Hurricane survivor launches black-owned, woman-owned business to protect cars from severe weather
After experiencing manufacturing delays caused by COVID-19, female engineer and founder behind 'ClimaGuard' will launch product designed to protect vehicles and other valuable items from flood damage
By: ClimaGuard LLC
Engineer Rahel Abraham was devastated by the loss of her own car during the historic flooding Hurricane Harvey showered over Houston. Realizing this loss could've been prevented, she applied her expertise in project engineering to innovate a solution to this annual flooding problem.
The result was ClimaGuard LLC, a new company featuring a tarp-like, recyclable polyethylene Temporary Protective Enclosure (TPE) that completely encloses a vehicle, protecting it from water damage. ClimaGuard TPE is a military-grade, reusable enclosure that can be easily set up by a single user. When the threat of flooding subsides, the light-weight TPE can be unzipped, folded, and stored in a duffle bag for the next severe flooding event.
Abraham said her product is generating buzz in a world where severe floods are becoming commonplace. ClimaGuard TPE has already been featured on television news shows and in magazines.
"I created a unique solution to help others avoid the devastation of losing their most expensive items in a flood," said the Texas native. "My goal is to reach as many people as possible so I can provide them with peace of mind during traumatic weather events."
ClimaGuard TPE, which has been in development for two years, was preparing for launch when the company experienced manufacturing delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Abraham announced today that the product is finally ready for the company's soft launch this summer.
Flood damage to a vehicle can be disastrous for people who are dependent on mobility for their source of income. Abraham said her goal is to create a product that is priced within everyone's reach, ensuring that people from all walks of life can protect their vehicles from unpredictable, extreme flooding.
Abraham, a black American woman, is proud to be one of the country's rising entrepreneurs building a brand as the world grapples with decaying legacy systems and disparities in every sector.
"I'm proud to have created an affordable product that can help as many people as possible while increasing the representation of women and black entrepreneurs among our nation's business leaders."
Abraham's future plans include creating products that help with hail protection and expanding the line to cater to recreational vehicles.
Learn more about ClimaGuard at https://www.climaguard.co.