Zippy Shell to Acquire Another Franchise
August 6, 2015 - Zippy Shell Storage Operations (ZSSO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zippy Shell Incorporated, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the Zippy Shell Chapel Hill franchise location. The sale of this franchise has brought ZSSO to eight corporately-owned locations.
Owners of the Chapel Hill Zippy Shell franchise David and Margy Schmidt, have operated the franchise for three years prior to selling their business to ZSSO. In addition to the acquisition, ZSSO will also acquire the territory rights to the nearby Greensboro market.
Upon the completion of the sale, David will join the corporate team to serve officially as the Vice President of Franchise Growth, to strengthen the connection between the franchisees and corporate team.
According to Dennis O'Connell, EVP of Market Operations, "The addition of the Chapel Hill market is critical towards the strengthening of our national footprint. By adding the Greensboro market to the territory, we will be able to fully service the entire East Coast with storage and moving solutions."
"There are a lot of exciting 'strategic' changes happening to the company, but what makes this particular transition so important, is that we're also gaining a critical member on the corporate team," says Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell. "The expansion of Zippy Shell throughout the country is key to our ongoing growth strategy."
Zippy Shell is the fastest growing business in both the storage and moving industries across the nation. Currently, the company operates in 106 markets across the nation.
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About Zippy Shell
Zippy Shell Incorporated is a national provider of portable storage and moving solutions. Through a network of franchise locations and licensed partners Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services to the customer ranging from self-pack storage through full service moving. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell has 57 independently operated, corporately operated or jointly operated facilities in 106 markets. Zippy Shell® is an exclusively licensed trademark of Zippy Shell Incorporated. For more information, visit the Zippy Shell website at