November 1, 2023

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Self-Storage Operator Great American Hires Director of Construction

Great American Storage, a developer and operator of boat and RV, condo and traditional self-storage facilities, has hired Derrick Girouard as director of construction. He’ll oversee all new development and expansion projects for the company’s national portfolio, according to a press release.

Girouard has more than a decade of construction experience and has managed the development of more than 1 million square feet of self-storage, exceeding a total value of $56 million. He was previously the director of construction operations for self-storage development firm DXD Capital. Prior to that, he was a project manager for JEM Group LLC, a general contracting firm. Additionally, Girouard is a combat veteran. During his service, he was a firefighter and medic.

“We're thrilled to welcome Derrick to the Great American Storage team,” said CEO David Gandolfo. “His extensive construction experience, leadership capabilities and dedication to excellence will be invaluable as we continue expanding our national footprint.”

Founded in 2001, Great American has one facility in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, and five more under development in California, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Sources:, Great American Storage Appoints Derrick Girouard as Director of Construction
LinkedIn, Derrick Girouard

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