Recently, Lombard Exteriors was called in by Life Storage to provide emergency stucco and gutter repair for one of the company’s seven St. Petersburg, Florida facilities. A portion of the self storage facility had been shut down and declared unrentable, due to stucco breaking off and falling from sections of the structure. Thanks to Lombard’s swift and professional intervention, damage was quickly contained and repaired, and the full facility reopened for business within 3 days.
Life Storage is one of the world’s largest self-storage companies, operating more than 850 facilities in 29 U.S. states. Some 115 of these are in Florida; seven serve the greater St. Petersburg area.
Commented Tony Garcia, Life Storage Facility Manager: “This unexpected damage occurred at Life Storage #889 at 2925 Tyrone Blvd N Saint Petersburg. It is one of our top-performing, flagship Florida locations, consistently rated 4.9 or higher. Falling stucco caused a major safety hazard. We had no choice but to shut down the affected areas. We were losing money and customers.”
Life Storage sought out a facility management partner that could turn the situation around quickly, without compromising work quality. The company chose Lombard Exteriors based on previous projects. Said Tony, “Lombard really came through for us -- as we knew they would.”
Areaya Abebe, Lombard’s CEO, said: “Lombard had already proven our emergency capabilities to Public Storage after the 2017 hurricanes. This time, we deployed a repair team within hours. We were able to re-stucco the affected buildings and install new gutters, as well. Ultimately, the location was back up to full operations within 3 days.”
Currently, Lombard provides facility management to Life Storage locations in 9 states, with a heavy concentration in Florida.
Concluded Abebe: “We’re proud of our work with Life Storage. Whether on a planned or emergency basis, Lombard brings the expertise and resources to get the job done – right. ”
Lombard Exteriors works in a total of 21 East Coast and Midwest states:
AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VA, WI.
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