• Letter From the Editor
    On my street, there’s a lady by the name of Dorothy. Now, I’m no spring chicken, but compared to Dorothy whose 95, I’m really young. Still, that’s not the only reason I like having her in my neighborhood. In these parts, all the houses are really old; most are even older ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • All About Storage
    One of the major challenges facing storage owners and operators in the “new storage generation” is finding the right staff to administer day-to-day operations of their facilities. The ever-increasing competition, changing customer base and owner demands pose greater ...More
    July 2, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Building Rapport
    This is the first in a new series of columns addressing effective leadership, real success and how to relate to the people around us. “Building Rapport” is part of an interactive process in which reader contribution is the key to making it all work, so you are encouraged to ...More
    July 2, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • At the Car Wash
    Over the past few months, I’ve attended a number of tradeshows for self-storage as well as the car-wash industry. The buzz in the investor community for both businesses was extremely active. Many people have expressed tremendous interest in acquiring an existing and/ or ...More
    July 2, 2007 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Adventures In Storage
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sales, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Leigh Richter of Joe Foster Co. represented Rearden Capital Corp., a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Supply Side
    Cleveland, Ohio-based Supply Side provides packaging, shipping and moving retail products to self-storage facilities, parcel service centers and specialty retailers. In addition to retail products, the 30-year-old company offers tailored merchandising programs to meet the ...More
    July 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Uplifting
    When a VRC (vertical reciprocating conveyor) storage lift is maintained per the manufacturer’s guidelines by qualified, trained technicians, it should last a very long time. All VRCs require routine servicing that should be scheduled at least quarterly, depending on ...More
    July 2, 2007 Randy Vander Hill Posted in Articles
  • Table of Contents - July 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer these web-only feature articles to complement its July 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Upgrading to Super SoftwareChris Lautenbach sheds light on the new Windows Vista operating system and other web-based applications.7 Quick ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • 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