Middlesex, N.J.-based Lackland Self Storage has been nominated for the New Jersey “Family Business of the Year” Award. The award is given in recognition of the significant role a family business plays in the state’s economy and its importance and vital contribution to state and local business communities.
Sponsors of the honor include New Jersey Monthly magazine, the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University and PNC Financial Services Group. Co-sponsors include Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, PSE&G (Public Service Enterprise Group), McCarter & English LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Every year, Lackland Self Storage has its management teams select a local charity or organization with which to participate, such as First Aid Squads, fire departments, Little League baseball, Pop Warner Little Scholars or various school programs. The goal of this 26-year-old, New Jersey-based family business is to provide the best customer service while giving back to the local communities in which its facilities are located.
Established in 1977, Lackland opened New Jersey’s first self-storage facilty in the city of Piscataway. Industry pioneers and twin brothers David and Frederick Lackland had considerable experience in construction of residential and commercial buildings, which made the construction of self-storage a natural extension of their business. With 13 locations in 1994, Dave and Fred divided their portfolio of stores. Fred retained seven of the original 13 locations, and Storage Assets LLC was born. Since that time, Storage Assets, trading as Lackland Self Storage, has turned those original facilities into 17 locations ranging from as far north as Upper Saddle River to as far south as Atlantic City.
Lackland Self Storage has recognized changes in the marketplace and realizes customers continuously demand more from their storage service provider. The company uses state-of-the-art technology to enhance security and accessibility, while building eye-catching facilities (including several three-story locations) that are aesthetically appealing. Lackland has also modernized its storage offices to include packaging-supply stores for a one-stop shopping experience for customers on the move. Its storage consultants are trained to share the company’s knowledge of self-storage while offering the best in customer service.
In addition to offering a convenient, high-tech website where customers can access everything from frequently asked questions about self-storage to a listing and map of locations, Lackland is the first self-storage provider in the state to offer a website in Spanish (www.lacklandesp.com) for New Jersey’s large Hispanic community. Since the beginning, Lackland Self Storage has led the industry in quality, introducing enhanced security features and innovations to the industry over the last quarter-century of service.
For more information, call 732.627.0616 or visit www.lacklandselfstorage.com.