Contributing Editors

Awards are More than Accolades in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 24, 2013 7:27 PM
Everyone likes to be recognized for doing something well; and even more so when they are considered the best at what they do. The feeling of success that comes with the accolades helps make all the hard work worthwhile. When it comes to the self storage industry (and other businesses) accolades are more than just a pat on the back. [More]

News Round Up for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 12, 2013 5:37 PM
There is always something happening in the self storage industry. Today, let’s look at three snippets of news around the nation.

Storage Express recently purchases three facilities in Sidney, Ohio, from Lock-It-Up Storage. This adds 62,000 square feet and 500 storage units to Storage Express’ portfolio. Storage Express will rebrand the facilities, upgrade them with the latest security systems, personalized access control features, add automated 24-hour rental centers, and other amenities that are offered at their other facilities. [More]

Sometimes the Best Marketing is the Self Storage Facility Itself

by Holly Robinson February 11, 2013 9:09 PM
Effective marketing in this day and age is a challenge. It takes a lot to get the attention of consumers these days since they have so many options. Some companies paid as much as $4 million to advertise during the Super Bowl, a time when they knew 100 million people would be paying attention. That’s a tab that many companies would have a hard time footing. [More]

Storage Masters Ranked #5 in Self Storage Industry Report

by Kim Kilpatrick September 3, 2012 12:11 PM
An underdog is someone who is the least likely to win a competition, contest, or battle. In a recent report released by Heardable, Inc., Storage Masters was an underdog – a ‘David’ (a small, not publicly traded self storage company) who overcame several ‘Goliaths’ (larger self storage competitors who are publicly traded). [More]

Self Storage Business Wins Best Customer Service Competition

by Tony Gonzalez April 10, 2012 4:13 PM
It’s common knowledge in the business world that it costs less to retain a customer than it is to gain a new one. So, giving excellent customer service should be a top goal of every business. The city of New Port Richey, Florida, decided they wanted to know which of their businesses had the best customer service. And the best way to find out was to let the customers have a say – because the customers always know best. [More]

Cardinale Moving and Storage in California Wins Award

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2012 2:08 PM
Recently, the Cardinale Moving & Storage in Castroville, California, was honored with winning the Business of the Year award at the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on Saturday, March 24, 2012. They are well deserving of this award. [More]

Being Amazing Helps in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 23, 2012 3:16 PM
There is something that any and every business—self storage or otherwise-- strives to do whether it is a start-up or a company with a long-standing history. They all want to be recognized by their peers, industry experts, and most importantly their customers for providing excellent service and a stellar product. [More]

Self Storage News Tidbits from Around the Nation

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2012 12:05 PM
The United States Commerce Association (USCA) selected Vail Ranch Self Storage in Temecula, California, as the 2011 Best of Temecula Award in the self storage category. The Best of Business award honors exceptional local businesses across the United States. Based in New York City, the USCA yearly awards companies that have achieved marketing success and that provide exceptional service to their customers and to their community. [More]

Local Self Storage Company Honored by the U.S. Commerce Association

by Holly Robinson December 27, 2011 6:28 PM
The self storage industry is one that is primarily composed of local businessmen and women; there are some major corporations (REITs) involved in the industry, but they only own about 10 percent of all self storage facilities in the United States. This can make earning recognition that much more important since with awards of any kind often comes free publicity. [More]

iStore Self Storage in Birmingham, Alabama, Wins Award

by John Stevens December 15, 2011 11:01 AM
A bad economy. Bankers hesitant to lend money. An up-scale community not very pleased to have a self-storage facility as a neighbor. These could be insurmountable odds. But not for iStore Self Store who was recently awarded the 2011 Facility of the Year Overall Winner by the mini storage business. It is the newest state-of-the art and environmentally conscious self storage provider in Birmingham, Alabama. [More]
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