D&A Properties & Self Storage LLC has opened a new storage facility in Fairmont, Minn., with a single building comprising 44 units. The facility will be built out in phases, with the company already in the process of adding a second 44-unit building, according to owner Danny Klous. "We just finished, and we have another slab for a second building, the same as this one," he said.
Klous bought the property last year and also owns a parcel across the street that may eventually be used for outside RV storage, he said. "I have room to build five buildings, but I'm building for the demand as the demand starts coming in, hopefully by the end of the year," Klous said.
D&A Properties decided to build a self-storage facility to meet unmet demand in the community, Klous said, particularly for residents who need a place to store large seasonal items like boats, motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Olson Rentals Inc. is the only other self-storage operator in the city, according to the source. The company operates three equipment-rental facilities in Fairmont that also offer self-storage, and two in nearby Blue Earth, Minn.
"There's always been [a need for storage] or we wouldn't have as many [sites] as we do," owner Dave Olson, told the source.
Olson Rentals has offered self-storage services for 24 years and is considering expanding its offerings by adding climate-control units, which are not currently available in the area, the source reported.