About Us

Stronger construction standards, improved building codes, and policies that create resilient communities

L-R: Tom Stokes, president, Truland Homes; Wiley Blankenship, president and CEO, Coastal Alabama Partnership; Alex Cary, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety; Julie Shiyou-Woodard, president and CEO, Smart Home America, and; AL State Senator, Bill Hightower. Photo(C) Patty Pohuski/University of Alabama- ACIIR 

We're a not-for-profit that promotes stronger construction standards, improved building codes, and policies that create resilient communities. 

Why the name Smart Home America?

Home is where we live, work and play. We educate home and business owners, the building, insurance and real estate industries and local and State leaders about the resources available to build resilient communities. We connect them with the experts, service providers and information they need to make the smart, informed decisions, as they plan for, or recover from, the severe weather risks they face.

Oh, and while your fridge ordering groceries is great, that's not our focus. We're here to protect your largest investments, your home or business.

What's our goal?

To cut through the clutter and provide people the knowledge and resources they need to make smart, informed decisions that improve their lives, strengthen their homes, and secure their future.

Why do this?

To significantly reduce the risk of loss and damage from severe weather. We are saving people, businesses, and communities money, time, and heartache. 

Where do you work?

We currently work to support resilience efforts in nine states: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama (where we are based, and the State is the national leader in FORTIFIED construction), Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Rhode Island.

Where are you based?

Mobile, Alabama


Our vision

Stronger, Sustainable, More Resilient Communities

Our mission

To create stronger communities through collaboration, education and the promotion of resilient and sustainable policies, products and building methods.

Why we exist

To educate leaders, residents, and industry about smarter, safer buildings and tested policies, products, and techniques that build resilient and sustainable communities.

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