Buyer's Guide

The Self-Storage Buyer's Guide is the industry's one-stop online marketplace for information on vendors servicing all aspects of the self-storage industry. We are a large industry and it is impossible to keep an inventory on all vendors ... so let the education experts at MiniCo Publishing handle that for you. Self-storage owners, operators, managers, and vendors alike can search for local or national companies and vendors to work with and contact them with no middle-man, unlike other directory and vendor locator databases. True to our primary charter of educating the industry, the Self-Storage Buyer's Guide is there to educate visitors as to who the Top Self-Storage Vendors are and give them multiple points of contact to facilitate vendor/buyer connections. Our list of vendors and vendor categories is always growing and if a need arises for information on a particular category that is not representing in our list, please let us know and we’ll get to work gathering data on vendors for you.

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Envirocom, Inc.
Envirocom, Inc.

Their clients achieve specific electronic automation and security goals by using their electronics staff of electronic-engineers, bench-technicians, and installation crews. Their bench-technicians provide circuit board repair on ''all manufacturers'' access/door alarm equipment no matter the age or condition of equipment. Bench-repairs carry a two-year warranty. Specializing in reliable unmanned facilities.'

800 568-9694
(281) 440-8196
Everbrite, Inc.
Everbrite, Inc.

Have Your Doors or Metal Buildings Lost Their Luster? Everbrite is a Clear Restoration Coating that restores the color and luster to faded, chalky metal of any color. Not a paint or automotive lacquer, remains flexible. No masking or taping necessary. Formulated with sunscreens and anti-oxidants for long-lasting protection.

800 304-0566
(916) 852-0200
Extra Space Storage, Inc.

Extra Space Storage, Inc. headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. As of March 31, 2014, the Company owned and/or operated 1,052 self-storage properties in 35 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's properties comprise approximately 700,000 units and approximately 78.0 million square feet of rentable space. Extra Space Storage, Inc. offers customers a wide selection of conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties as well as the largest third-party self-storage management company in the United States.

(801) 365-4600
Flexospan Steel Buildings, Inc.

Flexospan is a manufacturer of self-storage buildings, portable buildings, metal roofing and siding, and structural buildings. Their staff will provide lot layouts, engineering service after the sale for your self-storage project. Call (800) 245-0396 or visit their Web site

800 245-0396
(724) 376-7221
Florida Rib Roof, Inc.

Florida Rib Roof, Inc., offers a complete building service with installation for the self-storage builder developer/owner. Their top quality projects can be found in the USA, South America and Europe. Products include single and multi-story buildings, 10x10 framing, boat/RV buildings, mezzanines, conversions, partitions, doors, hallways, standing seam & thru –fastener roofing, insulated wall systems, metal siding and piers. For existing buildings we offer retrofit Re-roof systems, damage repairs & maintenance. Other services included design and engineering.

(407) 366-2234
Foy & Company
Foy & Company

We are Canada's premier Investment Real Estate Company exclusively serving owners, developers, investors, and financiers of self-storage. In addition to assisting in the acquisition and disposition of properties, we work with clients to: enhance a facility's market value, find the right development project and create a solid investment strategy. Seperately I also own Storage Capital Inc. Which is a lender to the self storage industry in Canada. The contact information is the same although my email there is and our website is Storage Capital is a private investment company exclusively focused on Canadian Self Storage. Our mission is to provide access to capital for the self storage industry

877 966-3807
(416) 966-3800
G M Packaging Ltd
G M Packaging Ltd

G M Packaging Ltd is your one stop shop for Moving, Packaging and Storage Supplies. We supply Ontario to Newfoundland Canada. We carry Chateau products, locks, boxes, mattress bags, newsprint, bubble wrap, flat screen TV boxes, dollies and hundreds of other products. Please call or email for your discounted price list.

800 388-0834
(905) 206-0550
Gargoyle Steel Structures

Gargoyle Steel Structures specializes in designing, supplying, and erecting of self-storage buildings in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana. Gargoyle Steel Structures specializes in Drive up, climate controlled and dust control Storage buildings. They also build fully-enclosed boat and RV storage.

866 767-9777
(806) 785-3422
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

With offices located throughout the U.S., Grandbridge Real Estate Capital is one of the country’s largest full-service commercial real estate finance firms. In 2016, Grandbridge originated $7,144,952,104 in commercial and multifamily loans. The company services $31 billion and provides asset and portfolio management nationwide for CRE capital providers.

