Storage Authority began in 2016 when self-storage veteran Marc Goodin and Garrett Byrd brought together their considerable talents to develop a first-of-its kind business: self-storage franchise. 

Since then, Storage Authority has become a proven, sophisticated business model that is the only franchise available in America’s mighty self-storage industry --

$39 billion a year in revenues and growing.    

Perhaps you are an experienced business person.  Or perhaps you are a busy professional who wants to make a valuable addition to your investment portfolio and ongoing income stream.  Or perhaps you want to own a business as a new career, as a second income, or as a retirement option.


Regardless of your situation, Storage Authority helps you channel your energy and enthusiasm.  We surround you with proven learning tools; with detailed guidelines for operations and marketing; and with advice and counsel from a management team that has more than 50 years of experience in self-storage and franchising.

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Our Management Team


Marc Goodin


For Marc, developing and marketing of real estate projects is not just a job – it’s a calling.  He learned first-hand about the importance of proper construction and innovative salesmanship while visiting apartment buildings built and owned by his father, starting as early as age 8. 


Today, Marc has almost 40 years of experience as a licensed civil engineer.  This includes being owner and managing partner of Meehan & Goodin, PC from 1986 to 2009 – an engineering and surveying firm based in Manchester, Connecticut.  His clients included a wide variety of companies that are respected national retailers, notably Dunkin Donuts and Walmart.

For more than 30 years, Marc has worked closely with dozens of self-storage owners on all aspects of their facilities, from design and permitting to construction and management.  He and his wife own and operate three self-storage facilities that they designed and built, including one in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.


Marc, who earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at Colorado State University, has authored two best-selling books on self-storage – one focused on development and the other on marketing.  He frequently speaks about self-storage at industry conferences and also authors articles for trade magazines.


While Marc’s contributions to self-storage are impressive, equally important is his passionate and uncompromising devotion to a simple business philosophy: “my job is to make your job easier – by helping to unlock your full business potential.”

Marc takes this philosophy very seriously – and it’s why he looks forward to working with you.    


To discuss the development process, from finding land to construction and more:


Email: marc@storageauthority.com

Direct: 941-254-3055


Garrett Byrd

Franchise Director

With more than 20 years of experience in real estate and self-storage management, Garrett is driven by his belief that nothing is impossible.  His style is to break complex challenges into manageable tasks, then to handle the tasks carefully and completely one at a time.


This solution-oriented approach enabled Garrett to repeatedly score significant gains in occupancy, revenue, and profits at self-storage properties he managed.  For example, prior to joining to Storage Authority, while guiding a firm with 14 storage facilities, he grew occupancy at one underperforming location from 63% to 89% in just nine months, enabling the owners to sell this location at a substantial profit. 

On behalf of the same company, he rented approximately 60 units per month during the first six months of operation at a new three-floor facility to achieve 62% occupancy that represented more than $45,000 in monthly income.


Clearly, for Garrett, doing what’s “easy” is not as important as doing what’s “right.”  His goal is to score small victories every day that will add up to big success.     


He earned his degree in communication at the State College of Florida, Manatee / Sarasota, then he sharpened his professional skills in the school of hard knocks, notably becoming a self storage expert in marketing, sales, managing, team building, and customer satisfaction / retention. 

Now Garrett’s high-energy approach of intelligent, innovative, and industry-leading initiatives is helping Storage Authority franchisees like you to build their businesses.       


To discuss operations, sales, marketing, and more: 


Email: garrett@storageauthority.com

Direct: 941-909-7222


Josh Parker

Franchise Director

Today’s high-tech business world moves at the speed of electrons.  Josh uses his sophisticated computer and technology skills to make sure Storage Authority franchisees have access to the latest software and hardware that increase operating efficiency, heighten customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.


He earned his bachelor of art degree at Central Connecticut State University and has almost 10 years of experience in developing solutions that empower a business to move in new directions.  His most recent responsibilities were to enhance efficiency of manpower schedules, work orders, and supply management at a 300,000 sq. ft. medical center in Connecticut.

Put simply, Josh knows that effectively managing large facilities means paying attention to small details.  It’s how he is building the technology systems that are building value for our owners.        


To discuss our high-tech / high-touch approach for profitable self-storage – and more:


Email: josh@storageauthority.com

Direct: 941-275 -1340

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Barry Gorenstein

Franchise Director

Barry has over 30 years of experience in the Retail and Self-Storage trenches. He has been instrumental in increasing many individual self-storage facilities profits and has the awards to prove it.  Barry has worked with well-known retail brands such as ATT Wireless, Payless Shoe Source, and Toys R Us.  He has extensive self-storage experience working with 3 self-storage companies: Chesapeake Resources, Andover Properties, and Storage Investment Management.


Barry was the Director of Operations for 32 Self-Storage properties where he was instrumental in preparing budgets, controlling expenses, improving training programs, creating new manuals, negotiating with merchandise companies, creating secret shop programs, and overall operations. Just as important Barry developed dedicated teams for the company and for the individual facilities success. Barry worked closely with different owners as many of these were with a Management Company.

Whether a concept is 50 years old or 2 years old, Barry has learned the value and importance of committing to improvement, changing with the times, and listening to the customer.


To discuss operations, customer service and experience – and more:


Email: barry@storageauthority.com

Direct: 941-312-1964

The Storage Authority team looks forward to the opportunity of using our expertise and experience in the self-storage trenches to help you achieve your business objectives.


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