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Monday, December 03, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brenda Lafontaine
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Newport Beach, CA – December 3, 2012 – The California Self Storage Association is excited to announce that they will be featuring stories about current members on their website monthly throughout 2013. The CSSA is actively looking for qualified candidates for this effort in the form of current members who have made a difference in their community or who have impacted the Self Storage industry positively in some way. Nominations can be submitted by contacting the CSSA directly at

As the holiday season approaches it is only appropriate to announce the CSSA’s first featured member, Brian Caster, as he is no stranger to giving. As far as Brian Caster and his family are concerned, helping the needy isn’t just a holiday tradition – it is a year-round mission.

Brian, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage, has been a supporter of the California Self Storage Association since the beginning and is a strong believer in the role of the CSSA in serving self storage owners across the state and he is keeping up with the ongoing efforts in the state legislature to take on major issues in the industry.

Brian’s charitable efforts go beyond a personal platform. A-1 Self Storage has over 42 locations, and all of them are part of humanitarian (and ecological) efforts to better the planet. Brian’s dedication to supporting charitable organizations and his generosity have not gone unnoticed as can be seen in the newly released article about his charitable efforts which can be found on the CSSA website throughout the Month of December.

For more information about the CSSA and its efforts, please visit


About The California Self-Storage Association:

Founded in 2002, the California Self Storage Association (CSSA) is the state not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to serving the California Self-Storage industry including owner-operators, facility managers and industry vendors. The CSSA represents some 450 direct member companies that own and operate over 1,200 facilities in California. CSSA direct members range from individual facility owner-operators to multiple-facility operations, to the industry's largest publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).


Erin King, Executive Director



About A-1 Self Storage:

A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators.


Fran Laporga-Ching

 (800) 219-4854 x 141

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