Great Little Box Company

One stop shop for the self storage industry including stock and custom logo moving boxes and a proud distributor of Chateau storage products.

800 661-3377
(604) 301-3700
Guardian Storage Property Management

Guardian Storage Property Management (GSPM) has managed self-storage properties for over 25 years. The company’s outstanding performance to date is its strongest qualification. They have consistently beaten the industry averages in the regions in which they manage properties for their clients—and they can do it for you. Areas of expertise include revenue management, online marketing, property manager training, and purchasing. Let GSPM help to improve your self-storage ROI by focusing on what really matters: performance.

(412) 661-7368
Hart Storage Realty, LLC

Hart Storage Realty provides Storage Equity Investments and Services. We specialize in Brokerage, Acquisitions, JV Partnerships, management, design and development, and distressed property solutions. Whether you are an institutional investor or private owner, Hart Storage Realty offers you 28 years of self storage experience increasing the value of your storage assets.

(407) 834-7566
Havener Enterprises
Havener Enterprises

Whether you are an independent self-storage operator looking to move into the portable storage market or looking to expand your existing mobile storage operation, we can supply your needs. Our smooth boxes are the lowest-priced, highest quality storage containers available. Our exclusive wheel design helps keep your transportation costs down. Say goodbye to the rusty and leaky containers by replacing them with our parts. Experiencing storage boxes that collapse? Say hello to the most affordable option on the market today!

(815) 935-8383
Hoffmann Kool Insurance (MiniCo Insurance of Canada)

MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, a subsidiary of MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, offers specialty insurance products for self-storage businesses in select Canadian provinces through a preferred broker network. MiniCo has specialized in commercial and tenant insurance since 1974. MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, represents an A.M. Best “A” rated carrier.

iBid4Storage Inc.
iBid4Storage Inc. is a global online marketplace for self-storage auctions. The company’s platform enables storage owners and operators to sell their delinquent units on a public medium in an effective and timely manner. Call today so they can show you how to recover your losses and turn your bad debt liability into assets.

855 402-4243
(647) 454-4243
IceBlox, Inc. DBA SnoBlox-Snojax

Offering a full line of roof snow retention products since 1976, Iceblox, Inc, d.b.a. SnoBlox-SnoJax is a leader and innovator in the snow retention industry. We welcome you to explore our full line of professionally tested, American Made, snow retention products. Buying goods that are made in the U.S. keeps Americans working and helps our country!

866 423.2569
Iguana Painting
Iguana Painting

Iguana Painting has been specializing in painting Self Storage facilities across the country since 1990. In most cases we can provide you with an estimate online or over the phone with some basic information about your facility. We stand behind our work 100%!

(801) 318-0008
Inside Self-Storage
Inside Self-Storage

Inside Self-Storage provides comprehensive informational resources for self-storage industry owners, operators, managers, investors, developers and suppliers. Offerings include a monthly magazine, the annual Inside Self-Storage World Expo, the Self-Storage Talk online community and the Inside Self-Storage Store. Free resources include an extensive article library, newsletters, blogs, reports, slideshows, whitepapers and more.

(480) 990-1101
Inside Self-Storage Store

An online store that provides on-demand insight and education for all professionals of the self-storage industry. Products include DVDs, books, on-demand video, digital magazines, manager-training courses, guidebooks and more.

(480) 990-1101
Inside Self-Storage World Expo

The Inside Self-Storage World Expo provides tradeshows and conferences for owners, operators, managers, investors, lenders and suppliers of the self-storage industry. Includes seminars, exhibits, discussions, social events and more. The industry's largest show of the year takes place each spring in Las Vegas. Sponsored by 'Inside Self-Storage' magazine.

(480) 990-1101;
Investment Real Estate, LLC

IRE’s experienced professionals offer brokerage, feasibility studies and consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. IRE has completed over 400 self storage transactions, over 200 feasibility studies and built over two million SF of self storage. They are the leading go-to source for self storage information and help!

(717) 779-0804
Investment Real Estate, LLC

Investment Real Estate (IRE) offers brokerage, management, consulting and feasibility study services in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. IRE consults owners needing specific help in operations, marketing, revenue management, website design/optimization, training, accounting and maintenance. The company is one of the leading go-to source for self storage information and help.

J. DiNardo Consulting
J. DiNardo Consulting

With over 27 years of self-storage experience, J. DiNardo Consulting specializes in all aspects of facility operations and development, including market and feasibility studies. Whether you’re new to the industry or a veteran seeking assistance, J. DiNardo Consulting can help.

(617) 966-8278
Janus International Group, LLC

Janus International is the leading manufacturer of third-generation roll-up doors for the commercial and self-storage markets. Known for their dead axle design and pre-lubricated springs, their doors are made of the highest quality and durability while consistently offering low maintenance and easy installation. Janus also offers complete hallway systems, lockers, mezzanine systems, portable storage, a unique door replacement program, unit mix design, and more. They offer more than just doors ... they offer solutions.

866 562-2580
(770) 562-2850
Jernigan Capital, Inc.

Jernigan Capital (NYSE:JCAP) is a commercial real estate finance company that provides financing to private developers, owners, and operators of self-storage facilities. Jernigan Capital offers financing solutions for the ground-up construction of major self-storage development as well as for the acquisition of, refinancing of existing indebtedness on, or recapitalization of stabilized facilities.

Joan Lucas Real Estate Services

Joan Lucas Real Estate Services is a full-service real estate company assisting buyers, sellers, and developers of self-storage facilities. Ms. Lucas is co-founder of the Colorado Self Storage Association and past president.

(720) 855-6587
Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group (Minico Insurance Canada)

Establishes in 1973, the Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group operates 41 offices throughout British Columbia. As one of the major brokerage operations in British Columbia, we represent a host of leading Canadian and international insurers. Our staff of professionals offers a wide spectrum of insurance services including commercial and personal lines insurance as well as auto, life, disability and group programs. Contact Dave Ebner for information about the self-storage insurance program.

877 326-3624
(604) 826-3624
Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle

Backed by hundreds of transactions in excess of $4 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle’s National Self Storage team draws on a wealth of self storage-specific expertise to maximize value. We deliver services customized to the needs of each individual client, including valuations, marketing, recapitalization strategies, and brokerage. Our professionals are among the country’s most well-know self storage experts. By using our team-based approach, experience, and relationships, we provide our clients with the industry’s most.

(713) 425-5835
Jordan Architects, Inc.

Jordan Architects is a full service, award winning firm specializing in self-storage. Services include feasibility studies, site selection, design, construction drawings, entitlements, conversions,expansions, add RV Storage,consulting services, etc. Renowned for our innovative designs, winner of many ''Facility of the Year'' awards and hundreds of successful self storage projects nationwide.

(949) 388-8090
Joshua Management
Joshua Management

Even in the most aesthetically designed and technologically advanced facility, it's the person behind the counter who makes the sale. Joshua Management provides superior on-site management, business reports, performance information, and evaluations in a concise, readily available format.

(210) 477-4400
Late2Lien, LLC
Late2Lien, LLC

Late2Lien is the turnkey solution for automating the Late through Lien Sale process. Powered by the requirements and timelines outlined in each state’s statute, Late2Lien provides an all-encompassing, fully-automated, easy-to-use system for accurately completing each step along the way. Contact us today for more information!

(513) 204-9633
Life Storage Solutions

All-Inclusive Third Party Management: When you partner with Life Storage Solutions, you’ll benefit from our expertise and proven strategy, which has time and again driven new business and turned customer interest into customer loyalty. With over 650 locations nationwide, you get the advantage of the brand presence and marketing strategy of a national REIT to help elevate your facility. Call or email to find out how we can help you succeed! (877) 270-4665

877 270-4665
(716) 650-6140
Lime Tree Management, LLC

Lime Tree Management is a full service property management company serving the self storage industry. We offer self storage property management, operational due diligence, consulting, staff training, market analysis and a broad scope of services customized for your business. Our goal is for your business to reach its full potential.

(941) 350-7859
List Self Storage (LSS)

List Self Storage (LSS) provides an online platform for those looking to buy, sell or finance self-storage facilities. In addition to property listings, it offers a business directory that provides investors or business owners information on vendors and brokers who can help them advance and succeed in the industry.

Live Oak Bank
Live Oak Bank

Live Oak Bank offers comprehensive financing options for the Self-Storage industry in all fifty states. Ingrained in the industry, we attend major trade shows and industry events, participate in state and national associations, partner with vendors and key distributors, visit self-storage developments nationwide, and make a point to give back to the industry whenever we can. Our lending team understands your business, which translates to a smoother, more transparent lending process.

Lock America Inc.
Lock America Inc.

For over 35 years, Lock America has developed and manufactured a complete line of high-security products for the self-storage, car wash, energy, trucking and vending industries. Lock America helps its customers solve their security problems with a variety of innovative latches, padlocks, cylinder systems, disc locks, and key styles, featuring a number of 'bump-proof' and pick-proof locks and replacement latches.

800 422-2866
(951) 277-5180

Lockerfox provides industry-leading features and cutting-edge technology to make your online storage auctions successful. We are focused on bringing true innovation to the industry. Lockerfox connects local bidders with your auctions on the web to create the fastest, easiest to use online storage auction platform in the industry. Call us today to learn more.

(704) 251-0644
Mako Steel
Mako Steel

Mako Steel designs, supplies, and installs Steel Buildings for the Self Storage industry. With an in-house engineering staff, the team at Mako Steel provides cost effective design, high quality building products, and unparalleled customer service.

800 383-4932
(760) 448-1760
Mako Steel
Mako Steel

Mako Steel designs, supplies and installs steel buildings for the self-storage industry. Boat/RV storage, single-story, multi-story, conversions, and custom buildings available. Plants located throughout the country to service all areas. Mako specializes in working with first-time customers.

Manufactured Metals Corp. I (MMCI)

MMCI is a metal building construction company specializing in self storage. MMCI has been building self storage complexes and installing metal roofing for over 25 years. MMCI provides standing seam metal roofing, new construction, retro-fit roofing and conversions. A TEN YEAR NO LEAK WARRANTY IS INCLUDED ON ALL MMCI ROOFS.

800 232-3039
(817) 636-9470
Marcus & Millichap National Self-Storage Group

Marcus & Millichap leads the commercial real estate industry with more than 1,700 investment professionals in over 80 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our National Self-Storage Group provides investors and owners with local market knowledge, property-specific expertise and custom-tailored marketing plans to help them achieve their investment goals.

McElhoes & Duffy Insurance (MiniCo Insurance of Canada)

MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, a subsidiary of MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, offers specialty insurance products for self-storage businesses in select Canadian provinces through a preferred broker network. MiniCo has specialized in commercial and tenant insurance since 1974. MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, represents an A.M. Best “A” rated carrier.

Mesco Building Solutions

Mesco Building Solutions is a manufacturer of steel building systems for the self-storage, boat, auto and RV storage markets. Mesco has the most extensive product line in the industry. Mesco Building Solutions is an NCI company, the largest manufacturer of steel building systems and components

800 556-3726
(214) 687-9999
Metro Storage, LLC
Metro Storage, LLC

Metro Storage LLC, operating under the trademark Metro Self Storage®, is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate operating company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of self-storage facilities nationwide. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, the company is the 10th largest operator of self-storage facilities in the United States with over 100 stores in 12 states. More information about the firm is available at

(847) 235-8900
Midcoast Properties, Inc.

Midcoast Properties, Inc. is a leading broker of self storage properties in the Southeast. Midcoast's sole focus is on representing the interests of its clients. If you are a potential buyer or seller of self storage, contact Midcoast for a free Broker's Opinion of Value.

(843) 342-7650
MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, LLC

MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, a subsidiary of MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, offers specialty insurance products for self-storage businesses in select Canadian provinces through a preferred broker network. MiniCo has specialized in commercial and tenant insurance since 1974. MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, represents an A.M. Best “A” rated carrier.

800-447-8383 (in the U.S.)
Modular Mini Storage
Modular Mini Storage

Modular Mini Storage offers Project Management, Site Design through Construction and high-quality panelized building kits for self-storage, RV storage, office/warehouse flex space, and office/residences. Specially designed for challenging climates to minimize condensation and lower energy costs. Their pre-assembled walls, delivered to your site, help shorten construction time. Project Management including site design, unit mix, coordination with planning and building departments, contracting, and construction management.

(503) 692-3532
Move ‘N Store
Move ‘N Store

Since our inception Move’ N Store has been providing innovative products to the Self Storage industry. Whether your require resale or managerial disc locks and padlocks; logo branded merchandise; moving boxes; packaging supplies; hasps and latches; facility maintenance products or display items our experienced Customer Service team can help address your needs. Additionally with our new user friendly website you can easily order merchandise 24/7. In most cases orders received Monday thru Friday by 1:00 pm will be shipped that same day. Inquire about Free Shipping.

MST Constructors, Inc.

