Quality. It’s one of the three big promises in the business world: quality, service and delivery. And quality certainly is one of the cornerstones of BETCO’s business as a single-source self-storage building manufacturer. We couldn’t have manufactured and installed more than 60 million square feet of storage buildings since we began business in 1984 if we didn’t focus on quality, as well as offering both newcomers to the storage industry and existing owners business education and support. Continue reading…
STATESVILLE, NC — BETCO, Inc., a single-source self-storage building manufacturer based in Statesville, NC, has announced that it has earned the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 quality accreditation, the international gold standard for quality management systems. The International Organization for Standardization issues the ISO 9001:2015 certification to organizations like BETCO that demonstrate the ability to provide products and services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements by conforming to internationally accepted standards of quality.
“We are the first manufacturer to receive the ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design, manufacture and installation management of self storage buildings,” explained Sam Sabri, Owner, BETCO, Inc. “This designation means we were able to optimize our internal processes to ensure our customers a great experience.”
The ISO 9001:2015 designation is the culmination of a more than a year-long process focusing on performance and accountability. To earn this accreditation, BETCO documented and reviewed their organization’s structure, responsibilities, and procedures and focused on increasing their quality by streamlining, organizing and improving the efficiency of their quality management systems according to ISO 9001:2015 quality standards.
BETCO is not required to hold this accreditation — the company voluntarily invested significant time and financial resources to ensure that when customers choose from its full array of self-storage products and services, they are receiving the very best.
BETCO, Inc. has constructed more than 60 million square feet of storage buildings since its founding in 1984. BETCO has grown to become the premier single-source self-storage building manufacturer, providing a full array of self-storage products and services, project management, building design, manufacturing, shipping and installation.
BETCO has a network of experienced, professional sales consultants throughout the United States. Call 1-800-654-7813 or visit www.betcoinc.com to find a BETCO sales representative near you.
FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:
John Barnard, Inside Sales Manager, BETCO, Inc.
228 Commerce Road, Statesville, NC 28625
So, you’ve made the leap into self-storage business ownership—or at least you’re seriously considering it. When it comes to doing business, though, having the service or product ready to go is only half the battle. To be successful and maximize your self-storage business’s profitability, you have to get the word out to prospective customers—making an effective marketing strategy an absolute must in today’s competitive marketplace.
Customers change—and over time, so do their self storage needs. When you first design your self storage building for a specific locale or demographic, you choose a unit mix and self storage partition walls that are responsive to your understanding of the local market. sl This unique feature is exclusively available on BETCO’s single-story, Premium Series buildings.
With BETCO’s customizable self storage partition walls, you’ll have the convenience of movable, interlocking joints that allow unit mix and unit sizes to be modified as necessary. With our industry-leading Screw Guard Trim Package running along the top and bottom of partition walls, “snag” points are eliminated—keeping tenants and their property safe from injury and damage.
BETCO’s self storage partition walls provide the following benefits:
- Industry-leading single source design, engineering, and installation.
- Customized hallway systems are available in high-durability paint finishes in brilliant white with a 40-year film integrity warranty.
- Components are always built with durable, high-quality materials that resist the damage that occurs when lighter-gauge materials are used in high-traffic situations.
- Customizable interior self storage partition walls built with interlocking Pittsburgh Lock Seams to provide superior strength and durability. Self storage partition walls are built from panels that are 30” wide and made of 28-gauge, acrylic-coated galvanized or Galvalume® steel. Horizontal partitions are used in some instances as necessary.
- Fully adjustable, movable partitions allow unit sizes to be easily changed as necessary.
- Tenants and their property are kept safer with BETCO’s industry-leading Screw Guard Trim Package. Customizable vertical interior partitions and top-and-bottom screw guard channels contain screw tips that prevent “snagging” and come with a 20-year warranty.
Whether you are considering a renovation, conversion, or an upgrade to a climate-controlled building—or you just want to add customizable interior corridors to your facility—BETCO’s Premium Series adjustable self storage partition walls door & hallway systems are the answer.
Since 1984, BETCO has been dedicated to manufacturing industry-leading galvanized steel self storage buildings in addition to roll up doors and their components. Our commitment to becoming the premier U.S. self storage manufacturer means our products and services are always built with the highest attention to detail and the most exceptional service in the industry. We are proud to continue the tradition of designing, building, and servicing our self storage buildings in the U.S. today.
