Guardian Storage, which operates 16 self-storage facilities in Colorado and Pennsylvania, has been named the 2014 Independent Business of the Year by the Superior, Colo., Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented on June 3 by “The Daily Camera,” a community news source.
The accolade is intended for a business of 25 employees or fewer that has been successful and active in the Superior community. Guardian Storage was praised for its investment in the city and for achieving success through a proven commitment to customer service, according to a company press release.
Since opening its Superior location in February 2013, Guardian Storage has been a member of the chamber of commerce and has sponsored a variety of activities, including car washes, pet-adoption days, and free document-shredding and electronic-recycling events. The self-storage operator has also sponsored family-friendly community events including the annual Chili Fest and 4th of July Festival.
“Since we first broke ground on our Superior facility, we have been embraced with open arms by the business community and residents,” said Kevin Cohen, director of business development. “Superior is a vibrant and thriving town, and it has been a pleasure to build relationships not just with our customers, but with the entire community. We look forward to many more years of service and success in Superior and throughout the Denver-metro area.”
The Guardian facility at 1555 76th St. encompasses 80,000 square feet of storage space and about 700 units. Amenities include individual door alarms, an intercom system, video cameras, a conference room and business center, free Wi-Fi, free use of the facility’s moving truck, and tenant-package acceptance.
“This company has a very strong philosophy in how it interacts with its customers. Every manager goes through an internal professional-development program to ensure employees give customers all the attention, service and respect they deserve to navigate through all of life’s transitions,” said Christine Labozan, retail advertising director for “The Daily Camera.” “This business believes that giving away the little things such as coffee, water, Wi-Fi, their moving truck and conference room makes a big difference.”
Founded in 1987, Guardian Storage owns or manages 12 self-storage facilities in Greater Pittsburgh and four in the Denver-metro area, with a total of approximately 1 million square feet of storage space and more than 10,000 units.