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 their customers were having so much difficulty with the upkeep of the house paint, the contractors hired a chemist to look further into the problem.
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. Eventually, after a house is painted, the water in the paint will evaporate. When this happens, only the solid components of the paint are left. If these solids are cheaply made fillers, they will surely break down over time. However, if the solids are resins, pigments, and high-quality ceramics, the new product would not break down like traditional house paint.
So the contractors created the innovative coating product known today as “Rhino Shield.” The product saw immediate success, but the creators wanted to improve on the product even more. This is when they decided to add the superior ceramic microspheres that are found in the product today.
Over the last ten years, Rhino Shield has spread throughout the country with dealers in almost every state. Rhino Shield Gulf South serves Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, 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.