Our Mission to Keep you Safe

For over two decades RemagenSafeRooms has sheltered the public from the dangers of tornadoes and other violent windstorms. We continue to offer our customers the best products available for custom-designed residential and community tornado safe rooms. The Remagen Safe Room System has been constructed in residences, schools, emergency operations centers, 911 facilities, daycare facilities, manufacturing plants, and office buildings. As a founding member of the National Storm Shelter Association, RemagenSafeRooms continues to be the industry’s benchmark in the design and sale of engineered safe rooms and blast and ballistic structures through professionally engineered design, continued innovation, and servant-based service. Our products meet all requirements of ICC 500 – 2014, ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters and FEMA P361 – 361, Design and Construction Guidance for Community Safe Rooms for 250 mph EF-5 tornadoes.

Remagen, a German town located on the west bank of the Rhine River, was built on the site of the 12th century Roman fortress Rigomagus. During World War I, the Germans constructed a railroad bridge (Ludendorff Bridge) across the Rhine to facilitate moving troops to the western front. During World War II, after foiling a Nazi attempt to destroy Lundendorff, the last standing passage over the Rhine, advanced elements of the 9th Armored Division of the U.S. 1st Army, led by Lt. Karl H. Timmerman, captured the bridge intact on March 7, 1945. This heroic feat lives on in the annals of war as the “Miracle of Remagen.” Despite desperate Nazi attempts to destroy the bridge with V2 rockets, air attacks, and underwater demolition teams, it stood until March 17 when it suddenly collapsed, killing 32 American soldiers. By this time, however, U.S. forces had established a bridgehead on the east bank of the Rhine River which became an Allied spearhead into the heart of Nazi Germany. Remagen Safe Rooms is named in memory of the American servicemen whose valor in the capture of the bridge at Remagen hastened the beginning of peace in Europe.
James Waller, P.E., Founder of RemagenSafeRooms

Formerly a member of the U.S. Army and assigned to the U.S. Army Materiel Command, James Waller is a 1958 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami in 1969 and has been a registered structural engineer since that time. Many engineering projects Mr. Waller has directed have been awarded honors of excellence by:

• American Institute of Architects
• American Institute of Steel Construction
• Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
• Army Materiel Command.

Jim Waller has been a true pioneer of the storm shelter industry as a founding member of the National Storm Shelter Association, serving as its inaugural president and continuing to serve for 5 years, participating in writing the industry standards for storm shelter design and construction for the NSSA/ICC 500, serving on the International Construction Code 500 Commentary Development Committee, and working with the Texas Tech University National Institute for Science and Technology as a tornado damage assessment engineer. Most recently, Waller was the recipient of the 2015 Keisling Award for his significant contributions to the storm shelter industry.

National Storm Shelter AssociationRemagen Safe Rooms is a Producer Member of the NSSA (National Storm Shelter Association ).