• Roof-Restoration Coating Systems
    A beautiful, neat and clean facility gets business. But being beautiful doesn't always mean being dry. When a roof leaks, customers leave. To stop leaks, there are many options, from the most expensive (tear-off and replacement of the existing roof) to the least expensive ...More
    July 1, 2002 Valerie Wolford Posted in Articles
  • First-Year Resources
    The first year of operations of your commercial records business is the most important to its ultimate success. Critical decisions will guide the business for several years to come. Design of an effective operating strategy, creation and implementation of a strategic ...More
    July 1, 2002 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Facility Maintenance and Remodeling
    Retailers know the importance of keeping their stores looking fresh and well-maintained. If competition is nibbling at your occupancy levels, it may be time to consider a facelift before it takes a bigger bite. In the retail market, it is not uncommon for a store owner to ...More
    July 1, 2002 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Increase Productivity Through Computer Networks
    What if your staff could simultaneously answer questions, process payments and perform tenant move-ins? What if you could manage your payment specials, change rental rates and modify company policies from one centralized location? The vast majority of self-storage ...More
    July 1, 2002 Doug Carner Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Janus International Corp.
    Janus ~ Roman god of passage, of doorways (januae), archways (jani), and of beginnings and endings. When searching for a name for his new company, David Curtis knew he wanted something different. "I wanted a name that meant something, a word that was translatable into every ...More
    July 1, 2002 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • mudslinging
    I JUST RETURNED FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, where I spent a rather decadent several days shopping for vintage clothing, eating gnocchi in North Beach, camping among Red Woods and sipping my way through Napa Valley. While in the town of Calistoga, I decided to take the ...More
    July 1, 2002 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Vivilon Coatings Inc.
    How many times have you heard the business maxims "You never get a second chance to make a first impression" or "Image is everything"? We accept these statements' validity because they confirm our own experiences of making quick judgments about businesses based solely upon ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Marketing Made Easy
    As an industry, self-storage has witnessed incredible growth in the last decade. This expansion has necessitated the need for more sophisticated marketing and sales/advertising plans to stay competitive. Without physically and strategically upgrading older, ...More
    July 1, 2002 Anne Ballard Posted in Articles
  • The Mid-Size Owners Group
    Self-storage ownership generally comprises four broad categories: First are the large, publicly traded companies, and there are only five of these. Next are those companies with more than 10 facilities or 1 million square feet of rentable space. These are not publicly ...More
    June 1, 2002 Elaine M. Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Overtime Revisited
    The following article is published in response to an abundance of questions generated by the author's March 2002 article, "Contending With a Lawsuit," which addressed employment-law issues and, specifically, salary vs. hourly-wage requirements for facility managers. It is ...More
    June 1, 2002 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles