Company Overview

It started with a vision

The Shader Brothers, Ron and Stan, built their first self storage location on John Young Parkway in Orlando, FL in 1982. In just three years time, the Shader Brothers' reputation yielded several more central Florida locations. The brothers knew their vision meant continued growth, and in planning for that growth, they formed Shader Brothers Corporation in 1984.

Florida's Top Storage Company

Today, we currently manage 43 self storage locations in the Mid-Florida area. The business is operated by Laurie and Marc Smith, the next generation of the Personal Mini Storage family. Like a strong family, we're proud of what we've accomplished together, but we're not satisfied to rest on our success.

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Marc Smith, President

Marc is President of Personal Mini Storage and has been involved in all facets of the self storage business. An active self storage investor, Marc is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Self Storage Association, former member of the SSA Foundation Board of Governors, and previously served as president of the Southeast Region.

Laurie Smith, Vice President

Laurie serves as Vice President for Personal Mini Storage and provides 28 years of industry experience. Laurie oversees compensation, human resources, and large-scale advertising efforts.

Alex Patterson, VP of Technology & Revenue Management

Alex heads Personal Mini Storage's growth and revenue management strategy, including rate management, systems design, and technology. Alex also oversees advertising, website management, and software/hardware integrations.

Shelly Wilkins, CAO

Shelly is Personal Mini Storage's Chief Accounting Officer and oversees all accounting functions as well as investor relations and benefit programs. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in various senior accounting roles.

Joel Patterson, AVP of Operations

Joel oversees business operations and facility performance in the South region and brings 13+ years of industry knowledge. Prior to Personal Mini Storage, Joel was a General Manager at one of the highest volume U-Haul centers in Orlando.

BA Wilson, AVP of Operations

BA oversees business operations and facility performance in the North region. Before joining Personal Mini Storage, BA operated her own small business.

Bill Bushman, Operations Manager

Bill leads business operations and facility performance in the South region, including sales & marketing, goal-setting, and account management. Bill previously managed a high performing self storage property for 9+ years.

Leigh Ann Autrey, Operations Manager

Leigh Ann leads business operations and facility performance in the North region, including sales & marketing, goal-setting, and account management. Leigh Ann previously managed a high performing self storage property for 6+ years.

Sandy Jermann, Bookkeeper

Sandy serves as Bookkeeper for Personal Mini Storage and is the point person for payroll, investor distributions, and sales tax management. Sandy also helps manage employee retirement programs and company financials.

Shari Moore, Office Manager

Shari heads maintenance and repair coordination, including vendor relations and scheduling. Shari also manages corporate level expenses.

Darlene Hughes, Director of First Impressions

Darlene leads recruiting and employment efforts at Personal Mini Storage. Darlene is also the point person for account payables, scheduling, utility services, and banking.

Vanessa Moore, Administrative Assistant

Vanessa assists in multiple areas including banking, account payables, facility paperwork review, and office/marketing supply management.

Jennifer Roshong, Administrative Assistant

Jen supports the corporate team and assists with banking, daily paperwork review, and other bookkeeping tasks.

Samantha Casiano, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Sam leads our online efforts in social, reputation management, content marketing development, SEO/SEM, and is involved in other special projects. Prior to joining the team, Sam worked with clients on their marketing strategy that included improving on-page copyrighting, increasing organic traffic, and implementing SEO best practices on their websites, blogs, and social media marketing channels.

Home Office

6327 Edgewater Dr - Orlando, FL 32810