• DoorKing Inc.
    Today’s self-storage consumers expect more from the facilities they patronize—more amenities, web-based services and security. DKS DoorKing Inc. is there to help, providing complete turnkey solutions owners can use to secure and manage their properties, from gate operators ...More
    July 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Bancap Honors Touhey’s 10th Anniversary Carl Touhey of Bancap ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Making Maintenance Work
    In spring time, birds are singing, wasps are buzzing, and both are building nests wherever they can find an appealing nook or cranny. In summer, scorpions and snakes have awakened, ants and bugs are prolific, and grass is fighting its way through the asphalt. In fall, ...More
    July 2, 2007 Donna May Posted in Articles
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights
    All smart business owners know they need insurance to limit risks. For most, a standard business policy covering the property and liability for others’ property or bodily injury is sufficient. But self-storage operators have some risks not addressed by standard policies. ...More
    July 2, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Legal Perspectives
    The April session of the ISS Webinar Series, Legal Learning With Jeffrey Greenberger, raised so many questions on late fees that the subject deserved a column all its own. The crux of the discussion was that a late fee is, by definition, a liquidated-damages clause to a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Dynamic FastenerTool and Fastener Hand Guide Dynamic Fastener released the newest version of ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Records Storage
    I grew up in the 1950s in South Louisiana where everyone was Roman Catholic. We hardly knew there were other religions. Our nun teachers taught us religion from a catechism. I presume they thought we were not qualified to read the Bible. I remember with vivid detail a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Best Foot Forward
    While deciding to use self-storage can be somewhat of a utilitarian decision for customers, choosing where to store one’s cherished belongings can be more of an emotional choice. If the renter has used storage in the past, he may be more selective during his next ...More
    July 2, 2007 Pat Terry Posted in Articles
  • The Math Behind the Self-Storage Makeover
    Many consumers in recent years have tapped into their mortgage equity to go on home-makeover sprees. Drive through residential neighborhoods and, chances are, you’ll see trucks for remodelers, kitchen and bath firms, and construction companies dotting the streets. ...More
    July 2, 2007 Doug McCarron Posted in Articles