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Lockaway Storage - WW White

2235 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78222

Office Hours Now Closed
  • MON - FRI9:30am - 6pm
  • SAT8am - 4:30pm
  • SUNClosed
Gate Hours Now Closed
  • Daily6am - 10pm

Closed for lunch from 2:00-2:30 Monday - Friday and 1:00-1:30 Saturday.

Storage Customer Reviews

Website Reviews

Amanda Arguello

2 years ago
Great Service Daniel Was Very Helpfull

Virginia Garcia

2 years ago
Great Customer Service i feel that my belongings are secure. Daniel did a great job explaining everything i am glad i chose Lockaway storage

2 years ago
Lock Away storage is the best. I love the prices and the convenience of the location and the hours. I'm right down the street and I can easily get in and out with no problem. Daniel is a great guy! He's a true blessing! Thanks for everything ????

Alma Jones

2 years ago
I was told to come to lockaway by a friend and im so glad of that.the place is clean secure convenient and they have awesome rates .it also helps that the man in the office was super nice he gave me a convenient space without me asking and the easiest code ever i realy appreciated that

Albert H.

2 years ago
Martin makes this location excellent, he's always been very helpful and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you're taken care of appropriately. Thanks for everything.

2 years ago
Place is very clean and well maintained!!! He helped me with all my needs!!

2 years ago
Martin always gives us the absolute best customer service! We feel safe having our things in storage there knowing he is in charge!! He always has a great attitude!!!

Freddy Qaqish

2 years ago
Big Henry and Amy are awesome! Service was bar none and location is perfect if you live or are moving to manor. A+

Scott Tappan

2 years ago
The staff is always very nice and courteous. I actually like to come here to pay my bill. I have been a resident for at least 3 years. Very reasonable pricing on the units. A real pleasure.

Aycock Family

2 years ago
Thank you Martin for helping us out! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE and it's so CONVENIENT.

Adriana Moore

2 years ago
It was very great customer service, The facility is kept clean and had a great experience! Thanks Martin.

Delfina Villarreal

2 years ago
Just need to say that Martin Garza was so helpful and very friendly. He gave us great service.

2 years ago
Martin is the best ! I was in and out with 10 min excellent customer service !

Mary Valentine

3 years ago
Great location and good customer service. I got in and out quickly needed to get to work!

Patricia Elkins

3 years ago
Mr. Martin was very helpful and pleasant. He made my visit a nice experience

Yovana Solis

3 years ago
My family has used Lockaway storage since July of 2013. We have had no problems with anything. During a financially difficult time we were treated with the utmost respect . I will recommend Lockaway to everyone.

Elisa Sanchez

3 years ago
Very friendly staff, Clean property and nice location also managers were very helpful.

Kimberly Munguia

3 years ago
Friendly and prices were good compared to other close locations. Facility is neat and kept up.

Sandra Perez

3 years ago
Mr. Garza was nice and informed me on what Unit size I needed, My things fit perfectly. Great service and cleanliness of facility.

Brandy Richardson

3 years ago
The storage is nice and clean. But the best part is the on site manager Mr. Martin Garza who always brightness up our day.

Sylvia Garcia

3 years ago
Mr. Garza was very helpful in explaining and answering all my questions. Love his personality, nice attitude.

Barbra Castillo

3 years ago
Martin did a wonderful job to explain everything perfectly. He was very respectful and caring.

Suzanne McReynolds

3 years ago
Seriously excellent customer service! Wow, Impressed!(Big Smiley face).

Billy Davis

3 years ago
WW white location was very clean and organized. Really great customer service I will be back to rent again!!!!

Alejandro Lerma

3 years ago
Great customer service and always a positive atmosphere. Treated very professionally , Willing to help out if possible.

Hilda Hall

3 years ago
Met Martin Garza when my friend Mrs. Johnson was moving . He was very friendly,bright eyed and eager to help @ 8:00 A.M. on a Saturday morning.

Denna Sage

3 years ago
We received excellent service from Mr. Martin Garza.

Casey I. Humlicek

3 years ago
I was very pleased with the service I was given, Very informative and helpful. Lyle Cooper is a gentleman.

Josie Atum

3 years ago
I've been with Lockaway for 4 years now and they have been easy to work with me. I feel safe with belonging stored there. Thank you so Much! Josie Atum

Donna Ford

4 years ago
Mr. Martin was very positive and professional. He made my nerves calm he is awesome. Wish there were more like Martin he is what customer service is all about!

Gloria Basaldua

4 years ago
Nice place, We really enjoyed your service. Especially Misty.

Ralph Warner

4 years ago
Was a great Experience, He helped us and gave great info!

Barbara Lett

4 years ago
I have had excellent service at Lockaway. I needed extra help today and was very happy to have a "Happy Face" at Lockaway.

Daphne Caruthers

4 years ago
Quite pleased with the services, Great service provided. courteous and clean ! Very pleased!

Jay Johnson

4 years ago
GREAT SERVICE! Martin Garza

Karen Lowe

4 years ago
Martin is very good at his job and treats us like family!

Valerie Montez

4 years ago
Martin G. was very helpful and knowledgeable of the facilities. I felt welcomed.

Therese Harpe

4 years ago
Martin Garza was extremely helpful.

Vickey Scott

4 years ago
Mr. Martin Garza was very friendly and very helpful. It was a pleasure doing business with him, He made things easier.

Mary Betancourt

4 years ago
Great attitude,friendly and good communication skills.

Gilbert Lerma

4 years ago
Great service!

Teresa Brown

4 years ago
Was very helpful all the way from the time I walked thru the door. And for that I thank Lockaway Storage!

Deeana Casteneda

4 years ago
Misty and everyone else were very nice people, they helped us with everything we needed and I will use their storage company again!

John Robinson

4 years ago
Very good service! I will use them again.. Also very clean and secure!

Andrea

4 years ago
Lock away was a great place to store my things. They where clean, staff was knowledgeable and the property was safe. The truck they let me use for free was a great bonus I would highly recommend. would use again.

John Paul Vinton

4 years ago
5 star! Great service!

Wilma Walker

4 years ago
My experience with Lockaway Storage has always been great!

Ruben Maldonado

4 years ago
Very good customer service, it's a very clean place and the prices are fair!

S.G.

4 years ago
Great people & place, never worried about my stuff, it was always safe. Definitely would use again if I needed to.

Carolyn Williams

4 years ago
Very courteous and polite and the prices are very reasonable!

Ronnie Scott

4 years ago
The storage facility was very clean and Misty was helpful in answering our questions and showing us the unit!

Frank Fernandez

5 years ago
It's clean and I feel safe with my things because they have cameras. The people that work here are very friendly as well.

Estella Fontanez

5 years ago
Very Sweet and Very helpful!

Ricardo Santillan

5 years ago
Clean Facilities and reasonable rates!

Frank Martinez

5 years ago
It's clean. I feel safe with my things here because they have cameras and the people that work here are very friendly.

Dymond Hughes

5 years ago
I like everything and the people that work here are real nice!

Carolyn Walker

5 years ago
Good job!!

Manuel Garcia

5 years ago
Very good customer service. Friendly, accessible at all times. Accommodating!

Annie Lee

5 years ago
Easily accessible, good sized units, great and friendly manager!!

Eric D. Darby

5 years ago
Great service, friendly people, very good rates!

Sidney D. Kimble

5 years ago
They have always been willing to work with us!

J.R. Robinson

5 years ago
Excellent attendance and considerate manager!

Efrem Villarreal

5 years ago
Amy's been very understanding and helpful to me and my family in very difficult times these past few months. Would not go anywhere else for my storage needs.

Eva J.

5 years ago
Storing here has been very easy and convenient.

Arnoldo Diaz

5 years ago
I like everything! It's clean, staff is wonderful and they are courteous to veterans!

Lelia Bagwell

5 years ago
Staff is always pleasant when I come in to pay my bill.

Tiffany Davis

5 years ago
Lockaway Storage is a great place to keep your things. The location is good and the employees are great as well.

Wilma Walker

5 years ago
Have had excellent service since the beginning.

Denise Spears

5 years ago
Great service. Been with Lockaway 2 almost 3 years. Experienced great service from the beginning!

Ebony Shakoor

5 years ago
The manager is very friendly and knowledgeable. The property is always spotless.

Jassnick Derouen

5 years ago
* Very friendly *Campus always clean

Roger L. Montgomery

5 years ago
Spaces are always clean and maintained. Video surveillance assures even if something goes wrong there is a record of it. Staff is helpful and friendly.

Priscilla Ruiz

5 years ago
You have friendly people in the office and it's always neat and fast to go into the storage.

David Brown

5 years ago
Excellent- Martin was courteous and friendly. The security is excellent. The whole facility was clean. Definitely recommend.

Debra Hammonds

5 years ago
I've been here five years and I love it! I've never had a problem at the facility. The manager, Amy, is friendly and the property is always clean! Great customer service!!

Famy Morgan

5 years ago
I've been @ Lockaway storage for over a year and I've had no problems @ all. I feel very secure here and will continue to stay here.

Chaka Morgan

5 years ago
I'm glad that I chose to do business with this company because I like the service and the staff is friendly.

Carol Davis

5 years ago
Great service; helpful; friendly; comparable costs

Mary Janie Cervantes

5 years ago
I enjoy everything and out Lockaway. Clean and friendly environment. Nice workers and very helpful and patient with us!

Corina Gonzalas

5 years ago
Always friendly and has a smile!

John Garza

5 years ago
The security factor and friendly service

Frank Martinez

5 years ago
I like Lockaway Storage because they are very fair people. They treat the customers real nice. All the area is nice and clean.

Nathaniel Grace

5 years ago
Convenient and good location. Friendly service and safe environment!

Roy A Fisher

5 years ago
Excellent in every way!! 10 stars! Not much else can be added!

Enrique Pinales

5 years ago
Clean facility. I locked unit "unlocked" once and the manager, Amy, called and told me of the unlocked unit and to lock it correctly. Security is good here!! Great location!

Andrea Luna

5 years ago
I love Lockaway storage because they're caring and honest and willing to help me out in time of need. Thanks so much you guys!

Charles Mays

5 years ago
I really like the way Lockaway Storage works with you on payments and Amy is a great person. Also, the guy before her was also nice so you hire really good people. Thank you!

Rosario Perez

5 years ago
Amy is very nice and helpful.

Kevin Johnson

5 years ago
Great and friendly service!

Irene V. Flores

5 years ago
Very courteous and friendly staff. I was only going to store for a couple of months and I have used it for more or less a year. Thanks guys!!

Marco Ayala

5 years ago
Great place to store extra items. It's safe and secure.

Minica Chaney

5 years ago
Property is very clean and great service!!

Allen Sekula

5 years ago
This is a good facility. When I am late on my payment, the manager is always understanding. The manager, Amy, is very nice and friendly. The property is always super clean and maintained well.

Johnny Dixon

5 years ago
Manager treats me and my son with the utmost respect and kindness at all times!

Troy Williams

5 years ago
I have had a great experience storing at Lockaway Storage on W.W. White Rd. Highly recommended.

Gregory Falls

5 years ago
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!!

Gregory Falls

5 years ago
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!!

Alan S.

5 years ago
Very clean property and very welcoming for the area, feels safe with all the cameras, prices are fair. The manager on duty named Amy was very professional and friendly. She went out of her way to earn my business. I wish all businesses had people like this as it would be much easier to work with. If you are in need of quality storage with quality management go to Lockaway Storage at the WW. White location. Tell Amy, Alan sent you.

Antonio A. Espinoza

5 years ago
Very convenient and good service, plus I love the personal services of the management!

Isaias chavez

1 month ago
Good staff, friendly, helpful. Great service!

Luis Delgado,Jr.

1 month ago
Very professional

Maria D Villasenor

1 month ago
Friendly, courteous staff.

Christopher Davis

1 month ago
Thanks a great place. May god bless you. This is a great place.

larry autry

2 months ago
Bryan was courteous and knowledgable. Good Business!!

Denise Pena

2 months ago
Bryan Robinson was very helpful, kind and people friendly. Very good customer service. Keep up the good work!

Lashonda Atkinson

3 months ago
Love it no bed bugs. Always nice people!! I'll come back again.

Elizabeth Casias

3 months ago
Great customer service. Was helped and all my questions have been answered.Thank you

Kimberly Taylor

3 months ago
The Manager Daniel was friendly and funny great place

Judy Brown

4 months ago
Daniel was very professional and polite he helped me open my unit when it was having problems with out any questions asked i will always recommend Lockaway storage to all my friends and family

Lola Lewis

4 months ago
Quick service Daniel was pleasant and service was great i would refer Family and friends

Mary Grimes

4 months ago
I had a good conversation from the first phone call Daniel was very informative very nice and friendly property was very well kept and the office was neat and clean

Jara Mitchell

4 months ago
Very Nice Clean Office Cool People Welcome Hospitality

Ella Carmichael's

4 months ago
Very Friendly Service With Great Employees

Lekisha Y Dorsey

8 months ago
Mr Daniel was very efficient and very helpful great customer service

Amanda Stroh

9 months ago
Daniel was very Informative and Respectful Thank you

Dolores G Medellin

9 months ago
I had a client that use to rent at your Rittiman location i very much liked the service there the manager Daniel was very friendly and helpful too And everything to me and how all the fee's worked

Brenda Barry

9 months ago
I came in needing storage and Daniel i was beyond pleased with his customer service he saved me money compared to the other storage facility's i went to he gave us helpful advice i fell in love with his personality he was amazing i will definitely refer to all my friends and family

Denise Brown

11 months ago
Daniel had a very awesome personality my first time experience at this store very pleased with the customer service skills

AL'S FORMAL WEAR

11 months ago
Our company has been parking or trucks here for a year now and we have receive excellent friendly and professional customer service. Our employee and our company love this place. Good job Daniel keep up the good work.. Your GREAT !

Jimmy Solis

11 months ago
I have been a customer for a year now on and off. I recently close my account and needed to come back A.S.A.P. Daniel the manager awesome guy wasted no time to get me a space and help me out . I would recommend this place to everyone .

Terri Guess/ Rodney

1 year ago
Great service Daniel was straight forward over all a good person we will do business with this company for a long time

Tanya Bamber

1 year ago
I can't thank and recommend LockAway Storage enough. Daniel the manager was so welcoming, kind and accommodating and friendly and inviting. I'm from the UK and was there to work and if I needed anything he was always there to help.

Leo Garcia

1 year ago
Outstanding service super personality daniel was very knowledgeable answered all my questions

Audri L Gavina

1 year ago
Daniel was amazing He assisted us right away and took care of our needs i highly recommend Lockaway And i loved the candy

Tabitha Hadley

1 year ago
Daniel was very helpfull and a really nice person

Eliza M Carter

1 year ago
Daniel was great in helping me get the unit that i needed he worked with me on waiting for me to come in on the day i needed it

Barbara Morrison

1 year ago
Daniel has been very kind and courteous. Explains all will clarity. Very nice man.

Vernessa Scott

1 year ago
Daniel makes coming to the storage a pleasure with his smile he has all the time Great place to store your stuff and secure as well

Roy Barrera

1 year ago
My customer servive was good, fast, easy, good person. Likes to help others. (Chloe)

Alberta Rutland

1 year ago
Chloe is very professional and personable

Richard Guajardo

1 year ago
Your facility manager Daniel is most courteous and professional in his attitude he is always helpful and ready to do whatever needs to be done i rent 5 units and would not go any where but Lockaway

Christopher Baggett

1 year ago
Absolutely Awesome General Manager Daniel Pizzuto is awesome Great Job

Josh Avelar

1 year ago
Great customer service Mr. Pizzuto is a great employee and very proffesional

Arnoldo T Diaz

1 year ago
I have been a customer since 2010 i love the convenience And the hours over all I would recommend this storage to anyone and Daniel and the customer service is great

Margia L Dubose

1 year ago
The Best i Have Ever Been Treated Daniel Did A Great Job Walking Me Through Things

Michelle Barnett

1 year ago
Very Good Service No Complaints

Angelica Alvarez Unit #309

1 year ago
Excellent Customer Service i am repeat customer Daniel was great

John Guerra Units # 3030/3033

1 year ago
A Very Good Person And Friendly

Maria T Saenz Unit 3023

1 year ago
Daniel was awesome

Taunya Pickins

1 year ago
Daniel was great in helping me when i was in a bind saved me money and explained everything to me great person

Hector Ramirez

1 year ago
Daniel is the best guy for the business I won't go no where else

Edmond & Sylvia Martinez

2 years ago
Daniel took good care of our belongings while we were out of town great job

Anthony Gonzales Unit 3081

2 years ago
Great Customer Service Manager even gave my son animal crackers when i went in to pay my storage
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Maryjane C.Harvey

1 year ago
I've been with lock away since 2011 and I've had zero problems through out the years I've been with lock away WW.White management has been amazing thank you all for being so kind hearted and always on top of there job thank you again God Bless

Chris Ortiz

1 year ago
Manger was sweet and has great customer service and recommended lockaway they had reasonable pricing they also work with you.

Jimmie Solis

1 year ago
Wonderful people. Awesome place to rent.

Aderonke Lee

2 years ago
Loved the facility.. nice and clean... Manger was very nice and has great customer service ..Reasonable prices.. great storage space .. highly recommend Lock Away Storage..

Crystal Arsuaga

2 years ago
I was in need of a storage on short notice and stopped at closing time on a Friday evening. Martin was very professional and courteous and helped answer all of my questions. The location is clean and the prices were lower than other storage companies in the area. The customer service is exceptional and overall I am pleased my experience with Lockaway Storage.

Janie Ortiz

2 years ago
Awesome. Martin was great! Great customer service!!!!!Clean place..

Stephanie Riojas

1 year ago
Daniel was super friendly and helpful! He made the entire process very simple and stress-free. The facility is mmaculate! Superior customer service!

Jacob Chavez

2 years ago
Such great customer service

Tara Gagne

2 years ago
This place was clean and the customer service was great. So friendly.

Philip Smith

1 year ago
We came in today hoping to move my mother in law from a 5x10 to a 10x10. Well....didnt work out to well. We had to keep both units. After sizing it up we talked to Daniel and he provided exceptional service and helped us out tremendously. Thanks so much for the info and helping us out!

Ivette Torres

1 year ago
Love the staff work with you any type of way

Amanda Y

7 months ago
Very nice staff and very helpful. I have never used a storage before and they made the experience so great. Would definitely recommend for everyone storage needs...

Damian Botello

6 months ago
The people are nice and it not that expensive

BaDPaNdA9092

3 weeks ago
Aa great customer service and will alert you if your storage unit has any problem. There was one time were I forgot to lock my stoage right and so they were quick to call me to lock my stoage as soon as possible.

Sarah Morgan

9 months ago
They were definitely available when I needed them!

Juan Zepeda III

6 months ago
They have wonderful employees

darryl hurt

5 months ago
A lol on the pricey.....

Anon Ymous

2 years ago
When I needed a storage the guy said they were full, that they would call me back if one would become available. Ok if I need a storage and I am calling why would I care to wait a month or two. By the time the did call me I already had gone with Uncle Bobs.

Gregory Falls

5 months ago
Twice my storage has been locked at this lockaway on w.w. white, I have been a customer for 3 years or more and has paid on time. They offer nothing for the mistake but excuses and have increased rental 4 times. I do not recommend them to anyone, 1 star is lowest I can give.

edgar kempen

1 month ago
They suck no stars
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Storage in San Antonio, TX

It’s a great day at Lockaway! Our store is conveniently located on W.W. White Road right across from Mr. and Mrs. G’s Soul Food and right down the street from the famous Big Lou’s Pizza, home of the biggest and best pizza in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Come check out our facility.  We strive to ensure your every storage need is not only met, but exceeded. 

We offer some of the best storage units in San Antonio, ranging in size from 5x10 to 10x20, with 9- to 10-foot ceilings. We have outdoor parking available as well. We take great pride in providing you with the very best San Antonio storage experience possible by offering many features other storage companies lack, such as extended access hours, which allows you to access your unit from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. every day of the year, though we can easily accommodate 24-hour access if needed. Our office hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Our facility provides competitive rates at a premium service. We offer month-to-month contracts to help accommodate your needs and budget and we do not charge a deposit. Unlike many San Antonio storage facilities with limited or nonexistent dumpster access, Lockaway Storage understands many customers generate trash to dispose of while moving and storing possessions, which is why you will find onsite dumpsters for your convenience.

Our wide and well-lit aisles are easy to maneuver and allow the majority of our storage units to have convenient drive-up access so you can unload directly from your vehicle into your unit. Our 5x10 units are located within well-lit hallways providing even more protection for your belongings from the elements. Specialty services, including accepting commercial deliveries for you, are available for your convenience at no additional charge. The manager personally delivers your packages ensuring the safe delivery of your items.

We recognize your time is valuable and we offer numerous payment methods to meet your needs. Currently we accept payments online through our website, over the phone, and by mail, and of course you are always welcome to stop by the office during business hours or drop your payment through our drop box after hours. For the safety of your belongings, we have security cameras, security lighting, and computerized security gates to ensure that only current tenants have access to the facility. Thank you for choosing Lockaway Storage. We look forward to helping you with all your storage needs!

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to Daniel Pizzuto

Here at Lockaway Storage, we know our success is due to our wonderful team. The care they give our renters is unparalleled and we want to highlight their milestones along the way. Below is an interview with San Antonio team member Daniel Pizzuto who is celebrating his 1-year anniversary with Lockaway Storage this week. All interviews are performed by Peter Soto.

Lockaway Storage - WW White

The front office at Lockaway Storage – WW White

Daniel is the facility manager at Lockaway Storage – WW White.

Peter: How did you get started in the self-storage industry?

Daniel: I sold my business about a year and a half ago and kind of semi-retired, and then decided I wanted to work again and wanted something that wasn’t a high-pressure job, and I applied at Lockaway and was hired that day and I like it. It’s not a micromanaged job. You can get in and do your work and be happy, and it’s a good experience for me. I’m very, very happy working for this company.

Peter: That’s great. What kind of business did you have before?

Daniel: I owned a swimming pool company.

Peter: Oh nice, nice, and I know that we have a few commercial renters that do that kind of work. Do you guys have any at your facility?

Daniel: I have one that’s been here for quite awhile and then I give him extended gate hours and stuff like that. So–

Peter: That’s great.

Daniel: -he’s a worker, he works early in the morning. If I can’t let him get into his storage unit then he can’t work.

Lockaway Storage - WW White Front Desk

The front desk at Lockaway Storage – WW White

Peter: Yep, yep, that’s for sure. No doubt about that. Well, cool. Let me see, I got a couple of questions written down just so I don’t forget anything You said that it’s not a micromanaged job, that you’re enjoying working it. What would you say is the best thing about working for Lockaway?

Daniel: The interaction with people, the support from Don. Don is a very wealthy individual and has a lot of businesses, but in the same breath he takes the time to be able to talk with his employees on a regular basis, and he’s pretty down to earth. It’s kind of hard to find an owner like that in the industry nowadays, any industry really. But he’s a great guy, everybody is pretty much hands-on. My district manager is real nice, it don’t bother me. I bring in money and I don’t have any units to rent. I’m 100% full.

Peter: There you go, yeah. That’s great. That’s a good situation to be in for sure.

Daniel: Yes, sir.

Peter: Yeah, so are you from the San Antonio area, then?

Daniel: No, I’m originally from the Berkshires up in Massachusetts.

Peter: Oh, okay, great, what brought you down to Texas?

Daniel: It was a long time ago, I was going through a divorce.  just got [laughter] drunk one night with a bunch of my friends, and just put my finger on the map. And it said San Antonio, and that’s where I ended up going. [laughter]

Peter: No way. You’ve got to be kidding me?

Daniel: No, that’s what happened.

Peter: Wow. That takes a lot of guts to do something like that.

Daniel: [laughter] I needed the change [laughter].

Lockaway Storage - WW White

Climate controlled storage units at Lockaway Storage – WW White

Peter: It’s good that you made the change. It sounds like you’re pretty happy with it.

Daniel: Oh yeah, yeah. I’ve been married for [inaudible] now. I met her when I came down here. And I have one son. He’s 16. He’s a good boy. He plays football and just stays out of trouble.

Peter: That’s great. It sounds like you carved out a nice spot for yourself.

Daniel: I think I did.

Peter: Nice. Nice. One thing that I’ve been asking everybody that I’ve been talking to, “If I’d never been to San Antonio before,” you’ve been down there for a while now, “what’s something that I can’t miss when I go down there?”

Daniel: The marketplace.

Peter: The marketplace? What is your favorite thing to do in the marketplace?

Daniel: Well, the Market Square is a place where you just walk around and kind of enjoy the different things that they have going on. My wife and I enjoy going to some Fiesta events. And we just have a lot of fun here. Fiesta’s real nice. We should be starting in a couple weeks here. We like to go to the oyster bake. That’s our favorite one that we go to. I’m the kind of person that, I’m not too good around a whole bunch of people. But we do need to get out early. Crowds start coming in, and I don’t like to be with a big, big crowd of people. And again, like I said I’m pretty laid back and I keep to myself.

Peter: You don’t have to wait in line when you get there early, either.

Daniel: Exactly, exactly. We get there when the gates open and we’re out by noon. But we have our fun. We walk around, eat the different foods, stuff like that. But there’s lots to do here in San Antonio. There’s so much.

Peter: Yeah, I’ve been a few times. It’s been great. So you’re semi-retired. Do you have any hobbies that you do that you occupy your time with?

Daniel: From time to time I’ll purchase older vehicles, and restore them, and then sell them. That I usually do. Other than that, I just take care of my pool. I like to cook a lot. I like to barbecue. Obviously, I’m Italian, so I love to cook Italian food, as well.

Peter: I make a mean puttanesca sauce myself.  I do a mean chicken piccata too.  So I’m right there with you on the cooking.

Daniel: Yeah I made some chicken parm, some homemade sauce, chicken parm meatballs and this weekend and had the family over.  Sat there and pigged out.

Peter: Dang.  I’m glad it’s just about lunchtime because that description just made me super hungry. [laughter]

Daniel: I know that.

Peter: What was the last one you restored?

Daniel: It was a ’78 Camaro.

Peter: Oh man, yeah if you have a picture of that– Oh jeez that thing looks sweet.

Drive-up Storage Units at Lockaway Storage - WW White

Drive-up storage units at Lockaway Storage – WW White

Daniel: I’ll have to look and see if I got one. I’ve restored that thing and some guy from [corpus?] he was in the service, he ended up purchasing it. I just now recently bought a 2003 Chevy Avalanche for my son and and I’m doing some work to that as well, kind of fixing it up a little and stuff like that. I don’t know if he’s going to keep it or if we’ll resell it and get him something different. It’s my little thing. I like to pitter-putter with stuff like that. I collect a lot of beer paraphernalia, like signs and stuff like that. I just collect it and put it in my man cave. And like I said, my life is pretty laid back. I don’t- I’m not a big drama person. I like to come to work here and have fun. I’ve got a very good rapport with all my customers that are renting here, first name basis.  I have 270 units. Every unit’s full. We’re getting ready to build another 200. Life is good. People come in. I’m not in the richest part of town. I actually live over by Sea World, so it’s about a half-hour commute.

Peter: Yeah, yeah. And it sounds like they’re giving you a lot of ownership over the way that you run things and that you kind of basically just run with it.

Daniel: Yeah, I do. I mean, being a business owner for 14 years, I had a retail store as well as my construction company. And so I know what it is to run a business. And the way that I feel is that the least I have to bother upper management, the better for me. Because then they’re not having to worry about little things. If there’s something that needs to be fixed and I can do it, I do it. So it’s kind of like a no drama facility.

Peter: I’m sure the company loves that, yeah [laughter].

Daniel: And that’s what I like. I don’t have to worry about Don worrying about me again. Whenever he comes into town he always makes an effort to come over and say hi. At the Christmas party, we sat there for a good 45 minutes just talking about different things. And he’s not a guy that has his nose up in the air. He’s a very influential individual.

Oh, yeah and you know, you would think that someone like that wouldn’t even take the time of day to talk to you and I can call him on his cell phone right now and  I can guarantee he’d answer and that’s what I like about working with this company. You know, you have an individual that has a lot of assets, that’s doing a hundred thousand things a day but still would take the time to talk to you. That makes the difference with STRAT and I think if it wasn’t like that I probably wouldn’t be here but, you know, It’s just like the way I ran my business. I always took care of my employees and I always talked to them and you’ve got to. You can take care of your employees and make sure that they’re doing, they’re getting what they expected out of the company as a working force and that’s a good thing.

Peter: Yeah, yeah. I think so. Great. Well, Daniel, that was such an endorsement I don’t really know where to go from there.[laughter] That was kind of everything that I had  as far as prepared questions go. I am kind of doing a funny thing with everybody and asking them if they want to give anybody in the company a shout out during their anniversary blog post. Is there anybody at the company that you’d like to give a shout out to?

Front Door of the office at Lockaway Storage - WW White

Front door of the office at Lockaway Storage – WW White

Daniel: I mean, there’s a couple of people in the company, I mean, Christina, she was the one that initially hired me and at that time i did not even know that she was the vice president and I went into it with an attitude [that said?], Hey, this is my retirement job, I don’t want to be micromanaged, you put me in a position and I just go forward with it. Then all of a sudden I get called back after the interview and am hired and I didn’t have no idea that she was the vice president of the company. Don is a great person and my district manager, Thomas, is kind of like a on-hand no-hands kind of guy. He knows that things are good here. If I call him there’s a reason for it. Other than that he kind of lets me go with the flow and run the facility.

Self Storage Milestone: Happy 2-Year Anniversary to Daniel Pizzuto!

Here at Lockaway Storage, we know our success is due to our wonderful team. The care they give our renters is unparalleled and we want to highlight their milestones along the way. Below is an interview with San Antonio, TX team member Daniel Pizzuto, who is celebrating his 2-year anniversary with Lockaway Storage.

Daniel Pizzuto is the manager at Lockaway Storage on WW White.

You can meet Daniel at Lockaway Storage on W.W. White Road in San Antonio.

Colby: Hey Daniel, what year are we on for you being in the self storage industry?

Daniel: I think it’s two or three, I think maybe two I don’t remember.

Colby: What made you want to get into self storage?

Daniel: Thats a tough one. I’d sold my business and retired and then I was just looking for something that would be laid back and not a lot of physical work, and I applied actually with Kristina. I told her my background and how I’d owned a business for 14 years. Just looking for something laid back where I wouldn’t be micromanaged and have a really good time. I like dealing with people. I had a retail store for a while. It was the first time had done anything with storage. It’s been fine, I like it.

Colby: What was your business that you owned for 14 years?

Daniel: I owned a swimming pool company. I installed swimming pools and I had a retail store.

Colby: What’s the biggest difference between working in storage and working on swimming pools?

Daniel: Construction, and obviously it’s a different clientele. But The facility I manage is a little bit different. Most of the people who rent from me are either working class or they’re 90 years old and haven’t been in their unit in 3 years. Getting along with the people and talking with the customers. A Lot of them won’t come in and make a payment if I’m not here, just certain people. They feel comfortable with me. I’ve got a good rapport with my clients here.


“I was the person who initially interviewed Daniel and I immediately knew he would be someone who would treat the store like his own and really run it like he owns it. He is a former business owner and I could tell he would be a great fit for running our business. He takes a great deal of pride in his work, in doing the right thing and providing great customer service. He has gotten to know our customers really well and they love him. That is really important to our company.”

Tristina Volesky, Lockaway Brand Vice President


Colby: You said this was sort of a retirement job, what do you do for fun outside of work?

Daniel: I don’t know. Obviously I have an inground pool at my house. I hang out there a lot. I race my truck from time to time. Dabble with that a little bit. Its an F-350. It’s a power stroke turbo. It’s all modified for racing. It’s still street runnable, It’s a daily runner for me but I’ll take it out and do quarter miles with it. I kind of like doing stuff like that, going out to the flea markets on the weekend. That’s pretty much it. I’m a pretty quiet guy. Work from home. I used to hang out with my son, but he’s at that age now when he doesn’t like to affiliate with his parents.

He graduates in June then he wants to go directly to real estate school. He works too. He only has 3 credits left to graduate. He’ll go to school for a half day of school then he goes to work then the gym. That’s his routine. He’s a good boy. He’s getting ready to go to spring break. He’s Going down to the coast with a couple of his cousins. We have a nice condo down there for them, so they have a place to stay. I know I paid for the thing, but I think it’s in South Padre, my wife is just like “give me money” and I’m like “whatever” So most likely they’ll be in South Padre.

Colby: Can you recommend a restaurant that’s down there that I ought to go to?

Daniel: You come by and see me. I’ll take you across the street to a soul food restaurant that will blow you away called Mr. and Mrs. G’s. It’s all homemade cooking. The owner of the place has a storage unit here. I went over there this morning to get some homemade mac and cheese. They only have it on Wednesdays and Fridays. The food they have over there is great.

There’s a pizza place down the street that makes the biggest pizza I’ve ever seen in my entire life. It’s huge.They’re packed all the time. They’re actually a historical landmark. Well known throughout San Antonio his wife just passed away a few months ago. But he’s still running the business. I was over there this morning and I sat and chatted with him. Real nice guy, great food, place is always packed, nothing comes out of a can, always made from scratch. It’s cafeteria style: you get your collard greens, your black eyed peas, he does fried catfish, fried pork chop, fried chicken. All sorts of different peach cobbler and lemon meringue pie. Everything is made from scratch. I go over there Wednesday or Friday and get my mac and cheese! There’s other good restaurants in town. A good friend of mine owns a restaurant

Martha’s Mexican Restaurant, that’s really good food over there.  

Colby: Is there anyone you’d like to give a shoutout to?

Daniel: I want to say that Don is very hands on on. Very, very nice guy. Tristina, upper management. I went through family problems. About a month and a half ago, my dad passed away, and you know they were all there for me. I had my assistant cover my shift here, because I had to fly up to New York. They were just so thoughtful. Tristina sent me a card with her condolences. I think one of the main reasons I am with this company is because of Don and the way he treats his employees. The way that he, you know, he’s a very, very humble  guy. Very nice. You’d think somebody like him would be walking around with a suit and tie on. He always makes it a point that when he comes into town he always makes sure to stop by my facility. And he’s wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt, you know, like “Hey Dan, how’s It going?” he’s just a really down to earth guy. He is kinda like the person I was when I owned a business. I was very open to my employees or if there was anything I could do do to help them with whatever they needed. I was always there for them. I think that’s one of the main reasons why I’m here other than the support of my district manager and other people in the facilities. If I ever needed them I could just drop them a phone call and they would be like “OH you do it this way!” I think It’s just a big family thing. Thomas my old district manager was with me for a year and a half and he was great. I like the philosophy of Don, “Run it like it’s your store.” and that works really good with me because I do. It works for me. I know what customers I can deal with and what ones I can’t. Again, I do little things for the company, and Don knows what comes out of my pocket like at Christmas time. I’ll make some homemade meatballs and  I’ll put out a cookie platter for my customers. And I do that by myself, that’s what I do. Customers see it when they come in. I have customers who will come in for hours talking my you-know-what off. I can say Don has been a really big help.