You can contact Keith at or by phone at (540) 316-9077.

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Keith E. Pardoe, DSC, DSI, FDAI, DAHC, CDC, CDT

Founder & CEO 

Keith's career in the swinging door industry spans more than 37 years. He spent 8 years working in distribution, before starting his first consulting company in 1993. He joined the staff of the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) in 1996, where he was the Director of Education & Certification; a position he held for most of his time at DHI. He retired from DHI in 2014 and started Pardoe Consulting, LLC. In 2017, Keith founded Door Safety, LLC, to provide training and information to end users regarding inspecting and maintaining swinging egress and fire doors.

Keith has been a Principal member of NFPA's Fire Door and Window (FDW-AAA) technical committee since 2004 of which he is the current Chair. He is also a Principal member of NFPA's Fire Protection Features  technical committee (BLD-FIR/NFPA 5000 and SAF-FIR/NFPA 101). He is also a member of the American Society for Health Care Engineering's ASHE Faculty team. He continues to be an instructor for DHI Canada.

Keith's advice to Young Professionals:

"Take the time to learn everything you can about egress and fire doors, especially the provisions and requirements of the building, fire, and life safety codes—past and present—and the standards that affect them. Remember, fire doors have one job, preventing a fire from spreading! Egress doors must allow us to evacuate safely under fire and other panic-inducing conditions. Accordingly, our codes (past and present) require egress and fire doors to be kept in a Constant State of Readiness. Mastering the codes and standards that affect egress and fire doors will help you have a long and rewarding career. What we do matters.

The tradition of giving back to our industry began under the American Society of Architectural Hardware Consultants (ASAHC) in 1940; the current generation teaching future generations. My hope is that you will join us and help us carry on in the tradition of the ASAHC."


President & Co-owner

Laura has over 35 years’ experience in the door, frame and hardware industry, having spent the first 18 years in distribution,

11 years in manufacturing, and 6 years working on behalf of the industry for the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) where she was the Vice-President of Education, Certification and Technical Activities. She is also the former VP of Technical for the Door Security and Safety Foundation (DSSF).  Laura is active in building code development and advocates for the industry promoting secure and safe openings. She has a focus on life safety, bringing awareness and education to the building design, code authority, and facility management communities. 

Laura's advice for Young Professionals:

“Never stop learning and always give back”.  I know that I am where I am today, not only because of my hard work, but because of the generosity of others who were willing to invest time into me and my education in the Industry.  Take the time to share what you know with others.  In this age of near immediate information it is mind shattering to know how much of that information can be inaccurate.  Be discerning because knowledge is power.

You can contact Laura at or by phone at 765-605-1270.

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