Located along the coast of San Pablo Bay, Calif., just north of San Francisco and Oakland, is the community of Hercules. The city, which got its name from a local manufacturer’s patented dynamite formula back in 1881 (“Hercules Powder”), is now one of the fastest growing locations in the Bay...
In the Kingston neighborhood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a sleek, modern building stands on a one-acre plot where a blighted thrift store had created an eyesore for years. The project would take four and a half unpredictable years to complete, but nothing could stop Brian Hoel, president of Cedar Rapids,...
Facility of the year
With miles of sun-kissed beaches, a treasure trove of alluring attractions, and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation, Texas’ historic island city of Galveston is a seaside paradise for its 53,000-plus residents and tourists alike. From various museums, sightseeing tours, parks, and piers to fine dining, shopping, and historical architecture, there...
Guatemala City sits cradled in a vivid, mountainous area called Valle de la Ermita (Valley of the Hermitage) in Guatemala’s south-central region. The city is Guatemala’s capital, largest city, and economic, administrative, and cultural center. Guatemala City had an estimated population in late 2021 of nearly 995,000 and a metropolitan-area...
Many studies have found that people want to purchase experiences more than things, but what happens when the concept of experiences and things are combined?  A New Facility of the Year winner is created.  Rockwell Storage, located in the Mill Creek area of South Salt Lake, Utah, is on one...
When the owners of Brickhouse Self Storage began envisioning their dream, they didn’t have a cookie-cutter facility in mind; they had a dream of bringing self-storage into the future, and with the help of Universal Storage Group, their dream became a reality. Brickhouse Self Storage, located at 6855 E. Highway...
As a new developer, Erik Henson, owner of SmarterSpace Storage Archer Road, took a wise approach and sought out vendors with proven success in the self-storage industry. The strategy paid off. After many challenges, the Gainesville, Fla., facility has earned the title of Mini-Storage Messenger’s Facility of The Year New...
James Reid has an ambitious goal for StorCo Self Storage, a company he founded in 2015. He envisions expanding StorCo into a nationwide company through owning high-tech self-storage facilities and providing third-party management services to other facility operators. The company is based in O’Fallon, Mo., and currently owns one facility...