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February 04, 2016 15:16 ET

Zippy Shell Moving and Storage Concept Opens in Phoenix

Successful Franchising Family Launches Zippy Shell in AZ

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - February 04, 2016) - Zippy Shell is now making moving and storage much simpler and more affordable for Arizona residents with the opening of its first metro Phoenix location. The concept is unique for a few reasons: the shell is delivered with an empty metal cage container to your location; you load it and lock it. The shell is then picked up and the container is then stored at a secure, climate-controlled facility and will be returned whenever you need it back, or shipped to your new destination.

Longtime residents Kevin and Kathryn Blackwell have purchased the franchise rights to Zippy Shell for the entire state of Arizona, and plan to open additional locations in Tucson and Flagstaff. 

"Zippy Shell's prompt and convenient service model, and competitive pricing structure impressed us from the start," said Berekk Blackwell, Zippy Shell Arizona president & CEO. "We look forward to passing along this value to families, college students and anyone else needing storage and moving services during life's transitions." 

The Blackwell family has more than 20 years of franchising experience. Kevin Blackwell founded Kahala Corp., an international Franchisor of quick service brands. At the time he sold his interest in Kahala, the company had more than ten brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Blimpie Subs, TacoTime, Samurai Sam's and others. Kahala grew to more than 3,000 units operating in 23 countries.

Hector Reyes, managing partner of Zippy Shell Arizona, previously served as district manager for PODS (Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas) for seven years. "I am excited to bring my experience to Zippy Shell and help customers have a smooth and seamless moving and storage experience."

The new Zippy Shell Arizona locations join over 50 Zippy Shell locations across the country, and strengthen the Zippy Shell presence on the West Coast.

"Zippy Shell is building a strong and competitive presence with their nationwide moving and storage network and we're excited to be a part of it," adds Kathryn Blackwell. "Our doors are open and we're ready to help our Arizona residents."

About Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA, LLC, member of the Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015, "Best 500 Franchises,' is a national organization, dedicated to enhancing the portable self-storage and moving industry. The company includes Zippy Shell, ZippyU (student storage), Zippy Shell Storage Operations (ZSSO) and related properties. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zippy Shell currently has 56 independently operated, corporately operated or jointly operated facilities in 106 markets. Zippy Shell® is an exclusively licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA, LLC. For more information, visit the Zippy Shell website at

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