• Storage Planogram
    Storage Planogram By Bill Meyers Self-Storage continues to evolve into a total service approach, and as a result, customers are looking for facilities that can do it all. Consumers want to save time, and they appreciate the advantages and convenience of one-stop shopping. ...More
    September 1, 2004 Bill Meyers 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
  • 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
  • The Florida Self Storage Association
    The Florida Self Storage AssociationThe ‘best start under the sun’ By Kimberly Hundley Though some might like to believe it, creating a strong state self-storage association is not as simple as mixing up a delicious pitcher of Florida orange juice. Self-storage advocates ...More
    September 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Building Multistory Storage
    As the self-storage industry has matured, multistory projects have increased in popularity. This is the result of many factors: decreasing availability of land, increasing land costs, the rise of climate-control space, and planning and zoning requirements, to name a few. ...More
    September 1, 2004 Charles Plunkett Posted in Articles
  • Build This
    Build This Under normal circumstances, there wouldn’t be too much to say in a letter introducing our Annual Construction Issue besides the usual: “Buildings are going up. People are renting spaces. Here is information on selecting a site, choosing a contractor, multistory ...More
    September 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • The Next Level
    The Next LevelMultistory gives self-storage development a lift By Tyson Hermes and Erik Hermes The self-storage market has begun to saturate in many areas of the country. As a result, developers have found it necessary to put facilities on premium property. New developments ...More
    September 1, 2004 Tyson Hermes and Erik Hermes Posted in Articles, Development
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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