News Release: Champion Storage Sells Five Locations
Contact: Diane Fletcher, Owner
Phone: (920) 946-4630
For Immediate Release
Champion Storage Sells Five Locations, Will Remain Locally Operated and Expand Operations
Champion Storage, Sheboygan County’s largest storage unit business with 10 locations, has been partially acquired in a deal that will allow its founders to step away from day-to-day operations, remain locally operated by the second generation of the family, and keep ambitious expansion plans intact.
The Janko Group, an entrepreneurial commercial real estate development company, recently acquired five of the Champion Storage locations. The other five locations will be renamed MVP Storage and will remain fully locally owned. Both MVP Storage and Champion Storage continue to offer a variety of services including outdoor storage, indoor climate-controlled storage, parking, and mobile container storage.
Jerry and Diane Fletcher of Sheboygan started Champion Storage in 1997 with 42 storage units housed in one building. As the business grew, so did the Fletcher family, and today daughters Jenna Pack and Amanda Grunewald form the team that operate over 1000 units in the current 10 locations throughout the county.
As Jenna and Amanda earned degrees and worked full time in the business, they gained the management skills, knowledge, and experience to allow Jerry and Diane to relinquish their day-to-day duties. Throughout the process, Champion Storage and the Janko Group worked together to maintain a seamless transition with the acquisition of five Champion Storage locations and has hired Amanda and Jenna as Co-Operations Managers. Jenna and Amanda will operate both MVP Storage and Champion Storage, making the change nearly imperceptible.
“The most important thing is that nothing materially changes for our customers,” said Jenna. “Customers still come to the same office and still work with Amanda and myself while the Janko Group simply has us run the business as usual.”
In turn, the Janko Group purchased the rights to the Champion Storage name and will assume the plans to build up to 18 total buildings on the 20-acre plot where the Champion Storage office is located in Sheboygan. The Janko Group, a Chicago based company with properties throughout the Midwest, has been involved in nearly $1 billion of commercial real estate development and investment with a current portfolio of approximately $350 million.
“We’re excited about the future of MVP Storage and Champion Storage and continuing to serve our local communities,” says Amanda. “It may be a few years but perhaps a third generation of our family will take the reins someday.”
About MVP Storage
MVP Storage operates in five locations in Sheboygan County, offering climate controlled and outside storage units and warehousing. Locally owned and operated, MVP Storage is managed by Champion Storage in Sheboygan. Learn more at www.MVPstorage.com
About Champion Storage
Founded in 1997 and locally operated, Champion Storage currently operates 5 storage units and an office at W1750 Playbird Road in Sheboygan. Offering inside and outside storage units, mobile container storage, powered outside storage units, lighted and secure outdoor parking for RV’s, trailers, boats pop-ups, trucks and more, Champion Storage provides a high standard of service while offering clean and affordable units that are conveniently located. Learn more at www.championstorage.net