• Sukup Safe T Home®

    The solution for housing in the developing world

    The Sukup Safe T Home® is extremely efficient and exceptionally safe.
    With a construction time of one day and a useful life of 75 years, the homes ship 10 per container.
    They have lockable windows and doors, have withstood a Category 4 Hurricane, and are fire-proof, termite-proof, and machete-proof.

  • Giving Back is inGRAINed at Sukup

    The Safe T Home® manifests our culture as a family-owned company

    Sukup Manufacturing founders Mary and Eugene Sukup started the company in 1963,
    and the culture from the beginning has been to treat employees well and give back to the community.
    The Safe T Home® is just one example of how Sukup gives back, but takes it to a global scale.

  • The Hurricane Matthew Story

    Hurricane-tested. Hurricane-proof.

    In October 2016, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew battered Les Cayas, Haiti.
    At the time, 200 Sukup Safe T Home® were already constructed in the area.

Safe T Home®

The Sukup Safe T Home® is a patented engineered structure that is suitable for all phases of recovery effort. They are quick and easy to construct, making them ideal for emergency situations. The all-steel construction makes the Sukup Safe T Home® perfect for longer-term use, since they are weather-proof, fire-proof, and termite-proof. They are also movable, making them well-suited to transitional shelter needs. The round shape of the Safe T Home® allows the unit to withstand high winds. They are also virtually earthquake-proof.

The Safe T Home® kit includes basic hand tools, which a crew can use to build one home in one day.

An added feature of the Safe T Home® is a rain water collection system for clean drinking water.

A solar panel bracket can easily be affixed to the roof of the Safe T Home® to provide a source of energy.

The Safe T Home® is used primarily for shelter, but also for dental clinics and birthing centers.

UpComing Events


HyVee INDYCAR Race weekend

  • Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a "Salute to Farmers" sponsor at the HyVee INDYCAR Race weekend. Don’t miss a minute of the celebration, the speed and the thrills at "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet," Iowa Speedway


  • Thousands of cyclists will be “Bikin’ the Burg” this summer during the oldest, largest and longest week-long bicycle touring event in the world! Emmetsburg was thrilled to host RAGBRAI rider in 2014 (and three previous times!), and we’re excited to welcome riders back once again on Tuesday, July 26th! Get ready for live entertainment, relaxation at the beach, tasty food and drinks, and of course a taste of our Irish heritage. This year’s theme is Bikin’ the Burg. The design Emmetsburg is a small town of approximately 3,700 residents, located in Northwest Iowa. Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, the 9th largest of Iowa’s 34 natural lakes. Enjoy camping, golfing, fishing and swimming at beautiful Five Island Lake while you visit Iowa’s Irish Capital. Emmetsburg is an official sister city to Dublin, Ireland, and celebrates the heritage of the Emerald Isle with a festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration each March.

Iowa State Fair

  • The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequaled and unduplicated.

Natural Disasters

Together we can make a difference

GoServ Global has teamed up with Sukup Manufacturing Co. to bring relief to the families without homes. Using highly-modified grain bins, what we call a Safe T Home®, we have been able to provide nearly 200 homes in Haiti alone. This has allowed people without homes since the massive and devastating earthquake in 2010 almost to finally have a place of their own. In addition, GoServ Global’s latest Safe T Home® project in Peru is the Hidden Creeks Bible Camp.

Hurricane Matthew, hitting Haiti in October 2016 with winds of up to 145 mph, put the nearly 200 Safe T Homes® in Haiti to the test. ALL of the Safe T Homes® withstood the hurricane with minimal damage!

Sukup Safe T Home® | The solution for housing in developing countries