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  • Who’s on First?
    When the staff of Inside Self-Storage contacted me about an article for this issue, I was asked if I would be interested in addressing the topic, “Selecting a General Contractor.” My answer was, “yes and no.” If you’re going to build a self-storage site, yes, you will need ...More
    September 1, 2003 L. Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • Retrofitting a Security System
    Security can be a fantastic selling point at a self-storage facility, regardless of its location; but installing a security system in an already established site can be problematic. Retrofitting a site with security creates different concerns than with a newly constructed ...More
    September 1, 2003 Rod Davis Posted in Articles
  • European Storage and Security
    The European self-storage market is moving full-steam ahead. This expansion has been highly anticipated for years. Offering superior security creates a strong, competitive marketing advantage. It’s a lesson the European self-storage industry can learn from the U.S. ...More
    September 1, 2003 Chris Shope Posted in Articles
  • Modern Designs in Steel Buildings
    The first generation of selfstorage facilities set a low standard for an emerging industry. Early building styles included poorly coated, corrugated metal roofing with screws that rusted and stained. Door colors were selected to make a bold statement and left a sour taste. ...More
    September 1, 2003 Louis Gilmore Posted in Articles
  • Facility and Space Utilization
    This article discusses the selection and use of facilities, units or alternative space for a records management operation within the walls of self-storage. There are common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the maximumization of space that prevents owners and ...More
    September 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Construction
    Self-storage construction has evolved considerably over the past decades. Since the infancy of the industry in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the use of building materials has changed, especially for exterior facades and roof systems. Originally, exterior walls were ...More
    September 1, 2003 Heath Mulkey and Joe Trepke Posted in Articles
  • Fireproof Goods Protection
    On July 24, 2002, a Public Storage complex in Florence, Ky., suffered a disaster when a fire burned a 200-foot concrete and metal building of 52 units, 39 of which were rented. Tenant Mike Hermes, 38, of Taylor Mill, Ky., lost a baseball autographed by the entire 1975 ...More
    September 1, 2003 Van Carlisle Posted in Articles
  • Conversion Case Study
    Since the real estate crash of the late 80s or early 90s, conversion of real estate from an absolute use to one of renewed activity has been a challenge to all owners. Whether it is an old mill building in the Northeast, a discount store in the South, an office building in ...More
    September 1, 2003 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Building The Best Project
    The best stories are those that have you anticipating an ending as you weave through the plot; yet when it comes, it is not at all what you expected. In fact, the ending is much stranger than you could have ever imagined. The unforeseen twist leaves you in thought, trying ...More
    September 1, 2003 Bert Brown Posted in Articles
  • The Value of the Phone-Sales Presentation
    The competitiveness of today’s self-storage industry has forced us into the same realm as retail business—which relies heavily on marketing and sales—to fill our facilities. These days, self-storage companies spend tens of thousands of dollars per month, not only on Yellow ...More
    September 1, 2003 David Fleming Posted in Articles