Hawaii Self Storage (HSS), which operates six facilities in the state, was recently named “Hawaii’s Best Storage Company” by the readers of “The Honolulu Star-Advertiser,” a newspaper based in Oahu, Hawaii. Now in its seventh year, the annual choice poll asks readers to vote for their favorite companies in 165 food and service categories such as family dining, late-night eatery, florist and real estate firm. Ballots were printed in the newspaper and had to be completed by hand during a two-week voting period, according to a press release from the self-storage operator.
“We are honored to be recognized as ‘Hawaii's Best Storage Company.’ We know there are a lot of storage options to choose from, and we are thankful, and we appreciate everyone [who] voted for us,” company officials said in the release. “Hawaii Self Storage is deeply committed to the aloha spirit, family values and giving back to our community. We have established various community-pride programs [that focus] on enhancing literacy, education, teamwork, support to local charities and helping families in need.”
To date, HSS has donated more than $2 million to charitable endeavors including athletic sponsorships, college scholarships, community partnerships and “Lockers for Literacy,” which promotes youth literacy by donating books to first graders. In 2009, company owner Mike Wood also donated $9.2 million to open Keiki Care Home (Ho'omalu O Na Kamali'i), a safe haven for children entering the Oahu welfare system. The 10-bedroom facility accommodates 14 children ages 3 to 17, providing access to social workers and other health professionals.
“Mahalo to our customers and the people of Hawaii [who] voted us the best storage company. We will strive to continue giving you the best service, best storage options, best security and best value on the island,” the release stated.
Founded in 2001, HSS is locally owned. It operates properties in Honolulu, Kapolei, Mililani and Pearl City.