Single-Source U.S. Self Storage Manufacturer Means Everything You Need Under One Roof
Our vision began more than thirty years ago, when we set our sights on becoming the premier single-source self storage manufacturer in the industry, with the ultimate goal of providing our customers with everything they need for their self storage business under one roof.
Since then, we have become an industry leader in the self storage industry with over 60 million square feet of self storage installed across the country. Our top priority is to provide the highest-quality services and products that bring the best value to our loyal customers.
At BETCO, Our History Repeats Itself—and That’s a Good Thing
Since the very beginning, we aimed to be 100% made in the USA. In 1989, we built our first 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Statesville N.C. With the introduction of our “New Generation” building in 1994, things really took off.
- We began offering our 20-Year Warranty on pre-painted surfaces
- We began building with “Galvalume,” the most corrosion-resistant steel in the industry
- We started offering our “Screw Guard” package to eliminate interior snag points from exposed fasteners
Our relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence as a U.S. self storage manufacturer led us to develop a Research & Development Department in 1996, where we continue to research and enhance existing products and develop new ways to improve our single-source self storage products and services.
Today, BETCO’s self storage buildings, roll up doors and components are manufactured in our state-of-the-art plant in North Carolina, using only the finest materials, latest innovations in machine technology, and most efficient manufacturing processes. We are committed to keeping our services and products under one roof and built right here in the U.S. We believe this commitment allows us to provide exceptional Quality Control and to continue our goal of being the premier U.S. self storage manufacturer for decades to come.
If you’d like more information on BETCO’s industry-leading self storage buildings, contact our expert self storage consultants for a free consultation.
When you’re just getting started with a new self-storage project—whether it’s a new project, a renovation, or a large new multi-story facility—you need a single-source manufacturer with a dedicated support team to protect your best interests. BETCO offers an internal sales team with years’ of experience in helping to get buildings off the ground, and has seen over 60 million square feet of self-storage built by the company. They are with you every step of the way to help provide useful advice and support and to minimize any issues that could be costly or slow the process.
BETCO also offers in-house project management. Our team is skilled at managing your project from design, to engineering, to manufacturing, shipping and installation. Our customer support team understands that when it comes to self-storage, time is money—and our mission is to help you become functional and profitable as soon as possible.
BETCO’s Sales Team Offers Nationwide Support
We are a national company with a local presence—and a representative of our sales team is willing and able to travel to meet you at your location to discuss your specific needs. BETCO’s experienced sales representatives can help determine the right building for your unique property and make suggestions to maximize your earning potential. As a single-source manufacturer, BETCO supports you with our industry-leading warranties for years to come.
BETCO’s Single-Source Manufacturing Provides Over Three Decades of Experience
When you deal with a single-source manufacturer, you are putting your self-storage business in expert hands from the very beginning. The BETCO team has more than three decades of experience guiding and assisting both newcomers and existing business owners in the self-storage business process. Whether you need renovations or replacement parts for your existing facility or you’re looking to build new, BETCO is ready to help—and you’ll never have to deal with a host of suppliers since we are your point of contact for all phases of the manufacturing process. With full-service sales and support from your single-source self-storage manufacturer, BETCO’s expert sales team will help you start saving time money from day one. Reach out to us for a complimentary consultation in your area and to get started with your self-storage investment today.
Like any business, the self-storage industry isn’t immune to natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances. Many self-storage customers choose their self-storage manufacturer based on job completion references and reputation…but references and reputation won’t help in the event of an unanticipated disaster.
What Requirements is BETCO Subject to for Surety Bonding?
In order to ensure that every BETCO contract gets fulfilled—even during natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances beyond its control—BETCO chose to undergo a rigorous screening process with Great American Surety to provide extra performance assurance for its customers. This screening process required BETCO to meet or exceed the following benchmarks:
- AM Best Rating– A+ (Superior)
- Standard & Poor’s Rating– A+
- Moody’s Rating– A1
In addition to the stringent rating system above, BETCO is required to show excellent character, capacity, and capital to include the capacity to perform; financial strength; an excellent track record and company history; transparent organizational structure and reporting; business continuity planning, and trade references:
- Character— Possess excellent corporate ethics and standards
- Capacity—Have the financial ability to perform based on past results
- Capital—Have the financial wherewithal to meet and exceed obligations
With such rigorous requirements, not every contractor qualifies to be backed by a surety company. BETCO is one of the few self-storage building manufacturers to offer the extra security of a surety bond, and the assurance that all jobs and contracts subject to the surety will be completed as promised.
