Vail Valley Bizwatch: Eagle Airport Car & Mini Storage |

Vail Valley Bizwatch: Eagle Airport Car & Mini Storage

Scott N. MillerVail, CO, Colorado

Business: Eagle Airport Car & Mini Storage Location: 340 Airpark Dr., Gypsum, just south of the Eagle County Regional Airport.Contact info: 970-524-0670.Owner: Kevin Kinney.Manager: Shane Hindman.Years in business: About two.What do you do? We have storage units of various sizes, ranging from five by 10 feet to 19- by 45-foot warehouse space. The big spaces have doors that are 12 by 14 feet. If you need a bigger door, you should probably rent a hangar!We also provide auto storage for cars of all sizes for people who fly into the airport and dont want to keep their cars outside. We have cars from luxury cars to mom-and-pop rides stored. During business hours, well be happy to pick up or drop off clients from the airport. Customers have 24/7 access to their units with an access code to the gate, and well meet or beat our competitors prices.Whats new at your place? We recently became a U-Haul dealership for the Vail Valley. It had been some time since the valley had had one.We went with U-Haul because its like Kleenex or Coke. When you think of moving, you think of U-Haul. Trucks and trailers are still arriving, but well have a full range U-Haul equipment soon. We wont provide hitch installation, though; the liability issues are just too big.Why did you get into this business? I got into the business in 2002. I was looking for something that didnt require a lot of employees and could be pretty self-managing.What do you like best about the business?Kinney: The best thing about it is we get to offer convenience to our customers at a low cost. Being downvalley, we can offer lower rents than upvalley storage companies.Hindman: Ive gotten to meet, and get to know, a lot of locals and other people.To be featured in Bizwatch, call Vail Daily Business Editor Scott N. Miller, 970-748-2930, or e-mail

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