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Rick Wylie Construction has been around for more than 25 years. Since tornadoes devastated the heart of Oklahoma in 2013, the focus of the company has shifted quite a bit from building above ground structures to installing underground shelters. “My great- grandfather and grandfather, my dad and my uncles – they’ve all built them. I’m the youngest,” Rick said of the Bohannons and Wylies who have built storm shelters in southwest Oklahoma for decades. Rick also offers quality above ground steel shelters as well as all types of construction.

Rick said he has taken the best features of the Wylie and Bohannon designs and added some of his own. “The basic design is the one passed down in the family. These shelters are built on- site and are not pre-cast. The sizes range from 6 x 8 feet up to 14 x 16 feet. He said the oblong measurement maximizes floor space. Doorways are 30” wide and ceilings are 6’ 6 inches high. The steps down into the shelter are not steep. All of these features make for easy access, which Wylie says is the main appeal of his shelters. Other standard features include two louvered vents that can be operated from inside. There is a 16×24-inch escape hatch, in case the door is damaged or blocked and an alternate exit is needed. The shelters are plaster inside and out, Three bolt latching in the door and in the floor, conduit and a light box.

In two foot increments. Sizes starting at 4×8. Up to 14×16 inside dimension with 6’6″ ceiling height. Also can custom build to desire height and dimensions. 


Our storm shelters meet and or exceed  FEMA-320 and ICC-500 specifications. 

  Click to view the Texas tech debris impact report on our shelters! 

 


What people are saying:

Fabulous job! I was amazed at the process and appreciate you answering all my questions and telling me how to maintain my new storm cellar. Thank You!   Cheryl Meridth-Willis

Absolutely love ours that Rick built. Very professional,kept area neat and tidy,and the peace of mind just knowing it’s there and ready is priceless. DeAnn Bohl
 
Rick, your work is really high quality. We recommend you to lots of folks for an easy access shelter. Keep up the good work. Gregg Engle
 
Best shelters in the market and built by honest people. Dereck McPherson

 



2 weeks ago
Meteorologist Damon Lane

Intense storms coming overnight! THERE IS A TORNADO RISK. Storms will have strong winds with quick spin up tornadoes possible. Stay tuned between Midnight-4am.

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1 month ago
Basehunters Chasing

Tractor picked up in south Dakota. Left in Montana. Let that sink in!

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1 month ago
Photos from Rick Wylie Storm Shelter & Construction LLC's post

Built on site:
3 bolt latching system
Door stay
16"x 24" escape hatch
Conduit & light box for electric.
Plastered inside and out.
Two louvered vents.
(Prices are turnkey, except: Dirt removal. ... See more

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3 months ago
Photos from Rick Wylie Storm Shelter & Construction LLC's post

16x28 patio with 10x14 storm shelter.
Fighting rock and rain. Got to love it.
Ready for concrete
Lehigh, OK

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