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Vendor Affiliates Offering Services to SC Self Storage Companies

The Association does NOT provide vendor, legal or any other professional services, and in no way endorses or recommends the vendors or legal professionals listed below or elsewhere on this site, on any materials produced by the Association or discussed at any Association events. 
These references are to third parties only and no services are provided directly through the Association.

Argus Real Estate - Since 1994, the Argus Self Storage Sales Network (ASSSN) has been the premier self storage brokerage in the nation. With Broker affiliates covering over 40 markets throughout the U.S., ASSSN offers buyers and sellers of self storage real estate the expertise and exposure of a large network, combined with the personal attention of a local real estate professional. ASSSN has the industry’s most extensive marketing program for self storage listings and over a billion dollars in transaction history. For more information visit our website at www. or call 800-55-STORE. Amy Hitchingham Vice President Argus Self Storage Sales Network, Inc. P: 303-317-4232 C: 720-339-8570 F: 303-317-5334

Automatit, Inc. - Automatit is a leader in developing customized website solutions. We ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty through integrity, exceptional service and a commitment to building long-term relationships.

For over 10 years the staff at Automatit has been responsible for planning, creating and maintaining custom websites and online software solutions for small businesses worldwide including industries such as Self Storage, Travel & Real Estate. We also provide website hosting and marketing services.

Automatit’s diverse range of services can meet the needs and budget of any small to medium-sized company. Combine that with the foresight and capability to guide your business to a profitable future and you’ll see that Automatit isn’t your typical group of website designers.

520-293-4608, 5931 N. Oracle Road, Suite 201 Tucson, AZ  85704

BETCO, based in Statesville, NC, is a single source self storage manufacturer offering consultative sales, as well as, design, manufacture and installation of single, bi-level and multi-story climate-controlled buildings, conversions, refurbishing of older facilities, boat and RV buildings, portables and component sales. BETCO offers the best warranties in the self storage industry. Since 1984, BETCO has designed and constructed more than 60 million square feet of storage buildings for satisfied customers throughout the United States. To learn more visit www.betcoinc.comor call 800-654-7813.

Carriage House Auction Gallery is a full service auction company and fine furniture consignment gallery based in Charleston, SC. Our specialties include estate and delinquent storage auctions. We are licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. With offices in both Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC we are able to service many markets, including:
South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Beaufort, Greenville, Myrtle Beach
North Carolina: Charlotte, Morehead City, Raleigh, Asheville
We offer competitive rates, a strong bidder following, an effective online marketing & advertising presence, and a turnkey auction operation so you can recover the value you’ve lost due to unpaid storage debt. Please contact us today or visit us on the web! Justin Pye, NCAL 9936, SCAL 4462 843-754-6777 or

Chateau Products - Chateau Products is a lock and latch manufacturer specializing in the self storage industry. Disc locks and padlocks for resale. Cylinder BEZEL® latching systems. Manager over locks and maintenance items. Retail-store fixtures and packing supplies. Orders are shipped within 24 hours from the company’s Florida or Nevada warehouse.

Nancy Martin Wagner V.P. Marketing Chateau Products, Inc. 1820 47th Terrace E. Bradenton, FL 34203  Phone: 800-833-9296 Fax: 800-235-1405

Creative Blend Design - Creative Blend Design provides practical, cost-effective print and marketing solutions to differentiate our client’s products and services from their competitors. In addition to creative services, we develop, design and deploy targeted multi-channel marketing plans. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Print and Collateral Materials
  • Tradeshow Graphics, Promotional & Specialty Items
  • Web Design & Development
  • Campaign Design & Management
  • Signage, Billboard & Digital Advertising

In the self storage industry, we specialize in providing marketing materials on time and on budget for top operators across the country. With knowledge, talent, and the human touch, we deliver quality solutions and measurable results at a fraction of competitors’ costs. Visit us at or contact Stephanie McAlpin at (210) 602-7533 or

Find us on Facebook for deals and design tips!

Self Storage ManagerTM E-SoftSys , a technology leader for the self-storage industry, offers products and services that include; Self Storage ManagerTM Comprehensive management software for single / multi-facility operators with e-Signature / Digital Storage of Leases; e-CRM Fully integrated Customer Relationship Management module with interfaces to leading phone systems; Call Tracker Module to capture valuable statistics including lead to rental conversion ratios, cost per lead etc.; Online Reservations and RentalsCustomer Portal: Self-help interactive online portal for customers; SSM Text Messenger; Android based Site Walkthrough and Work Order Management Module; INSOMNIACTM Kiosk Interface, QlikViewTM Business Intelligence and Analytics Interface and more; 24/7 Customer Support; Lead Aggregator interfaces.
For More Information, please contact us at (800) 469-1740 x 1 or email us at or visit us

Genesis Construction of the Carolinas Inc: Head quartered in Charlotte NC is a full service commercial construction firm serving primarily in the Carolinas. Our forte is the modernization of the real estate footprint in the self-storage industry ranging from showroom renovations and expansion to exterior building imaging. Our extensive knowledge in the area preparation, project management and buildup of any lay out and size storage facilities allow us to help our clients to minimize the disruption of their work flow while we improve their overall construction and renovation experience.

