Self Storage Facility Receives National Recognition for Construction Facility of the Year

Storage Inns of America – Self Storage Location on Wilmington Ave receives national recognition.  Each year one new self storage facility is selected to receive the award for Self Storage Construction.  Our very own Storage Inns of America on Wilmington Avenue received this high honor. Read more about it in the following article published in the December 2017 issue of Mini Storage Messenger.

What traits identify a winner?  While the question is surely debatable, ingenuity must certainly be among them.  Ingenuity provides the resourcefulness needed to navigate any number of obstacles, expected or unforeseen.  Case in point: putting up a storage facility of more than 500 units with a host of special features in a neighborhood with exacting design requirements – and doing it on a peculiar triangle-shaped site.  Inspired by a warehouse in Chicago that has been converted to retail use, the result is a visually structure sporting a brick facade, floor to ceiling windows, outdoor sconce lighting and attractive landscaping.  And that’s just on the outside. In the lobby-area there’s a 2000-squarefeet “boutique museum.”

A Special Site

With this wealth of experience, the Smiths were well-seasoned when they decided to expand again in 2016.  This time to the Patterson Park neighborhood of Dayton. A location close to the campus of the University of Dayton, several mature residential subdivisions, and a dense base of retail and commercial businesses, Patterson Park is known as a somewhat upscale area. Market research indicated the area was under- served and had an extensive amount of pent-up demand.

The exact site chosen was one quite familiar to locals. From 1950 to 2010, the address, 1450 Wilmington Pike, was home to WHIO-TV and its radio counterpart, WHIO-AM. As the very first TV station to begin operations in the Dayton area, the broadcaster’s art deco building and landmark transmission tower reigned for decades as community fixtures, and are fondly recalled by generations of Daytonians.

The station represented the crown jewel of its parent com- pany, Cox Media Group, which was founded in the 1920s by former Ohio Governor James Cox. The station’s original building was demolished several years ago, but the location still triggers cherished memories.

“We knew the site was very special to the people of Dayton, and we were intent on honoring that legacy by offering a quality facility that everyone would be proud of,” explains Debbie Smith.

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Opening Soon-Wilmington Ave Storage Inns

Storage Inns of America is making great progress to opening our Dayton location on Wilmington Ave.  We are located at 1450 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, on the former site of WHIO.  We are moving forward to a December Grand Opening.  This location will be our 9th self storage location in the Greater Dayton area.  We offer climate control self storage and standard self storage. We have many different sizes ranging from a small closet, such as a 5 x 5 or 5 x 10 up to a garage size such as a 10 x 20. Some larger sizes will also be available.   Check back for more updates.  We look forward to being a part of the Dayton Community.

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Announcing Two Certified Self Storage Managers

Join us in Congratulating Sherri Aveyard at our Beavercreek store and Connie Mull at our Alex-Bell Road store.

We are excited to announce that two more of our store managers have completed the coursework and passed the exam and are now Certified Self Storage Managers – CSSM.  The Self Storage Association (SSA) Certified Self Storage Manager Program advances the professionalism of the manager’s role by offering standardized education and promoting continuing education and practical experience through continued tenure in the industry.

Jeff Leffel Manager of the Year Runner Up

0Jeff Leffel, Storage Inns of America has been Recognized by MiniCo as Manager of the Year Runner Up

Self-Storage is a fast-evolving industry eager to adopt modern day operational standards by incorporating technology and strategies for quick and vast returns. It’s no doubt that the expectations of a facility manager if not different, is greater than before.

Storage facilities now fend for their business in competition against others by incorporating new or more advanced technology on site and hire web designers to increase their online presence in order to maximize their customer service. These changes require managers who are tech-savvy, experienced, marketing experts, and much more.

With the growth of the manager role, one attribute that remains constant and most valuable in this industry is leadership. Jeff Leffel has been recognized for his outstanding leadership initiative.

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Check out our new Company Vehicles.

Storage Inns of America unveils its new fleet of company vehicles.  Inquire about storage space at one of our facilities and the Store Manager will show you the property in  one of these new vehicles.DSC_7510

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We are Growing!!

We are excited to announce the acquisition of Beavercreek Store N Lock, 3789 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH. The office for this property is moved to Beavercreek Storage Inns of America, 3799 Germany Lane, Beavercreek, OH. We Welcome our new customers and We look forward to serving them.

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Thank you customers!

Re: St. Vincent DePaul Charity Food Drive

Dear Customers of Storage Inns of America,

Thank you all for your efforts to collect and generously donate food items for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.  The food drive was a success.  A total of 1,561 items were collected and donated to the food pantry.  A matching cash donation of $1,561.00 has been sent to St. Vincent DePaul.  Customers have been rewarded with Rent Discounts totaling $2,502.00.

Thank you all, your generosity will help many families in need.


Happy Holidays to You and Your Families,

From the owners, Tom and Debbie Smith

And our storage managers: Scott Cline,  Denny Diehl, Sandy Draper, Debbie Irwin, Jeff Leffel, Ron Sagraves, Chris Schneider


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