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Zippy Shell Launches The Zippy U® Program, The Student Storage Brand Extension, Across The Country »

March 31, 2014 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced the launch of the ZippyU brand program; a student storage brand extension. ZippyU Student Storage provides convenient and affordable storage by the box, perfect for any college student. This spring, participating Zippy Shell locations will offer the ZippyU program and provide storage services to over 50 colleges and universities across the nation.
Participating Zippy Shell locations will offer the Zippy U program which offers customizable packages perfect for the college student who has just a few boxes or an apartment full of items. Each package includes concierge service with free in room pick up and re-delivery, packing materials, and four months of storage from May to August, with the option to extend storage packages to accommodate for study abroad...

WG Storage & Delivery Makes Move To Franchising »

March 26, 2014 at 11:35AM PDT | Source: WG Storage & Delivery
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White Glove Company Opens First Franchise in Houston
March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Houston, TX – WG Storage & Delivery (www.whiteglovedelivery.com) located in Austin and Dallas, announced today the opening of its first franchise in Houston.
Recognized as an industry leader committed to excellence when providing moving, storage, and relocation services for clients, WG Storage & Delivery is the premier white glove company.
"We hang artwork and chandeliers, move pianos, and everything in between. We manage showroom inventory and customer deliveries, and can act as your warehouse receiving department or climate-controlled storage facility whether for a single piece of art or an entire estate," said James Miri, founder, WG Storage & Delivery...

Zippy Shell USA Opens Two New Colorado Locations! »

March 26, 2014 at 6:40AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC., announced today that the company's two newest locations are officially open for business. Zippy Shell of North is a corporately owned joint venture location managed by Mark Vandermolen one of the partners. Zippy Shell South Denver is a new franchise under the ownership of Scott Gibler.
In three years of operation, the Zippy Shell® franchise system has grown to 41 corporate and franchise owned locations across the nation. It has become one of the fastest growing mobile self-storage businesses expanding to over 75 markets throughout the United States. The revolutionary design of a light weight, mobile shell and container has made the Zippy Shell Brand one of the most convenient and cost efficient storage options for residential and business customers...

Zippy Shell USA Opens 5th Franchise Location In North Carolina! »

March 17, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

March 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that their newest franchise location in Piedmont, North Carolina is officially open for business! Zippy Shell of Piedmont will operate under the ownership of Barry and Pamela Johnson and Nancy Melang. Zippy Shell of Piedmont joins the other North Carolina franchise locations in Wilmington, Chapel Hill/Durham, Raleigh and Charlotte.
In three years of operation, the Zippy Shell® franchise system has grown to 39 corporately and franchised owned locations across the nation. It has become one of the fastest growing mobile self-storage businesses expanding to nearly 75 markets throughout the United States. The revolutionary design of a light weight, mobile shell and container has made the Zippy Shell Brand one of the most convenient and cost efficient storage options for residential and business customers...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC's Strong Franchise Growth Continues Into Idaho! »

March 13, 2014 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

March 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the sale of the company’s first franchise location in the state of Idaho. The new location under the ownership of Wade Larson will be located in Boise, the capitol city of Idaho. Zippy Shell of Treasure Valley is the 40th Zippy Shell franchise and is expected to launch later this year.
Wade Larson has spent the last 15 years working in Hi-tech manufacturing. Larson worked for various semiconductor companies manufacturing computer chips and working with engineering and management groups. Larson was introduced to Zippy Shell USA from his cousin Terry Larson, an owner of Zippy Shell of Southwest Florida. After following along with Terry and his partner as they opened their franchise, Wade became excited that this could be the opportunity he was looking for in Idaho...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC. Adds Second New Jersey Location! »

March 06, 2014 at 6:53AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

March 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the sale of a second franchise location in the state of New Jersey. The new location will be serving the Union County area to the south of the already established Passaic County location. Zippy Shell of Union County is under the ownership of Phillip Kim and is set to launch in the spring of 2014.
Kim has over 20 years of experience as an internet and technology entrepreneur. During those years he served as the founder and owner of various companies in the industry. Kim first heard of the Zippy Shell® opportunity from his friend Josh Robbins, the owner of Zippy Shell of North Chicago. After enduring numerous difficulties moving and storing his own belongings during a long term home renovation, Kim saw the potential the Zippy Shell brand brought to the market...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC. Named To Prestigious 2014 Top New Franchises List By Entrepreneur Magazine »

February 27, 2014 at 6:49AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

February 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA announced today that Entrepreneur magazine has named the Zippy Shell® brand to its list of the Top New Franchises of 2014. This news follows the announcement from January of Zippy Shell USA, LLC. being named #368 in Entrepreneur magazine's 2014 franchise 500.
The Zippy Shell franchise earned the #28 spot out of a total of 57 new franchises named on the list. Entrepreneur judges all companies based off the criteria of their annual franchise 500. They create an objective, quantifiable measure of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. Unlike the franchise 500, this list only considers companies who have started franchising within the last 5 years...

Franchise Opportunities Now Available For WG Storage & Delivery »

February 21, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: WG Storage & Delivery
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Premier White Glove Moving and Storage Company Offering Expansion Opportunities Nationwide
February 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – WG Storage & Delivery (www.whiteglovedelivery.com) announced today its plans to expand its business throughout the United States through a unique franchise opportunity. WG Storage & Delivery is recognized as an industry leader committed to excellence and discretion when providing moving, storage, and relocation services for high-end clients, and is the premier white glove company catering to high-end art galleries, interior designers, antique dealers, furniture showrooms, and residential and commercial clients.
"Setting the standard for excellence in storage, delivery, and relocation services, WG Storage & Delivery is poised for growth"
Recognizing a void in the moving and storage industry, owner, James Miri, founded WG Storage & Delivery in Austin to provide competitively priced services with professional service focus...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Grand Opening Of Charlotte, North Carolina Franchise »

February 18, 2014 at 6:38AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA LLC announced today that their newest franchise location in Charlotte, North Carolina is officially open for business! Zippy Shell of South Charlotte will operate under the ownership of Mike and Cathy Osmera. Charlotte is one of five Zippy Shell® franchise locations in the state of North Carolina.
In three years of operation, the Zippy Shell® franchise system has grown to 38 corporately and franchised owned locations across the nation. It has become one of the fastest growing mobile self-storage businesses expanding to over 70 markets throughout the United States. The revolutionary design of a light weight, mobile shell and container has made the Zippy Shell Brand one of the most convenient and cost efficient storage options for residential and business customers...

You Move Me Continues Mission To Transform North America’s Moving Industry »

February 14, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: You Move Me
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February 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER, BC – Local moving brand, You Move Me took their industry by storm in 2013, launching franchises in over 25 cities and generating a whopping $5.8 million in system-wide revenue in just their first year.
"I believe our success can be attributed to the different approach we’re taking to moving compared to our competitors", says Founder & CEO Brian Scudamore. "Two areas that I found were lacking in the industry were professionalism and exceptional customer service so that’s where we’re focusing our efforts. Our goal is to make the painful experience of moving almost fun."
Scudamore is the entrepreneur behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, the world’s largest junk removal service and is widely known as being the pioneer of the professional junk removal industry in North America...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC. Adds Third Illinois Franchise Location »

February 05, 2014 at 7:02AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

February 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shells USA, LLC announced today the sale of a new franchise location in DuPage County, Illinois. This will be the 3rd franchise in the state of Illinois along with locations in Fox Valley and North Chicago. Zippy Shell of DuPage County is under the ownership of Andrew Richardson and is expected to launch in the spring of 2014.
Richardson worked in Engineering Management for a global consulting firm focusing on the development and execution of capital projects for clients such as ExxonMobil, BP, and Rio Tinto. Richardson decided to get involved in the storage industry after being a storage customer himself. When he found the Zippy Shell® opportunity, he instantly was drawn to the company’s growth, strong support staff, and innovative business model...

Local Storage Provider, Amazing Spaces®, Stays Grounded Among Competitors Trying To Cash In »

January 30, 2014 at 9:54AM PST | Source: Amazing Spaces

Houston Chronicle Reports That Storage Industry Soars: Local storage provider, Amazing Spaces, has remained Houston communities' trusted storage choice since 1998.
Houston, TX - January 24, 2014 - (PR.com) - According to a Houston Chronicle article published on Sunday, January 19th, the self storage industry is "spiff[ing] up . . . and [there's] money to be made." The article, written by Katherine Feser, states that "nationally in 2013, self-storage transactions exceeded $2 billion, more than double the average over the last 10 years." With transaction amounts like these, it's no wonder that the Houston self storage industry has investors racing to jump on the band wagon. For example, in December 2013, twenty-eight Houston storage facilities were bought by a national real estate investment trust (REIT) as part of a $326 million deal...

California Dreaming! Zippy Shell USA, LLC. Adds 5th California Franchise Location »

January 27, 2014 at 7:27AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

January 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the sale of a new franchise location in Los Angeles, California. The new Los Angeles location will be the 5th franchise location in the state of California and the 37th franchise location in the United States. It is under the ownership of Kevin Lillestol, Dean Moss and Ken Grossman. The new location is expected to launch in the spring of 2014.
The owners have widely varied backgrounds. Kevin Lillestol has spent 30 years working in the television industry with involvement in programs like "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette", while his wife Susan is a consultant and producer for many independent production companies. Dean Moss has spent the last 14 years firmly integrated into the market as the owner and managing member of the Hangar Inn Bar & Grill located in Manhattan Beach, California...

Zippy Shell System Receives More Outstanding Recognition »

January 16, 2014 at 6:40AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC. named a recipient of the Franchise Business Review 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award.
January 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that they are a recipient of the Franchise Business Review 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. This award is part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands. Now in its 9th year, the "FBR50" is the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction.
The survey is made up of more than 26,000 franchisees representing more than 350 franchise brands. Franchise Business Review annually recognizes franchisors with the highest overall franchisee satisfaction based on its survey of franchisees...

Zippy Shell Gets 4th California Franchise! »

January 09, 2014 at 6:42AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

The Zippy Shell® System's Rapid Expansion Continues with New Sacramento, California Franchise Location.
January 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced the sale of a new franchise location in Sacramento, California! Sacramento is the 36th franchise location in the United States and the 4th location in the state of California. The new location is under the ownership of Steve and Kobi Enochian and is expected to launch in late March of 2014.
Steve brings over 35 years of business talents as both a business owner and a attorney. He has also been the President of a manufacturing company and in that role was exposed to many aspects of the moving, transportation and logistics parts of the business...

The Zippy Shell® Brand Continues Rapid Expansion Into 2014 With New Colorado Springs Location »

January 07, 2014 at 6:26AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

January 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the sale of a new franchise location in Colorado Springs, Colorado! The new Colorado location will be the 34th Zippy Shell franchise in the United States and the 3rd franchise location in the state of Colorado. The newest location is under the ownership of Robert Cone and is expected to launch in late March of 2014.
Robert Cone originally made his start in the aerospace industry working in the past for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. While researching franchising opportunities Cone was drawn to the innovative business model the Zippy Shell Brand has to offer...

Zippy Shell® Mobile Self Storage Franchise Again Named To Prestigious Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise List »

December 24, 2013 at 2:34PM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

December 24, 2013 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that Entrepreneur magazine has named the Zippy Shell brand to the 2014 Franchise 500. Now in its 35th year, Entrepreneur’s franchise 500 is widely considered to be the best recognized and comprehensive franchise ranking.
This year Zippy Shell USA has jumped up 60 spots from 2013 earning the rank #368 from #428. Entrepreneur judges all companies, regardless of size, by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. They also consider the number of years the company has been in business and the length of time it has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing...

Amazing Spaces® Storage Centers Helps Bring Joy To Houston Children In Need For The Fifth Year »

December 06, 2013 at 12:09PM PST | Source: Amazing Spaces

Partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Amazing Spaces Storage Centers is an official Toys for Tots donation site for the residents of the greater Houston communities. Its four Houston-area locations will collect toys to give to Houston children in need this holiday season.
Houston, TX - December 06, 2013 - (PR.com) - During this season of goodwill to men, as the popular Christmas carol goes, the "Toys for Tots Foundation" works to promote the goodwill toward children in need. Every year Toys for Tots encourages local businesses to become a collection spot for the community to donate toys for local children to open on Christmas. Houston local business veteran, Amazing Spaces Storage Centers has again proudly partnered with the annual Toys for Tots toy drive and has designated toy collection spots at their Houston, Spring, The Woodlands, and Medical Center storage locations...

Franchise Opportunities With WG Storage & Delivery »

December 06, 2013 at 9:21AM PST | Source: WG Storage & Delivery
WG Storage & Delivery Opportunities Available

December 06, 2013 // Franchising.com // WG Storage & Delivery is proud to announce an incredible franchising opportunity. Recognized as an industry leader committed to excellence and discretion when providing moving, storing, and relocation services for high-end clients across every industry and profession, WG Storage & Delivery is the premier white glove company – and now, you can be a part of it by owning your very own franchise.
WG Storage & Delivery, known for setting a customer service standard not often seen in the moving industry, is extending franchising opportunities throughout Texas – and beyond. Entrepreneurs across the U.S. now have the chance to take part in "a sophisticated, prestigious company," earning "a personally satisfying career" by "corner[ing] the market in local territory, providing an unrivaled set of top-tier storage, delivery, and relocation services" to a variety of clients who know to expect only the best...

WG Storage & Delivery Expands To Houston! »

December 06, 2013 at 6:30AM PST | Source: WG Storage & Delivery
WG Storage & Delivery Opportunities Available

December 06, 2013 // Franchising.com // Please join WG Storage & Delivery in heartily congratulating Kym and Leonard Ledford, the first-ever franchise partners in Houston! More than the first Houston franchisees, the Ledford’s have the honor of owning the first official WG Storage & Delivery franchise sold outside of Austin or Dallas, TX. WG Storage & Delivery could not be more pleased with this expansion, and look forward to continuing the growth of their fine moving service. The company wishes Kym and Leonard every success as they step into the high-end packing, shipping, and relocation industry. WG Storage & Delivery – look out for a fleet near you! As always, clients interested in investing in a their own highly lucrative small business opportunity, or looking to give an incredible boost to their entrepreneurial pursuits, should read more about franchising with WG Storage & Delivery on the company’s website...



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