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New business looks to become region's source for mobile storage

Wes Kogelman held a grand opening celebration last week for his new business, Mi-Box, located on Laconia Road in Tilton, where he looks forward to serving the moving and mobile storage needs of people throughout central and northern New Hampshire. (Photo by Donna Rhodes) (click for larger version)
August 15, 2018
TILTON — Excited to be a part of the growing Tilton business community, Wes Kogelman celebrated the opening of his own new enterprise, Mi-Box, last Wednesday afternoon. Located on Laconia Road in Tilton, Mi-Box provides people with mobile units that can be used for moving, long term or temporary storage. The units are available in a variety of sizes, such as 8x8-foot, 8x16-foot and 8x20-foot containers, which are suitable to meet the many needs of their customers.

"The really great part about our units is that they have a level lift system so the items inside won't fall to one side when they're being moved. They're also weather-proof and secure so not only is everything stored safely, you won't get bugs, mice and debris inside either," Kogelman said.

The boxes can be dropped off at a location for onsite storage, transported from one site to another for people on the move, or even filled at one location and then stored at a secure Mi-Box site until the contents are needed once again.

Kogelman comes to the Lakes Region via Milford where he grew up. While in college he said he dated a girl whose father went on to create a large storage company that became very successful. When a friend of Kogelman's bought a franchise for Mi-Box in the Manchester and Nashua area, he decided he also wanted to be a part of the business and purchased a franchise of his own.

"I've always loved this area and it's been one of my goals to come up here. There isn't much in the way of secured, portable storage in the central and northern parts of the state, and I thought it would be ideal," he said.

Kogelman's Mi-Box companies now service communities from Concord through the North Country and he said that while he has boxes ready to go from locations throughout those parts of the state, he is very pleased with his location in Tilton.

"This lot was a good purchase. There's a lot of visibility here and everyone in town has been so welcoming," he said.

Already, the company has been receiving praise for not only the quality of their new storage units, but the service they have provided for their customers.

"Had Ken deliver our box today. Our driveway is incredibly tight and he worked it in there like a pro. Thanks, Ken," read one post on their Facebook page.

Other comments thanked them for how easy the boxes made their family's move and expressed pleasure with the courteous service they found through Kogelman's crew.

While the business opened earlier this spring, he held the official Grand Opening Celebration last week after his new office building was complete.

"I just wanted to invite people in the area to stop by for some Ben & Jerry's ice cream so we could introduce ourselves and get to know them better, too. We're excited to be here," he said.

For more information on Mi-Box and their mobile storage services, people can visit them on Facebook, where they'll also find a few handy tips for moving and storage. They can also contact Kogelman and his staff at 369-4464, or drop by their office at 405 Laconia Rd. (Route 3) in Tilton.

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