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.
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.
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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.
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