Carmel-based RealAmerica Development, LLC is making its first foray into the storage business – and it’s doing it right here at home.
Founded in 1995, the company, located at 111 N. Range Line Rd. in the heart of the Arts & Design District, focuses primarily on apartments and single-family dwellings. It sees the expansion into personal and commercial storage centers as a natural expansion, according to President Ronda Shrewsbury.
“From our standpoint, we already build multifamily homes and apartments,” Shrewsbury said. “If you manage apartments, managing a storage facility is very complementary. It’s not reinventing the wheel for us.”
The new location, called StorAmerica Storage & Wine Cellar, is located at 4420 E. 146th St.,Carmel. As its name suggests, it features not only traditional storage spaces, but also climate-controlled units and a separate climate-and-humidity-controlled space that Shrewsbury hopes will appeal to wine collectors and restaurants looking to store their higher-end bottles off-site. That area will consist of individually-sealed units linked to security cameras and a backup generator.
StorAmerica Phase I is now online, offering 344 units, 144 of them temperature-controlled, in sizes ranging from small personal storage to boat- or RV-sized units. A second phase of construction is planned for the future to construct an additional 356 units, for a final total storage space of 100,000 square feet.
StorAmerica will also include a business center with free Wi-Fi and conference room available to all customers free of charge.
“The business center came about because there’s just a need for meeting space,”Shrewsburysaid. “If people are out selling medical equipment, they’re storing in the climate storage; they need a space to stop and have meetings.”
Located within a short drive ofCarmel,Westfield, Noblesville and Fishers,Shrewsburysaid the area demographic was a perfect fit for the company’s first foray into storage.
“We were looking for a high-development area with a variety of housing options, businesses and medical offices that need storage for their records,” Shrewsbury said. “HamiltonCountyis a nice, broad-based growth market.”
StorAmerica Storage & Wine Cellar is now open at 4420 E. 146th St.,Carmel. For more information, visit the Web site at www.storamerica146th.com or call 733-8655.