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We believe that our success as a company is not measured solely by profits but by the impact that we have on the lives of the people we serve.

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Investa Group is a private, well-capitalized real estate investment firm. Our investors achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the acquisition of self-storage facilities nationwide. Our investment strategy focuses on existing facilities, conversions, and new development. Investa Group’s clients seek a combination of strong cash flow and equity growth. We purchase self-storage facilities, rebrand, and deploy a professional management strategy to distribute cash flow to investors. 

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CEO

James Reid

LAWN & LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS 

At age 8, James started to work for his father’s company, Reid’s Tree Service. Among many things, his father taught him how to work hard and to provide customer satisfaction, one client at a time. He dreamed of owning a company like his dad, and at age 13, he started a lawn service. While completing high school, he hired a crew so he could focus on school and grow his business at the same time. College offered him the opportunity to learn more about the industry and business. While attending college, he opened a Garden Center to provide his clients the best quality plants and materials. 

As the business grew, James remembered what his father taught him: “to be the best that you can be.” Lawn & Landscape Solutions exemplified that lesson. The company believed that by investing in themselves through continuing education they provided better service to their customers and directly increased customer satisfaction. In 2014, James opened the second Lawn & Landscape location in O’Fallon, Missouri 

Lawn & Landscape Solutions sold in 2020 so James could focus and invest in the industry of self-storage. 

STORCO STORAGE 

Always focused on opportunities, James began studying the self-storage market in 2010. After searching for the perfect property for more than 3 years, he successfully purchased, financed, designed, and transformed a former car dealership into, StorCo Self Storage. StorCo offers more than 500 secure, indoor, climate-controlled units for the residents in the Wood River, Illinois area. StorCo has convenient entry and exit points and offers outdoor parking for RVs, campers, boats and more. In addition, the building offers white-box rental spaces for small businesses. 

Growth of StorCo- As James focused on the future of StorCo, he was determined to select the ideal location of their headquarters. He researched and determined the Midwest would be best to serve as the central location. O’Fallon, Missouri was chosen, due to its proximity in the United States, in order to be most effective for nationwide expansion.

Vision of StorCo- James’s strategic plan is to be nationwide, having over 500 locations by the year 2050. Being centrally located provides a median location for their facilities and headquarters. He worked diligently on acquiring the O’Fallon Square Plaza and on December 9, 2020, he closed on the property. Since then, he has completed the 2-story, Class A, storage facility; with over 70,000 net rentable square feet including over 700 units. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, James saw a need in the community to bring people together in a sense of healing and normalcy, while still being safe. StorCo hosted a drive-in Easter Church Service making him think “how can we expand this” which led him to hosting drive-in movies, concerts, church services and other events. In 2020, StorCo Storage was named Facility of the Year Conversion Winner. 

INVESTA GROUP 

Impact Beyond Returns 

Self Storage passive investments that reach beyond returns. 

The path to generational wealth and passive income begins here. 

We make Self Storage Investing simplified. 

Our investment strategy is focused on:
Existing Storage facilities | Conversions | New development 

Mission- We believe that our success as a company is not measured solely by profits, but by the impact that we have on the lives of the people we serve. 

Vision- Inspire change around the world. 

CLUBHOUSE AUDIO PODCAST 

James is part of many quarterly masterminds and recognized that there was a need for a weekly group meeting. He established a weekly national audio podcast to reach the storage investing community. They host nationally recognized guest speakers each week who provide Q&A to help the community of storage investors in growth and expansion of their business. 

ASSOCIATIONS 

Missouri Self Storage Association Board of Directors 2016-Present O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Member 2010-Present 

Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Member 2009-Present 

River Bend Growth Association Member 2018-Present 

Grow Group 

Member 2016-Present

BBI Constructors

Dennis Buehrle

About

Dennis Buehrle is an invaluable asset to our team as the key principle of BBI Constructors. Dennis and his beautiful wife of nearly 20 years live in St. Charles and are the proud parents of two lively young sons, ages three and one. As a father, Dennis is imparting his love of the outdoors with sons, taking family walks in the evening and teaching a respect and appreciation for nature. An avid hunter, fisherman and boat enthusiast, he is the Vice President of his hunting club, a post once held by his father. While Dennis’ commitments to his profession and family don’t leave him much time for racing cars, he is willing to volunteer to a good cause, allowing is prized Mustang to be center stage for family friendly evens such as Truck or Treat at his sons’ school. Above all, Dennis’ enjoyment of and gratitude for his family drives the work that he does and in apparent in all his actions. 

Background and Experience 

Dennis Buehrle comes to our team with a respected background in Architecture, CAD and Project Management. With a wealth of experience in all areas of his profession, Dennis has worked with residential, commercial and municipal customers, with great satisfaction and celebrated outcomes. Balancing the demands, projections and budgets of both his clients and his sub-contractors is one of the many areas in which his integrity shines through. As the driving force to keep projects on time, on budget and above expectations Dennis balances transparency with tack and professionalism. Dennis’ clear and consistent communication set him apart from many in his industry, creating a strong history of repeat customers with an outstanding referral rate. His ability to accurately and fairly estimate jobs makes him an asset to both his customers and his vendors, earning him a sterling reputation across his and many related industries. Dennis sets BBI apart with his focus, patience and incredible attention to detail when preparing final estimates, ensuring interpretation and clarification are top priorities. 

