Storage West is one big extended family. From the immediate family of company officers, staff members, and those who rent our storage units to the cousins in the neighborhoods surrounding our individual facilities, we all come together to build a supportive and friendly community.
Today we’re going to take a few minutes to introduce you to Edward. He is the Manager here at the Bell Road facility in north Phoenix.
Edward moved to Phoenix back in 2005. After trying his hand at a few different jobs, he joined the Storage West family in early 2014. In fact, he just celebrated his 3-year workaversary! Congratulations, Edward!
After a varied career path with such jobs as a school bus driver, working as a Parts Manager in the automotive field, and as a restaurant cook, a friend recommended that Edward check out an opening at Storage West. The big selling point of the job for Edward? His friend told him working here is “like working for a family.” He got the job and hasn’t looked back since.
Edward enjoys the independence that comes with being a facility manager. He feels a real sense of ownership of the facility and cares for it as lovingly as his own home. He’ll also tell you that one of the perks of the job is “having a great boss and excellent coworkers.” The fact that everyone works together, just like a team trying to score a touchdown or win a game, is another reason Edward has stayed with Storage West for three years (and counting!).
On top of all that, the absolute best part of the job for Edward is the people he meets day in and day out at the storage facility. After working in a call center where all his contact was over the phone, he really loves being able to meet new customers face-to-face, making new friends along the way. You’ll also find him catching up with established renters when they stop by their storage unit. They love that he’s always ready to answer questions and help them with problems — or just to look at the newest pictures of their kids or hear all their latest news.
After being drawn to Phoenix due to its mild winters and thriving community, Edward has become a mainstay of the Valley of the Sun. We’re glad he’s not planning on leaving Phoenix — or Storage West — anytime soon.
The next time you stop in the facility, be sure to say “hi” to Edward.