Build VS. Buy

The level of a person’s knowledge and expertise combined with their financial resources is most often the deciding factor in whether they build or buy a self storage property. This...

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Building Boat & RV Storage

As the economy recovers, the American public enjoys more disposable income, and many have taken to the road and water for recreation. At the same time, most communities have restrictions...

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Top 10 Customer Complaints

Wouldn’t it be great if a business ran perfectly and we never heard a complaint from a single customer? Unfortunately, we’re dealing with human beings, not robots. It is a...

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How Much Does It Cost To Build Storage Units?

On the surface, the self-storage business and what it will cost to build storage units looks so simple. Other businesses have product ordering, inventory count & storage, spoilage issues, obsolescence,...

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Self Storage Managers

From “Mom & Pop” operations to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) the self storage industry has changed dramatically. So have the characteristics of the individuals that staff our facilities. When...

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Site Design and Unit Mix – Two Great Hits

You have probably seen those infomercials selling the “best of the ’70s and ’80s” music collection. If you pause to listen to some of the hits being advertised, it’s probably...

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Space-Age Self Storage Design, Part l

The following is part one of a two-part series on the evolution of self storage design and site-plan considerations for a new era. Self Storage has been one of the...

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