StorageMart Acquires Safety Mini Storage and Becomes Largest Privately-Owned Self Storage Operator in the Kansas City Metro Area

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StorageMart Becomes Largest, Privately Owned, Provider of Self Storage in Kansas City Metro Area

“Our commitment to our customers and our new communities is to deliver our highest standard of service.”

StorageMart announced today the acquisition of Safety Mini Storage and its 17 locations for self storage in the Kansas City area.

“Safety was a pioneer in the storage industry in Western Missouri,” StorageMart CEO Mike Burnam said. “We’ve been working on this acquisition for a number of years, and we’re really excited to finally be adding the Safety portfolio to our stores in the Kansas City Metro Area.”

The acquisition adds 17 self storage properties, more than 1,000 separate storage units and approximately 1.5 million net rentable square feet to the StorageMart portfolio. This increases StorageMart’s portfolio to more than 12 million net rentable square feet in 163 properties located across the United States and Canada.

With this acquisition, StorageMart establishes itself as the single-largest, privately owned provider of self storage space in the Kansas City Metro Area, adding 12 stores in Missouri and 5 in Kansas.

  •     24610 E US Highway 50, Lee’s Summit, MO
  •     465 SE Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO
  •     3920 S State Route 291, Lee’s Summit, MO
  •     2500 S Hub Drive, Independence, MO
  •     16855 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO
  •     12300 NW Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO
  •     2300 SW US Hwy 40, Blue Springs, MO
  •     620 NW Jefferson St., Grain Valley, MO
  •     9200 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO
  •     13750 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
  •     280 N Church Road, Liberty, MO
  •     7101 Stewart Road, Pleasant Valley, MO
  •     7401 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS
  •     1285 W Dennis Avenue, Olathe, KS
  •     24200 W 43rd Street, Shawnee, KS
  •     1044 E Santa Fe Street, Gardner, KS (also located at: 850 E Warren St, Gardner, KS)

“We’re committed to making our new storage properties a clean, convenient and comfortable place to store,” said Mike Burnam. “Our commitment to our customers and our new communities is to deliver our highest standard of service.”

StorageMart is an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

StorageMart plans to bring these 17 properties up to par with the storage features and amenities which have made StorageMart a leader in the self storage industry. The company has plans to upgrade lighting throughout the properties so that storage areas are illuminated in the evening hours, making it easier and safer to move after dark. Other amenities of the storage properties include perimeter fencing, gated access via unique PIN codes for each tenant, on-site property management and video monitoring help provide a web of security for storage customers.

Storage options include both indoor and outdoor parking areas for storing vehicles, heated, climate-controlled storage units and units with drive-up access. Select storage locations also feature dock-high access for large moving trucks and semi-trucks.
Each of these new locations will offer for purchase a wide variety of high quality moving boxes and packing supplies, making StorageMart the one-stop shopping spot for packing or moving in Kansas City.

StorageMart’s desktop and mobile websites enable customers to locate the StorageMart nearest them, compare rates and availability and even rent their storage unit without ever leaving their home. Customers may also manage their storage unit account from the company’s online portal.


Headquartered in Columbia, Missouri since its formation with a single store in 1999, StorageMart now owns and operates 163 full-service self storage facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to renting out self storage units, StorageMart properties offer for purchase a wide variety of high quality packing and moving supplies, making each StorageMart a one-stop shopping spot for all moving, packing and storage needs. StorageMart is a 2014 Torch Award recipient, from the St. Louis Better Business Bureau. Company President Cris Burnam was named a 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information, visit

StorageMart Gives is the charitable arm of the company. Its mission is to identify strong, non-profit organizations to work with as partners in every market StorageMart calls home. Partner organizations include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Open Books (Chicago), the Food Bank of Northeast and Central Missouri and the Des Moines Music Coalition as well as organizations dedicated to animal welfare, children’s advocacy groups and women’s shelters. StorageMart is also a charter member of Charity Storage, an industry wide giving back program providing financial assistance to non-profit organizations across the United States, including Kure-It Cancer Research.

StorageMart helps bring professional hockey to the Kansas City area as a partner of the Missouri Mavericks of the recently expanded East Coast Hockey League. The StorageMart Penalty Box can be seen at all Mavericks home games, played at the Independence Events Center in Independence, MO.

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