By MLM Public Relations, MaryLee Montalvo – March 2019
Stop & Stor is pleased to announce the grand opening of its fourth Staten Island location. It’s a further example of their customer commitment. This Drive-Thru facility is built on the brand’s foundation of value, quality and convenience. Located in the heart of Staten Island’s thriving North Shore, it features easy access, climate controlled rooms, just steps away from their interior Drive Thru. The design is responsive to the needs of customers who want to enjoy the comfort of a easily accessible storage facility close to their homes and offices. The newest location is located at 131 Lynhurst Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305.
More than three decades ago, two families in the real estate business sensed a need in the community. Thirty years later their business acumen and commitment to providing necessary and affordable self -storage service has enabled them to grow a business with over 100 employees, 18 locations, and with community connections in every corner of the boroughs in which they are located.
As professionals in the real estate industry, the Henick and Simon families witnessed the growth of Staten Island’s communities and interacted with the many families looking to build their home and their future here. This experience naturally translated into forming a family-owned partnership – Stop & Stor – assisting the community and beyond with a service needed by a growing borough.
As the company grew the principals of Stop & Stor – Ken Henick and his son, Jeff, along with Morty Simon and his son, Neil, – had a vision of the type of service they wanted to provide to their customers leading them to open up facilities that were drive through; affordable; clean; and equipped with uniformed and professional staff.
They’ve continued to be a family-operated business and have grown their Stop & Stor family to include employees who have family members also employed by Stop & Stor.
Stop & Stor’s first facility at 780 Gulf Avenue in the West Shore section of Staten Island is still operational (opened in November of 1988) and was the first outdoor facility in New York City. From day one, Jeff Henick was responsible for operations of this location, and now 30 years later, is Chief Operating Officer responsible for close to 20,000 customers.
Through the Stop & Stor Charitable Fund, the company has given back to every neighborhood where it does business. The fund supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on education, arts and culture, community development, humanitarian, government, animal protection, beautification of parks, and medical research.The fund has given over three (3) million dollars in donations since it began in 2002 including to disaster relief efforts.
Although Stop & Stor’s roots are in Staten Island, it has branched out and now has facilities in all of New York City’s boroughs with the exception of Manhattan.
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