Operation Home Front

Dillingham Self Storage is always supportive of local non profit organizations. We love helping out philanthropies in any way we can with our services.

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront is a non profit organization that helps military families who have a loved one that is deployed. The group is based in Arizona but they have several locations throughout the country. For example sometimes they hold drives on the island to give out school supplies and backpacks for military kids in these families. They’ve even started holding drives for the general public to give out necessities. The organization also holds a drive during the holidays to distribute toys and gifts. 

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Their local representative, Brittney has had a unit with Dillingham Self Storage since 2010. They keep their collected donations here until it’s time to hold the drive. Brittney and her staff rents out our vehicles 3x a year to host these drives. We’re very appreciative of our troops and their service toward our country so to show our support we have been sponsoring these vehicles at no cost to Operation Homefront. This is the least we can do as a business to appreciate our troops and their families! 

Maximizing your storage unit

The utility of your storage unit should be maximized for yourself. As a storage client, we want to make sure that you get the most for your money. It’s important for us at Dillingham to know that our storage tenants are happy with what their storage unit is doing for them.

Helpful advice

Our biggest and most helpful piece of advice for tenants is for them to get rid of things they don’t need. It’s not a good idea to store things you’re never going to need or use – it’s a much better idea to store things that have legitimate value to you. So, before moving your things into storage, donate or get rid of things you don’t need or use – it’s worth your money to store things that are useful. If you’re paying for a space to store your items – these should be items that are of value to you. Some people put things in storage as an excuse to deal with them later – but it’s much better to address the need for it now rather than later.

Storage units can be very helpful for a multitude of reasons – but we want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck when you’re with us!

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Storage units starring…

We never thought our storage units would come in handy to film a TV show! There’s a good chance that most people are familiar with the show Hawaii Five-O given its popularity in the islands. Well, they’ll be shooting an episode using one of our storage units here at Dillingham! They started shooting this week.

Storage units starring in Hawaii Five-o

It just so happens that one of our outside 24-hour access drive up units was recently vacated and Hawaii Five-O stopped by that same week! Luckily we were able to provide this storage unit for them to film! We’ve been holding off on calling prospective tenants on our waiting list for that unit until filming is complete. There’s also a chance that the casting crew might even use some of our own staff in this episode, which is even more exciting!

This isn’t our first time that we’ve been in Hawaii Five-O. Back in ‘09 our facilities were used in another episode for the show as well. That scene was also filmed with one of our outside drive-up units. Hawaii Five-O just really loves our drive up storage units!

Dillingham’s Dilly Rentals

No more Uhaul

In addition to our new printing machines, we are also very excited to announce that we are building our own fleet of rental vehicles, as of Oct 1, Dillingham Self Storage is no longer a Uhaul dealer. We’ve been waiting to branch out and start our own rental vehicles and now is finally the time!

Dilly Rentals

Our fleet is slowly building but right now we have a cargo van and a 10’ sprinter. We are planning to receive a pick-up truck within the next 2 weeks or so. We are projected to bring in a love more vehicles within the next year for people to rent out. It’ll be so nice to call our vehicles our own, and they’ll soon all be on the road alongside companies like Uhaul, Penske and United Truck Rental!

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This is a big step for us and we’re so excited to introduce even more awesome high-quality Dillingham service to you with our Dilly Rentals!  

Honolulu storage convenience

Honolulu storage that offers high-quality customer service is easy to find at Dillingham Self Storage. We know all of our clients very well and for the clients that are business-owners, we sometimes hire them to help us out!

Brad with Jebsco Mechanical, Inc.

Brad with Jebsco Mechanical, Inc. is one of our new tenants leasing our drive-up units outside. Brad’s business does heating and air conditioning contracting and has been very helpful with our own AC units. We’ve had numerous problems with our AC and Brad has fixed so many issues we’ve been struggling with. He’s even done work for us on a Sunday and is very prompt and quick to fix something we report.

Honolulu Storage

Dillingham Self Storage is conveniently located between home and most of Brad’s jobs so he’s very excited to have a new drive-up unit. He’s been waiting for one to become available and we were so excited to call him and let him know the exciting news! Prior to having us, Brad stored things at home or at his employees’ homes. He’s really happy about having all of his supplies near one of his biggest customers, Home Depot.

Storage tenants that paint

A big portion of our storage tenants are local business owners. We’ve mentioned some of these business owners in the past and how we’ve developed some close relationships with them.

Aaron Ho Painting

Aaron Ho with Ho Painting LLC is one of those. Aaron’s business does residential and commercial painting jobs and has been a storage tenant with us since fall of last year. He’s got one of our storage units that’s a 24 hour drive- up units that he utilizes as a warehouse for all of his materials. We’ll see Aaron multiple times a week and whenever he stops by he’ll come in to say hi and talk story with everyone. We always tell him when one of us is going to Vegas because he’ll give us new restaurant recommendations that we should try.

Aaron has been so helpful because we’ve personally hired him to paint our building and access gates. We’ve even had him do some of our own homes! They’ve been great at scheduling us in because we’ve had some sudden paint jobs come up (like when our office needed painting because someone hit our building with a truck.)

We encourage you to follow Aaron’s business on Instagram! “HO Painting”

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More than just Honolulu self storage

At Dillingham we try to be more than just Honolulu self storage. We like building personal relationships with our tenants.

Dan’s printing needs

Dan has been a storage tenant with us since ‘10. We’ve personally known him for a much longer time and love having him around as a tenant. Dan sells medicare insurance and he uses the Dilly Print Shop for his work. He comes in 3-4 times/week because we also receive mail for him. Dan does a lot of work on the road presenting medicare to different businesses so it’s convenient for him to call us to print some things. He also stops in to use our computers or send faxes. Clients and tenants are welcome to use our computers.

More than Honolulu self storage

As we said earlier, we’re more than just Honolulu self storage. We like to build personal relationships with our clients and talk story with them when they come in, like we do with Dan and many others all the time. It means a lot to us to have this personal relationship with people we work with, it’s what makes us who we are.

Dillingham’s unique customer service

Scott has been a tenant of Dillingham Self Storage since ‘10. He runs a local company, SM Golf Enterprise, that prints t shirts for sport teams and such. He does a lot of work for collegiate team sports primarily, such as the UH volleyball team shirts and the UH soccer team shirts. He also prints t shirts for businesses. 

We love helping businesses

We love helping out local companies to do the best work they can, and Scott is one of the many examples of this. When t shirts are ready to be picked up he’ll leave them at our front desk and clients will come to collect them. Customer service is a priority here at Dillingham Self Storage.

Storage + printing + mail reception

Scott also prints fliers and shipping labels at our Dilly Print Shop, and takes advantage of our free mail service for tenants because we receive many packages for him. He stops by Dillingham frequently to use our computers or leave boxes for clients to pick up. He’s also become a close friend of our owners, Jim and Nanette.

Customer service is a priority

Dillingham has been really helpful in helping him expand his business and encourage other local businesses to get a storage unit with us so we can provide you with that same excellent customer service!

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Honolulu storage + more!

One of the features we offer in addition to our honolulu storage is receiving UPS mail for tenants.

UPS packages

When a storage tenant signs his or her lease they can also sign another permission form to allow Dillingham to receive UPS packages for them. We’ll keep them in a secured unit for you until you’re available to pick them up. We don’t offer mail boxes, but if you’re out all day and you’re expecting a package it’s safe for you to send it here and we’ll receive it. For businesses with important mail this can be helpful if you’re in need of a mailing address to receive your packages. We won’t charge you extra because we know it can be busy operating a business and this is just one more thing we’d like to do to help you out!

More than just honolulu storage

Storage is our specialty but we offer numerous services here at Dillingham Self Storage to make sure our local businesses and tenants get the best service possible. Talk to our staff about this service the next time you stop by for more information!  

Storage for Sonny’s company

Sonny is the owner of Waikiki Construction. His company has been a storage tenant with Dillingham Blvd Self Storage since 2012. They currently lease out an outdoor drive up unit and one inside 1st floor unit. (The 1st floor units can be in high demand because this floor offers electricity to its tenants.) Outside storage units offer 24-hour access.

Sonny’s Storage

Sonny primarily utilizes his unit as a warehouse like many of our other tenants do. His workers come in every morning to load their trucks and return in the afternoon to load their unit up.

Business expansion

Waikiki Construction expanded their business while they were tenants here. They used to be JR plumbing but then obtained a contractor’s license so they could be a full service company instead of just a plumbing business.

We’re happy to have moved with them on this journey to becoming a full service company because we know it’s been a pretty big deal for them, so congratulations Waikiki Construction!