In 1998 in an effort to protect our own families from severe weather without having to exit the home, a new idea and design was born. Not being able to find anything that would work, the above ground steel shelter was born. 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 to assure that we are building and installing the absolute best shelter in the industry today. All FamilySAFE has ever done is storm shelters. It is our life and driving force and we will not cut any corners to our shelters or to the way they are installed. Every FamilySAFE is engineered and 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 shelters survive direct hits from EF4s and EF5 tornadoes and have never even had one dented. Other than trying to save a couple of dollars there is no reason to buy any other shelter.