• A Good Year for Wine Storage
    Wine storage can be a terrific ancillary service for self-storage facilities in the right markets. It produces a greater return per square foot than traditional storage and generates a host of other benefits, including added revenue and marketing advantages. Wine storage ...More
    October 1, 2005 George McCord Posted in Articles
  • All Kinds of Victory
    In what can only be described as a significant and defining victory for the self-storage industry, Guardian Self Storage of New York won a discrimination complaint filed by a potential customer with the New York State Division of Human Rights. The facts and background of ...More
    October 1, 2005 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Keeping Insurance Costs In Check
    The self-storage industry has undergone many changes over the past 20 years, evolving from a core group of small, mom-and-pop operations to a large, powerful organization of professional business people. The rapid growth of the industry has further created a variety of ...More
    October 1, 2005 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Outdoor Toys Need Stuff Too
    Americans love their boats and RVs, their “babies,” which come with a world of needs. These vehicles must be prepared for each season of activity and later readied for storage. Enter the boat/RV storage facility that stocks a range of handy products to make life easier for ...More
    October 1, 2005 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Records-Storage Primer
    Records Storage remains a mystery to most self-storage entrepreneurs and consultants. This article demystifies and demonstrates the value of an ancillary service that benefits small and large storage operations in any size market. A decade ago, there seemed to be an ...More
    October 1, 2005 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Slide Gates
    Your security gate is your first line of defense against break-ins. It’s also the first security device your customers encounter, and one of the most used mechanisms on your property. So the gate has to work, plain and simple, 24/7/365. If your site has 300 units, your gate ...More
    October 1, 2005 Chester Gilliam Posted in Articles
  • The Fine Points of Boat/RV Storage
    As RV and boat storage develops an identity independent of traditional self-storage, it’s important for developers to educate themselves on the design and construction issues specific to this exciting product. Sit down at a design kick-off meeting, and several hot topics ...More
    October 1, 2005 Tarik Williams Posted in Articles, Development
  • Interest Rates
    What do we know about interest rates today? We know they’re very hard to predict in the short run. We know they’re currently at 42-year lows and have remained there longer than at any other time in the last century. We know low interest rates have a very positive (if not ...More
    October 1, 2005 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • The Marriage of Records Storage and Software
    Here is a must read for anyone planning to purchase software for records-storage management. Finding the right solution requires a substantial investment of time and money. However, once you hit upon that accurate, flexible, secure, easy-to-use tool for accessing records ...More
    October 1, 2005 Ian Thomas Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine: Club Wet
    Vanette and Gary Christensen, owners of Club Wet Boat & RV Storage in Overton, Nev., have had ample time to mastermind their project. Due to water-pipe installation problems during early construction and eleventh-hour finance changes, the facility’s opening has been ...More
    October 1, 2005 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles