Update 7/11/17 – Just a year after opening its facility in Park City, Kans., Store in a Wink is expanding its property with two new buildings. The new structures will comprise 6,000 square feet of space in 53 units. Once complete, the site will contain more than 190 units.
The facility is currently operating at full occupancy, said Winkley, adding the company will have more news in the coming weeks, according to the source.
8/4/16 – Jerry Winkley, the former owner of five ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink franchises, has opened his first self-storage facility in Park City, Kan. Store in a Wink at 4825 N. Hydraulic offers drive-up and warehouse units as well as enclosed and outdoor vehicle parking. The facility also provides U-Haul truck rentals and sells moving and packing supplies.
The business is a family affair, with Winkley’s wife, Lisa, handling bookkeeping and daughter, Wendy, working part-time as an office manager while she also trains to be a chef. The Winkleys’ son, Jonathan, has autism and is also involved in the operation. While Jerry wanted to be engaged in a local business again, he also was motivated to further Jonathan’s life-skills development, Winkley told a source.
Jonathan, 28, maintains the property and provides security. The Winkleys are hopeful he will eventually work his way into customer service. Prior to the self-storage launch, Jonathan was employed at a Dillons supermarket, and he continues to serve as a church usher. “[He’s] showing that adults with autism can do much more than people imagine,” Jerry told a source.
The Winkleys launched their first ServiceMaster franchise in 1988 in Wichita, Kan. The couple grew the business to include five locations, with four listed among the ServiceMaster Top 50, which are selected from thousands of locations, according to the ServiceMaster website. The corporate headquarters purchased the Winkley’s franchises in 2014. Jerry Winkley remained active in the businesses as a consultant through his sales-training company, Business by Design.
ServiceMaster offers heavy-cleaning services, 24-hour fire and water damage restoration, residential and commercial air-duct cleaning, mold and mildew remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and janitorial services.
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