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Our Story | Shelter Solutions of Arkansas


I’m Brandon Shaw and I own Shelter Solutions of Arkansas and we sell, manufacture, and install storm shelters, safe roads, and I guess that’s about it. When my wife and I were looking for storm shelters in 2012 it was kind of difficult finding somebody to do it. There’s nobody that wanted to come out talk to us or taking measurements. They would just say, “alright put down your five hundred dollar deposit and we’ll get to you in four to six weeks”. I started in 2013 after we got out of the army and it’s something that you know I was interested in doing and working with equipment so it seemed like a natural fit. Our shelters are manufactured just for us. So we have control of the design, we have control of quality, everything, so we don’t get them from an out-of-state company or anything like that sells two three or four other companies. So we have our own product in our own line. Crosswise, we were actually very competitive on a lot of our products especially on are safe rooms because there’s no middleman. So we can actually be very competitive and most of the time quite a bit cheaper than our competitions. The vast majority of time, our customers find us on our website and then connect with us after that. A lot of times they’ll want us to come out and still site survey so we can do that. After that, we’ll schedule install usually within two weeks and if it’s a garage for unit we’ll cut concrete and will excavate the dirt, haul it all away, set the shelter in, anchor it down, and clean up our mess. Looks like we were never there except have a storm shelter aftter that. You form pretty close relationships with some of our customers and I’ve got to be personal friends with quite a few of them and I’ll get texts fairly often, “hey we’re getting in the shelter we were glad we had this”. It’s great. Our garage floor shelter, especially the four by eights, are made to hold up to 12 people. They’re all rated to withstand EF5 conditions. The tops of our garage floor shelters are quarter-inch steel. All of our steel shelters have carpeted steps and benches. The steps can be removed and placed under the benches for more room. They can be open if there’s debris on top of them and they come with a battery-operated light and fan. The big thing we want to do is try to get people to be proactive instead of waiting for a storm. Know that storm season is coming and there’s nothing wrong with going ahead and being prepared. Once you have a shelter you have it, it’s not going to wear out. So its investment for your family, investment for your house.

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