12 Feb, 2019, 11:24 ET
BEDFORD, Ohio, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will soon present a fully renovated self-storage facility at 19000 Rockside Road thanks to the acquisition of a former Chevrolet® dealership.
The new U-Haul Moving & Storage at the Bedford Automile is open and currently offering truck and trailer sharing, professional hitch installation and exterior self-storage.
The car dealership closed in 2016, and the building remained vacant for more than two years.
Once the 109,634-square-foot building is revamped, it will include more than 800 indoor self-storage units with climate-control options and high-tech security. More services will soon be available on the 12.5-acre lot, including towing equipment, propane and U-Haul Remote 24/7® access for self-storage customers.
"The historical Bedford Automile is the perfect spot for a full-service U-Haul facility," said Scott Ochocki, U-Haul Company of Cleveland president. "This area was set aside specifically for dealerships in 1956. U-Haul is excited to be part of the Bedford Automile because our goal is to provide shared transportation and moving services to people from all walks of life."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage at the Bedford Automile at (440) 374-8808 or stop by to see our progress. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
"I'm excited to have such a large U-Haul-owned location in Bedford," Ochocki said. "Many other buildings of this size become eyesores so we are eager to provide a high-quality facility that serves the do-it-yourself mover."
The recent acquisition of the vacant Chevy dealership was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.
For self-movers who aim to keep their costs low but need extra hands to help with their move, MovingHelp.com has been successfully pairing customers with reliable Moving Help® Service Providers for more than a decade. The online marketplace lets customers shop and compare local moving companies that provide labor services including: loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, cleaning, and U-Box pick up/delivery. More than 1.5 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 93 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.
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