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Authorized dealer of SmartShelters, call us 573-382-2546

Tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011
Tornado that struck
Joplin, MO, in May 2011


  • Weather Radio
  • Flash Light or Lantern
  • Water & Cereal Bars
  • First Aid Kit
  • Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Dust Masks
  • D Batteries
  • Plan for the worst ... but expect to be in your shelter for only 15 minutes

A Family Business that cares
about other families

Tornado Safe Shelters LLC is a family owned business that began with the desire to protect other families from the fear and disaster of tornados and other storms.

John Welter began the business because his wife and children were afraid of the storms that plague the Southeast Missouri area each Spring. Originally, he had wanted a house with a basement ... but finding one was difficult due to the high water table. He had always been told that storm shelters had to be installed at the time of construction of a house, or installed in the yard. He felt that a shelter in the yard would not be useful, because he would never send his family out into the rain John Welter, his wife Brooke, and his children Haley, Lexi and Jaxon and wind to seek shelter for fear a tornado could be upon them.

In his search for a suitable shelter, John discovered a type of shelter that can be installed in the garage, thus eliminating the threat of having to go out into the storm. However, to his dismay, these shelters were available only in Oklahoma. He decided to become a distributor so that he could bring these remarkable tornado shelters to his home in Southeast Missouri.

John chose Smart Shelters Inc. because they are the only manufacturer that offers a Lifetime Transferable Warranty ensuring they will never leak or float. Smart Shelters is the #1 selling shelter in America, with over 1,000 installed each year.

John's first order of business was to purchase and install a shelter in his own garage! Let John protect your family, as well! Call TODAY at (573) 382-2546 for a free "over the phone" quote!


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