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About Us

Aerial Shot- 2 of 4 warehouses of Sturdy Safe Company


General Information: Sturdy Gun Safe is one of the best commercial gun and fire safe manufacturers in the USA. Family owned and operated company for nearly 60 years in Fresno, Ca. We are also a repair station for all major brand gun safes. 30% of our gun safe sales, go to Departments of Justice, Police Departments, Sheriffs Departments, Police Academies, and many other law enforcement and government agencies. 100% of the safes assembly and steel is made in America. We even buy American supplies as much as possible. Every owner of our products will feel a part of the Sturdy family and we keep them happy by great customer service for a lifetime.

Our Prices: Sturdy Gun Safe Company is known for it's low pricing (when compared to other safes with just as thick steel) because we feel you should have the quality you need, without paying for the gimmicks. We also have no costly markups because we have low over head costs. This is because we own the buildings and machinery, and currently spending $100 a month in advertising. Word of mouth keeps us thriving.

Our Beliefs: We feel commercial quality safes should be designed to take abuse and last for generations. We also feel it's easy to get happy customers, by giving them exactly what they think they are getting. We believe in Christian principals, and run the company as such.


Terry Pratt with his wife Toni Pratt, and their daughter Alyssa (who is the model of the site), pictured in the Fresno Bee newspaper.


About the man who started it all:

43 Years Steel Fabrication

The owner Terry Pratt, worked in steel fabrication for over 43 years because of his father, who owned Sturdy before him. He was 13 when he started.

Built Numerous Difficult Items

Terry's fabrication skills allows him to build various difficult items such as house boats, trusses, steel warehouses, high security boxes, safe locking assemblies of various types, upgrades to other safe brands existing lock system and beams.

Prototyped Designs

Terry has done tremendous amounts of prototype work for safes, tool boxes, and oil field separator tanks.

Many Good Influences

Terry has been blessed by many friends that he shares thoughts with, who are professionals in engineering, locksmithing, fire investigation, and electronics.

Fire Investigation Training

He has had some training in fire investigation by one of the premier fire investigators of California during the time he experimented/tested his fire safe.

He Loves His Job

For Terry, this isn't a job, it's a way of life that he loves because he gets to work with his family and help people.

Warehousing, And Customer Service Training

Terry's father trained him in every area of manufacturing, including customer service and warehousing. He is more than a jack of all trades, he is someone who utilizes his talents on an everyday basis.


Terry takes the time to educate his customers on buying safes and share his expertise. Sturdy Safe is a stepping stone of experience for people looking to get jobs in steel fabrication, so Terry takes the time to teach them as well.

Industrial Machine Repairmen

Terry was an industrial machine repairmen at a company when he was younger. He still utilizes these skills on his own machines today.

Good Principles

His principals such as honesty, quality, good work ethics, and faith has helped him run the company.