history

The Keepsake Storage Journey

In 2007, Wesley Morris and his wife, Holly, purchased a piece of property in Rice, Virginia to erect two speculative self-storage buildings. They decided on the name of Keepsake Storage. Since Wesley was already a small business owner, he needed someone to manage this new venture. He hired Katy Williams to manage the storage business and help with the bookkeeping.

As the facility continued to be occupied, additional buildings were added. Over the next few years, Wesley focused more of his efforts on growing Keepsake Storage as he transitioned more into self-storage. In 2015, Keepsake Storage acquired Commonwealth Self-Storage in Christiansburg, Virginia which more than tripled the size of the company. Katy came on full time as Director of Operations to manage Keepsake and eventually an additional staff member was needed. The Keepsake Storage team could see that many tasks needed to be done could be done remotely, without having a full-time office manager at each location. This became the business model they decided to create.

In 2016, Keepsake purchased Freedom Storage in Powells Point, North Carolina and Ivor Mini-Storage in Ivor, Virginia. In 2017, Commonwealth Self-Storage was sold and Keepsake acquired Farmville Mini-Storage in Farmville, Virginia. The company continued to grow and in 2018, Keepsake added two more facilities in Martinsville, Virginia. And in early 2019, Keepsake purchased Secure Stor in Concord, Virginia. Keepsake currently has three employees at our call center and multiple on-site employees who closely monitor the locations.