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    StoRich is offline Junior Member
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    Smile Hello!

    Hello to all my fellow self-storage enthusiasts...

    My name is Rich and I am relatively new to the self-storage field.
    In October, I started working for an investor-owned facility here in central Florida. Currently we have 35 facilities.

    I retired after 20 years with Costco, then relocated to Florida, and always wanted to try the Self Storage business.
    After the stock market crash in 2007, and the subsequent lending freeze, my thoughts of owning a facility were out of the question.

    So here I am, yearning to learn as much as possible about the industry. So far so good...
    I am finding that my people-skills are paying off, as "selling" storage and co-managing a 600-unit facility is actually quite enjoyable.

    This website is definitely as asset to those of us new to the industry and I thank everyone, in advance, for all the knowledge I am gaining. =)

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hey, StoRich, welcome to the zoo. Don't be afraid or too shy to jump on in with questions or answers. Both are very welcome here. SST is the place to gain, or pass on knowledge.

    One of the good things about storage is that almost no days are alike. Always a new issue or challenge to work on. You can go outside and pick up trash, clean spaces, etc. if you need a break. Not many jobs that you can get paid to take a break and relieve whatever is concerning you.

    Enjor. Lots of real good people here, excluding me, of course.
    Bob Taylor (Astro)
    Blue Ridge Self Storage
    Cashiers, NC

    Disclaimer: What Gina said....'cause the the cheese fell of my cracker.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hello Rich. Jump on in the waters fine.....honest.
    Richard and Beverly
    Park Inn Storage
    Odessa Texas

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Hi Rich, welcome to the crazy world of self storage! And don't believe him, asto is one of the best. All of us, even those of us who are "seasoned" learn new things often; many times from newbies so please feel free to share.
    Gina 6k
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    You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!
    I am not an attorney, just an experienced manager who is willing to share what I have learned. Your thoughts, practices or opinions may vary and neither of us may be right.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Welcome to the SST!

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I look forward to both learning and contributing...
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    Default Re: Hello!

    Welcome, StoRich - great name
    Be found!
    Lydia

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Thanks Lydia, glad to see another central Floridian!

 

 

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