MyStrongHome is a benefit corporation with a mission to strengthen communities in coastal areas. We work with a sister non-profit organization called the Foundation for Strong Homes. Together, we provide home upgrades that are independently certified*, secure financing for those improvements based on future insurance savings, and are a licensed insurance agent. We are dedicated to developing innovative, proven and fully certified programs that improve community access to critical resources needed to withstand future storms.
*such as the FORTIFIED for Safer Living program of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety



MyStrongHome partners with insurance companies that offer substantial discounts for FORTIFIED homes or comparable mitigation measures. In most states, these discounts are not mandatory, and many carriers only offer modest savings to FORTIFIED homeowners – if they offer any at all. Because MyStrongHome uses FORTIFIED discounts to pay for the FORTIFIED home improvements, our customers who wish to take advantage of this financing will need to obtain a Homeowners insurance policy from one of our partners.


All participating construction contractors have been carefully selected for their attention to quality, professionalism, and experience with FORTIFIED construction. Contractors do not get paid until your house gets certified.


MyStrongHome uses Disaster Smart to inspect 100% of the homes we fortify. Disaster Smart is the leading inspector in the region, and their team of evaluators possess decades of combined experience.


We work with SELF, a community lender specializing in home renovation loans, to provide low-cost, unsecured financing to our customers.


MyStrongHome is a B Corporation, meaning we are among a group of companies that has been called ‘the highest standard in socially responsible business.” B Corps exist to create value for all of their stakeholders, not just their shareholders.

For MyStrongHome, the safety and financial wellbeing of our customers is the consideration that drives our business every day.


Our Founders & Staff

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Margot Brandenburg

Chief Executive Officer
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Eleanor Kitzman

Chief Administrative Officer
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Frank Burkhardt

Operations Manager
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Les Robertson

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Anne Shealy



  • Prudential Financial
  • Rockefeller Foundation