OUR PROVEN PROCESS FOR YOUR SUCCESS

We streamline the complex and multi-faceted process of development, construction and completion for the self storage industry. Our clients enjoy the security of knowing their projects will be completed efficiently and set for future success. Robert High began his affilation with the self storage industry in 1989 and continues to be an innovator in the industry.
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Robert High actively serves on the NC Board of Directors for self-storage. He works diligently with a consultant as well as architects to lobby code changes to make self storage more effective and efficient across the country, and they have already seen great progress for the 2020 codes.


Robert High oversees planning, design, construction and development of each project, while also owning his own facilities and managing others. Robert High has actively worked or consulted in NC, SC, GA, FL, KY, AL, TN and VA.


We specialize in conversions, additions, traditional single story and multi-level buildings.


Robert High Development prides itself on a reoccurring clientele base including national REITs.

95% of our clients are repeat customers.
The industry has evolved from traditional single story non-climate facilities to multi story facilities with climate control, offering auxiliaries such as wine storage and enclosed boat and RV buildings. Robert High Development has stayed at the forefront for our clients. Read what they’re saying about us »

OUR process from start to finish



We provide full service preparation from budget creation, conceptual design, and final permit to certificate of occupancy and as builts. All documentation required by the lender, including bank draw requests and AIA contractual agreements are prepared in house by our staff CPA. Our reliable team works to ensure the projects are completed on time and within budget.

Robert High Development collaborates with architects and engineers weekly throughout the life of the project.


Upon completion of the project, we obtain final permits, and finalize account set up of communication, data and utility services. We are committed to providing ongoing services and support after the completion.

Our warranty period allows us to continue to assist in the care of your new facility and ensures optimal advantage of your investment. Contact us to discuss your project. »


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How We Build

All interior occupied spaces include energy efficient, LED lighting with occupancy sensors. The energy code does not require occupancy sensors in paths of egress, however, we install occupancy sensors to allow lighting to come on only when corridors are occupied. Interior partitions are white, with a high reflectance, to allow for greater spacing and reduced number of light fixtures. Exterior lighting is typically building mounted, full cutoff, LED wall packs controlled via photocell. Not only are they energy efficient but also are dark sky compliant and do not trespass light onto streets or adjacent properties. Our installations are typically 75-85% better than the allowable energy code lighting density while still providing well lit, safe buildings.

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Timeline:

How the storage industry got its start

 



If you think self-storage units are a modern concept, you may be surprised to learn that they
have actually been around for thousands of years. Here’s how the storage industry started and
why it’s still going strong.

TIME & SPACE:
The Evolution of
Self Storage

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The birth of ‘personal stuff’—and a need to store it

Around 6,000 years ago in China, with the accumulation of possessions ( a relatively new concept) people needed a way to keep their valuables secure from those who would steal them. Enter the first ‘storage unit’...large clay pots filled with possessions and placed out of sight in cool underground pits (you could call that the first ‘climate control’). Watchmen guarded these pits to protect from thieves.
China
4,000 B.C.
Movie

Cheers to protecting the beer!

Around 6,000 years ago in China, with the accumulation of possessions ( a relatively new concept) people needed a way to keep their valuables secure from those who would steal them. Enter the first ‘storage unit’...large clay pots filled with possessions and placed out of sight in cool underground pits (you could call that the first ‘climate control’). Watchmen guarded these pits to protect from thieves.
Mesopotamia
3,000 B.C.
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The first storage warehouse in the U.S.A.

Around 6,000 years ago in China, with the accumulation of possessions ( a relatively new concept) people needed a way to keep their valuables secure from those who would steal them. Enter the first ‘storage unit’...large clay pots filled with possessions and placed out of sight in cool underground pits (you could call that the first ‘climate control’). Watchmen guarded these pits to protect from thieves.
Los Angeles, CA
1906
Location

The Beatles—and true self-storage—are a hit!

Around 6,000 years ago in China, with the accumulation of possessions ( a relatively new concept) people needed a way to keep their valuables secure from those who would steal them. Enter the first ‘storage unit’...large clay pots filled with possessions and placed out of sight in cool underground pits (you could call that the first ‘climate control’). Watchmen guarded these pits to protect from thieves.
U.S.A.
1960’s
Location

Popularity for self-storage grows and GROWS

Around 6,000 years ago in China, with the accumulation of possessions ( a relatively new concept) people needed a way to keep their valuables secure from those who would steal them. Enter the first ‘storage unit’...large clay pots filled with possessions and placed out of sight in cool underground pits (you could call that the first ‘climate control’). Watchmen guarded these pits to protect from thieves.
Movie

Multi-billion dollar industry continues to boom

Around 6,000 years ago in China, with the accumulation of possessions ( a relatively new concept) people needed a way to keep their valuables secure from those who would steal them. Enter the first ‘storage unit’...large clay pots filled with possessions and placed out of sight in cool underground pits (you could call that the first ‘climate control’). Watchmen guarded these pits to protect from thieves.
NOW





Go from plan
to reality.

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some of our clients