Zippy Shell Celebrates New Franchise In Ohio

January 28, 2015 // // Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company's new franchise in Columbus, Ohio. The location is the second Zippy Shell franchise to open in the state of Ohio.

Zippy Shell has entered the market with the help of David Rothman, who served over 20 years as a leading operations and technology executive focusing on improving business environments in order to achieve corporate strategic goals. Rothman recently held senior positions at J.P. Morgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank. Rothman's past experience will be beneficial for his business development efforts at Zippy Shell Greater Columbus.

"I am extremely excited to bring Zippy Shell to the Greater Columbus area by providing another simple, cost-effective and customer-centric alternative in the storage and moving industry," said David Rothman, president of Zippy Shell Greater Columbus. "I have always had a fascination with the self-storage industry, believing it to be the ideal business, given its simplicity and low cost, day-to-day operation. After seeing the Zippy Shell model that offers customers so much more flexibility and convenience, I firmly believe that this next generation storage solution supports consumer trends in vehicle usage and rental truck avoidance."

Zippy Shell Greater Columbus is expected to launch officially in spring 2015, along with an estimated 10 other Zippy Shell locations across the nation. Zippy Shell anticipates growing to 250-300 markets by 2020, making Zippy Shell one of the fastest growing companies in portable self-storage.

"We are excited about the brand and reputation we are building in the Ohio market," said Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell USA. "The Columbus market has been a priority for Zippy Shell for some time. Teaming up with David in this market made perfect sense. His vision is to spread the word that storage and moving services don't have to be complicated. The good news is that with Zippy Shell they won't be."

In 2014, Zippy Shell added 21 new franchise locations across 40 markets. Currently, Zippy Shell has expanded into 106 markets nationwide.Visit Zippy Shell online at Media can stay up-to-date with Zippy Shell by visiting our newsroom, or by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

About Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC, member of the Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015, 'Best 500 Franchises,' is a national organization, dedicated to enhancing the portable self-storage and moving industry. The company includes Zippy Shell, ZippyU (student storage), Zippy Shell Storage Operations (ZSSO) and related properties. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has 54 independently operated facilities in 104 markets. Zippy Shell® is an exclusively licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA, LLC. For more information, visit the Zippy Shell website at

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