As ownership of BBI transitioned to our portfolio, Dennis has come into his own as the face and embodiment of the BBI legacy. 

Vision and Goals 

Dennis is always thinking ahead. Whether it is trying to predict and navigate around hurdles on a current project or laying the foundation for future endeavors, he is always working to ensure that BBI is satisfying its commitments and growing at the same time. Dennis realizes the future value in completing a job above expectations. He has said, “BBI does a job with the perspective that when a client’s next job comes up, that client doesn’t even entertain using another contractor. We approach every job with the mindset that we want that customer so pleased and we have earned their trust upon completion that they wouldn’t even consider going somewhere else the next time they need something. “ 

We are so happy to have Dennis on the team and know that he will continue to do great things for us as we grow our business! 

StorCo Operations Consultant

Sam Christiansen

About 

Samuel “Sam” Christiansen was born in Richmond, Virginia, and moved to Missouri when he was 10 years old. He currently resides in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, with his wife Savannah and his four children: Brooklynn, Dallas, Owen, & Evalyn as well as his two dogs Dodger and Auggie. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as hiking, fishing, hunting, and everything ‘Jeep’. Experience 

Upon graduation from High School in 2004, Sam immediately departed for Basic Training for the United States Navy. He went on to serve 4 years of active duty from 2004 to 2008 including a deployment in 2007, and then affiliated with the United States Naval Reserve from 2008 to Present including 2 deployments. During his 18 years of service, he has participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve, 3 deployments, and 20 exercises across 3 continents and 21 countries. His military specialty is Operational Intelligence and Mission Planning in support of Naval Special Warfare, Irregular Warfare, and Special Forces Operations. Education and Employment 

Sam is a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri and the Pierre Laclede Honors College in St. Louis, MO and has worked for over 10 years in multi-unit management operational leadership roles. Specifically, as a District Manager for Public Storage, the world’s largest self-storage company; Sam led a team of 20 Property Managers overseeing a portfolio of 12 self-storage facilities comprised of 8,500+ units. He was responsible for over $20M in annual revenue through maintaining client relations and increasing occupancy levels as well as driving KPI’s.

Achievements 

Some of Sam’s specific contributions include finishing top tier for 2014, during his first year in role, and again in 2015 & 2016, winning company- wide ‘Region of the Year’ for 2017, and being selected as the ‘Senior Regional Conference Call Captain’, structuring, and hosting a weekly conference call for over 200 individuals spanning Missouri, Indiana, Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma. He is truly passionate about sourcing, hiring, and developing great people to fill critical leadership roles within the District, Senior District, and larger multi-state Region. Specifically, he hired and developed 3 District Trainers, 2 “A” Property Managers, and the new region wide Delinquent Tenant Specialist (DTS) – a role that did not previously exist. 

Sam is very excited to be a part of the StorCo team and looks forward to what the future will bring!

StorCo Operations Manager

Jessica Myers

About 

Jessica Myers comes to StorCo from a very diverse background of professional and personal experience. She resides in O’Fallon Missouri with her two beautiful daughters, her loving partner and his three beautiful daughters and her crazy collection of animals! In her free time, she enjoys cooking, sharing meals at home together as a family, and meeting up with friends. One day, when her work with StorCo is done, she hopes to fill her days with cooking and entertaining like her Food Network idol, Ina Garten. 

Background and Experience 

Jessica Myers background is multi-faceted with a primary focus in corporate business operations management, specifically centered around customer service, daily business operations and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) within the early childhood development and education sphere. Her primary role at StorCo is day to day operations management, to include our commercial tenants’ division, as well as managing our satellite store and all hourly associates. 

Additional focuses include creating effective, concise, and repeatable policies and procedures to ensure success and consistency at all levels and locations through standardization implementation. Jessica will utilize the precise and approachable implementation of technology that each facility provides to ensure extremely efficient and accountable processes which will in turn maximize profitability. 

Vision and Goals 

When asked what Jessica likes most about working here, she stated: “StorCo has provided me with a unique opportunity to learn a rapidly growing industry with limitless potential for expansion. While I have become truly enthusiastic about the storage industry, its advancements, and its income potential, perhaps my greatest satisfaction has been derived from being a part of a company in its formative stages. I feel deep gratitude that I have been given the luxury of being formative in a company’s culture. I am immensely proud of the spirit in which every member of our organization works and the dedication that we all embody, our daily efforts, and I work passionately to create a company that our employees are proud to work for.” 

We are so happy to have Jessica on the team and know that she will continue to do great things for us as we grow our business!

