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 Corey Harvey, who is celebrating his 1-year anniversary with Lockaway Storage.
You can meet Corey at Lockaway Storage at 3009 & FM 78 in San Antonio.
Colby: How long have you been with Lockaway Storage?
Corey: Just finishing my first year.
Colby: Congrats! What was it about Lockaway Storage that made you apply?
Corey: It was for a different experience. I was trying something different. I’ve always been in retail and I’ve been in management before for 11 years now, so I wanted something different. I actually really like it and enjoy doing it.
Colby: What’s the biggest takeaway you’ve learned about the industry?
Corey: Honestly, this is the best company I’ve ever worked for. It’s a company that actually trains you and is really hands-on with everything. It’s one of the best companies I’ve worked for as far the training experience and they make you feel like family and they actually care about the people that work for them.
Colby: That’s huge. There’s not a lot of places like that nowadays.
Corey: Not at all.
“I have really enjoyed working with Corey. He is super positive and open to coaching. He takes pride in his store and is a such a nice guy. He makes keeping his facility clean a top priority. When you go to his facility, it always smells great! No matter if it is a pleasant smelling candle burning or if he just mopped the floor. He creates a really inviting atmosphere for his customers.”
Amy Medrano, Lockaway Storage District Manager in San Antonio
Colby: What’s your favorite story from the last year?
Corey: One day a customer called me and they saw a ball python or something like that, a really big snake that was loose. They called me to try and help catch it. I had to call someone else, because I didn’t want to go anywhere near it.
Colby: I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near a snake either if I didn’t know exactly what it was.
Corey: It was really big!
Colby: That’s a quick way to go to the hospital unexpectedly! Well, outside of storage, what are your hobbies when you’re not at work?
Corey: I’m also a licensed cosmetologist, I do hair on the side. I’m also a full time student so I don’t have time to do much else besides spending time with the family.
Colby: Where are you going to school?
Corey: I’m taking online classes at Grand Canyon University.
Colby: Right on. You said you did hair, so do you have any specialties? Men? Women? Certain styles?
Corey: Mostly women. I can do about any style. It just depends on what they want.
Colby: You have a diverse set of interests!
Corey: I just like to be a jack of all trades. I like to always have something to fall back on.
“He is one of the most coachable managers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Because he was so open and willing to make changes to his management style, I wanted him on my team. He was a sponge in terms of learning new and different ways to do things and his smile is fantastic!”
Henry Medrano, Lockaway Storage District Manager in San Antonio
Colby: I’m not super familiar with San Antonio, what are some of your favorite things to do around town?
Corey: If I have time, I like bowling or going out to eat or to the movies. I also like to go downtown and ride the little boat and walk around the mall.
Colby: Favorite restaurant?
Colby: Is 54th Street a local place?
Corey: Yes, I think they have 2-3 around the area.
Colby: Is there anybody you’d like to give a shout out to in thanks for helping you get through the first year of a new industry?
Corey: I would say Don, Amy, and Henry. If it wasn’t for them trusting me and giving me an opportunity to show them what I can do. I really appreciate everything they’ve done for me.