Storage company sees strong demand
A local storage facility is expanding, adding more units to its already successful business.
Bermuda Public Storage, located on Elliott Street, opened its doors six years ago during the recession and since then has been pleased with its success.
Despite the downturn in the economy during that time, Troy Burrows, president and chief executive officer of Bermuda Public Storage, said that the storage industry stayed consistent.
“We saw the demand for to add 80 new storage units and I now have almost 500 in total,” Mr Burrows said. He said that business is good, and the demand for more space was high.
“We had the opportunity to expand and decided it was a good time to do it,” he said. “Over the last few years we have seen a few other storage facilities come online that are also doing well.”
Bermuda Public Storage has a 95 per cent occupancy and 30 available units.
“There are rarely units available, people call and we have to turn them away,” Mr Burrows said.
“We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our units. We always get compliments about how clean they are,” he added.
The fully climate- and humidity-controlled spaces range in size from 5ft by 5ft to 18ft by 40ft. Customers have access to their units 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They just punch in a security code on the touchpad and that opens up the garage allowing them to pull their car or moving van right up to the elevators.
The facility also features security surveillance and a covered container loading dock, allowing customers to move items right from a shipping container to a storage unit. Staff are on-site Monday through Saturday to help people estimate the amount of storage they might need. They also sell packing materials and provide forklifts and trolleys.
“We are the only storage facility that has a garage into which clients can drive their cars. No matter the weather they will always be protected,” he added.
Mr Burrows talked about a possible expansion in the future.
“We will expand slowly as the demand requires,” he said.
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