Acquisitions Manager

Nick Zachgo

About

Nick comes to StorCo with the background flipping, wholesaling, and holding rental properties. He resides in Moscow Mills Missouri with his loving wife Catherine. In his free time, he enjoys riding dirt bikes and spending time outdoors. One day, when his work with StorCo is done, he hopes to fill his days with serving in Ministry for the Lord. 

Background and Experience 

Nick Zachgo’s background is in acquisitions, specifically centered around single family and multifamily. His primary role at StorCo is direct to seller marketing, wholesaler relationships, broker relationships, follow up and deal analysis. Nick looks for opportunities to grow the company and expand. 

Vision and Goals 

Nick is excited to grow his knowledge in commercial self-storage while finding properties to buy. It has been great to jump into an awesome culture with such a large vision. We are so happy to have Nick on the team and know that he will continue to do wonderful things for us as we grow our business! 

Marketing and Communications

Annie Meyer

About 

Annie is part of the Marketing and Communications team with StorCo Storage and Investa Group. She lives in Warrenton, Missouri with her three beautiful daughters, Maicey, Alliya, Kylah and her husband Caleb. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors (hiking, biking, nature walks), traveling, visiting coffee shops and hanging out with her close group of friends and family. Her life goal is to set her children up for success through being a faithful role model, working hard, and following one of her favorite quotes “your wealth and success is not determined by how much you have, but by what give.” 

Background and Experience 

Annie Meyer’s background is diversified. She began her adult career obtaining a degree as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA,L). Within her first year in the the field, she was promoted to a Rehab Director and, for 3 years, managed a team of therapists at a facility in Fulton, MO. After having her second child, she transferred to a PRN therapist treating patients in 27 facilities around central Missouri. Due to the COVID pandemic, all PRN/Part time therapists were laid off. Instead of returning to the field once asked, Annie and her husband shifted focus to rental property investing, buying 4 over a span of two years, and managing them themselves. Annie’s primary role at StorCo and Investa Group is assisting the CEO with clerical tasks, travel/conference bookings, personal social media management, presentation designs and calendar/email organization. 

Additional focuses include graphic design and purchasing for marketing requests, communication with various entities on planning/zoning laws, application processes/presenter submissions, spreadsheet organization, press release marketing, and investor relations. Annie utilizes her time and talent to assist with operations running smoothly and effectively, maximizing marketing opportunities and completing many behind-the-scenes tasks to make StorCo and Investa Group successful and profitable. 

Vision and Goals 

Annie’s states “I am excited to be part of such a fast pace, fast growing company. What I love about my job is the collaborative environment; the genuine spirit of cooperation and shared visions working to make ideas reality. The diversity of the work I do ensures that no day is the same and challenges me to better myself. I am thankful to have the flexibility to work remotely with a boss who trusts me to execute and produce high quality work and results.” 

We are so happy to have Annie on the team and know that she will continue to do great things for us as we grow our business!

Marketing Coordinator

Catherine Zachgo

About 

Catherine Zachgo comes to our company from the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. She now lives in Moscow Mills with her high school sweetheart husband and their dog Scottie. Catherine is a five time former Miss Missouri and in her free time enjoys dirt bike racing, camping and cooking. 

Background and Experience 

Catherine’s background is advanced in social media marketing, content creation, and graphic design. Her primary role at Investa Group is creating and managing all social media platforms; as well as managing the weekly podcast and guest speakers. 

Vision and Goals 

Catherine’s mission for working with Investa Group is “to be a friendly face to our investors and to help make an impact on their lives. Through helping guide them to the right investments that allow them to be confidently and securely invest with our company to that they can enjoy spending time wiht the ones they love.”

Store Manager

Torey Goodson

About

Torey Goodson comes to StorCo with a wide range of experience. She lives in Lake Saint Louis with her husband of 44 years. Her three sons are in the area as well as her 5 grandchildren that she adores. In her spare time, she enjoys refinishing furniture, writing her Blog and hopes to retire and finish her book. 

Background and Experience 

She has owned two businesses in her life, both public services oriented. She enjoys working with people and making sure that they have a great customer service experience. She has worked in Retail service also for many years. Her primary role at StorCo is to take care of the customers and the facility. She has an eye for detail in all aspects of the day-to-day operations. 

Vision and Goals 

What she likes most about working here is the contact with people. They all have a story as to why they need to store their belongings. She feels a personal responsibility to the people she serves to not only make sure the rental is satisfactory but to be able to comfort them on a personal level when life situations bring them through our doors. 

We are happy to have her on our team and know she will continue to do great things as this business continues to grow.

Store Manager

Matt Tidwell

About 

Matt Tidwell was brought in to StorCo with a long history in the self-storage business. He grew up in Florissant, MO and currently resides in Edwardsville, IL. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends 

Background and Experience 

Matt Tidwell comes with 18 years of property management experience. His primary role is managing the Wood River IL property. His daily tasks include leasing and following up with leads, truck rentals, collections and keeping up property appearance. 

Vision and Goals 

Matt is excited to be a part of a new and growing company. He expects the Wood River location to be a successful and high performing property for years to come. 

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