U-Haul acquired a five-acre property at 10681 W. Loop 1604 N. on July 25 and is in the process of finalizing details for a state-of-the-art facility to be constructed there.
U-Haul of Helotes currently offers U-Haul Truck Share 24/7℠, trailers, moving supplies and towing equipment out of a temporary showroom. When construction is completed, customers will also have access to self storage, U-Box portable moving and storage containers, professional hitch installation and much more.
The property will feature a four-story, 78,080-square-foot self storage facility and 3,935-square-foot U-Box warehouse. Plans call for approximately 1,300 indoor climate-controlled self storage rooms and 85 covered RV, boat and vehicle storage spaces.
"This property acquisition will give the west side of San Antonio a premium DIY moving and self storage option," said John Martinez, U-Haul Company of San Antonio West president. "Customers from Helotes used to have to drive across the city to find our services. It's exciting to be able to accommodate these customers in their community."
When this location is fully operational, Martinez expects to employ at least 25 Team Members. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth in the Greater San Antonio area.
"San Antonio and its surrounding communities are growing rapidly," Martinez stated. "Helotes is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and San Antonio is consistently ranked as a top U-Haul Destination City. Estimates show San Antonio catching up with Houston in just a few years."
The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is modernizing the moving industry by offering self-service and live verify technology to enhance customer and community safety. This technology allows for the self-pick-up and self-return of U-Haul trucks to be done on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. Program membership is free once customers create uhaul.com accounts.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.