Storage Authority LLC, which operates self-storage facilities in Connecticut and offers franchise opportunities, has hired Garrett Byrd as director of franchising. Byrd will oversee recruiting and assist new franchisees in finding desirable locations. He’ll also help clients with pre-opening marketing, staff training and site operation, according to a press release.
“Garrett is a self-storage veteran with extensive experience in self-storage revenue growth, sales and marketing,” the release stated. “One of the reasons we hired Garrett is the huge success he has had as a self-storage manager. Just before we hired him, he took over a new, three-story facility when it opened. He had it over 50 percent occupied in five months—a huge feat given both the size and competition in the area.”
Co-founded by Marc Goodin and Scott House, Storage Authority launched its franchise model in 2015, offering existing self-storage owners and those looking to enter the industry the chance to build a business under the brand’s operational framework. The company also offers consulting services and facility-manager training.
Storage Authority operates two self-storage facilities in Connecticut. It lists Florida, New Jersey, New York and Texas on its website as sites for future locations.