To learn more about how Genesis Construction of the Carolinas can help you with your construction needs visit our Facebook page at @genesiscoc while our website its going thru a renovation or call us at 704-266-3737

Hannah Solar: Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hannah Solar is a full service, NABCEP certified solar integrator dedicated to providing the Southeast with the very best in engineering, products, installation and service of solar arrays, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, energy storage systems and Generac® critical backup generators. Our team is comprised of licensed master electricians in AL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN, service technicians, project management professionals, business development managers, designers and installers—working together to serve our clients as a reliable and experienced resource in sustainable energy integration.

Janus International Group, LLC is the industry’s leading roll up door manufacturer specializing in custom self storage solutions, beginning with the production of its industry-leading 3rd Generation industrial sheet roll-up doors and extending to facility components as well as self-sustaining hallway systems.
Like its namesake Janus, the Roman God of gates and doors, Janus International represents the industry standard of quality and security as a roll up door manufacturer with unmatched commitment to its customers. From the initial product design and installation to its trusted warranties of all installed products, Janus International’s customized self storage solutions are the best option for today’s facility owner.
By using its special maintenance-free dead axle assembly, Janus sets the bar high for the rest of the industry to reach in quality door manufacturing. Its design uses fewer materials, making its doors more efficient to manufacture and faster to install, resulting in savings that is passed on to customers. | 866-562-2580  | | 135 Janus International Blvd., Temple, GA 30179 

Live Oak Bank - Since 2008, Live Oak Bank has been achieving its primary goal: financing small business growth nationwide. Today, Live Oak Bank is one of the top originators of small business loans, with one of the strongest loan portfolios in the country. Since we lend exclusively to small businesses, our focused lending experience is second to none.

Live Oak Bank executives are industry leaders in finance and technology, bringing innovation and efficiency to the lending process.  The team brings decades of experience in the financial services industry, setting a standard of excellence and service embraced by all Live Oak employees. 

Contact Info: Terry Campbell, General Manager, Self-Storage,, 910.202.6933 

Lockerfox brings powerful features and awesome support to your auction process, delivering reliable online storage auctions to your facilities every time. Our mobile app for storage facilities makes uploading unit photos easy. Our integrations with top management software makes auction setups quick and error free. With user management and reporting features built specifically for both large operators and single locations, you'll love using Lockerfox to run your auctions. Learn more at

Management BluePrints - Management BluePrints specializes in Self Storage Management and offers a full range of Commercial Real Estate Management Solutions.

Services include:

  • Feasibility Studies for Self Storage Development - Nationwide but specializing in the Southeast
  • Comprehensive Facility Management and Facility Management Process Improvement (Self Storage, Apartment/Residential, and Commercial)
  • Customer Service Training
  • Staffing
  • Self Storage and Business Specific Financial and Accounting Services
  • On-site and Remote Operations Auditing

Management BluePrint’s accounting services include an internet-based auditing and oversight solution, which can be added seamlessly to any location in the US. This solution offers:  daily auditing of deposits, payment allocations, and transactional procedure verification, and monitoring of customer relations and other sensitive areas of your operation.  J. E. Wallace III, President, Management BluePrints, 2245-C Ashley Crossing Drive, Suite 310 Charleston, SC 29414 Primary 855.55.BLUEPRINTS (855.552.5837) or 843.259.1660

Marcus & Millichap - Marcus & Millichap is the commercial real estate industry’s largest firm specializing in real estate investment sales and financing, as well as a leading source of research and advisory services. The National Self Storage Group division of Marcus & Milllichap, anchored by senior associate Stacey Gorman at the Atlanta office, has proven to be the number one choice for self-storage investors to achieve their investment goals as evidenced by strong market demand for high-quality, well-located properties from Self-Storage REITs, both public and private, as well as numerous small-scale transactions happening throughout the country.

At Marcus & Millichap, our mission is to help each client achieve their investment goals. Through our investment expertise and extensive research and marketing capabilities, our agents develop optimal positioning, pricing and marketing strategies for each property.  Marcus & Millichap’s time-tested marketing system ensures that each listing will be presented to an expanded marketplace, creating the broadest buyer interest and maximizing value for our clients.

Stacey Gorman and her team offer free complimentary market analyses for investors interested in learning the value of their self-storage facilities. Request a consultation today! Contact us at Stacey Gorman at or Eric Jones

Marcus & Millichap, 1100 Abernathy Road NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30328 – Office (678) 808-2700

Marvin F. Poer and Company – POER is a full-service property tax company with unsurpassed expertise in real estate and personal property tax reduction services. We deliver a unique combination of a NATIONAL firm’s resources and the LOCAL presence and expertise of our consultants.

Over the past 48 years, we’ve earned the distinction of providing impressive property tax savings results for our clients. Tax planning, valuation, compliance, appeals, technology – POER is the first choice for experience and excellence in property tax reduction services.

Have you done everything to minimize your property taxes? Give us a call before you end up paying more than your fair share in property taxes. Visit us at or contact John Harris at 404-982-6817 ext. 1656 or

Midcoast Properties: Midcoast Properties, Inc. is a leading broker of commercial real estate in the Southeast focusing on the Self Storage industry. Brokerage services are available in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. We do not provide self storage management services as some other firms do. Our sole focus is to be a valuable resource to self storage sellers, owners, buyers, industry members and investors. We support the goals of self storage buyers and sellers. Michael Morrison, Broker, (803) 600-0602 Direct (843) 342-7680 Fax 

Online Storage Auctions ℠ – is a free online lien sale service for the self-storage industry. Storage operators, auctioneers and tenants can use the service to auction off the contents of their storage units at no charge.

Online storage auctions are quickly gaining in popularity among facility owners and bidders alike. As a storage operator, you should familiarize yourself with online auctions. Like it or not, they’re the future of the industry. Fortunately, they’re easy to like.

There are many benefits of online storage auctions for and buyers and sellers alike:

  • Attract storage unit buyers from a wider area
  • Online auctions allow bidders time to research the lot, which results in higher bids
  • Sellers can post detailed descriptions and photos to highlight the merchandise
  • There are no large crowds or parking issues to deal with
  • Buyers don’t have to worry about wasting gas traveling to multiple auctions
  • Online sales recover more than live auctions

As the world’s largest and most visited storage auction website, we’ll help you maximize your recovery rate while simplifying the lien sale process. Allow us to host your next lien sale online.

For more information: Visit us at Contact: Travis Lane at 832-416-7914 or post your question on our support forum.

OpenTech Alliance - A pioneer in self storage automation, OpenTech Alliance is the leading developer of innovative self service solutions for the self storage industry.  Their trail was blazed by offering facilities 24 hour self service solutions through a complete line of INSOMNIAC™ Kiosks.  Today, the innovation continues with a full range of self service rental solutions that include; Self Storage Cloud Services, INSOMNIAC Live!  Call Center, INSOMNIAC Online Web & Mobile Rentals, INSOMNIAC ILock Access & Security and LiveAgent! / LivePhone!  applications used to build internal call centers.

OpenTech products and services increase revenues, reduce operating costs and improve customer convenience for self storage businesses.

2501 West Dunlap Avenue Suite #255, Phoenix, AZ 85021    Contact Name: Mike Connolly    602-749-9370 Fax 602-324-8658

PTI Security Systems - is the industry leader in access control and security solutions, and has been providing innovative products and solutions to the self-storage industry for more than 35 years. To date, there are more than 35,000 installations of PTI systems in self-storage facilities in 30+ countries. PTI’s innovative, durable, and reliable products include keypads, door alarms, mobile gate and monitoring technology, door locking solutions, security cameras and powerful security software that allows you to see activity and lock out past due tenants while integrating seamlessly with all major management software on the market today. To learn more about how PTI can help find the perfect solution to fit your unique security needs, visit or call 800-523-9504.

Sitelink – Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1996, SiteLink leads the industry in cloud-based and Windows self-storage management software and built-in, in-house payment processing. Feature-rich software, quality service and user-friendly design make SiteLink the favorite of single and multi-store operators, including most top 100 operators. Stores with fewer than 250 units enjoy special bundle pricing. Profit-generating features include: online reservations, rentals & payments; electronic signature; revenue management; CRM; phone integration; email & text messaging. Choose from 50+ SiteLink Marketplace integrations including call centers, kiosks, listing services & more. SiteLink is PCI DSS Level 1 & SSAE (SOC 1) Type II Certified with industry-first OneSupport delivering software and payment processing support under one roof.

storEDGE - storEDGE is a technology company backed by a team of dreamers, visionaries, perfectionists, and inventors who believe technology can always be better. We are proud to make innovative software that runs your business, modern websites that hook new tenants, online rental centers that allow customers to serve themselves 24/7, and integrative services to make daily work easier. We're re-imaging self storage as it should be.

