“2017 was a remarkable year for UNITS Moving and Portable Storage for system growth, technological advances and hiring,” CEO and Founder Michael McAlhany said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (PRWEB) January 16, 2018
UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage, a Charleston, South Carolina-based, national moving and portable storage franchise, is celebrating a remarkable year of growth, development and prosperity in 2017. The franchise, known for its portable white storage containers, now operates in 12 states with more than 6,000 of its storage containers in service, helping thousands of customers in more than 500 cities.
“2017 was a remarkable year for UNITS Moving and Portable Storage for system growth, technological advances and hiring,” CEO and Founder Michael McAlhany said. “We have a best-in-class operation with hard-working, passionate franchisees and an experienced corporate team, committed to helping our local owners grow.”
NEW HIRING AND NEW CALL CENTER
Expansion began in the corporate headquarters as UNITS Moving and Portable Storage added several positions in upper management to advance the brand while boosting support for franchise owners. The company beefed up its franchise sales team to handle increased interest from franchise candidates while adding a call center to help customers maneuver long-distance moves.
Expansion of the National Footprint
The stronger corporate team helped grow the company’s national footprint, adding UNITS Moving and Portable Storage franchises in San Diego, San Antonio, Orlando and Miami. In the first quarter of 2018, the company plans to add new locations in Denver, Dallas, Seattle and Boston.
“It’s not just the domestic market either, we are starting to see opportunities for international growth, “said Brad Smith, UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Vice President of Franchise Development. “Along with locations throughout North America, cities in Europe and Australia are under serious consideration for 2018.”
One of the most important areas of growth for UNITS Moving and Portable Storage in 2017 were the technological advances the company implemented to stay ahead of competitors.
UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Advances include:
Developing proprietary software, "Units Biz Hub," a portal that assists franchise owners in managing their business. The system includes real-time delivery truck monitoring, customer relationship management software, online consumer review management and social media management tools so owners can organically market their business.
Pumping new life into the “Long Distance Move Program” with investments in new technology, staff and UNITS brand containers. The company plans on adding another 100 containers to the program in 2018.
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Redesigning the state-of-the-art UNITS Brand Container, enhancing the roof and side walls, allowing belongings to be more secure and safe in transit and while in storage. The company offers high-quality constructed containers featuring a translucent top allowing for natural light to enter the space. The container is clean, weather-resistant, spacious and available in 12-ft. and 16-ft. lengths.
Redesigning the proprietary ROBO-UNIT, a high-tech robotic container transport that eliminates any shift in container contents and provides greater flexibility in placement when space is an issue. That means they can put a storage unit in places other companies can’t reach.
Increasing Google search engine rankings to surpass key competitors thanks to a concerted effort by the online marketing team to produce more SEO rich content on the company’s digital properties.
UNITS Moving and Portable Storage engaged with 919 Marketing, a franchise marketing powerhouse, to share the story of the UNITS Moving and Portable Storage brand, its executives, franchise owners and the communities they serve.
Media placements include:
Greensboro, North Carolina franchisee Billy Hardin donated UNITS Storage containers to Habitat for Humanity during a local home build.
Franchisees in Cincinnati, Charlotte, N.C. and Allentown, Pa. show how a UNIT storage container can help with the hot new decluttering trend called Swedish Death Cleaning.
During the holiday season, Milwaukee franchisees Jim and Janelle Larson scored stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the local NBC station for donating a UNIT to collect donations for needy families.
For more information on UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, visit http://www.unitsstorage.com.
About UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage
Established in 2004, UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage was founded by Michael McAlhany during the emerging mobile storage and moving industry. The company's mission was to provide personal mom-and-pop type customer service and supply the most innovative and highest quality equipment. Nationwide UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage are locally-owned and operated and familiar with the communities they service. UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage offers high-quality constructed containers featuring a translucent top allowing for natural light to enter the space. The UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage container is clean, weather-resistant, spacious and available in 12-ft. and 16-ft. lengths. The UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage delivery system is the most technologically advanced in the industry, virtually eliminating any shift in contents when lifting containers on and off transport vehicles. The Unit container may be placed in a UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage and service center or at the customers desired location, always at ground level for easy access. The national network of UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage and Service Centers currently services over 500 cities in North America with additional locations scheduled to open in 2018.