Update 8/28/15 – SDSS was named the “Best Storage Facility” by “Union Tribune” readers in this year’s poll, beating out nine other nominees. It’s the third consecutive year the company has made the list since the storage category was added in 2013. SDSS finished in second place the last two years.
Voting took place on the newspaper’s website from May 31 through June 29. Participants could vote once per day in 174 categories. The winners were announced on August 23.
“We could not be more grateful for the support from our tenants, friends and community members,” Aston said. “We dedicate our time to make sure our tenants have the most positive experience with us. Customer service is our highest priority. We strive to provide clean, affordable units, and to take good care of our people. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and for this tremendous honor. You inspire us to continue to better serve you.”
The newspaper poll began in 2009 as a way for community members to recognize favorite personalities and businesses, according to an SDSS press release. San Diegans vote on everything from the best bar and restaurant to best beach and golf course, as well as favorite hairstylist, radio personality and bartender.
“San Diego Self Storage competes with nationally recognized storage facilities. We are proud of our ties to the San Diego community and our support of local, charitable organizations. We truly care about our hometown and hope that by remaining locally owned and operated, we express our deep commitment to San Diego,” Aston said.
10/6/14 – For the second consecutive year, San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) was among the top two self-storage operators selected by readers of the “San Diego Union-Tribune” in the newspaper’s annual “San Diego’s Best” poll. SDSS is listed second behind S.D. Storage, which operates two locations in the city. SDSS was also recently named the top self-storage operator in San Diego County by the “San Diego Business Journal,” company officials said in a press release.
“San Diego Self Storage is once again honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award, in which San Diegans recognize the quality service [SDSS] provides the general public on an ongoing basis,” said J. Terry Aston, managing partner. “Our corporate philosophy embraces the notion that self-storage is not only a necessity for those in transition but also an integral service that we provide to our active military service men and women who are deployed into remote locations throughout the world to defend our country, as well as elderly citizens who wish to downsize. We’re tremendously grateful to the San Diego community for their support throughout the 42 years that we have been in operation.”
Aston said the company’s dedication to philanthropic causes has helped it connect with customers and the local community.
Rounding out the top five in the “Union-Tribune” reader poll were A-1 Self Storage at No. 3, Public Storage Inc. at No. 4 and Morena Storage at No. 5. S.D. Storage is operated by Stor’em Self Storage, which has 13 locations in California and Utah.
Founded in 1972, SSDS has a network of 18 self-storage facilities in San Diego County and additional Southern California facilities in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. It also has a presence in Northern California. The company is locally owned and operated.
- San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diegoâ€™s Best 2014