Zippy Shell Lands Strategic Franchise Deal in Northern California

August 19, 2013 // // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced the sale of its third new franchise this month. Zippy Shell Bay Area will neighbor corporately owned and operated, Zippy Shell South Bay, allowing Zippy Shell to expand its existing territory to over 3.3 million new customers in the Northern California Bay Area. 

Zippy Shell Bay Area will operate under the ownership and direction of Don Lee, an investment banker and immediate past partner at HanKar Capital. Lee plans to launch Zippy Shell Bay Area late October 2013.

Lee initially became interested in mobile storage because of its unique and efficient delivery system. Lee commented, "After extensively evaluating mobile storage systems across the industry, I became thoroughly convinced that Zippy Shell USA is the ideal partner. Not only does the Zippy Shell delivery system provide a uniquely creative solution for customers' storage needs, the exceptional vision and leadership of Javier, Rick and Gareth will ensure the long-term success of Zippy Shell and all its franchisees.”

The Zippy Shell(sm) opportunity has revolutionized the portable self-storage marketing by utilizing a light-weight, mobile shell and container system, perfect for both residential and business customers. The brand is expanding rapidly across the country. In just the initial 8 months of the year, the company has expanded from 33 markets to 57 markets. This represents an almost 80% growth rate in just 8 months. It is expecting double the markets it operates in by the end of the year.

Zippy Shell USA President, Rick Del Sontro stated, “The expansion of the South Bay area is critical to our success in the Northern California market. We are beyond excited to work with such a seasoned business professional. Don Lee is extremely sharp and Zippy Shell Bay Area will undoubtedly flourish in his capable hands. The franchise system is attracting a very high caliber of individual as owner operators. We believe that Don will not only build an outstanding operation, but will assist us in attracting like-minded individuals into the system”.

About Zippy Shell USA, LLC

Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 28 independent owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 57 markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington DC. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Zippy Shell franchise opportunities should visit Each Zippy Shell location is independently owned and operated.



Zippy Shell USA, LLC.
1023 31st Street NW Suite 400
Washington DC 20007



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