About Storage Solutions

Background

AMSMC was incorporated in 1989 to operate the facilities owned by Thomas R. Swanson and East Valley Storage Solutions Partnership. Since that time, the company has taken on a number of owned, third-party managed clients and affiliate management contracts.

Operating under the trade name of STORAGE SOLUTIONS, today the company has under its banner over 1.8 million square feet of rentable storage space and ranks 26th in the US on square footage managed.

Our Mission

The mission of STORAGE SOLUTIONS is to develop, own, and manage state-of-the-art self-service storage facilities within Arizona and throughout the Southwestern states; to generate sustained profitability and long-term equity growth, while operating by the highest standards of integrity and business ethics. We are committed to the following concepts:

  • Delivering superior value and service to our customers
  • Achieving planned growth through strong, results-oriented management
  • Attracting and retaining a highly motivated and innovative team of professionals while creating a balanced, healthful and enjoyable work environment.

Our Philosophy

We take great pride in being your Storage Solution.

We know you have many choices, and we strive to ensure that you receive the Best Value for your Storage Dollar.

Our goal is to make your Storage experience easier.

Our company philosophy is simple: "Serve more customers today than we did yesterday".  This is to be reflected in every STORAGE SOLUTIONS facility. We can never forget that the customer is the most important person to us.

Our purpose is to establish a professional image with an identity that will be consistent from one facility to another. The image that we are striving to convey to our customers is one of quality service, quality construction and professional management, all at a good value.

Meet Our Professionals

Management/Acquisitions

Bill Bohannan, President/Associate Brokerbbohannan@storage-solutions.org

Bill Bohannan has held an Arizona Real Estate license since 1971 and has been involved in self storage investment and development since 1980. During the 1980s, Bill developed several self storage facilities as investment properties while working in the banking and finance industry.  In 1991, Bill left banking to pursue self storage development and management full-time. He partnered with Tom and Millie Swanson in Arizona Mini Storage Management Company / Storage Solutions, and in 1997, he bought out their ownership in the company. Storage Solutions specializes in self storage operations through third-party management, development, acquisition and consulting, and is the largest private operator of self storage properties in the Phoenix Metro Area. Bill is the President and CEO of AMSMC / Storage Solutions, operating 42 self storage properties in Arizona and Nevada, holding an ownership interest in a several of the stores managed by the company.

 

Operations/Administration

Raymond E. McRae, Vice President Operations/Designated Broker rmcrae@storage-solutions.org

Ray McRae got his start in the self storage business with U-Haul International in 1983. His 15-year career with U-Haul included many positions, such as Store Manager, Area Field Manager, Area Field Manager/Dealer Program Manager for U-Haul International Corporate Offices and Marketing Company President of Chicago Metroplex. While at U-Haul, Ray assisted in many land purchases, as well as self storage facility acquisitions, performing due diligence, assisting with entitlement process through municipal agencies, coordination with contractors, and operations of these facilities as either company owned moving centers or third-party managed dealerships. Ray currently holds an Arizona Real Estate License and is the Designated Broker of record. Ray is a former Board Member of the Arizona Self Storage Association. Ray joined Bill Bohannan and Storage Solutions in 1998. Since then, the company has doubled in size through various joint ventures, third-party property management and branding affiliations.