Tornado Shelters

We have been installing underground and above ground tornado shelters in Oklahoma since we opened in 2013.

If you are interested in purchasing an underground concrete tornado shelter or above ground concrete tornado shelter in Oklahoma, Sprague’s Backhoe has a storm shelter for every family and budget. Sprague’s Backhoe is owner operated so whichever tornado shelter you choose, you can trust us to install it properly. We work closely with homeowners and business owners to ensure they are completely satisfied with every tornado shelter that we install.

Oklahomans call us for concrete tornado shelters because we are highly skilled at what we do, we offer the highest degree of customer satisfaction, we have 2 decades of experience in tornado shelter installation and we treat every yard as if it were our own.

How Much Do Tornado Shelters Cost?

Because customer satisfaction is our priority, we believe pricing should be transparent. So, all pricing for our tornado shelters is listed on our website. All prices include installation.

We do accept cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards. Please note that we charge a 4% convenience fee for all payments made by credit card or debit card. We are also experts on working with tornado shelter grant and rebate recipients.

If you would like more information about storm shelter financing, check out our blog post about financing options for tornado shelters.

Please click a tornado shelter or safe room below to learn more about its features. **Prices are subject to change at any time without notice.**

7x10 Jumbo Slope Front Storm Shelter

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6x8 Flat Top Storm Shelter

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6x8 Slope Front Storm Shelter

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5x7 Concrete Above Ground Safe Room

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6x8 Concrete Above Ground Safe Room

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7x9 Concrete Above Ground Safe Room

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Easy Access Below Ground Storm Shelter

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What Makes Our Tornado Shelters the Best in Oklahoma

All tornado shelters installed by Sprague’s Backhoe include the following features (please click individual products above to learn more about each one):

  • Triple latch system on all doors
  • 5-10 year limited manufacturer’s warranty
  • Vertically reinforced steel door
  • 8” turbine & 3” vent
  • Doors have been tested at Texas Tech University
  • Built to withstand an F5 tornado
  • 6,000 PSI reinforced precast concrete
  • Shelters meet or exceed FEMA 320 & ICC 500 guidelines
  • Made in Oklahoma
  • Delivered as a one-piece unit

Tornado Shelters: Scheduling & Installation

During off-season, your tornado shelter installation can usually be scheduled within three to six weeks of the date you call, but please keep in mind that installations during spring and summer months can take up to 12-16 weeks to get you scheduled. Depending on the season, rain and severe weather can also delay our schedule.

No down payment is required to get on our schedule but payment is due in full at the time of installation. Tornado shelter financing options are available.

When you are ready to schedule your underground tornado shelter or above ground safe room installation, give us a call at 405-600-4905. Once we have your information, we will schedule you and e-mail you a storm shelter contract.

Sprague’s Backhoe will contact OKIE 811 to locate member companies’ lines before we start your job. Note: OKIE 811 does not locate gas lines, sewer lines or water lines from the meter to the house, private water and septic lines or sprinkler lines. It is the customer’s responsibility to know the location of private lines.

Extra Services & Fees

Depending on the storm shelter you choose, after we backfill and dress up your yard, there will be 1-2 dump truck loads of dirt leftover. Dirt haul off is available for an extra fee, which will be discussed at the time of scheduling, but most people choose to keep their dirt if space allows.

Installations over 40 miles away could incur a travel charge, which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

Choosing a Storm Shelter Company: What You Should Know

It is the homeowner’s responsibility to obtain a storm shelter permit from their city office, if required, but each city has different requirements and pricing. Please call your local city office for details about tornado shelter permits in your area.

Tornado Shelters: Placement

As long as access allows, we can install your underground tornado shelter or above ground safe room wherever you want it. Most people choose to install their cellars within a few feet of their homes.

Due to the size of our equipment and trucks, we will need at least a 10’ wide and 14’ tall path to get to the installation site.

Read our FAQs to learn more about storm shelter installations.

Underground Tornado Shelter Installation Video

Below is a sped-up video of a tornado shelter installation from start to finish. Sprague’s Backhoe installed this easy access tornado shelter in 2017 in Tuttle, Oklahoma.

After your storm shelter or safe room is installed, make sure you register it with your local city, county or fire department so Oklahoma first responders know where to look in case a tornado strikes.

Tornado Shelters and Safe Room Reviews

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  After a long absolutely horrible experience with another storm shelter company that resulted in us demanding full removal of our shelter and cancelation of our contract we ended up going with Sprague’s Backhoe. The two experiences were like night and day. Everything went smoothly with Sprague’s. Dealing with Stacey and Jack was a pleasure. Stacey is so sweet and they both talk to you like you are old friends. Stacey helped us with everything concerning our rebate from our city’s grant and gave us confidence that everything was done correctly. – Sarah G., February 9, 2018 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   We had our storm shelter installed today. We highly recommend Sprague’s Backhoe, Stacey and Jack were both great throughout the entire process. We called around to several companies and they were by far the best. I love the fact that they are local and they made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. Thank you guys so much! – Jamye H., March 18, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  We already have an in ground shelter but mom’s knees can’t make the stairs anymore. She got this so she can get in and out easily. We have already put in a little corner shelf and some chairs inside. Now to just get supplies inside. Mom really loves the door on it. – Susan M., Blanchard, OK

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Above ground concrete shelter installed in March 15, 2019. Very professional and knowledgeable with all rebate paperwork provided promptly for me to submit. I recommend Jack and Stacey Sprague Backhoe for your storm shelter purchase and installation. I try to support local businesses whenever possible because my parents owned a small business in Duncan OK for many years and my Son own a heating and air conditioning business in Mustang. – Terrie T., Tuttle, OK

Read more 5 star storm shelter reviews on Google and Facebook
Read: 7 Reasons Our Customers Love Us and You Will Too

Tornado Shelter Installation Areas

We service a 60 mile radius from Blanchard, Oklahoma. Storm cellar installations over 40 miles away could incur an extra travel fee. If you don’t see your city listed below, please contact us for an estimate!

Bridge Creek

Del City
El Reno

Fort Cobb
Midwest City

Nichols Hills
Nicoma Park

Rush Springs

The Village
Union City
Warr Acres

Contact Sprague’s Backhoe today at (405) 600-4905 to schedule your storm shelter installation.

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