Storage Construction promotes Patterson and Coombe

We’re pleased to announce that Del Patterson has been promoted to the newly created role of Senior Project Manager.  Del’s responsibilities will include working directly with project managers on a day-to-day basis to help solve problems and overcome obstacles.  Del’s responsibilities will also include working closely with the leadership team to develop operational standards & […]

Value Engineering & Personnel Selection

By Matt DePrato, VP, Preconstruction & Development In our previous articles about Value Engineering, we’ve reviewed many of the “brick-and-mortar” aspects of how you can get the most out of your self-storage construction dollars without sacrificing quality or aesthetics. Now, we turn to the personnel who will execute all the careful planning and estimating you’ve […]

Value Engineering & Interior Finishes

By Matt DePrato, VP, Preconstruction & Development The idea of interior design often conjures images of redoing a kitchen or a spare bedroom in someone’s home. Whether you realize it or not, the practice of well-planned interior design in any business – like a self-storage facility — serves a much bigger function than just colors […]

Value Engineering & Security

By Matt DePrato, VP, Preconstruction & Development Curb appeal might be the first draw for your potential customers, but close behind that is the security of their unit contents. You want to be able to assure your customers and prospects that you’ve got all the bases covered in the realm of site security, but you […]

Value Engineering and Site Development

By Matt DePrato, VP, Preconstruction & Development   In a previous article about value engineering, I mentioned that sometimes a really good exterior design can become impractical and expensive when architects and designers aren’t in sync. This obstacle can be true at any phase of self-storage construction, and it’s a big reason why Storage Construction […]

Value Engineering and Building Facades

Attractive exterior design doesn’t have to break the budget By Matt DePrato, VP, Preconstruction & Development There’s nothing better than an exceptional self-storage facility design. But sometimes, when architects and contractors aren’t on the same page, an exceptional design becomes impractical and expensive when time and materials are added to the equation. When Storage Construction […]

Smart Design, Rain or Shine

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but bad weather is on the way.  Predictors from the Old Farmer’s Almanac to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are forecasting that temperatures are going to be lower than average – and precipitation is going to be higher than average. Believe it or not, […]

North Penn Project Wraps Up in Colmar

(June 23, 2022)  Last month, Storage Construction completed its 87,000 square-foot, 3-story North Penn project in Colmar, PA. This new facility required quite a bit of site preparation before we got started with new construction. We demolished and removed a 32,000 square-foot existing building, an existing slab of more than 18,000 square feet, plus several […]

Three-Phase Project Completed in Gilbertsville

Storage Construction is excited to announce the completion of the final phase of a multi-story, 9-building new construction project in Gilbertsville, PA. The entire site encompasses more than 86,000 square feet, and was completed in three phases: Phase I:   56,300 square feet, made up of 5 self-storage buildings and 1 office building.  Completed April 2020 […]

Better Value, Fewer Headaches: The Benefits of Design/Build

Our team fields a lot of questions about the advantages of our design/build process. We’ll cover several of those below, but first, a basic description: Traditionally, owners employing a “design-bid-build” or “plan-spec” approach would hire an architect and various engineers during a planning phase, then separately seek bids from contractors, and finally begin construction. With […]

Value Engineering: understanding the cost of design

There’s nothing better than an exceptional building design, but sometimes —when architects and contractors aren’t on the same page —an exceptional building design becomes impractical and expensive when time and materials are brought into the equation. At Storage Construction, we’ve mastered the design-build process so that every project is designed with the builders —and the […]

Behind the Scenes

It might be easy to see the progress of any construction project by watching the activity on the actual jobsite, but there’s a lot of unseen activity that happens before the first scoop of dirt is moved, and before the first customer drives through the gate. Here are just a few: Design: working with architects […]