“Over two and a half decades ago, William “Bill” Warren Hobin was working for a large, regional home builder when he took notice to the lack of closets and storage space in newly constructed homes. Concurrently, he was dating a daughter of the owners of a self-storage facility in Ventura County, Calif. Hobin, who was curious about the storage business, had plenty of questions for his then girlfriend’s parents. Although that courtship fizzled, he went on to consult for his ex’s folks when their self-storage investment’s profits had fallen flat.
In an effort to help the couple ramp up revenue, Hobin searched for suitable, professional management to oversee the day-to-day operations of the self-storage facility. While his efforts to find an existing satisfactory management company failed, Hobin didn’t throw in the towel. Instead, he rose to the occasion and formed his own self-storage management company to take over the daily operations of that one facility.”