Inside Self-Storage

NOV 2018

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2018 BEST OF BUSINESS Tell us a company secret. Founder and CEO Harry Sleighel is a music aficionado and has a weekly podcast called "Radio Wilder" on iTunes. Harry plays fun, eclectic music from his hoard of thousands of songs and interjects it with stories about music and his band-playing days. If you could invite anyone, from modern times or history, to coach your staff, who would it be and why? John D. Rockefeller. Who wouldn't love to learn from the man who built the largest fortune in history? If your company had a mascot, what would it be and why? We have a legit mascot: Protection Pete, the Mr. Clean of the storage industry, fighting for truth and justice in the tenant-protection arena. Pete will show up again at the 2019 Inside Self-Storage World Expo for photo opportunities with attendees. He even has his own residence on our website. If President Trump were to write a Tweet about your business, what would it say? President Trump isn't one to beat around the bush. He would tweet, "Don't bother running a tenant-insurance plan and the hassles that go with it when you can run a tenant-protection program and provide better service to tenants with less administrative time. The difference is YUGE!" Why do you love the self-storage industry? The self-storage industry is still dominated by families. Sure, it has corporate giants, but the entrepreneurs, "mom and pops" and multi-generational family operators are the people who make the industry so pleasurable. What's the most pressing challenge facing your business this year, and how are you conquering it? Growth has presented challenges, and we're meeting them by incorporating technology to remain the lean and efficient company we've always been. What's the best thing to happen to your company since last year? The final verdict in Heckart v A1 Self Storage Inc. has opened a huge opportunity for industry protection plans. Since 2013, this case has been leveraged as a wedge by tenant-insurance providers against protection plans. Now that the case is settled, operators who may have had reservations are opting for programs like ours. Please give us a sneak peek into a new product or service you're releasing in 2019. We're leveraging partnerships as we speak, and 2019 will be a big year for our alliance with Janus International Group. We're giving substantial credits to operators who've qualified for the Janus R3 Certified and R3 Certified Secured credentials. We feel these certifications will have a positive impact on our loss experience. Founder/CEO: Harry Sleighel Owners: Shelly Anderson, Matt Schaller, Harry Sleighel President: Matt Schaller Founded: 2009 Headquarters: Peoria, Ariz. Number of offices: 3 Number of employees: 10-plus The TPP team at the 2018 Inside Self-Storage World Expo Tenant Property Protection partners with self-storage operators nationwide to provide protection of tenant goods while maximizing facility revenue. BEST TENANT- PROTECTION PROGRAM Protection Pete, the TPP mascot CEO Harry Sleighel hosts a weekly podcast called "Radio Wilder." November 2018 I ISS 57

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