Community Shelters

Our Community Shelters are specifically designed to accommodate large groups of people for extended periods of time during heavy storm activity.

Each shelter design has been engineered to withstand the force of an F-5 tornado and exceeds all standards set by FEMA, the NSSA, and ICC 500 building codes.

Community shelters are perfect for businesses, daycares, private schools, drill rigs, manufacturing facilities, municipalities, and community developments!

You can choose to run electricity inside the shelters. Custom sizes, specs, and options are available upon request. Shelters can be grouped or spaced out around a facility to accommodate the number of employees or people you have to keep safe.

Sizes Occupancy
8 x 8 x 6'4" Up to 13 people
8 x 10 x 6'4" Up to 16 people
8 x 12 x 6'4" Up to 20 people
8 x 16 x 6'4" Up to 26 people
8 x 18 x 6'4" Up to 29 people
8 x 20 x 6'4" Up to 32 people

Custom sizes are available

Additional Information:

  • (2) 36" sized doors are standard and included in all packages.
  • Standard 7' ceiling height.
  • Vents are 4" in diameter, screened on the interior, with a metal cover on the exterior.
  • Vents are installed on the top and bottom of the shelter walls to provide maximum ventilation.
  • Signage Provided: fire extinguisher, entry sign, and manufacturer placard.
  • Fire extinguisher provided.
  • (3) Flashlights provided upon completion of the project.
  • Portable toilet, no partition provided.
  • Standard coating is grey or white industrial enamel. Powder coating is available upon request for an additional fee.
  • Hilti anchoring system included in the build.
  • ½" inch anchors used on 16" centers.
  • Conforms to ICC 500, FEMA 320, and FEMA 361 specs for community shelter requirements.

Thank you, Jared for an excellent installation. This is a professional business with a proficient crew. I highly recommend them.

- Chris Ivy

Good service, helped identify the best option and included a site visit to help plan.

- Brian Smart

Jared and his entire team are amazing!! They did ours today and we are very pleased!

- Mistee Jackson Gold

We have loved working with Arkansas Storm Shelters!! From beginning to end, they have been helpful and friendly. The guys just finished the install today and their customer service and execution of the job was excellent!!! They took their time and made sure it was done right. Thanks guys!

- Heather Pratt

I would highly recommend this company.Good experience from start to finish. They were very professional, skilled at their job and cleaned up their work site.

- Amy Brewer

We are very pleased with our shelter, the process, staff and crew, and the excellent and skilled construction.
Thank you AR Storm Shelters.
Hap & Kat Adkins

- Hap Adkins

We had the 6x8 slope top shelter installed this morning. Customer service was top notch, they were even out earlier than expected to get it installed before this weather tonight. Fast install!!

- Kayla Jensen

Friendly staff, quality product, very professional and a 10 year warranty to back it up.

- Brandy Scates

We had a 6x8 sloping put in early Jan 2022 and had a great experience with Arkansas Storm Shelters. We live on top of a rocky hill and Jared tried 3 times before he found the install spot - he did not give up and it was greatly appreciated! The only thing I can offer for constructive criticism, is the stairs are really steep so we had to make a ramp for our dogs, and the customer service was a bit slow on my questions...but they did get back to me after my follow ups. All in all, very satisfied and would recommend.

- Nancy Morgan

Very professional and did a quality job of installing our 7x10 shelter. Was in and out quick, cleaned up after themselves very well. Answered all of our questions! Would absolutely recommend!

- Virginia Lynn Altstatt

Great people to purchase from! We have a 6x6 in our garage that thankfully we have never had to use, but the security of knowing its there means everything to our family. Thanks for the great customer service😁

- Brandee Epperson-Fiori

On time and installation was very professional, if your looking for a good storm shelter we highly recommend this company, We bought the sloped unground shelter with the higher ceilings and gently sloping stairs.
If your looking for a storm shelter I would highly recommend getting the bigger and taller sloped front storm shelter as with the smaller one i could not even stand up in.
If you looking to install a storm shelter I would highly recommend giving this company a chance to see your business.

- Darla Haynes McCoach

GREAT customer service, patiently answered all my questions, respectful of our time, and didn’t tear up our yard during install. Good, honest people who just want you to be safe during a storm. Turn key job; no hidden costs. I would recommend them to anyone.

- Kara Jones

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Standards set by FEMA and the ICC 500 building codes.