February 2015: The locally owned and operated Shepherd Self Storage of Boardman rounded out the 2014 year on a high note. With the help of local advertising, social media and the hosting of several events, Shepherd finished out the year at 75% occupancy within its climate-controlled storage units.
The 30,000 square feet of vehicle storage, which is also climate controlled, topped out at 100% occupancy for the season.
“We are pleased with how 2014 came to a close at Shepherd,” partner Joe Sylvester, Jr. commented. “We continue to receive referrals and excellent feedback from our Tenants.”
Joe Jr. also added that in mid-2014, his company the Joseph Sylvester Construction Co., Inc., helped the Shepherd facility complete the addition of 65 new climate controlled units.
“Our units range from 5x5 to 10x25,” he added, “Although some units sizes are more popular than others. With the addition of these units, we’re able to offer more of those desired sizes to our customers.”
The Shepherd partners were also happy to see the long-standing, reputable business of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream purchase the available ½ acre lot on South Ave. to construct its new location.
In addition, Shepherd was able to fill its last remaining Retail unit, located in the front of its 108,000 square foot building next to the office. The Balloon Dr. relocated to the facility to join the Cleland Bros Penske Truck Rental company, located in the retail suite next door.
“Although 2014 was a great year, we expect 2015 to surpass it.” says Sylvester. He added that they’re looking forward to hosting several more events such as the Armstrong Street Scene Car & Bike Show, as well as the Mike Fox Benefit Car Show. The Shepherd partners are also working with several potential clients looking at leasing the existing interior available space.
Sylvester concluded, “If it all works out and our local market continues to grow, we could have a full house here at Shepherd Self Storage!”
For more information about the Shepherd facility, visit their website at: www.shepherdselfstorage.com