Valet Self-Storage Startup ‘Closetbox’ Expands Nationally
- Dec 14, 2015
Denver–Closetbox, a startup business specializing in valet self-storage services, has expanded to 24 municipal markets in 11 states and Washington, D.C. The new locations serve areas including Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle.
Founded by Marcus and Katy Mollmann, Closetbox began serving the Denver metro area in May 2014. Since demand for this type of service remained high, CEO Marcus Mollman was able to scale the business quickly after securing nearly $2 million in new funding from 21 investors last October, as reported by the SpareFoot Storage Beat.
The company uses an online platform that allows customers to schedule free item pickup, print barcodes to affix to boxes and oversized belongings, and keep track of items using a private dashboard. Customers may also opt to reserve a set amount of storage space in addition to storing items by the box in climate-controlled units.
The company’s Denver location comprises 25,000 square feet, which equates to approximately 75,000 to 85,000 square feet for storage purposes, or the equivalent of a traditional 1,000-unit self-storage facility. Rent starts at $12 per month and $2 per box for bin storage, and ranges from $73 per month for 25 square feet of space to $228 per month for 200 square feet.
The valet-storage service has recently been introduced to the Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Northern Virginia markets, whereas service in metro areas like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle was launched in 2013.
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