With Michigan being one of the most populous states in the U.S., having a lot of storage options is essential for folks that live there. Having a safe storage unit provides a way for people to make room for what matters most in their household and it also gives movers a clean and safe environment to store all their things to make way for a new start.
As with everything, when it comes to storage facilities, each unit must be well-built from the very core. This list outlines the best storage facility builders in Michigan to ensure that each structure is done right. This list was curated based on each company’s years of experience, the quality and complexity of their projects, and their recognition in the business.
O’Brien Construction Company
3011 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 315, Detroit, MI 48202
Since 1962, O’Brien Construction Company has been shaping its many communities by creating well-structured buildings in various markets. Its work ranges from public to private buildings with many commercial facilities. In every project, O’Brien’s priorities include developing great working relationships, maintaining safety in each project site, and ensuring that each completed structure is built to the highest standard. Moreover, for the last 21 years, O’Brien Construction Company has been awarded the Associated General Contractors Outstanding Safety Performance Award, on top of being named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of Crain’s Fast 50 and one of the Largest General Contractors in the area.
With its excellent track record, O’Brien Construction Company has also landed projects with several big clients such as Mazda, Toyota, and U-Haul. Featured above, O’Brien Construction Company completed a 45,000-square-foot self-storage facility for U-Haul International back in 2016. The facility houses two buildings with units that range from climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled, a “U-Box” building, and RV canopies for larger structures like RV’s and boats.
252 W. Adams St., Morton, IL 61550
Morton Buildings is a 100% employee-owned, industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction. With six manufacturing facilities and over 100 construction centers across the country, including five located in Michigan, it specializes in custom garages, horse barns, workshops, hobby buildings, and even storage facilities, among many other types of commercial and municipal structures.
Morton Buildings has been honing its craft for 118 years and since its establishment in 1903, it has always stayed true to its roots in innovation. Being an employee-owned business, it has a vested interest in keeping up the tradition of providing unparalleled customer satisfaction that comes with every facility built.
In its 118 years of business, it has erected many commercial and mini-storage storage facilities. Featured here is Boyne Storage, Morton Buildings’ project in Boyne City that includes the construction of mini storage buildings that uphold that Morton Buildings standard of excellence.
40900 Woodward Ave. Suite 275, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Salzeider, Inc. is a Michigan-based general contractor and construction management firm that specializes in building large-scale commercial projects in the Midwest, North East, and South East regions of the U.S. Throughout its 17 years in the business, the firm has completed over 200 projects, spanning more than 3 million square feet in size.
Salzeider, Inc. has extensive experience building storage facilities having worked with companies like Beyond Self Storage, Storage Pros Management LLC, and CubeSmart SelfStorage among many other well-known companies. Pictured above is the company’s work on the New CubeSmart Facility which the team completed in 2020. This large, modern facility boasts several spacious units that can accommodate any number of needs, whether you’re looking to move, store your vehicle or even stock some equipment for your business.
50555 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393
For 36 years, Schonsheck, Inc. has been providing Michigan and the Midwest with building and design solutions for new construction, expansions, and renovations in the industrial and commercial markets. The company was founded by Kent Burzynski, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). THe firm was originally started as a design-build construction company that had feasibility and construction costs in mind since the start. Since then, it has carried over this tradition of blending form and function to its large commercial projects.
With a highly personalized approach from its experienced team, Schonsheck, Inc. has serviced clients like La-Z-Boy Furniture, J&B Medical, and Shurgard Self Storage. Featured above, Schonsheck built and renovated multiple climate-controlled locations for Shurgard Self Storage, namely in Southfield, Madison Heights, Clinton Township, Westland, and Rochester Hills. The builds had a total area each ranging from 1,400 to 93,000 square feet. Each one features climate-controlled units in varying sizes that can accommodate a large number of uses.
1216 LL Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Steelsmith, Inc. is an established national commercial construction company with its HQ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From the name itself, the company specializes in creating engineered steel buildings, steel construction processes, metal roof replacements, and design-build services specifically for steel building projects. Much like the integrity of the steel it builds with, Steelsmith has built a strong, well-earned reputation for quality, reliability, and good service.
Featured above is the Sohier Road Storage Facility, an industrial storage building that Steelsmith did some work on. The team provided the material and labor for 45,000 square feet of the roof overlay of the existing building, as well as designed, engineered, and built six PEMB Buildings to turn this once outdated commercial site into a sprawling, multi-phase industrial storage building, complete with three mini-storage facilities with 74 units.
Regency Steel Buildings Inc.
10390 Bradford Rd. Suite 215, Littleton, CO 80127
Regency Steel Buildings has been serving the Michigan area for five years now, building sprawling commercial buildings ranging from mini storage facilities, aircraft hangars, steel churches, auto body shops, large garages, and large commercial warehouse buildings among others. Its Regency Storage Systems arm provides affordable and high-quality storage buildings all over the country. Backed with over 30 years of experience in the industry, it has established and maintained great working relationships with several manufacturers over the decades that ensure the best product for your money.
Regency Steel Buildings Inc. has its HQ in Colorado but with its wide reach, it has several offices in other states such as Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas, and Michigan. One example of one of its projects in Michigan is the addition of two new buildings to Stop N Store in Whitmore Lake, MI. The first building houses six 10’x10’ units and fourteen 10’x20’ units, while the second building has provision for forty rentable storage units with eight 10’x10’ units and 32 10’x20’ units. Regency built the two buildings with consideration to the existing buildings in the facility and matched the coloring to make them blend in seamlessly.
601 Fifth Street NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, CopperRock Construction offers clients all over the Midwest commercial construction services from pre-construction to real estate development services. The company is made up of a team of talented, specialized individuals that keep up with the latest construction innovations, having ample experience in building several large industrial and commercial projects in the area. Each of these firms are well-built to best serve their communities.
One example of the firm’s excellence is the project featured above, the Mini-Storage Depot in Walker, Michigan. CopperRock Construction built this indoor/outdoor storage facility with 9 storage buildings with varying unit sizes and climate-controlled options.
Cassino Building & Development
42732 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Cassino Building & Development is a family-owned business founded by Mario Evangelista Sr., one of the great craftsmen that were chosen to restore the bomb-damaged Montecassino Abbey back in Cassino, Italy which the company is named after. His son, Mario Evangelist Jr. now leads the company towards continuing a legacy of good design and construction to commercial projects. Since its establishment 22 years ago, it has continued its legacy of combining aesthetically pleasing form with practical function to make sure that each facility can provide the needs of the clients while still making a positive impact on its surroundings.
Above is one of Cassino Building & Development’s storage development projects in Oakland County, an example of Cassino Building & Development’s work on storage facilities. Miss Betty’s Self Storage stands at 4,300 total square feet and has many units in different sizes that can accommodate different needs.
Deshano Companies, Inc.
325 Commerce Ct., Gladwin, MI 48624
For the last 55 years, DeShano Companies, Inc. has been providing central and northern Michigan with construction services on new homes, multi-family housing, and light commercial construction. It is a family-owned business that started as a homebuilder and later expanded to build different types of commercial buildings, including larger projects like gas stations, federal office buildings, and commercial storage buildings as well as mini-storage rental buildings.
One of Deshano Companies, Inc.’s completed works is a Mission Mini Storage building found in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. For this, Deshano built a state-of-the-art facility with a great layout, high security, and plenty of units in varying sizes, ranging from 5’x10’ to larger 20’x40’ spaces that are well-built and equipped to take care of clients’ belongings.