UNITS Mobile Storage Sees Upturn in Business as Nation Downsizes
One company sees big results as consumers and businesses stay "small"
Raleigh, NC --(PR.com)-- The weak economy has helped one company grow stronger as businesses and individuals search for creative ways to save money using mobile storage. UNITS Mobile Storage, a technologically advanced mobile storage company with 40 franchises nationwide, reports rapidly growing sales in certain cities as more consumers and businesses tighten their wallets as they look for extra space.
"We have seen sales grow in many of our markets because consumers and business owners don't want to take the risk of moving to a bigger home or purchasing additional office space right now. They are looking for the most convenient mobile storage solution," says John Steeves, COO of UNITS Mobile Storage. "The struggling economy is forcing people to get creative and turn to our state of the art mobile storage units as a cost effective solution for their growing storage needs."
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Andrea Paulinelli, owner of EcoTransitions in Atlanta, needed a way to store and display her dual-flush, eco-friendly toilets without having to buy office space to create a traditional showroom. She decided the most cost effective route would be to rent two storage containers: one to use as her model display for builders and individual homeowners, and the other to store her inventory. "UNITS Mobile Storage offered me a cost effective option that has allowed my business to flourish," said Paulinelli. "Additionally, the UNITS containers have a translucent roof and state of the art security."
Rob Carpenter, president of ServPro in Sacramento, CA, rents multiple containers each month to alleviate storage issues with his restoration company. Instead of renting a warehouse, Carpenter uses the containers to pack away residential or business furniture and property so his team can go in and properly restore fire or water damage inside the structure. Many times the containers will be stored on site instead of in the UNITS warehouse while ServPro handles the restoration for an even more convenient solution.
Bryan Lewis, owner of Valley Wide Restoration in Phoenix, AZ, chose to use UNITS instead of multiple on and off-site metal containers or large storage facilities. Having the UNITS containers on-site make it much cheaper for him to store personal property and reduce the overall cost and time of a project. This allows him to take on more work and generate additional revenue. "The quality of a UNITS container far exceeds not only their direct competition but other potential storage options," said Lewis. "We have been able to save a considerable amount of money thanks to their well-designed and far superior product."
Sam McKillip, owner of UNITS Mobile Storage in Sacramento, says it's these types of creative storage solutions that have helped his business grow at a rate of 200 percent since it opened in December of 2008. "We're growing because we provide consumers and businesses with a temporary storage solution that doesn't require them to go out on a limb and invest a ton of money in more space. Renting a container for your personal or business situation is a solution that can provide stability in these economic times."
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As they successfully address the needs of consumers and businesses across America, UNITS Mobile Storage has been receiving national attention as a storage solution and as a business opportunity. In the last six months alone, the company has been featured in USA Today, CNNMoney.com, Inc. Magazine, The Milwaukee Business Journal, The Orange County Register and ABC, FOX and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. UNITS has also been recognized as a thought leader in the industry, helping people with a variety of issues including hoarding or cluttering problems. The hit A&E show Hoarders, reaching 3.2 million viewers, partnered with UNITS to provide mobile storage units free of charge to help hoarders in their personal recovery.
As more people leave corporate America for the dream of owning their own successful business, UNITS is gearing up for more growth. In 2010, the company plans to add 13 – 15 new territories across the U.S.
"We are seeing numbers that would equate to a revenue mark around $1 million sometime between years five and six for individual franchises," adds Steeves. "People looking to leave corporate America see this as a golden opportunity."
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. UNITS has raised the bar in mobile storage quality, customer care and innovation while offering specifically designed containers that are water, mold and UV resistant. The company continues to grow aggressively and now has more than 25 locations operating throughout the nation.