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4/9/2021

ULTIMATE STORAGE OF ST. JOSEPH PREPPING FOR PHASE 2 ON MARINA ISLAND
By Pat Moody  

Developers on Marina Island between the St. Joseph River and the Morrison Channel is St. Joe are just weeks away from launching Phase 2 of their comprehensive development there known as Ultimate Storage of St. Joseph. The second 4-unit building, in what will ultimately become 23 units overall, will begin construction this summer according to the man charged with marketing the concept, Ben Stephen from Cressy & Everett in St. Joe, who has created a video to showcase the project: https://youtu.be/DGr0FXZixTw

 

As reported here on Moody on the Market early last year, if all you want is a roof overhead and a concrete floor, there are many storage options across the region, but a trio of investors know that there are many who place considerably higher value on their top flight boats, classic cars and recreational vehicles in search of finer quarters for the care of their cargo. That’s why they created Ultimate Storage of St. Joseph, with the 5-unit Phase 1 complete and advancing to Phase 2.

Daniel Crist, Don Kessler and Doug Laraway crafted plans for their “luxury garage suites” on the island along Anchors Way in the city, and broke ground in late 2019 on the $3.25-million development before the pandemic hit. The plans will ultimately feature 23 luxury garage suites over 1.75 acres with convenient access to Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River. It’s right in the center of a cluster of five local marinas including Anchors Way Marina, Brian’s Marina, Pier 33, Pier 1000 and Island Pointe Marina.

Ultimate Storage specializes in sleek, privately-owned, storage solutions for cars, boats, motorcycles, RVs and other valuable property in a climate-controlled atmosphere. Developers tell us that Ultimate Storage is the first to offer storage solutions of that nature: seamlessly combining a solution to store an individual’s most prized possessions and the extra space to explore personal hobbies and interests.

Co-owner Daniel Crist says, “Ultimate Storage is truly unlike any other facility of its kind in the area,” and adds, “Southwest Michigan is a haven for luxury boats and collector cars, and we know our garage suites make a welcome addition for the owners.”

The build-out consists of three indoor storage facilities on a gated property with an extra wide drive to accommodate oversized vehicles, and hydraulic boat trailers, security cameras and outdoor lighting. The St. Joseph location includes a sleek exterior, masonry rock, and metal accents.

Each basic unit is totally customizable with water, sewer, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, individually climate controlled, 20-ft ceilings, 16×18-ft overhead door, a basic mezzanine and service door. Upgrades can include a mezzanine or loft with hardwood floors and custom railings, plumbing, and is wired for phone, cable and Internet. Epoxy garage floors, upgrade cabinets and lights, tile or wood floors, drywall walls, custom rails, and garage door openers are also upgrade options.

Ultimate Storage is more like a condo than a storage unit and they are excited to bring something new to the marina areas of Southwest Michigan.

Phase 2 getting underway this summer will feature four additional units, two of which will be oversized units of 2,000+ square feet according to Ben Stephen, and units in all phases of the project are now for sale.

Stephen says, “Your customizable garage offers plentiful room to display and work on your favorite boat, car or motorcycle as well as room to entertain and watch your favorite sports game or enjoy some family time, all conveniently located between the marinas and just one block from the St. Joseph boat launch.”

All units have individual climate control and include water, sewer, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 20ft ceilings, 14x18ft overhead door, basic mezzanine and service door, with many upgrade options available to customize to your needs.

You can see listings for all units under the “My Active Listings” tab at this link: http://benstephen.cressyeverett.com

6/10/2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ultimate Storage Construction Site Damaged by High Winds 
 

ST. JOSEPH, MI – The evening of June 9, 2020, a severe storm swept through southwest Michigan approximately around 6:30PM, with straight line winds upwards of 60 MPH causing severe damage to the first Ultimate Storage facility, which was under construction.


The luxury storage company is currently working with Williams Buildings, the insurance company and the city of St. Joseph to start clean-up and get construction moving again.  


“As disappointed as we feel about what has happened due to an act of nature, we are thankful no one was working at the time and no one hurt” said Daniel Crist, co-owner of Ultimate Storage. 


Williams Buildings has assured Ultimate Storage that their team will be in full force to get construction up and moving as soon as possible.

01/19/2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ultimate Storage Luxury Garage Suites Breaks Ground in St. Joseph
Boat/RV/Car ‘Condo’ Concept Brings Luxury Storage Ownership to Southwest Michigan

ST. JOSEPH, MI – Ultimate Storage breaks ground on Anchors Way island in St. Joseph. Situated between five marinas, this $3,250,000 development offers 23 luxury garage suites with convenient access to Lake Michigan.


Ultimate Storage specializes in sleek, privately-owned, storage solution for cars, boats, motorcycles, RVs and other valuable property in a climate-controlled atmosphere. When complete, Ultimate Storage will be the first to offer storage solutions of this nature: seamlessly combining a solution to store an individual’s most prize possessions and the extra space to explore personal hobbies and interests.


“Ultimate Storage is truly unlike any other facility of its kind in the area,” said Daniel Crist, co-owner of Ultimate Storage. “Southwest Michigan is a haven for luxury boats and collector cars, and we know our garage suites will make a welcome addition for the owners.”


The build consists of three indoor storage facilities gated property with extra wide drive to accommodate oversized vehicles, and hydraulic boat trailers, security cameras and outdoor lighting. The St. Joseph location include a sleek exterior, masonry rock, and metal accents.


Each basic unit is totally customizable with water, sewer, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, individually climate controlled, 20ft ceilings, 14x18ft overhead door, a basic mezzanine and service door. Upgrades can include a mezzanine/loft with hardwood floors and custom railings, plumbing, and is wired for phone, cable and Internet. Epoxy garage floor, upgrade cabinets, and lights, tile or wood floors, drywall walls, custom rails, and garage door openers are also upgrade options.


Co-owners, Don Kessler and Doug Laraway explained that Ultimate Storage is more like a condo than a storage unit and say they are excited to bring something new to the marina areas in Southwest Michigan.

Construction began in the fall and the first units will be ready for occupancy in June 2020. Units are still being reserved for phase two set to begin summer 2020- contact Don Kessler at (269) 208-6896 for reservation information. For more information about Ultimate Storage contact Dan Crist at (269) 944-9962.
 

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