Features/Columns


  • Inside Self-Storage 10/98: A Case Study: Butler Manufacturing Company
    Facility Spotlight A Case Study: Butler Manufacturing Company Good Design Overcomes Bad Topography By Jim Ladesich Self-storage developers often "infill" sites where a strategic location offsets their problem topography. That was the case with a 75,000-square-foot ...More
    October 1, 1998 Jim Ladesich Posted in Articles, Development
  • Inside Self-Storage 10/98: Records Management and Storage
    Records Management and Storage Increasing revenue with little or no start-up cost By Cary F. McGovern Abstract: The most frequently asked question that I encounter as a records-storage consultant is, "Is it possible to provide records-management services in a ...More
    October 1, 1998 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • What to Do After a LossFiling an insurance claim
    What to Do After a LossFiling an insurance claim By David Wilhite No self-storage owner wants to contemplate the consequences of a fire destroying his facility or the wind ripping off his roof and doors, but the fact is that disasters can and do happen. Losses can be ...More
    October 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 10/98: Ask The Waldmans
    DEAR WALDMANS: I have stored goods with many storage facilities in my time because of the frequent moving involved with my employment. I am a real neat freak and can't help but compare facility to facility. I recently stored in a facility located in Montana, and I was ...More
    October 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Preparing for the Manager
    Manager Turnover Being Prepared to Hire Your New Facility Manager By Pamela Alton In the past, it was not unheard of to have a facility manager for 5, 10, 15 years or longer, but that is an exception to the rule nowadays. It is not unusual to see managers turn over every 12 ...More
    October 1, 1998 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • One on OneAn Interview With Neil Gussis
    One on OneAn Interview With Neil Gussis Neil Gussis, senior vice president, First Security Commercial Mortgage When we last caught up with Neal Gussis in the June 1995 issue of Inside Self-Storage, securitized lending was just beginning to make inroads in the self-storage ...More
    October 1, 1998 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 10/98: ONE on ONE With Ron Raboud
    ONE on ONE An Interview With Ron Raboud President, Rabco Corp. Ocoee, Fla. Ron Raboud is president of Rabco Corp., a full-service contracting company specializing in self-storage. Based in Ocoee, Fla., the company focuses on all aspects of self-storage construction, ...More
    October 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Startup Considerations
    MOBILE STORAGE Bringing self-storage door to door By Wendi Hope King Customers may come and go, but one thing remains the same: the need to keep your self-storage units full. As the storage industry becomes flooded with ideas, storage owners are discovering innovative ways ...More
    September 1, 1998 Wendi Hope King Posted in Articles
  • Age
    Kicking The Tires A Companion for Buying Self-Storage Properties By John Wilson Selling a property has often been referred to as a kind of courtship, with progressing steps from awareness to consummation. Long before the courtship reaches the stage of hiring professionals ...More
    September 1, 1998 John Wilson Posted in Articles
  • Doors From Closed to Open
    Doors From Closed to Open The first self-storage in the late '60s used lightweight sectional doors with a galvanized-steel finish. They were later painted--per manufacturer's instructions--with only mixed success. These doors had a very poor locking system. Plus, the ...More
    September 1, 1998 the late '70s, unit mix became the rage. A projec Posted in Articles