AAAA Self Storage Management Group (The Nicholson Cos.), which provides facility-management services to the self-storage industry, raised $5,348 in donations across all its locations in October for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The company encouraged customers to round up their monthly rent payments to whole amounts, giving the overage to the charity. For new customers, the company provided a 50 percent discount off the first two months rent in exchange for a $10 donation.
AAAA has supported the foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) since 2011. In three years, the company has collectively raised $19,223.86.
AAAA was founded in 1972 in Norfolk, Va., and currently owns or manages 47 self-storage facilities in the Southeast. It ranks No. 33 on the 2013 Inside Self-Storage Top-Operator List. The company offers services including staff training and evaluation, facility audits, consulting, facility startups, due-diligence inspections and valuations, brokerage, marketing and more.
AAAA also operates a Self Storage Affiliate Group that provides participating facility operators with bulk buying power and discounts on products and services such as credit card processing, office supplies, employee benefits, Web services and more. The affiliate group also offers a Customer Goods Protection Program and a Business Advantage Plan.