Insurance


  • Deans & Homer Makes Changes to Self-Storage Insurance Offerings
    Deans & Homer, a provider of self-storage insurance products and services since 1974, is changing its offerings to keep pace with the evolution of the industry. ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tenant Insurance: Providing Peace of Mind
    Successful storage facilities have evolved to provide more than just space; they offer solutions to their customers’ need for storage under multiple circumstances. Twenty years ago, most facilities simply rented out space and maybe sold locks. Today, facilities sell ...More
    March 1, 2008 Toby Struewing Posted in Articles
  • At the Car Wash: Take Cover With Proper Insurance
    Years ago, a friend told me we were destined to live in a litigious society. My response was, “What does litigious mean?” My friend (who didn’t embarrass me for my ignorance) explained: Whatever you do, wherever you are, the legal community stands ready to sue you! In ...More
    March 1, 2008 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Employee Freedom … to Succeed to Deceive?
    If you’re a typical self-storage owner, you’re operating a successful business, and your success can be credited to many factors. Careful hiring of facility staff is one, and monitoring onsite business practices is another. Good employees are essential to a service industry ...More
    November 9, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • World View
    Public Storage to Develop Canadian Property Public Storage Canadian Properties, owner of self-storage facilities in four provinces, acquired a parcel of land in Oakville, Ont., for $6.8 million, reported The Canadian Press in August. The company will develop the property ...More
    November 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Real Estate Roundup
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss self-storage in the South-Central States. I asked our local broker affiliates to summarize the current market in their areas and share thoughts on what the future may hold. What impact has portable storage had on ...More
    October 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights
    Our industry has changed a lot in the last 30 years, with the addition of ancillary products and services. Self-storage is certainly evolving. The business itself is defined similarly by many state laws. For example, in Kansas, “self-service storage facility” means “any ...More
    October 1, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Meth Awareness
    Methamphetamine (meth) is a highly addictive stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked or ingested orally. It is also used as an appetite suppressant. The drug is easy and cheap to produce, and the ingredients create toxic by-products. The Office of National Drug ...More
    September 1, 2007 Randy Tipton Posted in Articles
  • Deans & Homer Customer Storage Insurance to Be Available in AZ
    Thanks to new legislation going into effect on Sept. 19, Deans & Homer will be making its pay-with-rent Customer Storage Insurance program available in Arizona. ...More
    July 17, 2007 Posted in News
  • Table of Contents - July 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer these web-only feature articles to complement its July 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Upgrading to Super SoftwareChris Lautenbach sheds light on the new Windows Vista operating system and other web-based applications.7 Quick ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles