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Zippy Shell Opens New Franchise in Seattle, Washington
Washington, D.C. November 22, 2016 - Some of Zippy Shell's very own, Berekk and Kathryn Blackwell, Owners of Zippy Shell of Arizona, are opening a new franchise operation in Seattle, Washington. This is a huge opportunity for Zippy Shell as they continue to flourish throughout the U.S. and to expand in one of the best moving and storage markets in the country.
Zippy Shell of Greater Seattle will be the ideal storage solution for the vibrant, busy city of Seattle. "The fact that the Blackwell's are expanding into the Seattle market shows their dedication to Zippy Shell and its overall growth," said Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell. "We have truly loved having them on the Zippy Shell team and are proud that one of our existing franchisees are so excited about Zippy Shell business that they are expanding in additional markets. It truly shows that our franchisees are fully committed to the mission of Zippy Shell."
"The Zippy Shell business model is a perfect fit for the greater Seattle area and we are confident in our team's ability to fully develop the market," said Berekk Blackwell. "Since opening the Arizona franchise, we have continued to grow and learn a lot about best practices for operating a Zippy Shell franchise. We are ready to move some of our energy into a new franchise location and to continue growing the Zippy Shell brand throughout the U.S."
With Seattle's growing technology industry, it has seen a large increase in population in a short period of time. For the third consecutive year, Seattle is among the Top 5 Biggest Cities for population growth. The census data show Seattle had a net growth of about 15,000 people in a one-year period, pushing the city's population to 684,451 last year. With such an amazing amount of growth recently, it truly is the perfect place for Zippy Shell to flourish.
Zippy Shell of Greater Seattle officially opened for business on November 19, 2016.