U-Haul Expands Reach in Historic Mesa with McKellips Road Store

Dec 03, 2015, 11:40 ET from U-Haul

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is working to revitalize a historic Mesa community through the acquisition of a former storage facility at 255 E. McKellips Road. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Riverview opened in April to accommodate the needs of do-it-yourself movers in the East Valley.

"We upgraded the grounds to make it more visually appealing and neighborhood-friendly," U-Haul of Eastern Arizona president Andy Smith said. "We built a brand new showroom and really cleaned up the property."

Residents can currently take advantage of 600 drive-up storage units, truck and trailer rentals, and a full line of moving supplies. Set on 3.76 acres, there are plans for expansion pending zoning approval. The goal is to add 800 climate-controlled indoor storage units, RV parking and a larger rental fleet.

"This area of historic Mesa has a lot of heritage and we want to serve the customers who have kept us in business this long," Smith said. "U-Haul customers in this area love their rural lifestyle and I plan to accommodate them when it comes to expanding. We are a hometown company with good relations and we want to provide our customers with clean, dry and secure storage."

The property, located on a high-traffic road, used to serve as home to Palo Verde Mini Storage before U-Haul acquired it and began renovations. The expansion will offer Mesa residents a full-service store at a convenient location.

"Residents have said they are happy to have a U-Haul store nearby where they can rent a moving van, moving supplies and storage units," general manager Esther Parson said. "Customers are excited about the improvements we are making, including more security cameras and refurbished RV parking."

The acquisition of the Riverview property was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability Initiatives: U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Riverview at (480) 834-4198 or stop by to meet Parson and the team. Hours of operation are from 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.

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Jeanne Rohrer
Jeff Lockridge
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6981
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