Self Storage Milestone: Happy 2-Year Anniversary to Grace Walicki!

Categories: San Antonio, Self Storage, Team Member Anniversary, Texas

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 Converse, Texas team member Grace Walicki, who is celebrating her 2-year anniversary with Lockaway Storage.

Grace Walicki is the facility manager at Lockaway Storage on FM 1976.

You can ask Grace for self storage help at Lockaway Storage on FM 1976 in Converse, Texas.

Colby: So the first question that I always ask is what year anniversary are you celebrating?

Grace: It is my second, I have been working in this industry for about 4 years, but it’s my second year at Lockaway Storage.

Colby: Very cool. Do you have a favorite restaurant that you will go to, to celebrate an event like an anniversary?

Grace: Yes sir, I do. I am a carnivore, so my favorite restaurant is Cooper’s BBQ in New Braunfels. I’m sorry it’s not in San Antonio, but New Braunfels is closer to me.

Colby: I see. Hey, we’re in Kansas City, so we love the barbecue here too. It’s always worth a drive even if it isn’t that close, right?

Grace: Exactly! It never disappoints you when it’s your favorite restaurant.

Colby: That’s exactly right. Well, what advice would you give to somebody who is moving to the area?

Grace: I can tell you that once you settle in, you should get out on the weekends and drive the country roads around San Antonio. There are so many wildflowers, and the countryside is beautiful and not only the hillsides. There is so much history around San Antonio going back to 1850, and they will see that in the memorials, and landmarks. History is very important to me and there are some memorials you can read on the country roads, that when I read them I cried thinking about how people were struggling here when they were settling here in the 1850’s. It’s amazing what they had to go through, I feel that it’s really important for anyone to see.

Colby: I can’t imagine living in that time. So what advice would you give someone who is starting out in a self storage career?

Grace: What I learned was eye opening for me. I used to think that people would need self storage, because they just had too much stuff. But it is so much more than that. People’s memories are being stored. A lot of people have memories tied to those items and it’s very important for them to know those items are safe and we are taking care of their memories. It’s about people’s lives, not only business.

Colby: That’s true. There are a lot of memories in those units, not just clutter. Well Grace, last question, and we always ask this one at the end. Is there anyone you would like to give a shout out to in celebration of another year there?

Grace: Sure, I would like to shout out everybody in our corporation. They are all great people everybody I talk to is really nice. I love this company and I would like to say hi to everyone.

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