This is an article from the Harper Advocate detailing our delivery of a mobile above ground tornado shelter to the Shell Oil Company in Harper.Read More
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Protection Shelters has provided storm protection for all industries nationwide. Protecting individuals, families, schools, communities, and employees in the event of a tornado emergency isn’t just our job - it’s our passion.
Some of our many projects include storm shelters for pipelines, wind farms, Exploration Place, schools/daycares, and many more!
These 2 shelters were placed in Sargent, NE for a small housing authority. The customer ordered in 8×8 and 8×10, two different sizes to accommodate their shelter needs. Shelters were painted to match other buildings and required a crane to set in place. We build shelters 4’ x 4’ to 100’ x 100’, for occupancy of one person to several hundred people. All components used in our shelters have been tested at Texas Tech Wind Science and Debris testing and have passed impact testing for F5 or winds in excess of 250 mph. Shelters are designed using stamped engineered drawings that […]Read More
Protection Shelters is a design and build Company based on your needs and wants and also complies to meet all the specifications of FEMA 361 2nd edition and comply with National Storm Shelters ICC (International Code Council) 500 2008. This shelter had requirements that allowed occupants handicap accessibility from the apartment complex (host building) without going outside. Building was insulated, HVAC, battery backup lighting, 2 Doors meeting FEMA standards. Both doors handicap accessible painted to match existing building. New 5’ concrete walk poured around shelter for ease of access. Interior was insulated , sheet rocked and painted to make […]Read More
This storm shelter was built for Georgia Pacific Gypsum Corporation, Acme, Tx. It will be used as a multi purpose room for safety meetings, safety orientation and a tornado shelter. The 30×35 Storm Shelter, built per Texas stamped sealed drawings. Drawings complied with State of Texas building codes. The specifications of Fema 361 addition and ICC/NSSA Standard for the design and construction of storm shelters.Unit has 3 tons of HVAC units, 1 on each wall for movement of air and ultimate comfort during tornadoes. Bathroom was roughed in (piping only) for sewer, water, drain, only and all piping stubbed through floor and exterior wall […]Read More
The concrete 10 x2 0 storm shelters were built with 8″ walls, roofs and ceilings, 1 3/4 mile reinforcing steel. Each shelter weighed approximately 70,000 pounds. All materials used were tested at National Storm Shelter Association. The project was done in 100 plus degree weather with a 31 day deadline. 31 storm shelters in 31 days. We had to get the plans drawn, construct the shelters, shelters cured in a timely manner to meet all the testing criteria for concrete. The shelters were skim coated, stuccoed and painted white to look aesthetically pleasing in the Macy’s parking lot. The 31 shelters […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joplin students to be sheltered by new structures designed to withstand 250-mph winds JOPLIN, MO.—Aug. 16, 2011— When the 7,743 students in Joplin, Mo., head back to school tomorrow, they will have a safe place to seek shelter if another storm strikes. Thirty-one concrete and steel tornado shelters made to withstand winds in excess of 250 miles per hour have been installed in Joplin by Protection Shelters, LLC, of Wichita, Kan. The EF5 tornado that hit Joplin May 22 killed 160 people and injured more than 900 others, devastating much of the city with winds exceeding […]Read More
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! View our shelter units anytime, day or night on display at 3811 S. West Street in Wichita, KS. Feel free to get out of your vehicle and look at our shelters up close. You can view an interactive map or get driving directions to our model shelters. Contact us for a free quote.Read More
This shelter is stand-alone with 2 doors, 1 bathroom, benches, fresh air vents and painted to match established buildings. To be drained in the winter this shelter is low cost maintenance and provides safety and security to a lot of people in the surrounding area. Battery back-up lights provide 1 1/2 hours light should power be interrupted. Concrete shelters can be built from 6 x 6 to 60 x 60, or even larger depending on your needs. Price on request. Complete our inquiry form for a custom quote. NEW! Also view one of our latest projects, the Chapman Housing […]Read More
This shelter was built with stamped engineered drawings, funded partially by FEMA. It is constructed of poured concrete. Built with a dual purpose to be able to do your laundry and be able to look out a double-pane window from inside the shelter. This shelter is not only safe but appealing to look through the washroom hallway to the outdoors. The glass window is covered by a Ceco Storm Pro 361 FEMA tested door. No worries the hallway door is also a Ceco storm pro 361 that meets FEMA specifications. By installing a doorway in the laundry, the occupants never […]Read More
The children who attend Camp Alexander will be safer thanks to the efforts of board members and a grant from FEMA. A year and a half effort to build a tornado shelter on the Camp Alexander grounds is nearing completion. Rod Sobieski, adjunct board member for special projects, spearheaded the effort to build the building. Sobieski said he began exploring the idea of a tornado shelter on the grounds. A neighbor has been letting the kids use the basement of his house, but an on-site tornado shelter had been needed. “This is really what has been missing at Camp […]Read More
In March Protection Shelters took a storm shelter to the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University for debris impact testing.Read More
Hoxie Housing Authority has an above ground storm shelter built by Protection Shelters. Mr. Dale Zogleman is an over and above sort of business man. If he says it he will do it. He knows his business and takes pride in a job well done. He meets the timelines required and leaves the property clean and better than when he started. Dale is also helpful in meeting all the requirements of HUD. I would recommend Dale Zogleman and Protection Shelters to anyone who is interested in putting in a storm shelter. Lynette Hoxie Housing AuthorityRead More
Working on Camp Alexander’s tornado shelter with Protection Shelters was a very positive experience. I recommend them for tornado shelter construction to anyone considering this type of structure. They are first class. During the initial planning and grant writing, Dale Zogleman provided insights that his experience suggested would improve what we initially planned to build. During his phase of the actual construction, Protections Shelters remained on top of things in terms of what needed to be done, and the testing by outside agencies that was needed to fulfill FEMA’s requirements. One pleasant outcome for me in my initial contact […]Read More