• Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Routine, Rudimentary Upkeep
    Routine, Rudimentary Upkeep Checklists keep duties from falling through proverbial cracks By Rebecca McMahan A well-maintained facility is a self-storage operator’s No. 1 marketing tool. But “maintenance” is often confused with “repairs” when, in fact, a site that is ...More
    July 1, 2004 Rebecca McMahan Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: The Chuckle Rule
    ... The Chuckle Rule By Tron Jordheim There are many mathematical formulas and behavior theories one could consider when crafting a sales program and projecting a sales cycle. None of these prescriptions is more fun than the “Chuckle Rule.” There are a few basic drives that ...More
    July 1, 2004 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Understanding Software Reports
    Understanding Software Reports By Pamela Alton When I first started in the self-storage business, in what now seems like the Dark Ages, a lot of facilities used the old “peg board” system of record-keeping. It was used to track numbers of units, tenant information, rental ...More
    July 1, 2004 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Pest-Control Primer: Keeping self-storage free of critters, creepy-crawlies and things that go ‘bump’ in the night
    Keeping a well-maintained self-storage facility involves sundry tasks, the least pleasant of which involves the eradication of nasty critters that make any building unappealing. Rats, mice, pigeons, cockroaches, ants, termites, stray animals and other pests will not only ...More
    July 1, 2004 Ken Berquist Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Capco Steel Inc.
    Capco Steel Inc. Constructing life-long relationships By Kimberly Hundley If self-storage builder Capco Steel Inc. were an individual, it would be old enough to vote, marry, serve its country and buy beer in Canada. The San Antonio-based construction company is 19 years ...More
    July 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: The Big Box Project
    The Big Box Project U.S. Storage Depot conceives industry-first shopping/storage center By Kimberly Hundley Storage Depot CEO Ronald Hagen may have accomplished a worldwide first in the self-storage industry. The designer/builder has blended national retail with ...More
    July 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 07/2004: Records Storage ‘Lite’
    Records Storage ‘Lite’ By Cary F. McGovern Can a modest self-storage facility successfully offer records-storage services? Is it possible to provide a set of services that requires little or no additional labor? What is the value to clients and the self-storage operator ...More
    July 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: The New Face of Overbuilding
    The New Face of Overbuilding By Michael L. McCune Over the last 30 years, self-storage overbuilding has been an issue much talked about, even worried about; but so far, it hasn’t become a significant problem. The reigning consensus is if there is overbuilding in an area, ...More
    July 1, 2004 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Development
  • Roof Glossary
    Reliable Roof Maintenance Preserve your building and your bottom line By Rick Dodge Roof maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of self-storage building preservation, yet it is simple to perform. To increase the life of your roofs, as with any other major ...More
    July 1, 2004 Rick Dodge Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Preventive Maintenance
    Preventive MaintenanceLack of attention can give storage a bad name By Bert Brown When you think of baseball, several popular nicknames come to mind, like The Babe (Babe Ruth), Hammerin’ Hank (Hank Aaron) or the Iron Man (Cal Ripkin). Every kid who dreams of making it big ...More
    July 1, 2004 Bert Brown Posted in Articles