Founded in 2008 and based in Lenexa, Kansas, Barrier is a leading national fire & life safety (“FLS”) and containment services provider with two key business lines - compliance services and new build services. The Company’s specializes in preventing the spread of fire, smoke, sound, water, and infection in high-value buildings, primarily serving healthcare facilities and data centers. Barrier’s services – ranging from inspections, repairs, assessments, installation, planning and code compliance support – are critical to remain in compliance with strict codes and standards. Barrier employs over 150 professionals from four regional offices spread between Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas.
Having grown the Company rapidly since its inception, the owners were seeking a strong equity partner to provide liquidity and support the Company’s continued growth. “We were careful in selecting a partner with our culture, values and vision for the future,” said Kirk Kaiser, Co-Owner of Barrier. “By conducting a disciplined process, CMG was able to generate considerable interest in Barrier allowing us to evaluate several options and ultimately helped us strike this new partnership with LMI and VSS.” Jaye Sieland and Michael Haverty, Co-Owners of Barrier, further stated, “LMI & VSS are the ideal partners to help catalyze the next chapter of growth for Barrier through further organic growth and acquisitions.”
Terence Hannafin, Managing Director at CMG, added, “It was truly a pleasure to work with the Barrier team throughout this unique and exciting transaction from start to finish. Through COVID, we pivoted, stayed patient and ran a disciplined process to generate a truly terrific outcome for the Company and the owners. We are excited to see where this new ownership group can take Barrier for its next chapter.”