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HISTORY Of HIDE-AWAY STORAGE

Steve and Maureen Wilson began as pioneers in the self storage industry in 1977 with hardly any other storage facilities in their markets. Ever since Hide-Away Storage opened its first storage facility, it’s been clear that God has continued to bless the company and He has allowed the company to pursue its purpose of serving its customers, employees, and the community with excellence. “I’ve no doubt that He will continue to keep His good hand on Hide-Away. And one day we will be seen as one of the country’s leading innovators in a new generation of self-storage that is aimed – as our company purpose statement declares - at 'serving our customers with excellence', says Steve Wilson.

September 1977 – The Beginning

1970's Squirrel - Hide Away Storage History
1970's Squirrel

The first Hide-Away Storage facility opened in Bradenton, FL, at 32nd Street & Cortez Road in September 1977. Since then, Hide-Away has developed nine additional storage facilities on the West Coast of Florida stretching from St. Petersburg to Naples. The company also purchased one facility in Bradenton and divested itself of one facility in Naples (please see timeline at end of article for more details).

Hide Away Storage History
1980's Squirrel

The average facility size is 92,000 square feet, or an average of about 850 storage spaces per facility. The total square footage of all of our facilities is about 1,000,000 square feet, which is the equivalent of about 20 football fields.

Through the 1980s and into the mid-1990s, Hide-Away Storage continued to grow at a steady pace, with its last traditional self-storage facility opening in Ft. Myers in 1997.

2000 – The Start of Mobile Operations

Hide Away Storage HistoryIn 2000, Hide-Away began servicing customers in the Bradenton/Sarasota area with Mobile Storage. Over the next four years, the company’s Mobile operations expanded to multiple leased warehouses in Bradenton/Sarasota and also in Naples/Ft. Myers. In addition, Hide-Away began providing moving services to its customers to increase its ability to serve its customers with excellence and fulfill its “Storage Made Easy” commitment.

In 2004 and 2005, Hide-Away consolidated its Mobile operations from leased warehouse space to company-developed and owned warehouses in Ft. Myers and Sarasota. In 2005, Hide-Away further expanded its Mobile Storage operations into the Tampa Bay area.

September 2007 – 30 Years Later

Hide Away Storage Logo History
2000's Squirrel

In September 2007, Hide-Away celebrated its 30th Anniversary of:

HONORING Jesus Christ by:

SERVING customers with EXCELLENCE
MANAGING assets with DILIGENCE
BUILDING team members with CARE, and
ADDING value to our COMMUNITY.

For a timeline of Hide-Away’s development, see the chart below:

LOCATION

 

ADDRESS

 

DATE BUILT AND EXPANDED

Bradenton


Bradenton


Ellenton


Sarasota


Sarasota


Naples


Bradenton


St. Petersburg


Sarasota


Ft. Myers


Lakewood Ranch


Palmetto

 

32nd Street & Cortez Road


8400 Cortez Road


2900 US Highway 301 N.


335 Beneva Road


2590 17th Street


1597 Pine Ridge Road


3760 Cortez Road


3950 34th St. South


8901 S. Tamiami Trail


12859 McGregor Blvd.


2709 Lorraine Rd


2015 8th Ave W

 

1977


1982, 1985, 1986, & 2006


1982, 1986, & 2005


1983


1986


1986, 1990, & 1995


1989*


1990 & 1995


1996


1997


2016


2017

   

*Acquired in 1989

For a timeline of Xpress Storage’s development, see the chart below:

LOCATION

 

ADDRESS

 

DATE ESTABLISHED

Sarasota


Parrish


Bradenton


Riverview


Ruskin

 

7600 Claxstrauss Drive


8709 Old Tampa Road


10415 Portal Crossing


12832 South US 301


1425 N US Highway 41

 

2010


2013


2014


2016


2017