The founders of Rhino Shield started as home improvement contractors in the Florida Panhandle, which is known for its extreme heat and humidity, frosty cold, torrential rain, and of course, hurricanes. One of the many jobs of these contractors was exterior house painting. Over the years, they painted many houses and business with all different types of paint and coatings, including many national brands.
These contractors were committed to customer service, so they always made sure to check on the customers and fix any problems they had with the paint as time passed. 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.”
When the chemist began to break down the paints, he noticed that they were made mostly of cheap fillers. He explained to the contractors that, with so many fillers, the paints were destined to break down within a few years.
The chemist explained that if coatings were made using more solids and less water and fillers, it would last much longer. 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.
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.
Based on its outstanding customer service and annual performance, Rhino Shield Gulf South was named National Dealer of the Year in 2009. Rhino Shield Gulf South is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.