Insurance


  • Post-Storm Recovery
    After witnessing the destruction wrought by the hurricanes of 2005, self-storage operators are more aware than ever of their vulnerability to natural disasters. Whether you’re an owner, manager or part-time employee, it’s essential to understand your role and responsibility ...More
    March 1, 2006 Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd. Posted in Articles
  • A Pair of Protective Programs
    We’re well into the first quarter of 2006, and I’m willing to bet that some of your New Year’s resolutions disappeared faster than the holiday leftovers. It happens to all of us—we make big goals to start fresh in January, and then life goes back to its hectic pace. Grand ...More
    March 1, 2006 J.R. Lewinson Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Key Provisions of Your Rental Agreement
    When you apply for insurance for your self-storage business, the insurer will usually ask for a copy of your current rental agreement. Why is this document part of the underwriting process, and what is the insurance company looking for? Key lease provisions reduce ...More
    March 1, 2006 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • The Hurricane Chronicles
    During the furious hurricane season of 2005, storage facilities across Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas sustained serious damage. Few were prepared for the level of destruction, though some had learned from past storms and were better able to handle the turmoil. ...More
    March 1, 2006 Kathleen Hardesty Posted in Articles
  • Best Practices in Tenant Screening
    These days, self-storage operators face countless security challenges, and many have considered the use of tenant screening to prevent criminals from causing dangerous or costly incidents at their sites. The process is beneficial for businesses as well as the communities ...More
    March 1, 2006 Darin Barney and John Hall Posted in Articles
  • Choosing Your Insurance Professional
    Most of us are familiar with the process of buying insurance, having purchased it for our homes or vehicles. But commercial coverage is a horse of a different color. When it comes to protecting your business, how do you choose the right professional to assist with your ...More
    March 1, 2006 Toni Bader Posted in Articles
  • ISS Hosts Live Expo Previews
    In preparation for its upcoming Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 28-March 3, Inside Self-Storage has arranged to host two live, online expo previews. ...More
    February 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • On The Move Introduces SS Facility Insurance
    On The Move Inc., which provides rental trucks, truck-leasing programs, vehicle insurance and moving equipment, has expanded its offering to include self-storage facility insurance. ...More
    February 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Universal Insurance Revived Under New Ownership
    Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd., which has provided specialized insurance coverage to the self-storage industry for more than 10 years, is newly owned by Randy Tipton and now represents Deans & Homer. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • On The Move Inc.
    “Complete customer satisfaction is more than a mission statement, it’s my mantra,” says Kirk Nash, CEO and president of On The Move Inc., the nation’s fourth largest truck-rental company. Nash and Maury Westerdale, partner and chairman, formed the business in 1991 after ...More
    December 1, 2005 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles