• 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
  • Self-Storage Roof Systems
    Self-Storage Roof SystemsTop it off right By Wayne Woolsey The most basic components of a self-storage building can be the most difficult to master. When it comes to selecting and installing your roof system, there are a multitude of factors that will affect construction. ...More
    September 1, 2004 Wayne Woolsey Posted in Articles
  • The Best of the Best
    The Best of the BestBuilding luxury storage By Bruce Jordan Building luxury storage is all about being responsive to a certain set of market conditions, designing for customers’ needs, and eliminating barriers to new business. It is not about white-gloved attendants ...More
    September 1, 2004 Bruce Jordan Posted in Articles