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Mailing Address:
316 NE First
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 US

Phone: 954-946-9454
Toll-Free: 800-762-2478
Fax: 954-946-9309

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Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO)

The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO) has its origin with the alliance of pioneer paint chemist Dr. Henry Alfred Gardner, Sr., Director of the Institute of Paint and Varnish Research in Washington, D.C. and his son Paul Norris Gardner Sr. in 1935. The team of Institute chemists at that time were active in the development and design of physical testing instruments for coating materials which were then made available to the industry. However, production of these instruments was not generally available to the public so the Henry A. Gardner Laboratory was established and incorporated in Bethesda, Maryland for that purpose. Significant developments in areas of appearance were made in further years with research into gloss and color technology by the contributions of such men as Richard S. Hunter who joined the Lab from the then NBS. Throughout the period,  Paul eventually rose to the position of President after the retirement of his father and later Board Chairman of the Lab until 1962 when his decision to retire was made. Maintaining contact with the industry, Paul formed The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc., in Maryland. As a man of foresight the small company was relocated a short time later to the state of Florida where it now flourishes in Pompano Beach reaching both domestic and world markets. Since the passing of Paul N. Gardner, Sr. in 1995, Paul N. Gardner, Jr. has assumed the Presidency of GARDCO.


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We are distributors, producers and designers of quality physical testing and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries. These include the automotive, aerospace, specialty chemical, petroleum, plastics, pharmaceutical and food among others. Visit our website at that includes full descriptions, instructions specification references and prices.

Our technical sales people will be able to help you find the appropriate test instrument to meet the criteria and specs you require. Visit our website or drop in for your immediate needs.  We are located at 316 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Our hours are from 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Friday.

Product Categories of Gardner Co., Inc., Paul N.

  • Humidity Cabinets
  • Lamps, color-matching
  • Panels, paint and plating testing
  • pH Meters
  • Surface Roughness Measuring Devices
  • Testing Equipment, abrasion resistance
  • Testing Equipment, adhesion
  • Testing Equipment, color
  • Testing Equipment, gloss
  • Testing Equipment, high-voltage electrostatic
  • Testing Equipment, impact resistance
  • Testing Equipment, paint film discontinuity
  • Testing Equipment, paint film flexibility
  • Testing Equipment, salt spray
  • Testing Equipment, slip and friction
  • Testing Equipment, surface cleanliness
  • Testing Equipment, surface tension
  • Testing Equipment, thickness of coating
  • Thermometers, pyrometers
  • Viscosimeters

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