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. Throughout their years working as contractors, they applied many different types of house coatings and paints, including top-rated national brands.
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 broke down the paints and coatings they were using and discovered that they were full of fillers such as clay, extenders, and vinyl you find in almost every paint or coating. He reported his findings to the contractors. “The manufacturers of these paints and coatings are using too many fillers. After two, three, or four years, these formulas are degrading and causing your problems.”
The chemist suggested developing a coating with no fillers, less water and more solids. He explained the importance of high quality solid materials in the composition of a coating product. When the water evaporates from the product, you are left only with the solid materials within it. If these solids are cheaply made, they will surely break down over time. If they are high quality solid materials, the coating will not break down.
This discovery led to the birth of the revolutionary product, “Rhino Shield.” Using the highest quality ceramic microspheres, the new product was a huge success.
Over the last decade, Rhino Shield has been applied to homes throughout the USA with dealers in nearly every state. Rhino Shield Gulf South is the exclusive Rhino Shield dealer for Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, and Washington D.C.
Rhino Shield Gulf South had the honor of being named Rhino Shield National Dealer of the Year for 2009, which was based on overall annual performance as well as outstanding customer satisfaction awarded by Amcoat Industries. Rhino Shield Gulf South is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.