Driven by a Vision: UNITS Mobile Storage Delivers Positive 2008 Results at First National Conference
Charleston-based Chain Gains Strong Market Share in Mobile Storage Industry
CHARLESTON, SC, December 04, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- UNITS Mobile Storage franchise owners, vendor partners, and the company's corporate executives and staff joined together at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston to celebrate the company's first national conference and its aggressive 2008 growth that led to an additional 18 new franchise locations across the nation.
For two days, executives from the corporate team led informative seminars and roundtable discussions that educated franchise owners on successful business strategies to implement in their local communities. In addition, several UNITS franchise owners were honored for business excellence including two awards given to the "Top Franchise" revenue generators for 2006 and 2007, Matt Donovan of Charlotte, North Carolina and Craig and Stefanie Miller of Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier this year, Donovan was also honored by the International Franchise Association during his trip to Washington, D.C. as a "Franchisee of the Year" for outstanding operational performance.
"It was a wonderful experience for the franchise system to have a forum to openly engage in conversation and share intellectual thoughts and insights on best business practices," said Michael McAlhany, founder and CEO of UNITS Mobile Storage. "It was truly an honor to be among such a strong group of business leaders who have contributed a tremendous amount of time and energy into the betterment of the UNITS brand."
During the past 12 months, UNITS Mobile Storage has partnered with leading vendors in the industry to further enhance its quality and service offering to both investors and consumers. From new broker networks to an improved, easy to navigate website for consumers, UNITS Mobile Storage is continuing to gain a strong market share in the mobile storage industry.
"From an operational standpoint, we have increased our service offering with top-of-the-line technology vendors and marketing," said McAlhany. "We look forward to continuing to enhance our systems as we move into 2009. We are excited about our extensive growth across the nation and will continue to offer our customers the best in mobile storage services."
UNITS Mobile Storage currently operates 20 franchise locations across the nation with several additional locations under development. Raising the bar in mobile storage quality, customer care and innovation, UNITS Mobile Storage features containers that are specifically designed to be water, mold, and UV resistant. The 16-foot container, the company's most popular size, is large enough to accommodate moving everything in an average 1500 square-foot house. Customers can also purchase a wide variety of quality packing supplies at competitive prices directly from UNITS.
About UNITS Mobile Storage
Founded in 2003 by Michael McAlhany, UNITS Mobile Storage, a technology-leading, affordable and convenient mobile-storage company, provides a hassle-free solution to the moving process by offering door-to-door mobile storage - saving customers both time and money. Today, UNITS Mobile Storage has more than 20 locations operating throughout the nation with several signed development agreements to open in 2009. The company projects to open more than 25 locations in 2009 throughout Boston, New York, Baltimore, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Texas and Colorado.