Construction

Self-storage construction has become more sophisticated over the past decade due to heightened consumer expectations as well as more rigid approval processes through municipal planning and zoning boards. Where self-storage was restricted to industrial zones in the past, it now often enjoys prime locations in commercial and even residential areas. Self-storage buildings, primarily constructed of metal building panels, are available in increasingly attractive options. Suppliers provide roofs, corridors, roll-up doors, mezzanines, lifts, elevators, relocatable buildings, and more. Important aspects of self-storage building include site layout, design and unit mix. Trends in self-storage construction include conversions, multi-story building, climate control and ‘green’ building, which can involve LEED certification and sustainable options such as solar panels. Specialty niches include boat/RV storage, wine storage and storage condos.


  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Lewis Joins BETCO Sales Staff Ryan Lewis has joined BETCO as ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Cost-Effective Conversions
    Existing commercial buildings are especially attractive to developers of self-storage facilities, primarily because investors know they can avoid spending unknown amounts of time and money to meet zoning regulations. Most existing structures have previously complied with ...More
    February 1, 2007 Charles H. Cordes Posted in Articles, Construction
  • NEWS
    To submit a news release, e-mail storagenews@vpico.com. Metro Storage Joins Forces With ING Clarion Metro Storage LLC, which operates facilities under the name Metro Self Storage, announced a $250 million joint venture with real estate investment firm ING Clarion. The ...More
    October 19, 2006 Posted in Articles, Construction, Technology
  • Webinar on Storage Tenant Bankruptcy Set for Sept. 12
    Part of the Inside Self-Storage Legal Learning Series with Jeffrey Greenberger, a free webinar about dealing with tenant bankruptcy will take place on Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET. ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News, Construction
  • BETCO Sponsors the ISS Legal Learning Webinar Series
    BETCO Inc., a single-source manufacturer of self-storage building components, has signed on as the premier sponsor of the Inside Self-Storage Legal Learning Webinar Series. ...More
    August 14, 2006 Posted in News, Construction
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Jack Davis Davis Wins BETCO Sales Award Jack Davis has been ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • BETCO and S&W Group Offer Free Seminars
    The S&W Group and BETCO Inc. are hosting free seminars for self-storage developers and owners in 2006. ...More
    January 17, 2006 Posted in News, Construction
  • BETCO Announces Giveaway Winners
    BETCO Announces Giveaway Winners At the Texas Mini Storage Association (TMSA) Convention and Tradeshow, held in San Antonio in September, Kathleen and Eric Stanfill became the lucky winners of a giveaway hosted by BETCO Inc., a self-storage manufacturer. The couple has ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • United Stor-All Sante Fe
    A vacant builder’s supply yard was transformed into a multi-story self-storage facility with a pre-engineered interior-mezzanine system. The result was a space-efficient and profitable business for the owner and an asset to the community.The United Stor-All project in ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Construction, Development
  • The Top 10 Mistakes in Self-Storage Construction
    By Tyson Hermes In 1980 self-storage was relatively new, but my family bought several facilities in the Cincinnati market. Back then, there was little concern about competition, long-term maintenance or aesthetics. After all, these facilities were only meant to be temporary ...More
    September 1, 2005 Tyson Hermes Posted in Articles, Construction