• 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
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Safeguarding Your
    Safeguarding Your Security System Preserving gate, access, alarm and surveillance systems By Chester Gilliam We all know we need to change the oil in our cars every 3,000 miles or three months and that by doing so, we prolong the life of our vehicles and reduce the overall ...More
    July 1, 2004 Chester Gilliam Posted in Articles
  • Get Into The Ooze
    Get Into The OozePreventing building deterioration through the use of coatings and sealants By Elaine Foxwell Whether the culprit is UV light, the corrosive effects of climatic pollution, or oxidation from snow and rain, self-storage buildings degenerate over time from ...More
    July 1, 2004 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY)
    Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY) By Fred Grauer How many times have you heard the comment, “Boy, I hope they don’t put that thing in my neighborhood”? Car washes, storage facilities, pet crematoriums, C-stores and gas stations seem to get a bad rap, along with adult book stores ...More
    July 1, 2004 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Plague Prevention
    Plague Prevention When Mercutio cries out, “A plague o’ both your houses!” in Act III of Romeo and Juliet, he meant more specifically, “May pigeons roost on the eaves of both your houses!” He must have. Pigeons are a pestilence. At my last home, a family of about 30 of ...More
    July 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles