ABOUT USFamily Owned - Family Managed
Lock Up Self Storage is a family owned and operated company that has been in the self storage business since 1976. Continuing to be one of the most active and well-respected private companies in the storage industry, The Lock Up was started by Robert Soudan Sr. and Charles Sample Sr. who built their first self storage facility in Glenview, Illinois. With the help of his son and son-in-law, Bob Soudan Jr. and Rick Hielscher, Mr. Soudan has significantly increased both the number and quality of his self storage facilities. Currently, The Lock Up operates storage centers in eight states. We own and manage over 1.6 million square feet of self storage. Additionally, we have recently partnered with a large pension fund that controls tens of billions of dollars.
Self Storage Industry Leaders
We take pride in being leaders in the self storage industry. The Lock Up has also been cited as industry leaders and innovators in The Wall Street Journal, Urban Land Institute, and Business 2.0.
Lock Up's President, Bob Soudan Sr., is a past National President of the Self Storage Association (SSA). Bob Soudan, Jr. has served as a National Director of the SSA as well as Regional President. Additionally, all of the Lock Up principals have spoken as experts at SSA national conventions and seminars.
Learn more about what makes our self storage centers different by calling us at (866) 327-LOCK.