Our History

Stronghold (formerly dba Missouri Storm Shelters, Inc.) is located in Springfield, Missouri and is a division of Carnahan-White, LLC. We began as a family owned local Storm Shelter Company in 2003 and evolved into a national leader in the steel safe room manufacturing industry.
The federal government, military, major corporations, trans-national contractors, businesses, homebuilders and residential customers around the U.S. depend upon our safe rooms daily for safety and security.
We are a producer member of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. Our charitable benefactors include St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Samaritans Purse, Habitat for Humanity, MDA and other not-for-profit organizations dedicated to assisting low-income families obtain a life-saving storm shelter.

Our Mission

Build certified storm shelters, safe rooms, and storm doors that exceed industry standards (FEMA P320/P361 2015 & ICC 500/NSSA 2014 & IBC 2015), ensuring our customers receive the best protection available from storms, security threats, and financial liability.

Our Vision

We believe every family and business in America should have the opportunity to own a safe room. Therefore, our goal is to build the highest quality shelter at a price that is affordable for every budget. Stronghold understands that when a customer purchases our safe room they trust us with their most important asset: their life. We take that responsibility very seriously. We stringently adhere to the industry quality verification standards when designing, building, and installing certified safe rooms so that our customers know they are getting the very best.

The Stronghold Difference

Stronghold certified storm shelters are compliant to the highest quality standards in the industry, which includes the following: FEMA P-361 2015 and ICC 500/NSSA 2014 and IBC 2015. Installed shelters include the NSSA quality verification seal and NSSA certificate of installation. All shelter models have been debris impact tested at the National Wind Institute (NWI) and verified to withstand winds in excess of 250 mph (EF-5 resistant). Our NWI PASS Letter is on file for customer review. Shelters have also been wind engineered evaluated and documentation is available for customer review.

Awards & Associations

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