Rhino Shield's founders began their careers in the Florida Panhandle, working as home improvement contractors in the area. This was an especially difficult climate for home maintenance because of extreme heat and humidity, salt content in the air, and devastating hurricanes. Over the years, they sold and applied many different paints and coatings, including national brand paints, and even proprietary coatings with long term warranties.
They were one of the “good guy” contractors, the kind of company that actually went back and took care of customers, fixing issues with the paints and coatings they applied as problems occurred. Since they found themselves repairing paint jobs so often, they hired a chemist to help determine if the problems were due to materials or their application. The chemist could find no immediate fault in their methods. “You are using a lot of good materials and you are certainly preparing the home and applying the product according to the manufacturer’s specifications.”
So the chemist decided to look further into the composition of the paints and coatings that the contractors were using. When he broke the products down, he discovered that the paints were full of cheap fillers rather than quality solid materials. This, he found, was the reason the paint began to break down after only a few years.
The chemist suggested developing a coating with no fillers, less water and more solids. He explained that in a paint or coating, after the water evaporates you are left with only the solids. In the best scenario, if the solids are resins, pigments and ceramics that are active parts of the coating, then you have a coating that won’t break down like traditional paints.
So they developed what was later to be called “Rhino Shield”. After their initial successes with the product, they wanted to improve it further. So they decided to add superior ceramic microspheres to make Rhino Shield perform better.
News of Rhino Shield’s success spread quickly as homeowners across the country demanded the superior product. Today, Rhino Shield has dealer locations all across the country in nearly every state. Rhino Shield Gulf South is the exclusive Rhino Shield dealer for Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Washington State, Colorado, and Washington D.C.
Rhino Shield Gulf South is a BBB Accredited Business, and was named Rhino Shield National Dealer of the year in 2009. This award was based on overall performance and customer satisfaction.