Since the end of 2021, the Groff family — brothers Hayden and Houston and their father, Craig — have been running Vault Mobile Storage, a storage rental business situated just outside of Lititz. The new local business offers portable storage units that fit well in private driveways and in business parking lots. The units can be kept on-site indefinitely or for short-term storage during projects like renovations, or they can be filled and hauled away to a new location or to the company’s facility for long-term storage.
Things like renovations and moving to a new home can be stressful, but the Groffs are working to make the transition a little bit easier. National corporations offer similar services, but Vault Mobile Storage is committed to customer satisfaction in a way that nationwide companies are not. Its business model is one of flexibility, reliability and friendliness, and when customers call, a real human will answer the phone. This is something the Groffs know is valuable, since they have received calls from people who have gotten frustrated with impersonal giant companies and are looking to talk with someone who can help them find solutions to their storage needs.
Vault Mobile Storage offers storage units in three sizes — 12 feet by 8 feet, 16 feet by 8 feet, and 20 feet by 8 feet — and the company also offers repositioning and transportation services for customers who have existing shipping containers. Vault Mobile Storage’s delivery system has precise maneuverability and can make 90-degree turns, so it can place storage units in tight or hard-to-access spaces, leaving more room for customers to live their lives around a unit. This precision means that a storage unit can be placed right along the edge of a driveway, leaving space for a walking path or even for a customer’s vehicle to park beside it.
Since the Groffs knew that a local storage company would bring value to the area, they had been discussing the idea of starting such a company for several years before the business officially launched, Houston Groff told The Lancaster Patriot. They prayed for doors to open if the business was the right direction for them to take, and they started reaching out to people in the industry to gather information about the equipment they would need. They connected with an Illinois company that just so happened to be attending a show in New Holland, so the Groffs went to the show to check out the equipment. There they learned that the vehicle they would need to transport the storage units would take around six to eight months to be delivered — and that wait would not work with the Groffs’ timeline for launching their business. “So,” Houston Groff said, “talking to the people there a little longer, they go, ‘Well now, wait a minute. This unit we have right here is the exact one you need, and it actually is still for sale.’ Only one in the entire country that was available.” That turn of events looked very much like an open door to the Groffs, so they ended up making the purchase and proceeded with starting the company.
Vault Mobile Storage serves Lancaster County and the surrounding counties, and the locally owned and operated business is dedicated to keeping the human touch in all of its operations. In addition to being a local business, Vault Mobile Storage is co-owned by a Marine Corps veteran and actively supports veterans and first responders.
For more information about Vault Mobile Storage or to get a quote, visit vaultmobilestorage.com, email email@example.com, or call the company directly at 1-866-2GETVMS (1-866-243-8867) or 717-283-2227. Vault Mobile Storage can be found on Facebook and Instagram and will also be attending the Suburban Pennsylvania Home Show on January 21 and 22 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, located at 25 S. Queen St. in Lancaster.