First South Carolina Franchise Location Opens for Business!

November 21, 2014 // // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is excited to announce the company's first franchise location in the state of South Carolina is officially open for business! The newest location is under the ownership of Bart and Robin Duncan and will serve the greater Greenville area.

Both originally from Greenville, Bart and his wife, Robin, have spent most of their careers working in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. The Duncan's previous experiences will be invaluable resources for their Zippy Shell® operation because they understand the benefits of providing excellent customer service.

"We are of course very excited to get started," said Trey Smart, Business Development specialist at Zippy Shell of Greenville. "We are the first of the nationwide Zippy Shell franchises to open in South Carolina and we see a bright future for not only our territory but also Zippy Shell as a whole."

The team behind Zippy Shell of Greenville will initially focus on building relationships with apartment complex management companies as well as real estate agents across the greater Greenville area. They are looking to participate in numerous community events throughout 2015 like the Susan G. Komen walk for cancer research, The March for Dimes, as well as volunteering a Zippy Shell to transport donations to a local food bank.

"CNN Money, ranked Greenville as one of the "Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.," said Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell USA, LLC. "Obviously, we are excited to have our brand represented in the market. With this growth comes the need for storage and moving services and a customer base that will find our services ones that simplifies their lives."

Zippy Shell's expansion into South Carolina is a great opportunity to continue to spread the Zippy Shell brand and portable storage and moving solutions to a fresh new market. With the hard work and dedication from the Duncan's and their team, Zippy Shell of Greenville is expected to become a leader in South Carolina market.

"We know that we have the best value solution not only for consumers looking for mobile storage and moving customers, but believe our offer will resonate with traditional storage customers as well," said Smart. "We will dominate the market in value and our focus on customer care will be paramount."

With the continued growth of the Zippy Shell® Brand, 2014 saw Zippy Shell named to Franchise Time's Top 500 list, the Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500 franchises, Entrepreneur's Top New Franchise list for 2014 and Franchise Business Review named Zippy Shell as a recipient of the 2014 Franchise Satisfaction Award. 2014 also marked the largest year of growth for the franchise system expected to continue into 2015.

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 49 independently owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 87 different markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington D.C. 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 exclusively licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA, LLC.

SOURCE Zippy Shell

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Elizabeth Polacek
Zippy Shell USA, LLC


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