Features/Columns


  • Communicating With Your Supervisor or Facility Owner
    Communicating With Your Supervisor or Facility Owner By Pamela Alton As the on-site manager of a storage facility, you have many responsibilities: telephone sales, customer service, showing and renting units, maintenance, outside marketing and daily management duties, to ...More
    July 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • MicroTask Inc.Creating a better way to do business
    MicroTask Inc.Creating a better way to do business By Barry Morris Virtually any industry, including self-storage, has its benefits and pitfalls. But rather than simply taking the bad with the good, Christopher Capozzoli thought it would be better to take the bad and make ...More
    July 1, 2000 Barry Morris Posted in Articles
  • Site Selection & DesignMaking it work from square one
    Site Selection & DesignMaking it work from square one By Kenneth Carrell The old real-estate adage "location, location, location" remains especially true when it comes to self-storage. With the costs of buildings fairly standardized, it's the cost of the land ...More
    July 1, 2000 Kenneth Carrell Posted in Articles, Development
  • Square One
    Square One I recently returned from a positively awesome trip down to Supai, the Havasupai Indian Reservation located just southwest of the Grand Canyon. It's an eight-mile hike down to the village from Hualapai Hilltop, and another two miles down to the sacred Havasu ...More
    July 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Development
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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