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 and may lower your homeowners insurance premiums. We also help our customers secure financing for those improvements from one of our lending partners. We are dedicated to developing innovative, proven and fully certified programs that improve community access to critical resources needed to withstand future storms.


MyStrongHome partners with insurance companies that offer discounts for FORTIFIED homes or comparable mitigation measures. Discounts and eligibility vary by insurer. Savings generated by these discounts can offset the cost of your new roof.


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 non-profit 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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Bridgette Daley

Lending Coordinator


  • Prudential Financial
  • Rockefeller Foundation