Transitioning from one home to another takes a lot of work, energy and planning, even when you live on an island Maui’s size. If you’ve found your way to this blog, you’re most likely in the process of searching for Maui real estate. If you already live on the island, you may end up making use of U-Haul’s first full-service moving and self-storage facility on Maui, sometime in the future. Conveniently located in Kahului at 424 Dairy Road, the former location of K-Mart, they’re currently offering truck and trailer sharing service, as well as moving supplies. For now, they’re using a temporary showroom there as they continue to renovate the site for their purposes.
When complete the facility will include over 1,000 indoor, climate-controlled self-storage units, which will be guarded with high-tech security features and U-Haul Remote 24/7® access. In fact, they’ve gone the extra mile by adding propane and boat storage. With 107,520 square feet of indoor space and 7.3 acres of outdoor space, accommodating boats won’t likely be difficult.
According to Kaleo Alau, U-Haul Company of Hawaii president, they’re working hard to meet a major demand on the island for self-storage. If you’re among those who are in need of self-storage as you transition between residences or struggle to find space for your valuable possessions, this facility could be the perfect solution. As for moving truck rentals, their self-service technology allows self-pick-up and self-return of U-Haul trucks entirely by smartphone at any hour.
Interestingly, the former K-Mart location was chosen thanks to U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which encourage infill developments. This means repurposing vacated buildings instead of constructing new ones, which helps them reduce their carbon footprint within the local community, and relieves cities of their unused buildings. In the case of this particular facility, U-Haul reduced their manufacturing and transportation requirements by 360 tons of metal, 5,730 tons of new concrete pours, 6,237 tons of construction and demolition debris out of landfills, and 3,759,443 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Alau also pointed out that the location has been used for community events like car washes and farmer’s markets in the past, and that this is a trend they intend to encourage in the future. About ten team members will be hired from the local community when the facility is fully operational.
If you’d like more info or you’d like to contact them, you can call (808) 249-8041 from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. You can also visit the website at uhaul.com or make reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL. In the meantime, if you still need assistance with your Maui home search, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!