The Storage Inn opened its doors in 1979 and was the first self-service storage facility in Atlantic County and remains the largest even today. The Storage Inn, has been a family owned business for over 30 years and has maintained its headquarters in Egg Harbor Township (EHT). The Storage Inn is a very convenient self storage facility for those looking for clean, safe and secure self storage units near Atlantic City, Absecon, Pleasantville, Linwood, Pomona, Northfield, Somers Point, Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. In 1997, The Storage Inn opened its second self service storage location in Ocean City, N.J.
Rudy Meckel is a pioneer in business. When he opened The Storage Inn of Egg Harbor Township in 1979, self-storage was unknown to the area. Meckel had already proven himself an entrepreneur. In addition to running his family's road construction business, he had ventured into real estate with building the Washington Square West office complex in Egg Harbor Township and Ridgewood Plaza, a retail strip mall in Northfield. The Storage Inn started out on four acres with four buildings, designed so they could be converted to a flea market should the new business venture fail. Instead, Meckel's business prospered. Now The Storage Inn has 900 units encompassing over 100,000 square feet. The business offered an especially good fit, as it enabled Meckel to keep his road construction employees working during the off-season. Also considered a gentleman farmer, Meckel has always adorned his grounds with a blue and yellow horse carriage or sleigh.
In 1997, Meckel added another location by opening The Storage Inn II of Ocean City. They converted the former Stainton's Department Store Annex in Ocean City into three floors of storage and retail. The family views the storage business as an opportunity to help people. They serve people who find themselves in life's transitions and those with long-term storage needs; a great resource for small and big businesses alike to expand and organize. They continue to ensure that the facilities offer customers the best in storage. In addition to low rental prices, both locations offer free move-in truck rental, free porter service (assistance unloading) and climate control. Meckel's future plans include continuing to offer new services, expanding record storage business, and possible 100 space recreational and boat storage.
The Storage Inns, located in Egg Harbor Township and Ocean City, get into the Holiday Spirit at Thanksgiving by providing meal baskets to local churches and organizations. Each basket contains all the fixings for a family Thanksgiving meal including a gift certificate to a local grocery store for a turkey or ham. The Meckel family, owners of the storage facilities wishes to support the community that has supported them for over 30 years.
Our locations in Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township were united in their efforts to aide those in need of storage due to Hurricane Sandy and recent storms. Our facilities provided close to 100 storage units for up to three months to storm victims free of charge. Our hearts go out to those in hardship and loss in this trying time.