“No matter how big we get, we’ll always be a family-run business that puts our customer first.”
— Derrel Ridenour, CEO
Today, Derrel’s Mini Storage has 56 locations in Central California from Bakersfield to Sacramento, and more are on the way!
We continue to develop all our own properties, and with a staff that is focused on customer needs, our reputation for quality is second to none. As a family-run business now in its third generation, our philosophy remains the same: to carry on the tradition of quality which was established all those years ago.
A Brief History
The Ridenours, Derrel J. (father) and Derrel A. (son) had a family-run stair and ornamental iron business. In the early 1960′s they were asked to relocate to make way for a new freeway. The freeway, several years from completion, left their property at the northeast corner of Herndon and Villa vacant. To keep the property active, they decided to build fences and rent the space as contractor yards and storage for recreational vehicles. In 1963, using their knowledge of the ornamental iron business, they designed and built their first enclosed self storage units constructed of wrought iron and sheet metal. They found that homeowners who were in the process of moving rented the space. As they continued to build, units continued to fill.
In 1982, the company shifted its full focus to building self storage facilities. Derrel’s develops all their own properties, from site selection to building the units. Over the years Derrel’s construction has changed. The goal: to build attractive self storage facilities with architectural and visual appeal, which include water features and beautifully landscaped grounds; to select sites that will be convenient for those in the growing community.
Ask anyone in the greater Fresno area if they’re “Short on Space?” and they’re most likely to answer “Try Derrel’s Place!” Why? Because over the past 48 years, the Derrel’s name has become synonymous with self storage. And not just any kind of self storage, but high quality facilities run by friendly, professional people. So how does a company like Derrel’s grow into the largest of its kind? Our philosophy, which was established all those years ago, remains the same: to be a good neighbor.