About Us

Shelter Structures was founded in 2003 with the goal of providing exceptional client service, enduring value, and unsurpassed product quality for our customers.

The company rapidly made its mark in becoming a leading designer and developer of custom-tensioned fabric structures.  In 2008, Inc. Magazine honored Shelter Structures on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the country; it was also ranked 77th in the top 100 manufacturing companies.  In 2009, Florida Trend magazine named the firm one of its “Businesses to Watch.”

Shelter Structures’ fabric covered buildings are constructed with galvanized steel frames and coated, polyester-reinforced PVC membrane covers.  Fabric buildings by Shelter Structures offer unique advantages over traditional buildings, including portability, cost-effectiveness, an expedited construction schedule and long life.  The semi-permanent structures, which are used in a wide variety of industries, have a long service life.  Cover membranes can be expected to perform for 15-25 years, while the galvanized frames will last even longer.

Today, Shelter Structures has shelters installed worldwide, from rock quarries in Florida to oil fields in Africa.  The privately held company was founded by Patty and Charly Smail, who lead their team in providing each client with personalized service and innovative, custom solutions for their specific applications.