Carefree Covered RV Storage celebrated the grand opening of its flagship in Chandler, Arizona, last May 24 this spring. The company also broke ground on a new project in Phoenix’s metropolitan area.
Carefree is a division of Business Property Trust (BPT), which operates the Bargain Storage brand. It owns and operates three covered RV storage facilities in Arizona and Texas, with five more projects still under development and planning, according to a press release.
“Our company is once again in a growth phase, and the newly completed Chandler location marks our first ground-up RV development,” said Barry Raber, BPT president and chief executive officer. “It’s our flagship property and a true showcase facility, providing our customers with a safe and welcoming environment to secure their prized recreational vehicles.”
The 31-acre Chandler facility is now the largest covered RV site in Arizona, totaling over 550,000 square feet, or 1,224 spaces, of enclosed, covered, and uncovered parking. Carefree has spent over $5.5 million to develop the site since acquiring it last November 2020.
The flagship facility will double the company’s capacity, upgrade security and amenities, and construct a new welcome center. It will also include a branded dog park for customers.
Carefree Covered RV Storage began operating in Phoenix in September 2019 with its Apache Junction location, and Bargain Storage operates one site in Wylie, Texas.
Carefree Covered RV Storage will open a new location in St. Paul, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, this summer. The company has broken ground on a fourth site, a 10-acre site in Queen Creek, Arizona, expected to open in early 2023.
Three other sites, totaling 39 acres in Arizona and Texas, are controlled by the company and will be developed.
Development partners on the Chandler project include EAPC Architects Engineers, Erie & Associates, Inc., Ganem Construction, Cave’s Canopies and Steel, and Lucent Electric.
“I’d like to thank our diligent development team for completing this high-quality project on time,” Raber said. “And none of this would have been possible without the support from Lone Butte Development and the Gila River Indian Community.”
To learn more about Carefree Covered RV Storage, visit their website at https://carefreecoveredrvstorage.com/.