Most of us have dealt with a storage unit at some point — during a move, as a place to store excess stuff or for additional workspace. Well, for those of us who have had to unload a trailer in the summer heat or during a monsoon storm, there is good news — a new storage facility opened in Maricopa, and it will change the way you look at them forever.
CubeSmart, located at 20215 N. John Wayne Pkwy., offers storage with the enormous benefit of being indoors and fully air-conditioned. It has more than 900 units in the three-story facility, 95% of which are air-conditioned. It boasts state-of-the-art security including 75 cameras, individual exterior-gate and building-entry codes, and 24-hour security monitoring.
The facility is a joint venture development by Hawkins Companies and Noblewest Development and it is operated by CubeSmart, a national company with more than 1 million satisfied customers and one of the most trusted names in storage.
“Our objective was to bring something to Maricopa that just wasn’t available here,” Noblewest Development’s John Badura said. “We wanted to offer residents a Class A storage option, and this definitely fits the bill. It’s just so different from anything else available in Maricopa.”
Forty-nine outdoor, drive-up units complement 867 air-conditioned lockers. Features include an air-conditioned drive-through loading area that can accommodate a 26-foot moving truck. There, customers can load and unload in air-conditioned comfort while taking their belongings directly from the drive aisle to their unit via one of the three large elevators.
General Manager Jenna Poole said one of the benefits she hears customers talking about is the easy, secure, automated access.
“All our units are clean and new, and we have a variety of safety and security features like 24-hour video recording and bright lights throughout the facility,” she said. “People feel very secure coming in here any time of the day.”
Another benefit of CubeSmart is its fully-automated building, allowing access, if required and necessary, at any time of day or night. When customers lease a unit, they get a key code specific to their account. That code tells CubeSmart who is in and out of the building and grounds at any given time. The interior doors and elevators also require code access, so when a customer enters their code at the elevator, they only get access to their floor. Visitors also must key out of the building, giving them confidence they know who’s is in the facility at any time of the day.
Those with COVID concerns can take comfort in CubeSmart’s available contactless rental process through CubeSmart.com, or the CubeSmart app. Individual units are secured with padlocks, for which only the unit owner has the key, providing an additional layer of security.
Demand has been through the roof since CubeSmart opened this year, with customers raving about the variety of sizes available to accommodate about any storage need. They run from as small as a 5’x5’ space that can hold the overflow from a hall closet or bathroom to a 10’x30’ unit that can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom home.
Poole said Maricopa was the perfect location for a facility like this.
“The owners and operators saw the development in Maricopa and saw a need for this,” she said. “With Sprouts coming to town and bringing Class A retail, they felt there was an opportunity to bring the residents of Maricopa a Class A, automated, storage facility. I know they are very happy with their decision and hope the residents are happy to have us there as well.”
Pricing for the units begins at $98 per month, and promotions include 35% off or a free month for InMaricopa readers (see page 63 or visit CubeSmart.com). The site also offers helpful tips on how to choose the ideal size unit for your needs.
CubeSmart also offers moving and storage supplies like boxes, tape, bubble wrap, mattress covers, dollies and push carts.
This story was first published in the September edition of InMaricopa magazine.