What Can a BETCO Surety Bond Do For My Business?
A surety or contract bond provides BETCO’s customers with an extra level of protection in the event of a natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstance. Contracts executed with BETCO subject to surety bonding mean BETCO’s customers are protected no matter what, pursuant to the surety bond. For a premium not to exceed 1.5% of the overall contract price, BETCO is proud to offer its customers the following options to guarantee performance and a clean title at job completion:
- Performance Bond– Guarantees to the self-storage building owner that the building will be built in accordance with all plans and specifications as provided in the contract.
- Payment Bond– Protects the self-storage building owner from any financial obligations to vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors under the contract, as such obligations are guaranteed under the surety bond. This means that BETCO customers have access to the surety that provides a lien free and clean title according to the contract.
Surety-bonded BETCO self-storage customers may also benefit from a smoother transition from construction to permanent financing as well as a lower overall cost of construction.
As an industry leader in single-source self-storage manufacturing, BETCO is proud to offer this protection to its self-storage customers. Customers can rest assured that Great American Surety backs BETCO as a well-managed, profitable enterprise that practices fair dealing and consistently performs obligations and contracts as agreed.
If you’d like more information on the benefits of building or expanding your self-storage business with BETCO backed by the extra assurance of industry-leading surety bonding, contact the self-storage experts at BETCO for more information.
They say first impressions are everything—and in a business that revolves around keeping customer’s valuables safe and secure, this old adage couldn’t be more appropriate.
When It Comes to Self-storage, Appearance is Everything
One of the most popular pieces of advice that customers receive when deciding on a self-storage facility is to look for a property that is in excellent cosmetic condition. Customers typically zero in on facility appearance, maintenance, and obvious security features when choosing between similarly priced self-storage options:
Surveillance System: A modern surveillance system is a necessity, and preferably one with live video streaming so you can monitor it remotely. Customers will expect the alarm system to be reliable and the number of security cameras to provide adequate coverage.
Perimeter Fence: Is your entire perimeter fenced in? Are there damaged areas that require repair, such as rust and corrosion, holes, and broken fence posts? Perimeter fencing in good condition is one of the first things a customer takes note of when evaluating your premises for security.
Entrance Gate: How modern is your access gate? Does it operate with a keypad or an old-school lock and key? Most importantly, does it operate smoothly when an authorized party attempts to access it? An unreliable gate is a sure sign of facility neglect.
Individual Unit Doors: In addition to the entrance points to the facility itself, a thorough customer will also look closely at individual unit doors to assess whether they appear sturdy and secure. Make sure all doors are operating properly and check for paint condition; you don’t want chalky paint rubbing off on customer’s hands—it’s a sure sign of neglect.
Check for visible defects, dents, or broken and/or missing hardware, and evaluate all door seams for cosmetic appearance, aging, and weatherization. To ensure units are leak proof and that ventilation is sound, examine storage unit floors and walls for any evidence of moisture collection or damage.
Since the condition of an individual door unit is one of the most obvious signs that a customer’s valuables will be secure, this is one of those areas that shouldn’t be overlooked during the refurbishing of your self-storage building. Replacement self storage doors and roll up door components are not only an excellent investment- they provide an immediate bang for your buck when it comes to providing a cosmetic upgrade to your facility.
Fire Prevention: Most customers will take note of fire prevention equipment—and the lack of it. Make sure that all fire pulls, extinguishers, and sprinkler systems are current (not expired) and not doing double-duty as clothes hangers and cobweb collectors.
Insurance: Make sure all relevant insurance is current and up-to-date with adequate coverage to protect customers and their valuables.
Evaluate Your Self-Storage Facility Like a Customer
Double-check the condition of all obvious exterior building features, such as columns, bollards, headers, downspouts, and trim—as these areas can really date a facility when they are in need of cosmetic attention. If your facility has exterior wood components or on-site painted surfaces, you may want to consider replacement with pre-painted metal panels and trim. Outdated, corrugated, or rusted metal roofing should be replaced with single-seam commercial roofing for the best overall appearance and value.
