• Choosing a General Contractor
    Choosing a General ContractorA new attitude for a new market By L. Bruce McCardle I was recently reminiscing with an industry colleague about “the good old days” in the steel business. The punch line was, those days were about six months ago. To put things in the terms of ...More
    September 1, 2004 L. Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • Site Selection
    Site SelectionScience or seat of the pants? By RK Kliebenstein Some people are fortunate enough to have the Midas touch when it comes to selecting self-storage sites. The rest of us, however, need concrete guidelines and a lot of luck. What would constitute the ideal ...More
    September 1, 2004 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • Self-Storage Roof Systems
    Self-Storage Roof SystemsTop it off right By Wayne Woolsey The most basic components of a self-storage building can be the most difficult to master. When it comes to selecting and installing your roof system, there are a multitude of factors that will affect construction. ...More
    September 1, 2004 Wayne Woolsey Posted in Articles
  • The Best of the Best
    The Best of the BestBuilding luxury storage By Bruce Jordan Building luxury storage is all about being responsive to a certain set of market conditions, designing for customers’ needs, and eliminating barriers to new business. It is not about white-gloved attendants ...More
    September 1, 2004 Bruce Jordan Posted in Articles
  • HCI Steel Building Systems Inc.
    HCI Steel Building Systems Inc. One-stop supplier beats deadlines and exceeds expectations By Michael Trunko More and more often, self-storage owners are purchasing their buildings directly from a manufacturer’s authorized builder, eliminating the middlemen. Until recently, ...More
    September 1, 2004 Michael Trunko Posted in Articles
  • Toughing It Out
    Toughing It Out When the going gets rough, Duffy gets going By Kimberly Hundley IN his 34 years, Inside Self-Storage columnist Scott Duffy has been down, but he’s never been out. The founder of Self Storage Capital Group Inc. doesn’t know how to give up, which is fortunate, ...More
    September 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: The Giving That Bounces Back
    The Giving That Bounces BackDBCI raises morale and shares in community effort By Kimberly Hundley“Giving back” has a boomerang effect. That’s what Atlanta-based door manufacturer DBCI (Doors & Building Components Inc.) has found over the years. The ...More
    July 1, 2004 KimberlyHundley Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com.  Q: I recently purchased an old self-storage facility that has a long, single ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Understanding Inventory
    Understanding Inventory By Gregg Salkovitch Inventory is an issue every retailer must understand. Successful retailers will tell you inventory management is vital to their operations. Selfstorage managers need to realize retail sales are not only an added convenience but a ...More
    July 1, 2004 Gregg Salkovitch Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Remodeling & Conversion Projects
    Remodeling & Conversion Projects Turning old buildings into profitable investments By Nicholas Jodhan In spite of the softening of some real estate markets caused by reckless overbuilding, developers are proving self-storage remains a viable investment. Although new ...More
    July 1, 2004 Nicholas Jodhan Posted in Articles