SBOA: The Magazine 2015 Edition - Page 16

Facility Spotlight
Arco's Self Storage
South San Fransisco
Part 1

Arco’s Storage in South San Francisco, CA
Company Name: Arco’s Storage
Age of Facility: Opened in May 2004
Number of Units: 988
Management Software Program: SiteLink Web Edition
Number of Facilities Under Company Brand: 7
Web Address:

“Arco’s Storage provides a clean, safe, secure, accessible, climate-controlled environment for my cherished wines. Add professional and charming people to the mix and the combination is unbeatable. Many thanks for the yearsof great service and peace of mind.” Yelp reviewer, W. Johnson on Arco’s Storage in South San Francisco.

Arco’s Storage opened in May of 2004, when Emilio Arco began his self storage business in South San Francisco with 200 units. Emilio came from the auto body industry where at the tender age of 18, he started his own company, “Arco’s Auto Body shop”. An entrepreneur from the start, he grew his collision shop to a business that grossed over $3 million per year.

After 28 years in the auto body industry, Emilio sold the business to the employees who had worked so hard to help Arco’s Auto Body grow into the thriving business it became. Emilio is proud that much of business success is based on working with wonderful people and believes that your team is only as strong as your weakest link. Emilio has been quoted as saying, “goal setting is not an option, but becomes a way of life”.

After just 10 years in the self storage industry, Arco’s Storage now has seven facilities under their brand, 15 employees and is looking to expand even further in California.

It is clear that Emilio Arco takes a lot of pride in his self storage business. This is evident by the number of amenities that he offers his tenants and guests at the South San Francisco Arco’s Storage location. This facility in particular meets the needs of even the most demanding self storage tenant by offering a variety of self storage options including wine storage, climate controlled units, car storage, RV & Boat, file storage, drive-up units and PO Boxes with street addresses. They also offer valet car parking with free car wash for those using their elite car storage services. Tenants can also expect to be greeted by either Emilio Arco himself, or Cathy Soria, General Manager, who has been a part of Arco’s Storage since its inception 10 years prior.

In reading Internet reviews of current and past tenants of Arco’s Storage in South San Francisco, a common theme emerges. Arco’s goes the extra mile to ensure that their tenants’ safety and other needs are constantly being met. Arco’s Storage has more than 100 security cameras on site, with hallway lights on motion sensors for added comfort. If that is not enough, tenants have individually alarmed-units and the opportunity to have their belongings insured through a reputable tenant insurance program (SBOA Tenant Insurance). Arco’s Storage also employs a full-time maintenance person to keep the facility clean, floors waxed, doors dusted and parking lots swept. In addition, staff is always on hand to assist customers if their unit light goes out, or perhaps they just need a helping hand.