In business, it is beneficial to have trusted partnerships. Over the years, Boxwell has developed some especially important partner relationships. For example, we have partners who specialize in software, communication, technology, delivery, financing, and consulting. Our partners bring their expertise, so we can focus on our core product. Often, our customers will establish relationships with our partners as well — which is helpful for all! We reached out to one of our customers who does just that.
Chris Cashman of Equanimity Capital Partners owns several self-storage facilities in the southeast. He focuses on buying, improving, and expanding storage facilities. He uses Boxwell relocatable self-storage units to add value to his properties. These movable units are the perfect solution for transforming unused spaces into revenue. He also uses one of our partners, Copper Storage Management, to help manage his facilities remotely. This automated facility management tool takes care of the stress and practical details of managing storage sites. We all know that the storage industry is gaining momentum. Why not capitalize on it with proven products and tools?
When choosing storage units for his facilities, Chris looks for three things: 1) a variety of unit sizes 2) custom colors and features 3) flexibility to fill unused spaces on properties. And Boxwell relocatable self-storage units meet and exceed his criteria. Boxwell’s relocatable self-storage units are flexible, movable, put-them-anywhere storage solutions. They are perfect for new and existing self-storage facilities looking to increase revenue. With movable storage units that are produced at 100% Boxwell-owned facilities in the US and China, Boxwell can offer a wide range of products, customization, quality control, and shortened lead times. Chris works with his Boxwell account manager to figure out the best site layout and unit mix for each of his facilities. Options include various door configurations, partitions, and sizes. Once ordered, the units are delivered flat-packed and assembled in 30 minutes or less. Ready for tenants!
For facility management, Chris wanted to simplify things. So, he uses a third-party automated management model, Copper Storage Management. With remote management, Chris can run his properties at maximum efficiency for maximum profit. Fully remote self-storage management solutions help facilities save money, time, and headaches. Copper Storage Management’s team works with their clients to develop customized self-storage management solutions, capitalizing on areas of unique opportunity for each facility. They provide services for a fraction of the cost of staffing a facility with an on-site manager. Examples of services include bookkeeping, customer service, revenue management, maintenance consulting services, lien auctions, and marketing.
We asked Chris a few questions to find out how his relationship with Boxwell and Copper Storage Management works:
Bob Copper and I were discussing the industry and looking at his feasibility studies about 3 ½ years ago. He mentioned how Boxwell units are great for site expansions. At first, I wondered how the product compared with other storage structures. Once I discovered that Boxwell units had all the same components and qualities that permanent structures have – but with easy assembly and no construction costs, I was sold. Since then, I have worked with the team at Boxwell on several projects.
Boxwell allows for opportunities to quickly upgrade and increase revenue on my properties. From a planning perspective, Boxwell’s movable units are much easier than a permanent structure would be. And with Copper Storage Management, I have more time to focus on adding more assets. I know that everything is under control.
Cost savings are huge, but they are only part of the equation. The speed to lease-up is amazing. There are much quicker installation timelines. And the ease of placement (meaning you can tweak and change things on the go, as they are movable units) are ideal for my businesses. They are 50 – 60% of the cost of National Construction Code (NCC) products. Examples of extra costs include the slab, general contractor, site plans, and engineering. And Boxwell movable units can produce the same amount of income as NCC – and they often lease-up quicker.
Boxwell plays a significant role in what we do and has been so great to work with. We implement their product strategically to add to top-line revenue where possible. Their movable units can be ordered and installed in only a few months. Shipping times can be lengthy, but Boxwell is now manufacturing here in the US, so I look forward to seeing how that helps. The remote management shift to Copper Storage Management is a game changer that we adopted out of the gate. It drives expense ratios lower than the industry standards. This is huge, and we focus on continuous improvement with the Copper team.
We have found that many people want to simplicity things. And at the end of the day, your business’s success is decided by your customer’s experience. So, make their experience feel easy and satisfying. By combining Boxwell’s relocatable self-storage with remote management from Copper Storage Management, Chris Cashman finds a win-win situation. His facilities have solid, long-lasting, and beautiful storage units. And they are managed remotely with precision and care. Relationships between trusted partners work to keep each other strong. And profits will roll in for everyone!
We often hear from our customers that they didn’t realize how “robust” or “solid” our units are — until they saw them first-hand. We are always looking for ways to update our product. It’s our company culture to value the input we receive from our community of customers. And we’re always asking, “What could be better?” Because of this, Boxwell has become a favorite manufacturer and supplier of storage solutions.
Work with a Boxwell representative to decide on your moveable storage unit mix. Choose your custom colors, door configurations, and more. Once you place an order, we deliver and install your Boxwell relocatable self-storage units. Your facility will be filled with revenue-generating units that are ready to rent them in no time!
At the core, Boxwell uses a hands-on approach to business that is carried throughout everything we do. When we need to talk, we pick up the phone. If there are questions, we demo our product. And when we’re intrigued with something new, we give it a try. If a team member needs help, we offer it. If our community needs support, we lend our resources. With compassion and innovative ways of “thinking outside of the box,” anything is possible. That’s our culture.
Our products include drive-up self-storage units, relocatable self-storage units, portable storage containers, moving containers, and restoration containers. Boxwell units can help you increase your business’ revenue-generating space with units in a variety of sizes, including our new 10 x 20 units and our 8 x 20 units. Portable containers and relocatable self-storage units are flexible, stackable, and beautiful! Boxwell is here to ensure that our products help you achieve your business goals.