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Zippy Shell USA Sponsors Powerlifting World Championship »

October 23, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company’s sponsorship of the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation 2014 World Championships. The competition is one of the largest powerlifting events in the world with over 300 athletes competing from as far away as Russia and Canada. The 2014 World Championship is being held on Oct. 30- Nov. 2, 2014 in Virginia Beach.
The competitors range in ages from pre-teens to adults with the youngest competitor being a 12 year old New Jersey native. Zippy Shell will sponsor a championship belt to be awarded to one of the top competitors of the championship.
"Just as these competitors strive to be world class, Zippy Shell works every day to deliver world class customer service to our customers who are moving or need storage for their stuff", said Josh Greene, VP of Marketing for Zippy Shell...

Zippy Shell To Open First Nebraska Franchise Location! »

October 21, 2014 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is proud to announce the sale of the company's first franchise location in the state of Nebraska. The newest location will service Douglas County, the largest county in Nebraska, and Lancaster County, where the state capital of Lincoln is located. Expected to launch in February 2015, the new operation will be under the ownership of Dan and Sue Cullen.
Dan Cullen has over 30 years of experience in the technology field. Most recently in 2011, he sold an Omaha based data center services company he helped build. Dan's wife Sue, has been an integral member of the medical field over the past 30 years. With Dan's leadership and business skills along with Sue's exceptional customer service skills, the duo is a great fit to handle all aspects of the Zippy Shell® service!
Following the sale of his last business, Cullen took some time to think about what he wanted to do next...

You Move Me Conquers LinkedIn »

October 17, 2014 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: You Move Me
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October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Earlier this month, You Move Me was recognized by LinkedIn for their accomplishments with using the social media giant's marketing platform that led to a huge spike in web traffic and franchise inquiries.
The LinkedIn Marketing Solutions team published a case study profiling the success of You Move Me's Sponsored Update and InMail campaign, alongside industry titans such as General Electric, Chevron and Microsoft.
Excerpt from the case study:
"With LinkedIn's targeting capabilities and creative tools for reaching out to the right professionals at the right time, You Move Me attracted a new audience of possible franchise owners. Sponsored Updates saw engagement rates three times higher than average LinkedIn benchmarks, while InMails showed a click-through rate two times the average rates – and open rates five times the average rate...

Zippy Shell’s Fifth Texas Franchise Location Is Open For Business! »

October 08, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce the grand opening of the company’s newest franchise location in Houston, Texas. Zippy Shell of Houston will be the fifth Zippy Shell franchise location in Texas and will pair with the other locations to provide unprecedented service to the entire Houston area. The newest location is under the ownership of Alex Hodges, a 25-year business professional with various experiences working for large and mid-sized corporations.
"Zippy Shell has several innovative business differentiators that will enable me to provide secure, convenient and affordable storage and moving services to customers that can beat any competitor in the Houston market," said Hodges...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Marketing Head, Josh Greene Highlights Marketing Summit »

October 07, 2014 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC's Vice President of Marketing Josh Greene was a speaker at the recent 2014 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit. The annual conference is the premier marketing event for professionals in the Baltimore, MD area. Greene led a segment called "Facebook: Ten Tips for Marketers" for the over 300 attendees of the conference.
The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit is a one day conference that occurs twice a year, once in the fall and spring annually. The main themes of the conference focus on emerging technologies and trends in marketing communication. The discussions focus on how technology is changing and how marketers can leverage that technology to communicate with their audience...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Expands Interstate Move Division Into New Florida Headquarters! »

September 25, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

September 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce the opening of the brand new ZipMove® Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. In just a few months of operation ZipMove has grown into over 50 metro markets across the U.S. and this growth has necessitated the expansion of call center services.
ZipMove utilizes the Zippy Shell portable storage and moving system to provide moving services to customers throughout the United States. The portable storage containers allow a more cost effective and secure means of moving a customer’s goods across the country. ZipMove can also seamlessly supply storage services to either end of the move if necessary. Moving services are provided between Zippy Shell franchise locations across the nation...

"Make A Difference" By Supporting The Shriners Hospital For Children In Galveston, Texas »

September 19, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Amazing Spaces

September 8, 2014 - Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands, TX – Amazing Spaces® Storage Centers asks Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands communities to join together and show how easily an individual can "Make a Difference" by supngporti the Shriners Hospital For Children. The Texas Self Storage Association launched the "Starfish: Make a Difference" state-wide campaign to emphasize the contributions made by self storage owners in their communities and to highlight the partnership with Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston. Amazing Spaces Storage Centers and the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) have supported the work of the Shriners Children’s Hospital for the past eight years. Donations to the hospital from the Starfish Campaign have surpassed the $500,000 mark...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Sale Of First Franchise Location In South Carolina! »

September 03, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is thrilled to announce they have expanded their coverage area to another state with the sale of a new franchise location in Greenville, South Carolina. Zippy Shell of Greenville, under the ownership of Bart and Robin Duncan, will be open for business in November 2014 and service the entire Greenville area.
Both originally from Greenville, Bart and his wife, Robin, have spent most of their careers working in the aerospace industry and in telecommunications, respectively. Bart graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and recently worked as a program manager for Lockheed Martin. The Duncan's previous experiences will be invaluable resources for the Zippy Shell® Brand as it expands into a new territory because they understand the benefits of providing excellent customer service...

Franchising Moves Veteran Out Of The Military And Into Entrepreneurship »

September 03, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: You Move Me
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Military Transition News Features You Move Me's Andrew Wilson, Lieutenant-Turned-Entrepreneur
September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA - The middle of the war in Afghanistan was the last place Lieutenant Andrew Wilson expected to begin his entrepreneurial journey in 2002.
But, while reading Fortune Magazine as explosions rang in the distance, the Army veteran told Military Transition News that he stumbled upon the article that set him on his next career; franchising.
The article detailed the international success of Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK®, Brian Scudamore. Wilson was inspired by the franchisor's customer-service focus and how 1-800-GOT-JUNK® had professionalized and brought a national brand to the junk removal industry...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Zippy Shell Of Treasure Valley Is Open For Business! »

August 11, 2014 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

August 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is delighted to announce that the first franchise location in Idaho, Zippy Shell of Treasure Valley, is open for business. This new franchise, under the ownership of Wade Larson and Russ Meyer, services the entire Boise, Idaho area.
Larson has previously spent the last 15 years working in the semiconductor industry where he worked to help manufacture computer chips.
"I feel that Zippy Shell will provide a streamlined affordable system to a market with a need for better storage and moving solutions than what are currently available," Larson said. "We hope to provide a great introductory offer that will introduce Zippy Shell to the community and highlight our services that we can provide and that our system is better choice for our customers...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Heads To The “Alamo City” With Sale Of New Location In San Antonio, Texas! »

August 07, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

August 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce they have added another market within the state of Texas. Alamo Zippy Shell, located in San Antonio under the ownership of Charles Bamford, will provide service to the greater San Antonio area starting in October 2014.
Originally from South Africa, Bamford moved to the United States in 1990 to pursue a master's degree in industrial engineering. After running a manufacturing facility in Florida, he moved to Texas in 1996 to run the operations of an aerospace composites company. Since 2009, Bamford has been working as a consultant helping clients implement best practices in product development and production operations. His previous experiences will be invaluable for the Zippy Shell® Brand because he understands what is necessary to provide excellent customer service...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Heads To The "The Big Apple" With The Sale Of Manhattan Location! »

July 24, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce they have taken a huge leap in the portable storage and moving industries with the sale of a franchise location in Manhattan, New York. This new franchise, under the ownership of Phillip Kim, will give unprecedented service to one of the most densely populated areas in the United States.
After growing up in Long Island and going to college in Boston, Kim moved back to New York, taking residence in New York City. In the early 1990s, Kim and some college classmates started one of the first Internet Service Providers in New York City and possibly one of the first companies of its kind in the entire world. He has also worked for a variety of Internet-startup companies in the past as well...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Sale Of Third Houston Location »

July 17, 2014 at 10:15AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is elated to announce the sale of the company's third location in Houston, Texas. This new location will pair with the other two Houston locations to give unprecedented service to the entire Houston market. Zippy Shell of Houston, under the ownership of Alexander Hodges, is scheduled to open later this year.
Hodges, a 25-year business professional with profit and loss responsibilities, has various experiences working for large and mid-sized corporations within the high-tech, financial services and consumer products industries.
"I believe that the Houston market presents a tremendous opportunity for Zippy Shell, and myself as a business partner," Hodges said...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Opening Of New Illinois Location »

July 08, 2014 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce that the newest franchise location in Illinois, Zippy Shell of Will County, will be open for business starting this week. This new franchise, under the ownership of James Ronchetto, services the entire Will County area and is located in Joliet, Illinois.
Ronchetto, a 30-year executive in the transportation field, previously held Executive Vice President and President positions within a large, publicly traded Logistics and Trucking Company. He started in the transportation industry as a truck driver for his father-in-law's warehouse, which moved and stored major appliances and various fertilizers throughout the region.
Zippy Shell provides a much needed safe, affordable as well as convenient portable storage and moving solution," Ronchetto said...

Zippy Shell Opens New West Los Angeles Location! »

July 07, 2014 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the newest franchise location in the state of California is officially open for business. Zippy Shell of West Los Angeles is under the ownership of Susan and Kevin Lillestol, Dean and Maria Moss and Ken Grossman. As the company's newest California location, Zippy Shell of West Los Angeles will serve the many neighborhoods and beach communities that make up the west side of the city.
"We're excited to carve out a niche for Zippy Shell in Los Angeles," said Susan Lillestol. "There's no shortage of people looking for storage here and our team is looking forward to bringing them an affordable, reliable and simple solution."
West Los Angeles is the fifth Zippy Shell franchise location in California joining locations in San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area...

Zippy Shell USA Opens Fifth California Location! »

June 24, 2014 at 6:33AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA announced today that the company's newest franchise location in the state of California is officially open for business. Zippy Shell of Sacramento is the fifth California franchise location joining Santa Clara County, The Bay Area, San Diego, and Western Los Angeles. The new Sacramento franchise location is under the ownership of Steve and Kobi Enochian.
"We are excited to welcome the first customers into storage for the Sacramento market," Steve Enochian said. "When we first learned about the Zippy Shell® opportunity, we were most attracted to how customer driven the company was. We plan to offer excellent customer service at prices that are less expensive than our competitors...

Zippy Shell Headed To The Bayou State »

June 16, 2014 at 7:56AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Heads to the Bayou with the Sale of a New Location in Lafayette, Louisiana!
June 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of the company’s first location in Louisiana. Zippy Shell of Lafayette, under the ownership of Andrew Guillory, will service the greater Lafayette area.
Guillory, born and raised in Lafayette, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been working in the oil and gas industry since 2005. During the next few weeks, Guillory will be working closely with the Zippy Shell staff in preparation for this new franchise location.
One major benefit of Guillory’s previous experiences is that he already is familiar with the Louisiana market and that knowledge will be an asset to developing the Zippy Shell® Brand...

Zippy Shell Launches New West Chicago Location! »

June 12, 2014 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced the opening of the company’s forty-fifth franchise location. Zippy Shell West Chicago will serve the DuPage County market and is under the ownership of Andrew Richardson. West Chicago is the third Zippy Shell franchise in the state of Illinois joining two other locations in Fox Valley and North Chicago.
"Zippy Shell West Chicago is enthused to support the greater Chicago area and our local communities with the Zippy Shell® solution," Richardson said. "With the rich commerce, dense population, and a focus on the quality of its communities, we know that DuPage County offers the ideal environment to simplify its storage and moving needs."
The Zippy Shell® franchise system has grown into eighty markets nationwide...

Zippy Shell Launches First Washington Location! »

June 06, 2014 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that the company’s first franchise location in the state of Washington is officially open for business. Zippy Shell of Greater Seattle will serve the Seattle and Bellevue markets under the ownership of DJ Johnson. Greater Seattle is the first of six new Zippy Shell franchise locations opening up within the next few weeks.
"The Zippy Shell® brand brings an easy and convenient storage and moving solution to the Pacific Northwest," Johnson said. "The Seattle/Bellevue market has become one of the fastest growing markets in the nation over the last few years."
The new Seattle location is one of 43 corporately and franchise owned Zippy Shell locations in 78 markets throughout the United States...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Merger With Zippy Shell International »

May 29, 2014 at 7:48AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

May 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the company has merged with Zippy Shell International, LLC. Zippy Shell International, LLC was the entity that owned the worldwide rights for the Zippy Shell system, including being the master franchisor for Zippy Shell USA, LLC.
Gareth Taylor, the former Managing Director and Founder of Zippy Shell International, LLC has accepted the position of President at Zippy Shell USA, LLC at the company’s corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. Rick Del Sontro, formerly President of Zippy Shell USA, LLC, will move into the position of Chief Executive Officer.
"Combining the two entities will make a much stronger entity in the long run and allow Zippy Shell to continue on its rapid expansion," Taylor said...



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