GUARDIAN preserves and protects the tangible assets of our clients.
Our services include collection management, installation, appraisals, conservation, packing and crating, transportation, storage, and more. These comprehensive services are also available a la carte.
Our new facility in the Chicago-Milwaukee metropolitan region uses state-of-the-art technologies,
including three essential features:
All of this makes GUARDIAN one of the most highly effective art storage facilities in North America, as well as one of the most efficient and economic.
Our mission is to protect and preserve the tangible assets of our private clients, families, estates, museums, and corporations.
Above all, we respect the confidence and privacy of our clients.
In collaboration with others, we will be known as an institution that continually improves preservation practices, based on efficacy and efficiency. We will do this for our clients and our community.
The 1635 building was constructed in 1924 by the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. Located in the Menomonee Valley, this building was a smaller version of the company’s headquarter building located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company manufactured plumbing, heating, and cooling parts and over time merged with other companies. The building was eventually sold to Geuder, Paeschke & Frey, a tinware manufacturer, who operated several buildings in the Menomonee Valley. In recent years, the building was used for storage. It was purchased in 2015 by John Shannon to be the site of GUARDIAN Fine Art Services.
Managing Director | John Shannon
Chief Financial Officer | Patrick Mattern
Sales and Marketing Manager | Christine Anderson
Curator | Laura Sims Peck
Registrar | Katie L. Steffan
Senior Technician | Robert Sieger
Art Handler | Nicholas Pipho
Facility Manager | John Voith