Southern Safe Rooms was created to fulfill a desperate need for quality well-built safe rooms in Northeast Oklahoma. The President of Southern Safe Rooms, Michael Tidwell, is a life-long Tulsan and a third generation metal fabrication business man, has seen first-hand the destruction that tornadoes can cause after the EF5 tornado that ripped its way through Northeast Oklahoma and Joplin, Missouri. Mr. Tidwell was inspired to begin making Tulsa storm shelters to protect people from these horrific storms.
Southern Safe Rooms are fabricated in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma by Southern Sheet Metal Works, Inc., its parent company. Southern Sheet Metal Works, Inc. was established in 1904 and is currently in its fourth generation of family ownership. Having nearly 120 years within metal fabrication along with employing only the best metal fabricators equates to An Industry Standard for Tulsa safe rooms and Tulsa storm shelters.