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Zippy Shell Today
Zippy Shell Incorporated is a portable storage and moving company, based out of Georgetown, Washington, D.C. It is the fastest growing franchise business in both the storage and moving industries. Zippy Shell was recognized for its innovative franchise business model in June 2015, as the company received a $25 million capital investment from Virgo LLC. Zippy Shell is comprised of a strong team of board members who have established themselves as leaders in the moving and storage industries.
Zippy Shell began in Australia in 2007 by founder Gareth Taylor and Adam Gilchrist. Zippy Shell was one of Australia's first mobile storage businesses to operate in the country. It operated for two years, building a customer base of over 500 customers before being sold as a ‘Master Franchise’ to Grace Removals Group, one of Asia’s largest moving companies.
In 2010 Zippy Shell USA, LLC launched in the United States. The previous success of the company in Australia was a clear indicator that the business model would work in the United States. The service remains competitive with the simple formula - give the convenience of portable storage at the cost of traditional. Zippy Shell USA, LLC became incorporated as of June 2015 and now is formally identified as Zippy Shell Incorporated.
Board of Directors
Mack McNair | Chairman of the Board
Jim S. Simpson | Board Member
Rick Del Sontro | CEO
Gareth Taylor | President
Eric Delgado | Executive Vice President
Dennis O'Connell | Executive Vice President of Market Operations
Jason Young | Vice President | ZipMove Division
Robin Ashwood | Franchise Operations Manager
Josh Greene | Vice President of Marketing
Lance Avery | Chief Technology Officer
Proud Sponsors of the 2015 Circle of Excellence Conference
The Circle of Excellence is a quarterly conference that takes place at the Zippy Shell headquarters. The conference is expected to provide thought-leadership and strategic initiatives that will enhance the company’s business model. For more information, contact Robin Ashwood.