Barrier Companies Rebrands as REMEDI8™



Barrier Companies Rebrands as REMEDI8
Four Fire and Life Safety Businesses Now Unified Under Single Brand

Lenexa, Kan. – January 23, 2023 – Barrier Companies, a nationwide fire and life safety services company that specializes in helping customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance, has announced a strategic rebranding to REMEDI8. The new name unifies four businesses – Barrier Compliance Services, Prevent Life Safety Services, Fire Door Solutions and United Fire Doors – under one brand, which reflects the strength of the combined business’ mission to provide value to customers and assist with code compliance.

Barrier Companies acquired Prevent, a fire and life safety company serving customers primarily in healthcare settings throughout California, Texas and Arizona later that year. To further build out the company’s national service capability, Barrier Companies acquired two additional fire and safety compliance businesses in July 2022.

These were Fire Door Solutions, a local peer to Barrier Companies based in Stilwell, Kansas a leading provider of fire and life safety compliance services and solutions primarily for the healthcare facilities market nationwide, and Florida-based United Fire Door Inspection, a specialized provider of inspection services in the Southeast.

“As REMEDI8, we are a truly unified company with a simple goal: to save lives and protect property by helping our customers achieve 100% life safety compliance,” said Mickey Eberts, Chief Executive Officer of REMEDI8. “Our new identity incorporates the best attributes of each entity and speaks to our goal by emphasizing our comprehensive scope of services, our experienced technicians and our national footprint.”

REMEDI8 is also introducing a new visual brand identity to complement its name change. Taking design cues from the merged companies, it includes an updated logo and color palette that is indicative of the strategic direction of the company. Visit to explore the new website and brand.

Barrier Companies’ remaining subsidiaries: Barrier Technologies, Barrier Compliance Services (construction division), Facilities Management Solutions and Pencon will continue to operate under their current brands.


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REMEDI8 specializes in helping customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect, Repair, Re-Label, and formally Report on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.
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Fire Door Label

#1 Reason Fire Doors Fail Their Inspection (Plus Reliable Ways to Avoid It)

Unfortunately, a door that passes all other points of its inspection will still be marked as a failed door if labels are missing. According to the NFPA, “labels on fire doors, fire door frames, or other components of a fire door assembly, are the identifying mark that the door or component has been tested to the required first test standards and has passed the criteria required by those test standards.” Rated-labels include key information about its assembly such as a unique ID number, the hourly rating, and the manufacturer. Without the required labels, there is no clear indication of whether or not a fire-rated door and frame are in-fact a fire-rated door or frame.

The hourly rating on a rated-label is critical for creating sections of your fire barriers as doors are typically rated for three-fourths of the surrounding wall’s rating. According to SDI, “a 3-hour fire door is used in a 4-hour rated wall; a 1-1/2-hour fire door is used in a 2-hour rated wall, and a 3/4-hour door is used in a one-hour rated wall.” A notable exception to the three-fourths rule is for 1/3-hour rated doors which are also used in one-hour rated walls. Without rated labels indicating the hourly ratings for door assemblies, it would be exceptionally difficult to ensure that door assemblies are being maintained throughout a facility according to code requirements.

What can you do if a fire door’s label is missing?

While it’s not uncommon for a fire door to fail its inspection due to missing labels (especially for doors located in high-traffic areas), it is an easy fix to get the door compliant again. Assuming the fire-rated door assembly has passed all other points of its inspection, the door can be re-certified once a new label is created and applied to the door and/or frame.

Another common occurrence our technicians see within facilities is rated-door assemblies that have labels that are no longer legible or have been painted over. Labels on door assemblies in high-traffic areas will inevitably suffer from wear and tear and may become illegible over time. This is an easy fix as a new label can be generated for the door. Labels that have been painted over, however, will continue to be an issue if staff and 3rd parties responsible for painting are not educated on the facility’s requirements for fire door labels. It’s important to educate responsible parties when painting is being done to help ensure code compliance.

Whether you’re managing a healthcare facility, manufacturing facility, or multi-unit residential facility, maintaining your fire doors is critical to the success of your life safety and fire barrier management programs. Contact us today to begin planning your next fire-rated door inspection to ensure compliance and safety within your fac