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Self Storage Milestone: Happy 15-Year Anniversary to Yabone Garcia!


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 Yabone Garcia, who is celebrating his 15-year anniversary with A-1 Self Storage.

You can meet Yabone at A-1 Self Storage in North Hollywood on Vanowen.

Colby: How did you start working in self storage?

Yabone: I was hired by Scott Yeaman 15 years ago to open as a new site, North Hollywood 1.

Colby: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned while working for A-1 Self Storage?

Yabone: The most important thing I learned working for A-1 is to always be as humble as you can, and treat everyone equal. Our tenants come from different walks of life, paths, hardship, situations we don’t know or might not understand. Treating every tenant equal is important to me. No matter how bad the situation gets, a touch of humbleness will always get you far.

Colby: What is your favorite self storage story?

Yabone: There are so many stories. My favorite and proudest story is winning Facility of the Year.

Colby: What are your hobbies when you aren’t at your facility?

Yabone: I have lots of hobbies. I love running, hiking, walking, anything to keep me active. My favorite hobby is traveling. My recent travels have been to: Cuba, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Costa Rica. I love to travel. This is a beautiful world with much to see and learn.

Colby: What’s your favorite thing to do in Los Angeles?

Yabone: Go to Dodgers games. I am a huge fan. You will find me at Dodgers Stadium at least two to four times a month. Go Dodgers!!

Colby: What’s your favorite restaurant in town?

Yabone: I’m a foodie and love good food from all over the world. There are so many restaurants I could name or recommend, but your local taco stand will be the best restaurant for me.

Colby: Would you like to give a shout-out to anybody?

Yabone: There so many people I would like to give a shout out to. From the Caster family for creating a great company to work for, everyone working at the Main Office, including the gals in the Sales Center, and our floaters Jazmine and Kelvin. To the North Hollywood team, Russell, and my protégés - Valentin and the newbie Aleli. I want to give a special shout out to our tenants! If not for them, I would not be here today.