• Storage Development: Cleary Defined
    Storage Development: Cleary DefinedCost-effective solutions to the construction process By Bret Ellis The most important aspect of self-storage construction is proper planning. Building should be treated like any other business venture and pursued with a complete ...More
    September 1, 2004 Bret Ellis Posted in Articles, Development
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: The Free Report
    The Free Report By Fred Gleeck As a promotions strategy, self-storage marketers frequently recommend operators use a giveaway item they can distribute to key influential people in their areas, such as apartment-complex managers. The idea is to visit these folks personally ...More
    July 1, 2004 Fred Gleeck 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
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Renew, Renovate
    Renew, Renovate, Remodel Remarkable products to create an aesthetically pleasing facility By Amy Campbell We all know an extensive marketing program and a good location are key factors to self-storage success. Excellent customer service is equally important. But often, ...More
    July 1, 2004 Amy Campbell 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 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 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 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