• Car Wash Construction Do’s and Don’ts
    You’ve probably heard the old expression, “What I learned could fill a book.” Well, trust me, my last experience building a car wash could fill several books. The project was a 7,000-square-foot, full-service, tunnel carwash. Our 100-foot tunnel is touch free, equipment ...More
    September 21, 2006 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • At the Starting Gate
    Building a new self-storage facility requires research, planning, financing, the perfect location and the right contractors. As the market continues to grow, so will the pool of contractors and subcontractors who guide the building process. But how do you know which ...More
    September 21, 2006 Darby Owenby Posted in Articles
  • Legislators Discuss Repeal of Arkansas Storage Tax
    Last week, Arkansas legislators discussed proposals for removing the state sales tax from groceries and a handful of other goods and services, including self-storage. ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • Spanish Storage Association Elects New Board
    In May, nearly two dozen industry representatives traveled to Madrid to vote for a new and enlarged board of directors for the Asociación Española de Self-Storage. ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • Punta Gordo Facility Wins Post-Charley Chamber Award
    Thanks to its recuperative efforts in the wake of 2004’s Hurricane Charley, Quality Self Storage received one of two business awards bestowed by the Punta Gorda (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News, Development
  • Seminar on Records Management Added to ISS Vegas Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, will include a seminar on the popular ancillary service of records management. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • Avast! Assurances From 'Dear Abbey'
    I got a chuckle out of this one. On Friday, I read a Paramus (N.J.) Post article (an advice column really) in which an engaged widow wanted to know what she should think about her betrothed now that she's discovered he has two storage units full of stuff he won't toss. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • DBCI to Sponsor ISS Vegas Expo Golf Classic
    The Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, which will take place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Feb. 20-23, will kick off with a golf tournament sponsored by DBCI. ...More
    September 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • U-Store-It Hires New VPs of Operation
    U-Store-It Trust, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, hired John George, Carey Parsons, and Chris Potash as new vice presidents of operations. ...More
    September 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • Operation Kaboom
    We've been implicated in a terrorist plot! OK, so it was a theoretical plot, but we were embroiled nonetheless. According to an article published in Tuesday's newspapers, Operation Kaboom was hatched two years ago by six NYC counter-terrorist detectives who rented a ...More
    September 14, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog