales

Vice President Sales
Jason Fuller

Chief Financial Officer

Frank Naso

Vice President Operations

Tim Graham

Vice President Operations Alberta

Joannie Weaver-Holmes

Account Manager Alberta

From solo
start-up to
full-spectrum
services

2005

Humble beginnings as a solo entrepreneur, Seth launches a security company from his family basement

2008

Over the next three years, the company grows from one to 150 employees managing a roster of local, regional, and provincial clientele.

2009

Developing partnerships to ensure top security at distinguished properties and major events.

2010

Guardteck secures contracts with clients for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, presiding over live events and record-setting crowds in downtown Vancouver.

2013 – 2014

Business continues to grow with an expanding clientele (including major retail shopping centres and the largest music festival in the Pacific Northwest). Acquisition of an event-based business and expansion to Alberta

2015

Become a lead provider of security services to major retail and commercial properties in Western Canada

2016

Establish ourselves as the largest events security provider servicing over 900 events per year

2018

Expand operations to Vancouver Island. Become the national service contract for major retail throughout Canada

2019

Become provider of choice for major commercial towers and mixed use properties

2020

Provide best in class services on the front line supporting our client’s response to the pandemic. Offer over 15,000 hours of security support from coast to coast for a single client in response to the pandemic

A Better Brand of Business by the Kandor Group of Companies.

“We build people. We build teams. We believe that everything and everyone matters.”

Kandor brands are founded on the tenet that everybody and every detail matters: relationships, partnerships, interactions, satisfaction, culture, community, and integrity. Our staff are public-facing ambassadors of your premises, so each of our employees—from the shining disposition of our cleaning teams to the cordial attentiveness of our security personnel—are everyday difference-makers.