Here at StaxUp Storage, we know our success is due to our wonderful team. The care they give our renters is unparalleled and we want to highlight their milestones along the way. Below is an interview with Brawley, CA team member Ivan Espinoza, who is celebrating his 1-year anniversary with StaxUP Storage this week.
You can see Ivan at StaxUP Storage in Brawley, CA.
Peter: How did you start working in self storage?
Ivan: I’m from the Valley and in January of 2016 moved back from Washington, me and my wife decided to move to Mexico until we found new jobs. Staxup Calexico is nearest storage to the border so we rented a unit there, we only used the unit for about a month and every time I went to the facility, I was looking for a job, so I had all kind of forms/applications on my truck. it was one of the guys working there who asked me if I was looking for a job and gave me the info to apply for the job.
Peter: What’s the best thing you’ve learned while working for StaxUP Storage?
Ivan: To be patient. I thought that my previous job was stressful, dealing with 100+ providers and buying millions of dollars on supplies. I learned that sometimes 1 dollar is more important for our customers that those millions for the companies I was buying from.
Peter: What is your favorite self storage story?
Ivan: My favorite story, has to be when I saw the unsolved crime show on TV, and recognized a tenant we had on this facility.
Peter: What are your hobbies when you aren’t at your facility?
Ivan: I like to spend time with my family and since I’m back at the desert, off roading.
Peter: What’s your favorite thing to do in Brawley?
Ivan: I usually go out of town every weekend, San Diego and the Baja(Mexico). I barely know Brawley.
Peter: What’s your favorite restaurant in Brawley?
Ivan: Tasty Fusion Asia is a really good sushi restaurant