Huntsville, AL Our Service Area

Rhodes Construction is a Huntsville Storm shelters company located at 7833 Highway 72 W. and are a Distributor for Steel Standing Storm Shelters offering Below Ground- In Garage Shelters and Above Ground Safe Rooms. We also sell and install Community Safe Rooms throughout the State of Alabama. With an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau we are committed to offering high quality work and customer service.

Rhodes Construction is also a State Licensed Commercial General Contracting Company. Celebrating 21 years of Construction services for the North Alabama area. Restaurants, retail build-outs, bowling alleys, Dr’s offices, masonry buildings, pre-engineered metal buildings, warehouses, mini-storage buildings and highly customized residential construction. See what they say about us.

About Our Service Area

Located primarily in Madison County, Alabama, Huntsville is the fourth-largest city in the state and the largest city in the four-county Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The city has a total area of 210.0 square miles and has grown through recent annexations west into Limestone County, a total of 21.5 square miles.

Huntsville covers 24 zip codes including: 35801–3581635824 and 3589335899  Plus Madison’s 35757 and 35758. (zip code boundary map)

In 1811, Huntsville became  the first incorporated town in Alabama and was also the state’s first capital when Alabama was admitted to the Union. Montgomery ultimately became the permanent location as the capital. The history of Madison as a town began in 1856 when tracks were laid by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad company.

Nicknamed “The Rocket City” for its close history with U.S. space missions, Huntsville is home to Marshall Space Flight Center and remains the center for rocket-propulsion research in NASA and the Army. Today, Madison is one of the fastest growing cities in the southeastern United States, with one of the highest per capita incomes.

In 2005, Forbes Magazine named the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area as the 6th best place in the nation for doing business, as well as number one for the number of engineers per total employment. In 2009, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Huntsville as “America’s Best City.”
US News & World Reported listed Madison in the “Top 10 Places to Grow Up”. CNN Money named Madison Alabama in the “Top 100 Best Places to Live”

Incorporated areas bordering parts of Huntsville include:

  • Madison (East)
  • Athens (far northwestern tip of Huntsville)
  • Decatur (southwest)
  • Owens Cross Roads (southeast)
  • Triana (south)

Unincorporated communities bordering Huntsville include:

  • Harvest (northwest)
  • Meridianville (north)
  • Moores Mill (northeast)
  • Redstone Arsenal (U.S. Army base) (south)
Huntsville-Madison AL Climate

Huntsville has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. Much of Huntsville’s precipitation is due to thunderstorms, which are most frequent during the summer. However, the most severe storms occur during the spring and fall.

Huntsville-Madison AL People

As of 2012, Huntsville’s  population is 180,105 with 862 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 36.5.  43.60% of people in Huntsville are married and 13.52% are divorced.  The average household size is 2.26 people. 25.17% of people are married with children and 17.13% have children and are single.
As of 2010 Madison population is 42,938. Currently, over 1000 businesses call Madison home, enjoying a low cost of business with educated professionals and a hardworking labor force. The largest employers include Intergraph Corporation, STI and Tyonek, along with other growing corporations.

 Huntsville-Madison AL Economy

The city’s main economic influence is from aerospace and military technology. Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park (CRP), and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center are the main hubs for the area’s technology-driven economy. Commercial technology and telecommunication companies in the area include:  ADTRAN, Intergraph, Avocent, Deltacom, Inc., Cinram, and Sanmina-SCI. A total of 57 Fortune 500 companies currently have operations in Huntsville. The city also has several strip malls and shopping malls, including two enclosed malls – Madison Square Mall and Parkway Place.

Thanks to having a highly-educated workforce and growing companies demanding quality employees, over 58% of all households in the City of Madison have an income greater than $75,000, with a city-wide average of $107,330. Madison works to know and grow existing businesses, and attract all sectors of Industrial and Office, specifically targeting those with proven success in our area including:
Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing
Corporate Headquarters
Biotechnology/Life Sciences
Information Technology

The unemployment rate in Huntsville 6.90% with job growth at 1.37%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 35.84%. Sales tax rate in Huntsville is 8.00%. Income tax is 5.00%.  The income per capita is $29,940, which includes all adults and children, and the median household income is $51,838.

Estimated Huntsville households by household income:

  • Income Less Than 15K – 12.83%
  • Income between 15K and 25K – 10.37%
  • Income between 25K and 35K – 11.04%
  • Income between 35K and 50K – 13.98%
  • Income between 50K and 75K – 19.47%
  • Income between 75K and 100K – 12.39%
  • Income between 100K and 150K – 12.41%
  • Income between 150K and 250K – 5.49%
  • Income between 250K and 500K – 1.87%
  • Income greater than 500K – 0.17%
Huntsville AL Schools and Education

The City is served by two school districts, including  Huntsville City School District and the Madison County School District.

City schools spend $4,598 per student. There are 16 pupils per teacher, 400 students per librarian, and 361 children per counselor.

Colleges/Universities in Huntsville:

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is the largest university serving the greater Huntsville area. The research-intensive university has more than 7,700 students. Approximately half of the university’s graduates earn a degree in engineering or science, making the university one of the largest producers of engineers and physical scientists in Alabama.

Huntsville AL Transportation

Huntsville has several U.S. Highways, including: 72, 231, 431 and an Interstate highway, I-565. Major roadways include:  University Drive, Governors Drive, Airport Road, Memorial Parkway and Research Park Blvd. Public transit in Huntsville is run by the city’s Department of Parking and Public Transit. The Huntsville Shuttle runs 11 fixed routes throughout the city, mainly around downtown and major shopping areas.

The closest major airport to Huntsville is Huntsville International Airportlocated 16 miles from the City’s center.

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Rhodes Construction – Huntsville Alabama Storm Shelters

With an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau we are committed to offering high quality work and customer service.

Our services include:

  • Storm Shelters
  • Safe Rooms
  • Community safe Rooms
  • Custom Home Construction
  • Commercial Building construction
  • Home Generators

Come in our showroom at 7833 Highway 72 W in Madison to see the products we carry or Call 256-464-3736

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