From your first storage facility to your last, working with Reliable Commercial you can more easily make the decisions for all your materials and systems.

Self-Storage Construction Services


In the last several years, expert developers and designers have been studying meticulously the capacity and composition of self-storage buildings to maximize their potential. Mezzanine floors are being incorporated to elevate a space’s storage capacity, for instance. From your first storage facility to your last, working with Reliable Commercial you can more easily make the decisions for all your materials and systems. For help picking the materials you need, start with following key points:

How to Pick Materials for Self Storage Construction


When it comes to systems, make sure yours are made using materials that can be used outside to reduce erosion-related problems over time. It’s also important to plan ahead for corner protection around aisles and spaces, including kick plates in corridors and all main areas of the site.


You just evaluate how many units and net-lettable area you need, then choose your unit mix. We do the rest. Remember that small units require more materials, and the overall layout of your building will make a difference in costs and your final ROI. Have you thought about the types of doors you’ll need, or their sizes? Always ask for the full details on any products you select, too, including the thickness of materials. These will all weight into your facility’s cost-effectiveness.


You and your contractor should always go for local suppliers as for material purchases when you can, as this will greatly reduce the likelihood of problems like light fittings, smoke heads, and delivery delays.

Health and safety

All the products you use must be safe for everyone setting foot in your facility, and specifically designed for the purpose you use them for. There are many regulations to bear in mind for health and safety, too, which will depend on your state and local jurisdictions.

Ease of use

Room changes are common to fit the demands of existing and new customers, which is why your whole system should be flexible and easy to modify. A system with the least amount of parts and maximum inter-changeability is strongly recommended. Are you planning to build a storage depot, storage shed, or warehouse? As experts in the field, we at Reliable Construction coordinate all the details and take care of everything for you so you can continue focusing on your business.

The property

The latest development projects involving Single-Story Self-Storage Buildings have been performed on parcels between 3-5 acres. Each acre should yield approximately 17,500 – 18,000 sq. ft. of rentable space (or roughly 40% coverage ratio). Your property should be zoned properly for self-storage, that is to say, on a “use by right” parcel. Conditional use permitting can also be requested, but is likely to increase the construction costs since it will involve additional architectural aesthetics you have to stay true to in the neighborhood.

Your property should be visible on the roadside where there is a regular flow of traffic. This is a simple but efficient marketing strategy that works particularly well in the self-storage industry. All our self-storage construction projects are based on individual project needs and requirements. You start with a consultation with your retail construction contractor, who then takes care of the rest.

Preliminary Due-Diligence

Once you identified the parcel you think is best suited for your project, a market study will help you determine whether the market will support your project—and what type of storage is best suited for the parcel. For this, a Feasibility Analysis (which usually costs between $2500 and $5000) to be led by an unbiased third-party with no vested interest in your construction. You will get an idea of how much square footage can be built on the parcel by getting a concept site plan next. This will also help prospective construction consultants with construction budgeting.

In the never-ending quest for greater quality, speed, and stability, our storage construction is always built to be future-proof. We strive to meet or exceed your expectations while keeping your self-storage construction costs low. Reliable Construction is a leader among self-storage construction companies, and our portfolio of recent projects is a tribute to that. Our team of skilled professionals works with you to identify your needs and turn them into specifications, and then meet those specifications with our proven construction processes. Place your trust in us for a streamlined process and guaranteed satisfaction. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you have.

About the Process

For every step of a construction project, including the simplest and the most complex, we make sure all our predefined processes are scrupulously respected in an effort to ensure a successful outcome.

Construction projects always take a considerable amount of time and work and represent a consequent investment. Working with the following steps enables us to make sure each project has everything it needs and can follow projected delivery dates. 


  • Planning
  • Design
  • Pre-Construction
  • Procurement
  • Commercial Construction
  • Post-Construction

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Do you have a question that we could answer? Chances are we’ve heard it, lived it, fixed it, or built it – so lay it on us.

How much does self-storage construction cost?

Single Self Storage Construction generally ranges between $35 – $45 psf to build. The metal building portion typically represents about 25-30% of the entire construction budget.

As for Multi-Story Self Storage Construction, it usually runs between $42-$70 psf.

Are Self Storage Units A Good Investment?

Self-storage units are considered a solid and prosperous investment, as there is regular and high demand in this sector. Specifically, compared to office buildings or residential constructions, the cost to build and maintain self-storage units are considerably lower. Tax benefits can also come out of these investments, and cash flow can be expected as well. 

Finally, according to NAREIT, the self-storage asset class is considered recession-resistant. It also represents low consumer turnover since customers are rather slow to move out and are likely to use your facility for an extended period of time.

Why perform a due-diligence?

It is primordial to perform a due-diligence on the projects before it starts to make sure you don’t deal with unexpected legal issues later on during the project.

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1903 Peyco Dr N Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76001

(817) 467-0779