“Totally satisfied – very professional installation! If you need a shelter this is definitely the place to utilize. I checked different installers for a year and chose Lake Martin Shelters – so glad I did.”
The Refuge Shelter is made by Fiberglass Creations Inc., a family-owned company, located in Henderson, Texas. This shelter is one of the oldest, underground fiberglass storm shelters in the business. Fiberglass Creations specialize in quality when it comes to their shelters. They focus on building fewer shelters with attention to detail, rather than mass production. They keep their customers in mind by conducting full inspections and testing before all shelters are put out on the market. After all, safety is their number one priority.
Fiberglass Creations is a member of the National Storm Shelter Association. The primary purpose of this association is to ensure the highest quality of manufactured and constructed storm shelters designed to protect people from injury or loss of life from the effects of tornadoes, hurricanes and other devastating natural disasters.
Did you know that fiberglass and carbon fiber are used to make bodies and hulls of ships due to their strength and lightweight feel?
The Refuge Shelter consists of many safety-designed features such as:
This ribbing is found on all sides of the shelter. It gives added strength to the entire frame of the shelter which will hold to pressure of moving water and dirt once it is installed.
The Refuge doors are large and consist of a strong hydraulic system. These doors offer an ease and comfort while descending into the shelter.
The carpeted stairs add an additional sense of comfort by eliminating and kind of slipping or falling. Note that smaller the door is, the steeper the stairs. Carpet is a plus.
This is important for any storm shelter you purchase. The higher the ceilings are, the easier it is to breathe and relax during a natural disaster. It is also much cooler in the warm temperatures. The Refuge shelter ceiling heights range from 6’2 to 6’10.
Additional features include clean, dry interior, easy maintenance, and overall safety during an event.
- John Williams
“We are very satisfied with Lake Martin Storm Shelters. From the very first contact with Merry until our Shelter was installed we knew we were dealing with a very professional individual who is extremely knowledgeable. Merry calls you back with she says she will, she explains every step of the process to you, and gives advice when you have questions. During the installation Merry and Josh were very professional and very warm and friendly. We will always be thankful we chose Lake Martin Shelters over all the others we check into! Oh, and Merry also offers a military discount!!! Thank you Merry and Josh for such a wonderful experience.”Paula Lomax
“Since moving here from California, we have had a lingering anxiety about the potential of a severe storm. After getting our Life Pod installed we have peace of mind… and to us, that is worth every penny! We loved working with Merry and her crew. They are amazing and we would recommend them to anyone looking at shelters. Merry is extremely easy to talk to, a wealth of information and genuinely wants to help you find what you are looking for. We were surprised with how fast it got installed (delivery as well as install) and couldn’t be happier. Thank you!”Kelsey Severns
“Merry, I would like to thank you for the peace of mind we have now . We love our storm shelter! You sat down with us and took time out of your day and showed our grand babies your horses. T would recommend if anyone needs a shelter to call you . You are very kind hearted , and did everything you had told us you would do .Thank you again !!!”Joann Green
“Great company! Ms. Merry was wonderful, lots of information to help us decide which shelter to buy. We love our shelter! They cleaned up and made the area look better than it did when they arrived! She was very fast, efficient, and so kind! Thank you!”Staci Morris Greene
“When looking around for a safe and sustainable storm shelter, we quickly got the impression that Lake Martin Storm shelters is a very professional choice. We could have a personal look at the shelter installed at Lake Martin, which convinced us that the Refuge I is the best way to go. Though our lot was not easy at all, Merry did a fantastic job in adjusting to our needs and finding an excellent solution! We like the shelter, my wife decorated it with some cushions inside – it is really comfortable in there! Worth every penny, and a good investment in safety!”Thomas Lutze
“I LOVE my new storm shelter. It is the CADILLAC of storm shelters. Everyone who has seen it from the road even has been impressed on how great your quality leveling and clean up on site has been. Not even a tractor/bobcat track mark. Thank you again. Looking forward to sending you some interested parties names.”Melanie Lynn Crowe