Free demos and more information:, 913-954-4110,

The Strauss Law Firm - The Strauss Law Firm is devoted to helping our clients protect and provide for their loved ones. We believe in cultivating long-term relationships built on trust and professionalism, and in offering our clients cutting-edge solutions in captive insurance, asset protection planning, estate and tax planning, and corporate and securities law.

Peter Strauss is the Managing Member of The Strauss Law Firm, LLC, located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  His firm focuses on estate and tax planning, asset protection and captive insurance solutions.

Mr. Strauss has authored three books on captive insurance companies, including “The Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies” which is a bestseller on in its category.  He regularly speaks at conferences for the AICPA, National Advisors Trust, and Physician Hospitals of America, amongst others.  Mr. Strauss graduated from the New England School of Law and holds an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami.

843.681.4190     10 Hospital Center Common, Suite C Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

StorSmart – StorSmart tenant insurance was formed by insurance and storage professionals to bring the best value and integrity for both owners and tenants.  From the moment you join the StorSmart family, you will become part of a special group of individuals who require the highest standards for customer service. StorSmart president, Dan Dygert, believes strongly that our many years of experience in self storage operations and firsthand knowledge of what owners/operators and their clients need for tenant contents insurance coverage is invaluable. As Dan says, “the largest ingredient to the success of our StorSmart program is how we value and care for our customers through our easyCARE level of customer service.”

Your South Carolina servicing representative is Todd Levy (770) 624-1824, or visit:

Sweetwater Capital - After closing over half a billion as the cofounder and leading originator of Carolina Commercial Mortgage, Jackson Howard founded Sweetwater Capital.

Built on a foundation of established relationships with insurance companies, conduit lenders and government agencies our firm specializes in providing debt for commercial real estate for our valued clients.

Our Firm has a sharpened focus on self-storage, retail, multifamily, office and industrial properties.

Jackson has spent the last 5 years building strong relationships with institutional lenders based out-of-state. Our clients were initially shocked that we provided better terms with lower rates than other lenders. Now our clients expect it. We invite you to discuss your real estate financing needs with us and learn how and why we provide superior financing with excellent customer service.

At Sweetwater Capital we develop and preserve long term relationships with our clients by providing the best service and optimal financing through access to capital markets. We focus on your individual needs and objectives as key determinants in structuring the appropriate financing.

Sweetwater Capital understands the need to get from the quote to the closing table smoothly and professionally. We’ve developed solid relationships with our capital sources to build a team approach to doing business, and we stay involved in every step of the process working continuously to get your loan closed. Our dedicated team provides consistent, efficient, and professional service from start to finish.

Beyond our robust selection of products, expertise and steadfast commitment to remarkable customer service are what sets us apart from the rest. We can help meet your most critical financial and timing needs. Personal Attention Guaranteed!!    2940 Breezewood Ave Ste 200 Fayetteville NC, 28303    910 483-0516 

Taylor Agency-Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Taylor Agency is a full service insurance brokerage serving primarily the Carolinas but also throughout the US.  Taylor Agency provides self-storage business owner’s insurance which includes Property/Builders Risk, General Liability, Sale & Disposal Liability, Customer’s Goods Legal Liability, Environmental Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Cyber Liability, Crime, Business Auto, Umbrella, and Workers Compensation coverage.  For other management solutions, Taylor Agency provides a risk management/human resource software platform and services to clients at no charge.  The deployment of these resource capabilities assist clients to greatly reduce costs and improve their balance sheet.

Having relationships with almost all of the self-storage programs writing business in the Carolinas, Taylor Agency can assure its self-storage clients that the most competitive insurance terms are always being procured.  And with exclusive insurers for coastal self-storage facilities, our representation is most beneficial. 

Contact Info: Blake Adams, CIC, CRM,, 843-406-1186,

WebSelfStorage Business Platform 2727 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

The U- Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network has provided a 100% web based, fully integrated business platform for the independent self-storage owner for over 15 years. U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliates utilize the Fully Integrated WebSelfStorage Business Platform and are connected seamlessly to millions of online customers visiting for online advertising and reservations. Independent self-storage owners utilizing WebSelfStorage can take advantage of the lowest payment processing rates in the industry, fully integrated tenant insurance, mobile compatibility and more! Through a unique partnership with U-Haul®, independent self-storage owners gain access to many benefits that provide network members with a "big business" competitive advantage on a small business budget.

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