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Forge Building Company Breaking Ground on First Phase of New
Stor-It Facility Construction

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New Stor-It Facility Construction to Include Over 240,000 Square Feet in its 1st Phase

Boise, Idaho. – October 18, 2022 – Forge Building Company, a leading national building company focusing on self-storage and innovative building solutions, announced today the groundbreaking of the first phase of its new Stor-It facility construction project on Federal Way in Boise.

The first phase of this project includes 240,000 square feet of facility. The facility is located at 6099 S. Federal Way in Boise and will serve the growing population and business community. The new facility is on track to open in November 2024.

“Our relationship with Stor-It started in 2001,” said Hamish Bell, CEO of Forge. “Since that first project, we have been involved in helping Stor-It develop, do maintenance and repairs, remodel, or build facilities from the ground up for its 20 facilities. They now manage over three million square feet of self-storage space! This treasured relationship was the catalyst that led to the founding of Forge Building Company in 2007.”


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New Stor-It facility construction groundbreaking ceremony

Idaho Strong

Stor-It has been around for 50 years and is the largest storage provider in Idaho. What started as just one storage location over three decades ago has since expanded to more than 20 facilities. From Boise to McCall, Stor-It facilities have over three million square feet of total square footage!

“The values that Stor-It holds strong are completely in alignment with those of Forge Building Company,” said C.W. of Stor-It. “Both companies treat their customers and employees like family. We would never build, renovate, or consider a property without Forge. Because of our relationship of over 20 years, we know that if Forge is involved, it will get built to the highest standards.”

Stor-It’s History

The company started with a professor teaching business classes in real estate and financing at Boise State University. He loved teaching his classes using real examples and encouraged his students to apply them to what he was teaching them.

One day, some students came to him and said they had found a piece of property to invest in. The professor was excited and asked the students, “How will you purchase it? What are you going to build on it to make money? What is your plan to sustain the business?”

The students wanted to invest in a property on Mitchell Street in Boise, Idaho and put storage units on it as an investment. This was laughable at the time but did spark the professor's interest. The professor believed in his students, and they all took the risk.

Stor-It Self Storage was started in 1972 by this professor and four of his students. After the students graduated and moved on, they were eventually bought out by the professor. He continued to grow the business with his family every step of the way. He even has his grandchildren working by his side in the family business!

About Stor-It

Founded in 1972, we opened our doors at the first Stor-It location on Mitchell Street in Boise, ID, making it the first operational self storage provider in Idaho. What started as just 600 storage units grew over 50 years to what we call a “well-oiled Green Machine.” We are unique in that we Forge build our sites very large, maximizing the square footage. One site can range from 80,000 square feet to the current largest of 455,000 square feet. Each site is designed perfectly to fit its our customer’s storage needs.

We truly know storage inside and out. Many of our family members were born and raised at the Stor-It locations. They say their backyard was an asphalt jungle of doors. With a core of strong family values today, our company is still a family-run business. For over 50 years, three generations of relatives have worked together to provide the best storage solutions in Idaho.

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About Forge Building Company

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Forge Building Company was created after its founders, Hamish and Hayden, spent decades working in the steel-structure industry. Using their expertise in storage and focusing on the three pillars of buildings, designing, and erecting, led the company to a more diverse portfolio and stronger strategic partnerships across the U.S.

Today, the company offers steel buildings for self-storage, RV & boat storage, car washes, airplane hangars, large warehouses, fish hatcheries, and craft breweries/restaurants. Other offerings include pre-engineered metal buildings for industrial and commercial applications.

With a strong portfolio of partners and clients, the Forge team has completed over 500+ jobs, built over 50 million square feet and remains privately owned. This solid team with complimentary skills was founded on a rugby field in New Zealand over two decades ago and is now working to be the best in the industry.

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