Here at A-1 Self Storage, we know our success is due to our wonderful team. The care they give our customers is unparalleled and we want to highlight their milestones along the way. Below is an interview with team member David Mendoza, who is celebrating his 11-year anniversary with A-1 Self Storage.
You can meet David at A-1 Self Storage on Main Street in Santa Ana, California.
Colby: First question, can you remind me what anniversary you’ll be going into?
David: This will be my 11th year.
Colby: Ok, so you’ve got more than a decade of self storage experience for A-1 Self Storage. What would you tell somebody that was thinking about starting a career at A-1 Self Storage and getting into self storage for the first time? What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about the industry in 11 years?
David: It’s more about what I’ve learned about this company. The company itself is well put together and they’re able to take care of you. More importantly, they’re willing to take care of customers and build on the company, so it can grow and get bigger. That’s the big thing about the company itself.
Colby: Tell me about one of your favorite experiences there. Are there any stories in 11 years that stand out?
David: Not a specific one. The best part of the job is the customers. I’ve had customers that have rented here longer than I’ve worked here. Some people I see every day, if not often. It’s a very friendly environment and you really get to know a lot of people. That’s the best part.
Colby: I’m sure. Tell me a little about you. What do you like to do when you’re not at work? Any hobbies you enjoy or places around town you like to frequent?
David: Oh yeah, for sure. I like to play sports, basketball mostly. Also, with extra time I have like to draw and paint. Also, spending time with the family and finding new restaurants to go to.
Colby: Hey, speaking of restaurants, what’s your favorite one to go to if you were going to celebrate an anniversary?
David: Any Mexican restaurant I like! My favorite one right now is a little restaurant in Tustin called The Original Taco Factory. I’ve been going there for years and that’s my favorite one.
Colby: Last question, David. Is there anybody you’d like to give a shout out to for helping in your successful 11 years with A-1 Self Storage?
David: My supervisor Scott Yeaman. He’s a great supervisor to work with and he’s always willing to help you out with anything you need!