CONVERSIONS AND EXPANSIONS
If you’re looking to open a self-storage facility, but don’t want to start from the ground up, a conversion project could be the project for you!
Self-storage conversions happen when you take an existing building and turn it into a fully functioning storage facility. The market is a great place right now for these types of projects: there’s a serious surplus of empty big box stores. With the rise of online shopping, many retailers have had to abandon ship on their large storefronts that aren’t really suited to a lot of potential businesses to occupy.
Know what these empty buildings are a great fit for? Self-storage! Think about it:
- Their locations were chosen by the original owner based on high traffic demographics
- They’re usually easily visible from busy two-way streets
- They’ve got high ceilings and open floor plans
Another appealing part of conversion projects is that, in many cases, basic building requirements are installed. That means serious savings on both time and money for you and your team.
Some of these elements include:
- HVAC heating and cooling systems
- Concrete foundations
- Plumbing system
- Electric wiring
- Fire system
Having these pieces of the puzzle already put together means less work for you! Another great way to lessen your work load is to partner with Janus on your conversion project. We’re uniquely situated in that we’re a one stop shop for all your conversion needs, and our team of seasoned experts have completed multitudes of conversion projects from beginning to end.Why spread yourself thin with multiple vendors when you can have everything taken care of in one spot?
Here are just some of the things Janus International can provide your conversion:
- Structural steel
- Hallway systems
- Unit mix layout
- Diamond kick-plate
- Roll-up doors
- Swing doors
- Upper Lockers
- Installation teams
- Fully installed security solution
The possibilities don’t stop with just the building itself, though. So many of these big structures have expansive parking lots that just aren’t necessary for a self-storage business. You can turn extra parking lot space into additional revenue by installing Janus MASS (Movable Additional Storage Structures) units. They’re a great fit for spaces that wouldn’t traditionally be considered viable storage space, and since they’re technically classified as equipment, you can (in most cases) bypass a lot of the usual zoning requirements that would accompany a traditional structure.
Keep in mind that the possibilities with a self-storage conversion project are endless. Having a consultation with Janus experts can reveal a long list of potential elements to the facility: mezzanines, drive-through storage, elevators, boat and RV storage, and more! If you can dream it, we can help you build it.