Nevada City Self Storage has maintained its roots as a family-run business—right down to the name. Three Joe Days operate the facility, and even live together on the 59 acres at the end of Joe Day Ranch Road in Nevada City, Nev.
The eldest, 84-year-old Joe Edward Day, is the supervisor emeritus of the operation. Son Joseph Carlton Day, 51, handles the day-to-day management with son, Joseph Solis Day, 19, helping out when home from college.
The family name began with Joseph Stewart Day and continued with Joseph William Day, both of whom are now deceased.
The property has been in the family since 1914. Family members built the self-storage units 20 years ago.
Despite competition, Nevada City Self Storage has remained busy over the two decades, renting to families moving, college students and even contractors.
Source: The Union, Nevada City Self Storage: Five Generations of Joe Days