About Us

  • Our Vision

We at Lindley Fire will endeavor to stay at the forefront of new technologies and regulations that arise in the ever-expanding fire sprinkler industry. We participate on many trade committees, including the NFPA, that oversee and create new codes and specifications. This allows Lindley Fire to provide our clients with the best possible design and installation of fire sprinkler systems ahead of our competition. Lindley Fire will continue to develop our skills and strengthen our knowledge to provide excellent service.

  • Our Mission

To always be fair and honest with our partners who put their trust in us and with our family of employees who we trust and respect. With this, we are determined to create an atmosphere that will foster successful productivity to seize our full potential.

  • Our Goals

Expand.  Develop.  Educate.  Create.  Accomplish.
If these goals are met, we will triumph in business and in life.









About Lindley Fire

The Lindley name has long been associated with the fire sprinkler industry in
California. Les Lindley started working in the fire sprinkler industry in 1960 and by
1968 purchased Barnard Engineering Co., Inc. By the mid 1970’s, Barnard Engineering
was an industry leader in the protection of large industrial warehouses from California
to Texas. Barnard was the first company to install ESFR sprinklers in California and
was always on the cutting-edge of technology. By 1983, Les needed help running the
family business and this is where our story begins.


Chip Lindley started working for his father at Barnard Engineering in 1983. After
working at Barnard for 10 years, Chip decided to form his own company and started
Lindley Fire Protection in October of 1993. Opening in Anaheim, California, Chip was
fortunate to have several clients from his prior 10 years in the business that followed
him to the new venture. By the year 2000, there were well over 100 employees at Lindley Fire Protection and work was being completed in five states. Operations Manager Steve Shamrell was able to effectively coordinate all the crews in many states at once. A combination of hard work, determination and evolution led to many successes in the
fire sprinkler industry.


In 2019, Lindley Fire Protection was purchased by a group of investors called Expedite
Fire, Inc. Upon purchasing Lindley Fire Protection, Expedite Fire changed the name of
the company to Lindley Fire and it continues to operate as Lindley Fire to this day.
With over 70 combined years in the fire sprinkler industry, partners Chip Lindley and
Steve Shamrell, have seen many changes to the business of fire sprinklers. One thing
that has not changed is customer service. We endeavor to treat our customers with
respect and provide them with, “cost effective solutions to their fire protection needs”.


Today when you call Lindley Fire, you will speak to either Chip or Steve personally.
They will provide you with answers to your questions and they will treat you with the
respect and dignity that you deserve.

Construction Partners

  • SpaceX
  • Tesla, Inc.
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Costco Wholesale Corp.
  • Smart & Final
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Extra Space Storage
  • Public Storage
  • Storage West
  • Daum Commercial Real Estate
  • Voit Real Estate Services
  • Meridian Group, Ltd.
  • McDonald Property Group
  • Sukut Construction Inc.
  • Investment Building Group
  • IDS Real Estate Group
  • Lusardi Construction Co.
  • DAI General Contracting, Inc.
  • W.L. Butler Construction Inc.
  • Millie and Severson Inc.
  • Oltmans Construction Co.
  • Fullmer Construction

Signature Projects

  • Sears Logistics Service – Delano, CA – 1.3M sqft distribution center
  • State Farm Mutual Insurance – Reno, NV – 380K sqft distribution center
  • Smith’s Foods – Riverside, CA – 1M sqft grocery/dairy facility
  • Panasonic Television Co. – Otay Mesa, CA – 250K sqft distribution center
  • Desert Hills Factory Outlet Stores – Cabazon, CA – 250K sqft retail outlet
  • Safari Business Park – Ontario, CA – 900K sqft industrial warehouse
  • Unisource Worldwide Industries – Pleasanton, CA – 300K sqft warehouse
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets – Carlsbad, CA – 200K sqft retail outlet
  • Unisource Worldwide Industries – Las Vegas, NV – 150K sqft distribution center
  • Rialto Distribution Center – Rialto, CA – 1.3M sqft logistics center
  • Americas Tire – Moreno Valley, CA – 600K sqft distribution warehouse
  • Space X – Hawthorne, CA – 500K sqft aerospace manufacturing building