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  • 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
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 9/98: Ask The Waldmans
    DEAR WALDMANS: We are one of those facilities that are not run with a computer. Our business seems to run just fine, but I get tired of people telling me I need to be computerized--that I would make more money and that it could save me time. Honestly, everything works just ...More
    September 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • General Fire-Prevention Guidelines
    Fire Prevention and Safety Part II By David Wilhite According to the U.S. Fire Administration, business-related fires claim scores of lives and cause more than $1 billion in damages each year. Fire Prevention Week is held once each year to commemorate one of the worst fires ...More
    September 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Talk the Talk
    The REIT Rat Race Strategies in selling to a self-storage REIT By Peter Jenkins The developer hangs up the phone having just been in an exploratory dialogue with the CEO of a self-storage real-estate investment trust (REIT) that would like to purchase the discussed ...More
    September 1, 1998 Peter Jenkins Posted in Articles
  • Small Town, Small Facility
    Facility Spotlight Dudley Self Storage Built by hand By Tom Brecke Twelve years ago, Clem Hill's wife had a "crazy" idea. Hill, a retired general contractor-turned-rancher in the sleepy little town of Payson, Ariz., had invested in a small piece of land near the ...More
    September 1, 1998 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles
  • The "Right" Shelving Selection for Records Storage
    The "Right" Shelving Selection for Records Storage By Cary McGovern Abstract: Selecting the "right" shelving for your storage facility is the second most important factor that will effect your storage profitability (the first being ceiling height). In ...More
    September 1, 1998 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Price It Right
    Pricing Strategies An Overview of Strategy Styles By Jim Killoran The following is the second installment of a two-part excerpt from Self-Storage Success, a manual for the development of self-storage properties. For order information, contact LeManx Information Products, ...More
    July 1, 1998 Jim Killoran Posted in Articles