A Plus Storage of Tennessee LLC, which operates seven self-storage facilities in Tennessee, has appointed Stephanie Tharpe as its new senior vice president of operations, effective immediately. It’s a newly created positon for the company.
Tharpe has been with the company for five years, beginning as a property manager at its Hendersonville location. Most recently, she was the district sales manager, responsible for new hires, training, company branding and social media.
“Stephanie is the best in the business! She now has a national reputation for having fresh and practical ideas in self-storage management,” said Tommy Pierce, president. “The value of our self-storage portfolio in Tennessee has increased considerably under her stewardship. She loves this industry, and her energy is inspiring.”
Tharpe has 17 years of self-storage industry experience. In 2013, she was named “Self-Storage Manager of the Year” by the Tennessee Self Storage Association (TNSSA). She currently serves on the association’s Events and Education Committee. She’s also hosted roundtables at TNSSA events and contributes to the group’s newsletters.
Tharpe was a speaker at the 2014 and 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expos as well as the 2014 Self Storage Association Fall Conference & Tradeshow. She’s also a contributor to “Inside Self-Storage” magazine and Self-Storage TV, and serves as a moderator for Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community with more than 7,800 members.
Founded in 2003, A Plus Storage operates facilities in Downtown Nashville, Fortress, La Vergne, Mt. Juliet/Providence, Murfreesboro, Nolensville and Spring Hill/Columbia, Tenn. In 2014, the company sold five facilities for $33.6 million. The properties were in Clarksville, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville and Hermitage, Tenn.