Features/Columns


  • Why You Lose Business to Commercial Record Centers
    Why You Lose Business to Commercial Record Centers By Cary McGovern In my last two columns, I described why records management is always cost justified and that self-storage is an easy mark for traditional commercial records centers as a source for new business. This ...More
    July 1, 2000 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • One on OneWith Rick Crumley
    One on OneWith Rick Crumley Rick Crumley has spent the past 17 years working in the communications industry. He has spent five years in the self-storage business, including a partnership with Eddie Bell running Lubbock, Texas-based Magnetic Marketing as well as two storage ...More
    July 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Canadian Development and/or AcquisitionIt's a whole other country up there
    Canadian Development and/or AcquisitionIt's a whole other country up there By Jeff Kinder If it wasn't for the Academy Award nomination for the song "Blame Canada," from the grunge animation flick South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, most Americans probably ...More
    July 1, 2000 Jeff Kinder Posted in Articles, Development
  • Artistic Builders Inc.Following in its sister's footsteps
    Artistic Builders Inc.Following in its sister's footsteps By Barry Morris Most people in the self-storage business are familiar with Capco Steel, which has designed, engineered, constructed and erected steel self-storage buildings for 15 years. The name Artistic Builders ...More
    June 1, 2000 Barry Morris Posted in Articles
  • CCTV Security and Your Bottom LineKeeping crime at bay and money in the bank
    CCTV Security and Your Bottom LineKeeping crime at bay and money in the bank By Arden Thoburn The self-storage industry is growing at such a rapid rate, crime can hardly keep up. As the industry grows, so grow the many ways for criminals to take away from your bottom line. ...More
    June 1, 2000 Arden Thoburn Posted in Articles
  • Records Management in Self-StorageSo misunderstood!
    Records Management in Self-StorageSo misunderstood! By Cary McGovern After almost three years of writing columns in Inside Self-Storage, I continue to get questions from owners and operators that show a degree of misunderstanding about how to operate records management in a ...More
    June 1, 2000 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Security and InstallationThe final frontier
    Self-Storage Security and InstallationThe final frontier By Lance Comstock You have read the magazines, gone to the trade shows, and even visited your competitors' facilities to see what they have to offer. You have finally made the decision as to what type of security ...More
    June 1, 2000 Lance Comstock Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Citadel
    Self-Storage Citadel While recently attending the Southwest Self-Storage Conference and Trade Show, presented in Phoenix by the American Mini Storage Association, my curiosity was piqued by one of their choices of speakers. The association had brought on board a Crime ...More
    June 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Customer Storage InsuranceHelp protect yourself against litigation
    Customer Storage InsuranceHelp protect yourself against litigation By David Wilhite Every self-storage facility owner/operator is subject to litigation from tenants who have suffered damage to their goods while in storage. Fortunately, our courts have generally held that ...More
    June 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell I had the recent honor of speaking at the very first conference of the Illinois Self Storage Association (ISSA), which is now just over a year old. The association is off to a good start, with 70 owners/operators and vendor members. I ...More
    June 1, 2000 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles