Zippy Shell USA, LLC Announces Sale of Third Houston Location

July 10, 2014 // // 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. "I, with the existing franchisees, will be able to become dominant players in the mobile storage market."

His previous experiences will be invaluable for the Zippy Shell® Brand, especially with the addition of more service coverage to such a sizable metropolitan area.

"To date, Houston has represented one of our strongest markets for new franchise growth," Zippy Shell USA, LLC CEO Rick Del Sontro said. "Alex is a great addition to the team we already have in the market. He will give us much greater coverage and we hope that our name will become synonymous with mobile storage and moving."

In the upcoming weeks, Hodges will be working closely with the staff from Zippy Shell, USA to prepare for the launch of this new Zippy Shell franchise venue.

"Zippy Shell, with its innovative business differentiators, provides the franchisee an opportunity to grow a business with a proven and easy to understand business model," Hodges said. "I believe that engaging in concerted direct and indirect marketing efforts with the existing franchisees and partnering with companies that can provide referral business, we will be able to grow and dominate this market."

Zippy Shell of Houston is the 45th overall franchise and the 10th franchise to be sold in 2014. With the continued growth of the Zippy Shell® Brand, the company recently earned the No. 368 rank in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500 franchises and was ranked No. 28 on Entrepreneur's Top New Franchise list for 2014. Franchise Business Review has also announced Zippy Shell as a recipient of the 2014 Franchise Satisfaction Award, continuing the long list of accolades Zippy Shell has earned over the years.

About Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 45 independent owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 82 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 ® is an exclusive licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA., LLC.

SOURCE Zippy Shell

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Matthew Shalbrack
Zippy Shell USA, LLC


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