MST Constructors is a full-service team Storage Consultant. MST utilizes their 40-year tenure in the self-storage industry to assist in developing REIT ready storage facilities. Included in MST services is site planning, building and floor plan layout, to contribute information for financial modeling, and lender submittals. MST Consulting provides a full scope of resources and services from beginning to operations. James Bratton CEO has over 40 years of storage development and construction experience.

800 982-3949
(512) 312-2088
Munters Corporation
Munters Corporation

Munters provides energy efficient indoor air quality, humidity, and climate-control solutions for self-storage facilities. Munters' equipment prevents mold, mildew, and structural/material deterioration. Suitable for all indoor and outdoor facilities, units have remote monitoring capabilities and a 24-hour national service network.

800 843-5360
NAI Horizon
NAI Horizon

Denise Nunez is a commercial real estate agent with more than 23 years of focused self storage expertise. Since 2010 she has helped institutional investors, public companies, REITS, high net worth individuals and mom and pop owners with the sale and acquisition of over $100 million in self storage assets. While her focus is primarily the Arizona and Southwest markets; the NAI Global network allows her to work with her clients across 46 states nationwide.

National Storage Affiliates Trust

National Storage Affiliates is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust, dedicated to the ownership, operation, and acquisition of self-storage facilities. Through ongoing contributions from its Participating Regional Operators (PROs) and third-party acquisitions, NSA currently owns 317 self storage facilities located in 18 states with approximately 19 million rentable square feet. NSA is the sixth largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities among public and private companies in the U.S.

(720) 630-2600
NDS Construction
NDS Construction

NDS Construction and Metal Buildings provides full-service design/build construction, construction management, inspection services, and consultation. Our expertise in site planning, design, value engineering, and timely project completion has garnered an 88 percent repeat business. Over 300 completed projects valued in excess of $500 million in completed projects and over 8 million square feet built.

(210) 477-4412
NGKF Capital Markets
NGKF Capital Markets

Geographic areas served: InternationalNewmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to owners and users of real estate on a local, regional and national level. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank operate from more than 340 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. Our global platform enables us to effectively serve the property requirements of investors and developers worldwide. And with more than $4.85 billion in self-storage transaction experience, we are uniquely positioned to provide superior brokerage, debt origination, and JV equity services.

(713) 599-5122
Noah’s Ark Development

Noah’s Ark Development stands out as an industry leader in the planning and development of self storage facilities. With over three decades of expertise and over nine million square feet built, Noah’s Ark Development offers a unique one stop shop experience and provides an array of services in consulting and market research, site planning, feasibility, business plans, and project management all of which is geared to help insure successful self storage property development.

(210) 477-4440
On The Move, Inc.
On The Move, Inc.

On The Move is proud to serve the self-storage industry since 1992 with the finest rental trucks, access to their Insurance License Program with $5 liability allowing your tenants to drive your truck, and custom graphics advertising your facility. They also provide everything you need to rent a truck including rental forms to hand trucks and furniture pads. Please call (800) 645-9949 for more information and to see how to increase your revenue by $127,780 annually. Visit

800 645-9949
(830) 755-2474
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.

OpenTech Alliance is the leading provider of automation and call center services for the self storage industry. We help storage owners work smarter by increasing productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction with innovative technologies designed from the ground up for the self storage business.

Every day, OpenTech connects thousands of tenants with storage companies around the world. With over 4,000 daily transactions, the companies automated products and services helped Storage Managers move-in over 100,000 tenants in 2017, generating over 100 million dollars in new sales revenue alone. The company offers a wide-range of self-storage solutions that increase revenues while decreasing operating costs and manager workload, including: Self-Service Kiosks, Access Control Systems, Online Storage Rentals, Automated Payments and Collections, StorageTreasures Online Storage Auctions and more.

PAL Insurance Brokers Canada Ltd.

Contents in Storage Insurance for tenants' goods while stored within reputable, recognized storage facilities. Coverage is available for Commercial and/or Personal Household Goods. Personal Legal Liability included. Tenants Legal Liability also available.

855 464-0464
(403) 261-3900
Paramount Metal Systems

Paramount Metal Systems specializes in the design and construction of pre-engineered structures and metal roof systems for commercial developers and contractors within the self-storage industry. Staff has a resume of over 100 million square feet of storage design and construction experience. Paramount can maximize your construction dollars into a quality project by supplying structures, partitions, floor systems, and roof systems for new and retrofit construction.

800 505-9062
(501) 312-9062