This is a list of contractors and manufacturers that have provided information to Carter County Emergency Management. This list is not all inclusive, nor is it intended as an endorsement or approval of individual contractors or manufacturers. It is only intended to provide individuals with options and as a convenience. To find more contractors who provide installation services, please see your phonebook under backhoe services. When researching contractors and/or manufactures, ensure that they will provide you with a safe room/storm shelter that is built and installed to meet or exceed FEMA and ICC 500 Guidelines.

FEMA strongly encourages homeowners to build safe rooms, but cannot endorse or approve specific manufacturers or producers.

A safe room is a hardened structure specifically designed to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) criteria and provide near-absolute protection in extreme weather events, including tornadoes. Near-absolute protection means that, based on current knowledge of tornadoes, the occupants of a safe room built in accordance with FEMA guidance will have a very high probability of being protected from injury or death. It can be above ground or below ground.


Hausner (Durant)


Area Septic Services (Elmore City)


Native Storm Shelters (Calera)


Rick Wylie Storm Shelters


Deerebuilt Safe Rooms




Jeremy Wilkins


CM Construction


Ricky Beane Construction


Service Plumbing Co., Inc.


Kendall Johnson Construction


Complete Septic Service


Watterson Sand & Gravel


Bray's Construction



Here are some general guidelines to help you determine which contractor is right for you.

Find a reputable contactor.
a. Ask for references and be sure to check them out.
b. Make sure the contractor can install a structure that will comply with FEMA guidelines and ICC standards.
c. Be sure to have a contact with the builder/installer.
d. Specify what type of safe room is to be built/installed.
e. What is the time frame it will be built/installed in?
f. How much will the safe room cost?