In early 2013, a tornado nearly struck our home in the Nashville, TN area. This was a very scary event, which prompted me to begin researching the various types of storm shelters on the market and to my surprise there were so many types, designs, and quality of workmanship out there. As a 16 year law enforcement official, both at the state and federal level, I also had a distinct requirement that the shelter also serve as a safe/panic room for my family while I traveled for investigations. I knew I wanted something inside the home to facilitate easy access in case an intruder came in or an unsavory individual knocked on the door. I also needed the shelter to protect my family from the strongest tornado Mother Nature could produce. After much disappointment, with other manufacturers lack of strength, customization options, and versatility to be located in an interior 4×9 closet, I came across F5 Storm Shelters bolt together models. Immediately, I knew this was the option for us however you could make it work, where other vendors said it couldn’t. You listened to my concerns and requirements and designed an awesome 3×8 bolt together model with reinforced bullet resistant panels and bank glass for the viewer in the door. You did all of this while still making it affordable and competitively priced. The unit was delivered and expertly installed by your staff. Needless to say I am extremely satisfied with the entire purchase process, quality of the product, and your team’s customer service. There is no doubt you are a leader and a pioneer in this industry. I personally looked at all the major competitors out there including Family Safe, Atlas Safe Rooms, and Missouri Storm Shelters; by far you have the superior product and customization ability. We have received so many compliments on the shelter and I fully recommend that anyone in the market for a shelter to go with F5 Storm Shelters.