Yesterday evening we had the honor of speaking with a 2008 Safe Sheds customer from Sarasota, Florida. The severe storms and tornadoes that moved through central Florida came near the Garcia family, who sought safety in their tornado shelter. We were thrilled to hear that they didn't suffer any property loss and asked if they use their shelter frequently.
Mrs. Garcia says that her husband, having grown up in an area that didn't see much severe weather, is very cautious about storms and leads the family to their Safe Shed on a regular basis. Like so many other of our customers, the Garcia's bought their shelter to protect not only their children but also their family pets. And Mrs. Garcia says that, after over 5 years of ownership, they're as happy with their tornado shelter now as they were when the decided to purchase it.
It's a great feeling to know that what we do here in Southern Illinois provides a sense of security and very real protection for families across the U.S. When the company was founded in 2002, it was with the idea that families everywhere deserved affordable storm protection. We still believe that, 14 years later, and never forget that our product must stand up to 250 mph winds and flying debris.
So, thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Garcia, for your business all those years ago. And thank you for referring your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to us, as well. We're glad you came through the January tornado unharmed!