• Inside Self-Storage Magazine 09/2004: Clever Vicars and Other Victories
    Clever Vicars and Other Victories By Jim Chiswell Most of you can probably empathize with my feelings of being ripped off every time you buy ink cartridges for your office printers. I know it is a cost of doing business, but it still upsets me to pay hundreds of dollars a ...More
    September 1, 2004 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • The Acid Tests
    ... The Acid Tests By Tron Jordheim I like to play a game whenever I travel to a seminar or conference. I open the local Yellow Pages and call every storage facility with a display ad, from the biggest to the smallest. When someone answers, I try one of my two “acid tests” ...More
    September 1, 2004 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Facts on Builder’s Risk
    Facts on Builder’s Risk By Amy Brown When constructing a new facility or expanding a current one, it is critical to include insurance in the planning of the project. Construction sites involve unique risks that may not be included in a standard business-insurance policy. It ...More
    September 1, 2004 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 09/2004: Small-Business Packages
    Small-Business Packages By Cary F. McGovern Small records-storage accounts have two unique attributes. First, they are the easiest to handle; and second, they are by far the most profitable. The question has always been how to attract these small accounts without high sales ...More
    September 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Building Multistory Storage
    As the self-storage industry has matured, multistory projects have increased in popularity. This is the result of many factors: decreasing availability of land, increasing land costs, the rise of climate-control space, and planning and zoning requirements, to name a few. ...More
    September 1, 2004 Charles Plunkett Posted in Articles
  • Build This
    Build This Under normal circumstances, there wouldn’t be too much to say in a letter introducing our Annual Construction Issue besides the usual: “Buildings are going up. People are renting spaces. Here is information on selecting a site, choosing a contractor, multistory ...More
    September 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • The Next Level
    The Next LevelMultistory gives self-storage development a lift By Tyson Hermes and Erik Hermes The self-storage market has begun to saturate in many areas of the country. As a result, developers have found it necessary to put facilities on premium property. New developments ...More
    September 1, 2004 Tyson Hermes and Erik Hermes Posted in Articles, Development
  • The Florida Self Storage Association
    The Florida Self Storage AssociationThe ‘best start under the sun’ By Kimberly Hundley Though some might like to believe it, creating a strong state self-storage association is not as simple as mixing up a delicious pitcher of Florida orange juice. Self-storage advocates ...More
    September 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Choosing a General Contractor
    Choosing a General ContractorA new attitude for a new market By L. Bruce McCardle I was recently reminiscing with an industry colleague about “the good old days” in the steel business. The punch line was, those days were about six months ago. To put things in the terms of ...More
    September 1, 2004 L. Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • Site Selection
    Site SelectionScience or seat of the pants? By RK Kliebenstein Some people are fortunate enough to have the Midas touch when it comes to selecting self-storage sites. The rest of us, however, need concrete guidelines and a lot of luck. What would constitute the ideal ...More
    September 1, 2004 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development