• How to Hire a Contractor
    Depending on your skill level and experience, you may decide to perform many self-storage maintenance tasks yourself. Or maybe you’re fortunate to have an on-staff person handle them. Either way, be honest about your own abilities or those of your employees. Many ...More
    July 10, 2006 Andrew Fawcett Posted in Articles
  • Preventive Maintenance
    When most self-storage owners erect their new buildings and open for business, the furthest thing from their minds is maintenance—particularly the preventive variety. They’re concerned about more immediate issues such as increasing occupancy, lease rates, staffing and ...More
    July 10, 2006 Terry Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Show You Care
    A good maintenance program is a two-fold blessing that protects curb appeal and lowers long-term expenses. It’s also a bit of a pain and easily overlooked until something is “suddenly” in shambles. Gutter maintenance is a good example. As the primary recipient of roof ...More
    July 10, 2006 Donna May Posted in Articles
  • Overbuilding
    Overbuilding in self-storage doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Owners need to focus on why it occurs, the repercussions, and how to avoid overbuilding in local markets. Overbuilding is a market condition in which self-storage supply exceeds demand at any given ...More
    July 10, 2006 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Development
  • FROM THE EDITOR
    For the past few months, maintenance and remodeling have consumed my household, all in preparation to put a “for sale” sign out front. It began with ripping out the ’60s-style bathroom: Out went the dated fixtures, the gaudy gold-and-orange tiles and the sliding glass door ...More
    July 10, 2006 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Spit and Polish
    It’s easy for business owners to look the other way when it comes to maintenance and remodeling. Every week some new crisis rears its ugly head and your attention is diverted from planning for the future to putting out the fire. In the car-wash business, maintenance isn’t ...More
    July 10, 2006 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • ISS Reno Expo Presenter Hosts Webinar on Climate Control Legalities
    Jeffrey Greenberger, an official presenter for the upcoming Inside Self-Storage Reno Expo, will host a Legal Learning webinar regarding self-storage climate control on Tuesday, July 11th. ...More
    July 7, 2006 Posted in News
  • Arizona Storage Association Re-Elects Board
    In the recent election of the Arizona Self-Storage Association Board of Directors, five industry professionals were re-elected for a new three-year term. ...More
    July 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • 5A Wins Kapolei Employer of the Year Award
    AAAAA Rent-A-Space in Kapolei (Oahu), Hawaii, was awarded the 2006 Employer of the Year Award by the local Rotary Club. ...More
    July 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Grandmother Stops Fleeing Bad Guy
    Iris Davis, Space Coast Bodybuilding Women’s Grand Master Champion, 2002 and 2003.Driving at 75 mph, carrying high-caliber weapons and sporting a patent disregard for the consequences didn’t help two robbers escape their crime. Not when they ran afoul of petite ...More
    July 5, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles