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Self-Storage Veterans Launch Summit Construction Management Group


Self-storage construction veterans Charles “Chip” Cordes and Tom Hankinson have launched Summit Construction Management Group, a new firm offering self-storage construction, management and consulting services to industry owners and investors. Based in Clermont, Fla., the company provides feasibility analysis, design coordination, entitlement management, construction services, property-condition assessments and managed maintenance programs.
The company’s website can be found at There visitors can get detailed information about the company’s services, read about its founders, and submit a Request for Proposal form. 
A self-storage industry professional since 1989, Cordes was the co-founder and vice president of U.S. Door & Building Components until last year, when he served as consulting vice president to National Constructors Inc. There he operated four Sunshine Self-Storage facilities in Florida. He has more than 20 years of self-storage construction and operational experience.

Chip Cordes (left) and Tom Hankinson (right) have launched Summit Construction Management Group.

Prior to founding Summit, Hankinson was engaged as executive vice president in charge of development and construction at United Stor-All Centers, where he joined as one of the firm’s original members in 1995. There he actively managed all due-diligence responsibilities, project design, entitlements, construction budgets, construction management and cost control for the company. Prior to joining United, Hankinson owned and operated his own general-contracting firm for nearly 15 years. 

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