Doug Hunt, owner of six Access Self Storage facilities in Texas, was recently presented with the Rocky Strickland Community Enhancement Award from the Lancaster (Texas) Chamber of Commerce. Hunt was recognized for this commitment to the Lancaster area and his support of the city's charitable organizations last Saturday at the chamber's awards banquet and gala.
“I was shocked. I really did not expect it at all," said Hunt, who has partnered with multiple organizations in the Dallas/Forth Worth area to give back to the communities in which his self-storage facilities do business. When asked if the award will motivate him to do more good works, Hunt said, “Absolutely. Not that we've ever felt that what we were doing was wasted, but it is really nice to have someone else tell us it makes a difference.”
Access Self Storage is headquartered in Lancaster, and much of the company's philanthropic efforts are focused on the area. Hunt has been previously recognized for charitable work by the Lancaster Education Foundation and the Lancaster Outreach Center.
Hunt is a co-chair of the Texas Self Storage Association's Fundraiser Committee, which regularly raises funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. He's also the owner of Owners Management Co. Inc., a third-party management company serving self-storage owners.
Access Self Storage has six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The operation's website features a "Community" tab, which highlights contests, events and other community outreach.