Safe Sheds founders Don and Betty Guymon witnessed the devastation caused by a severe windstorm in a neighboring town in 2002 and began to look for a tornado shelter that would protect families from future storms. Not finding anything suitable on the market, they began to review FEMA standards and develop an above ground storm shelter that would fill a void in the marketplace. These were the standards they set for themselves when they began engineering a new shelter:
1) The shelter had to be affordable for families who live in the most vulnerable homes and neighborhoods. 2) The shelter had to be easy to deliver and install. 3) The shelter needed to be above ground to make it accessible for people who had mobility limitations. This also meant the shelter could serve as a storage shed, if needed. 4) The shelter had to meet all the specifications of FEMA Publications 320 and 361 for safe rooms and personal storm shelters.
In 2009, Safe Sheds moved from is original production facility in Alma, Illinois, to a larger facility in the nearby town of Salem and made some improvements to the construction process.
At Safe Sheds, we have two guiding missions: 1) To provide an excellent product and unsurpassed customer service to each and every one of our customers. 2) To ensure that our employees are valued, well paid, and happy in their employment with us. We believe that, as long as those two principles are followed daily, our business will succeed and grow...and, indeed, that has proven to be true.