Here at StaxUp Storage, we know our success is due to our wonderful team. The care they give our self storage renters is unparalleled and we want to highlight their milestones along the way. Below is an interview with Calexico, CA team member Eddie Silva, who is celebrating his 2-year anniversary with StaxUP Storage this week.
You can find Eddie managing StaxUP Storage in Calexico, CA.
Peter: How long have you been with StaxUP and how did you get started?
Eddie: I’ve been with StaxUP for 2 years. I started at my property 5 years ago, so I have been at this facility for 5 years and with StaxUP for 2, since they took over. It’s been a pretty good ride so far with StaxUP.
Peter: Is it much different working for StaxUP than working for the previous company?
Eddie: Oh, yeah. It’s a big difference. I’ve learned how to manage my property, how to work a lot with money, how to deal with people’s problems, how I can solve them, how I can help them out in any way.
Peter: Right on. So after 5 years in self storage, you’ve had a lot of experiences and probably have a lot of stories. Do you have stories that you go to when people ask what it’s like to work in self storage?
Eddie: Well, I don’t really have one story. People have tried to access the facility after hours and I always catch them.
Peter: Are you scared?
Eddie: No, it’s an adrenaline rush.
Peter: Are you the on-site manager?
Peter: So, you’re basically there 24/7 watching over people’s stuff in a way.
Eddie: Yeah, yeah.
Peter: Do you ever feel like you are always at work?
Eddie: Not really. Well, I don’t live on the property, but I am here a lot. I come here after hours to walk the property and make sure everything is good.
Peter: It’s good that you’re not always at work. Do you have any hobbies that you want people at StaxUP to know about?
Eddie: Yeah, I like to go to the gym, play baseball, play softball, go to baseball games. I’m pretty active in sports.
Peter: Do you belong to any leagues.
Eddie: Yeah, softball leagues in the valley.
Peter: The last time I was in the valley, I thought it would be a great place to play sports. It’s so green and everything looks so healthy. Seems like a nice place to play outside.
Eddie: Yeah, for sure.
Peter: Do you live down in Calexico?
Eddie: Yes, I am in Calexico.
Peter: Are there any restaurants I should try the next time I am out there?
Eddie: Here in Calexico? There are a few taco shops, but if you want to get some really good food, it’s probably across the border.
Peter: Across the border?
Peter: Do you cross the border a lot to have fun, eat, stuff like that?
Eddie: Oh, yeah. I probably go two or three times a week. There are a lot of people who cross the border daily.
Peter: Really, do you have a lot of people who store at StaxUP and cross regularly for business purposes.
Eddie: Yeah, most of our commercial tenants are from Mexicali.
Peter: It’s nice that StaxUP can contribute to the local economy.
Eddie: It’s pretty convenient for them.
Peter: I bet. Thanks for taking the time to talk with me. At the end of these interviews, I like to ask if there is anyone at the company who you thinks deserves a shout out. Is there anyone who has helped you out in the past who deserves some recognition?
Eddie: Yeah, Cesar. I want to give a shout out to Cesar, because he is always helping me out with everything and I just want to thank him.