Guardian was founded in 2005, by Don Pitman as a Durham Region based, home inspection and residential handyman service.  In 2012, Don retired and Guardian Contracting evolved into a new full service general contracting company offering both commercial and residential contracting, operated by Jason Pitman & his brother in-law, Rick Kliki. 

Both Jason and Rick bring their own unique skillsets to the company.  Rick possesses 12+ years in both residential and commercial construction; he has built many custom homes, undertaken & managed massive landscaping projects and even built major city parks.  Jason brings a background in commercial, institutional & industrial construction & renovation, with credentials in blue print reading and estimating.  Jason also brings extensive knowledge in plumbing, finishes and business management.  They take great pride in each job they do. Their passion for perfection is achieved through their attention to detail, constant education, planning & an unrivaled entrepreneurial spirit.

They are a Baeumler Approved company and as such, maintain and carry WSIB as well as liability insurance.  Not only do they demand the best from themselves, but from their sub-contractors as well.  


"Our project was the build of a legal 2 bedroom apartment in our unfinished basement.  It included a full kitchen and 3 piece bathroom.  I found Jason and Rick great to work with!  They provided a very detailed quote that did not change, except for agreed upon extras.  They would be on site when they said that they would be and always cleaned up at the end of the day. They would consult with my husband and I when they had questions or when they had options for us that we may not have considered. They were able to direct us to local suppliers.  

The apartment is beautiful!

Not only are Jason and Rick very professional, they are very nice people.  They treat the young helpers that they have employed well. Teaching them the skills of their trade. The two young men that worked with them on our basement, moved on to well paying construction jobs in Toronto."