In 1998, in an effort to protect our own families from the severe weather without having to exit the home, a new idea and design for a tornado shelter was born. Not being able to find anything that would work, the above-ground steel shelter was introduced. As the pioneer of the above-ground steel shelter, we began working directly with Texas Tech University and the HILTI anchorage company to assure what we were designing would withstand any and all tornadoes that have ever existed, including the F5.

Today, that passion is still with us, and we use it to assure that we are building and installing the absolute best tornado and storm shelters in the industry. All FamilySAFE has ever done is create custom storm shelters, so we have mastered all that it takes to get the job done properly. It is our life and driving force, and we will not cut any corners on our shelters or the way they are installed. Every FamilySAFE storm shelter is engineered, tested, and certified and will be installed ONLY by our HILTI trained and certified FamilySAFE installers. We are the most experienced above ground shelter company in the US. We are proud of the fact that we have had over a dozen FamilySAFE tornado safe rooms and shelters that are able to survive direct hits from EF4s and EF5 tornadoes and have never even been dented.

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What makes FamilySAFE so different? Here is just a small list of what makes our above ground storm shelters the best in the industry:

  • The most experienced above-ground steel shelter company in the US.
  • 13 storm shelters survive direct hits from 11 different EF4 & EF5 tornadoes. None have ever even received a dent.
  • We are the only tornado shelter company that ever allowed a person inside a unit while under testing. Our storm shelters are that trustworthy.
  • Over 20,000 storm shelters installed, and never one complaint ever filed with the BBB.
  • The only company with a written letter of endorsement from the HILTI anchorage company.
  • Patent-pending, no pinch door design makes being trapped inside almost impossible.
  • The most experienced tornado shelter installers trained by the HILTI anchor company directly.
  • Residential tornado shelters, commercial tornado shelters, and military tornado shelters are all available here at FamilySAFE Shelters.

These are just some of the reasons that set FamilySAFE apart from anyone else in the industry today. Contact FamilySAFE Shelters to get a free quote for your custom storm shelter today.

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In 1998, when we started searching for a reliable above-ground tornado shelter option for our own family, we couldn’t find one. Soon after, the FamilySAFE shelter was born. As one of the pioneers in the steel above ground tornado shelters, we began working directly with the engineers at Texas Tech University to assure that we were building F5 storm shelters. It has been a driving passion to keep the FamilySAFE tornado shelter and the FamilySAFE company the best in the industry. We were one of, if not the first, complete above ground prefabricated safe room to pass all testing performed at Texas Tech University. In the year 2000, FamilySAFE was the runner up in the Better Business Bureau’s award for marketplace ethics, and we are proud to have a written letter of endorsement from the HILTI anchorage company.

All FamilySAFE’s rooms have certified drawings stamped by several independent engineers and are built by our certified welders in our own shop.

We also carry full workmans comp and liability insurance.

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Our Storm Shelters & Safe Rooms

Here at FamilySAFE Shelters, we’ve worked hard in order to create the best storm shelters around. Made from high-grade steel, our custom shelters are designed to keep you safe even in the harshest of storms. When you need a custom tornado shelter or safe room installed in your home, be sure to partner with the very best at FamilySAFE Shelters. Keep scrolling to learn more about some of the shelters we can make for you, or contact FamilySAFE Shelters to get started on building your custom shelter today.

Above Ground Tornado Shelters

It used to be that homes had a seperate storm shelter that was detached from the home. These shelters usually had their openings outside and were underground, making them the perfect hiding places for all kinds of animals. Above ground storm shelters can be placed inside the home, making them convenient to get to and safe from any potentially harmful pests. Our above ground storm shelters are designed to keep you, your family, or your employees safe during some of the worst storms imaginable. Learn more about our above ground storm shelters and see how they can help you.

Safe Rooms

It’s important to feel safe in your own home. No matter where you live, you should always feel safe and secure when you’re in your house. While weather and other humans may not always make you feel safe, there is a way that you can help protect yourself from just about any outside force that may threaten you while you’re in your home. A safe room from FamilySAFE Shelters is the perfect way to help protect yourself from things like storms, natural disasters, and other dangerous situations. Our custom safe rooms allow you to stock provisions and even use electricity in your shelter. Learn more about the custom safe rooms we can offer here at FamilySAFE Shelters.

Commercial Storm Shelters

Looking for a way to keep you and your employees safe during storms or emergency situations? A steel shelter from FamilySAFE Shelters is one of the best ways to help keep everyone at your company safe during harsh storms and emergencies. We can make custom storm shelters that fit everyone in your company, keeping everyone safe inside one of the best commercial storm shelters made just for your business. We can also make military storm shelters to help keep troops safe while being stationed in areas that experience severe storms like tornadoes and hurricanes. Learn more about our commercial storm shelters and get started on building the perfect one for your company.

New Construction Storm Shelters

One of the easiest ways to get a custom storm shelter in your home is to install it before your home is built. While your home is being built, FamilySAFE Shelters can create and install a new storm shelter made just for you. These new construction storm shelters are designed to fit inside your home while also offering the best protection possible from the worst storms around. When you need to keep your family safe, then be sure to get a FamilySAFE storm shelter in your home. Learn more about our new construction tornado shelters and get a custom storm shelter in your home before you even move in.

Existing Home Storm Shelters

Whether your home is brand new or well established, we can help create a custom storm shelter made just for you. FamilySAFE Shelters can make a tornado shelter or safe room using the available space in your home. We’ll create a custom shelter built to your specifications, then bring it to your home and install it. Our experts will work with you in order to create a custom shelter that will keep you and your loved ones safe. Learn more about our existing home tornado shelters and see how we can help keep you safe.

If you’re looking to add a custom tornado shelter to your home or company, then FamilySAFE Shelters is ready to help you. Our shelters are designed to keep everyone inside safe and secure, even when facing some of the worst conditions known to humankind. Contact FamilySAFE Shelters to answer any questions and to get started on building your custom steel shelter today.


Where Do We Install?

We install storm shelters all across the United States, but we started in Tulsa, Oklahoma. FamilySAFE now has storm shelter dealers all across the US. We have first-hand experience with storms and when you choose a FamilySAFE storm shelters and safe rooms, you can rest assured knowing you have the very best tornado shelter on your property. We’ve installed shelters in Tulsa, Joplin, Kansas City, Little Rock, Dallas and many other places!

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