CARUSO SELF STORAGE
125,050 SF, 5-STORY SELF STORAGE FACILITY
FROM THE CLIENT:
- 837 Units
- Insulated Metal Panel Construction
- Two (2) 4,500 lb Capacity Elevators
- Future 1-Story, 5-Bay Stand Alone Storage Facility
"In January of 2017 I was hired by Caruso Companies, of Revere, Massachusetts, to oversee the construction of a 5-story, 950-unit, climate controlled self-storage facility with a drive-thru feature.
"Not having much experience in the self storage facility market, I decided to visit a couple of nearby similar projects under construction as a way of educating myself. My main job responsibility was to act as a liaison between the project owners and the current General Contractor, which at that time was not ARCO.
"ARCO happened to be the General Contractor of one of those nearby projects. Starting with my first visit in the Fall of 2017, I knew we needed to 'switch gears' and hire ARCO as our new General Contractor. Discussions with ARCO began in the Spring of 2018, and we executed contracts shortly thereafter.
"Not only did they value engineer various tasks from day one, they dealt with and resolved numerous architectural and engineering issues while keeping our budget in line.
"Great companies start with great people. Beginning with the Director of Business Development, Eric Thompson, and then through contract negotiations with Vice President, Chris Wilson, and finally dealing with Project Manager, George Green, who was responsible for 'crossing the finish line.'
"We were fortunate to find ARCO and plan to keep the relationship going for other future projects in the commercial, residential and industrial markets.
"You get one stop shopping with ARCO. Their knowledge, experience, and workmanship is second to none. With their resources and business associates, there is no project they can't handle."
- Michael B. Gordon | Caruso Companies