SHEBOYGAN – Champion Storage in Sheboygan has sold five of its 10 locations.
The Janko Group, an entrepreneurial commercial real estate development company, purchased the five storage facilities, which will retain the Champion name. The other five locations will be renamed MVP Storage.
Both MVP and Champion will continue to offer a variety of services including outdoor storage, indoor climate-controlled storage, parking and mobile container storage.
Jerry and Diane Fletcher of Sheboygan started Champion Storage in 1997 with 42 storage units housed in one building. As the business grew, so did the Fletcher family. Today their daughters, Jenna Pack and Amanda Grunewald, form the team that operates over 1000 units in the current 10 locations throughout the county.
The sale of the five facilities has allowed Jerry and Diana to step back from the day-to-day operations of the business, while Pack and Grunewald will continue to play an active role in operations for both companies.
In fact, the Janko Group has hired Pack and Grunewald as co-operations managers, making the change nearly imperceptible for those who will use the storage services.
“The most important thing is that nothing materially changes for our customers,” said Pack in a press release. “Customers still come to the same office and still work with Amanda and myself while the Janko Group simply has us run the business as usual.”
The Janko Group, a Chicago-based company with properties throughout the Midwest, plans to grow the business significantly. It plans to build up to 18 total buildings on the 20-acre plot where the Champion Storage office is located in Sheboygan.
“We’re excited about the future of MVP Storage and Champion Storage and continuing to serve our local communities,” said Grunewald in a press release. “It may be a few years but perhaps a third generation of our family will take the reins someday.”
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