Follow this checklist to get a better idea of where your facility stands in terms of a customer perspective:
Cleanliness of facility: Is your building clean and tidy? Are there trash issues that need to be dealt with? The overall appearance of cleanliness is a big indicator of value to a prospective customer—they want to know that the company and its management take pride in their facility, so they can feel confident that their valuables will receive the same treatment.
Building appearance: Do any metal panels have noticeable defects, corrosion, or peeling paint? All of these conditions suggest neglect and customers will associate the oversight with the quality of your facility in general.
Illumination: Is the lighting throughout the entire facility sufficient for the safety of customers and loading/unloading activities? Quality lighting speaks volumes about whether a facility takes security and safety seriously.
Parking lot striping: This is one of the most often overlooked measures of quality in a self-storage facility—especially one that rents parking spaces for boats, RVs, and other vehicles. Be sure the striping in your parking lot is up to snuff, brightly colored, and where appropriate, marked handicap-accessible.
Check Out The Competition to See What You’re Up Against
When considering whether to refurbish or upgrade your facility, it might help to check out your competitors’ properties. If the competition looks pristine and makes your facility look a bit worse for wear, it’s probably time to consider a few upgrades to stay relevant.
Refurbishing isn’t just about cosmetics, after all. It can revitalize your facility, but it can also improve your bottom line and level the playing field against your competition. With more market appeal and an increased facility value, your business will likely see enhanced occupancy and be in a position to command higher rents.
Refurbishing With Roll-Up Doors and Components by BETCO
BETCO has been in business since 1984 and is an industry leader in self-storage manufacturing and installation.
BETCO manufactures all the components you need to bring your self-storage facility to pristine condition, including steel roll up doors, metal roofing, trim options, siding, wall panels, and customized metal parts. BETCO offers roll-up doors to fit all brands of self-storage buildings. BETCO only offers refurbishing with BETCO components to existing customers.
Self-storage facility refurbishing with components from single-source manufacturer BETCO could be the key to staying profitable in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace.
If you’d like more information on roll up doors or refurbishment of your BETCO self-storage facility for maximum ROI and value, contact BETCO’s refurbishing team for a consultation.
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If you’re considering the self-storage business, choosing the right self-storage building manufacturer is not as straightforward as it may seem. You’ll want to carefully consider the long-term services offered by your manufacturer beyond the construction phase to truly get a sense of the value of the self-storage structure you are considering. After all, this investment should offer more than just an income source—it should provide you with peace of mind regarding ease of maintenance and parts availability, a reliable warranty, and high-quality building materials.
Using a single-source manufacturer for your self-storage building needs, you are investing in more than a building: you are investing in your self-storage business’ continued ROI, productivity, and overall efficiency for years to come.
Be sure to consider these benefits when deciding on a U.S.-based self-storage building manufacturer:
The Design and Construction Process Should be Under One Roof
- Understand the length and coverage of warranties that come with the building.
- Make sure the components are manufactured in-house and replacement parts will be available in the foreseeable future.
- Inquire about the construction technology in use—these days, you want to be sure you are getting an energy efficient, cost-effective building for the long term.
- Determine whether the manufacturer offers a collaborative building consultation between your business and the factory during the construction, building design, manufacturing, and shipping phases.
- Confirm that a direct, in-house representative will be available to you during the entire process from design through build to shipment. This ensures quality control is in place and provides a reliable point of contact for any questions you might have at each stage of the game.
Installation Should be Part of the Deal
Installation should be part of the overall service package. A reputable, full-service self-storage building manufacturer will have the resources and capability to see the entire process through from design to installation at your facility.
- Verify that your builder can provide certified, professionally trained construction crews once the building process is complete, and be sure to confirm that the manufacturer will work with your schedule to coincide installation with delivery to avoid any potential downtime, loss of profits, and other installation-related business delays.
Reduce Headaches With A Single Source Manufacturer
When choosing a self-storage building manufacturer, a single source provider ensures one point of contact with unmatched industry expertise across the service spectrum, excellent ROI, and long-term peace of mind.
Since 1984, BETCO has provided single source self-storage manufacturing from its Statesville, NC location. Contact the professionals at Betco Inc. to get your self storage facility off the ground.