Contributing Editors



SpareFoot Awarded Best Small Employer in Austin

by Holly Robinson November 19, 2013 12:25 PM
The SpareFoot culture is becoming to the self storage industry what the Google culture is to the Internet. That culture can be summed up in one word: great! The Top Workplaces program named SpareFoot as the Austin area’s best small employer. [More]

Extra Space Storage Earns an Award

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 5:16 PM
A while back, a friend told me about an award that one of his co-workers received at his place of work. Management gave the person a leadership award and extolled him as a great leader. However, the rank and file workers who worked underneath him had a different perspective. None felt that he was a good leader. They all thought the award was ludicrous. To them, it was laughable that the fellow even received the leadership award. [More]

SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, Wins an Award

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2013 9:57 PM
SpareFoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self storage, was recently named the Best Place to Work in Austin, Texas, for mid-sized companies (businesses with 51 to 250 employees). There were 20 finalists in this category.

SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon said he’s “honored and overjoyed” that the company he co-founded has received this award. [More]

Want People to Hear About Your Self Storage Facility? Win an Award!

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 7:13 PM
Getting started in business can be difficult. The challenges involved in getting it up and running, not to mention the act of day to day operations, can be daunting to handle. Throw in the arduous but vital task of advertising and it can be too much to handle! [More]

Awards of Distinction Given to Self Storage Businesses in U.S. and Canada

by John Stevens May 12, 2011 7:21 AM
Three self storage facilities have recently won notable awards for excellence in their industry. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Education Foundation recently named the Houston-based Proguard Self Storage a Winner of Distinction. Extra Space Storage of Estero, Fla., just accepted the David Graham Memorial Award for Excellence in Development. And Convey-All Industries Inc., a manufacturer of conveyor systems for a wide range of industrial uses and owner of Winkler Mini Storage in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, received the Award for Business Excellence at the Winkler and District Chamber of Commerce 2011 P.W. Enns Business Awards. [More]

Successful Self Storage Entrepreneur Up For Prestigious Ernst & Young Award for 2011

by John Stevens May 6, 2011 7:21 AM
Andrew Donaldson, a partner in U.K. self storage operator BIG Storage is a finalist on a list of candidates for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the North and Midlands region of England. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year is a global business award for entrepreneurs. If Donaldson wins the award for his region, he’ll go onto to compete for the United Kingdom title. [More]

LifeStorage Makes Rundown Building Shine and Wins MiniCo Award for Efforts

by John Stevens December 20, 2010 11:35 AM
It is hard to imagine that a dilapidated building nearly 100 years old that once housed drug addicts and homeless persons has been converted into a solidly built, attractive storage facility. And that’s not all! It just had the honor of winning the 2010 Facility of the Year Conversion Category by Mini-Storage Messenger, the leading international self storage trade magazine published by MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC. [More]
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