Gary is the CEO of Cedar Creek Creations LLC. After 20 years of insurance sales, he has fully transitioned to leading our Real Estate companies full time. Gary has a wide and varied background in real estate, construction, and entrepreneurship. He bought his first investment property in 1994, at the age of 28. Under the name GDE Leasing, Gary and Diane purchased and renovated numerous residential real estate properties. They transitioned into Self Storage in 2000 and have focused and expanded in that market ever since. Gary is responsible for strategic direction and managing the strategic activities of all projects.
Gary contributes Management articles to several publications, including Inside Self Storage. His articles are about real life. Fun, with a dash of reality!
Gary is an Eagle Scout. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Animal Science. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Swine Management from John Wood Community College.
Diane does not get to wear just one title. She oversees IT, Marketing, and Staffing. Diane brings a technical and detail expertise to our team. In this role, she is leveraging her 20 years of creativity and IT experience to increase efficiency and profitability. Her ability to create marketing, streamline management and implement technology is invaluable. Her input is critical in staffing. She is the much better implementer!
Diane has a degree from Kaplan University in Business/ Accounting.
Gary and Diane have 2 children. Erika, married to Joe, lives in Manhattan, KS and has our granddaughter. Melanie, married to Aaron, lives in Bloomington, IL with our grandson.
The Edmonds own and operate more than 300,000 SF of storage in 17 locations.
Though The Storage Manager may be new to you, we have 20 years of experience in storage solutions. Let our knowledge and expertise help aid you with your storage needs. We pride ourselves on our team of Storage Solution experts and customer service.
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS OUR GUARANTEE
Labor is one of the few expenses we can truly control in Storage Management. We can get bids for lawncare, insurance, or snow removal, but ultimately, they are uncontrollable. Payroll is not. We have operated remote managed facilities for 20 years, before the concept of 'Remote Management' was a thing! Contact us to see what we can do for you.