Using his own budget, trucks, fuel and employees, Bob Eales, franchise owner of four PODS moving and storage franchises located along Florida’s Atlantic coastline, saved nonprofits more than $75,000 in logistics costs in 2011.
Since opening his doors in 2000, Eales has made supporting the community a vital part of his business. Some of the organizations PODS supports throughout the year are the Junior League of Jacksonville, Halifax Habitat for Humanity Restore, the Salvation Army of Melbourne, the Brevard Zoo, the Treasure Coast Food Bank and Toys for Tots.
“I have structured my business so that supporting local nonprofit organizations is a priority,” said Eales. “There is nothing more gratifying than knowing your company is able to help other people right in the very same communities you serve.”
The donated PODS® containers and moving and storage services have allowed the more than 40 local nonprofits in Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Port St. Lucie and Melbourne to more efficiently serve the community. For more information about PODS, go to pods.com.
About Ultimate Storage, Inc. dba PODS
Opened in 2000, Ultimate Storage, dba PODS, is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and businesses on Florida’s East Coast. President, Bob Eales, owns four PODS franchises located in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne and Port St. Lucie.
In ten years, Eales’ PODS organization has grown from 17,000-square-feet of warehouse space to over 154,000-square-feet. Working with a dedicated team of managers and staff, Eales’ PODS franchises now serve a large section of eastern Florida that covers over 10,000 square miles.
A leading corporate citizen, Ultimate Storage supports the local community with donations of PODS containers to charitable organizations and community events throughout the year.
Information: PODS.com, call (800) 776-7637 or contact a local office directly.
Ultimate Storage, dba PODS, Locations:
PODS Greater Daytona Beach Area Storage Center, 1590 Jimmy Ann Drive, 386-274-2378
PODS Greater Jacksonville Area Storage Center, 8498 Mallory Road, 904-378-8485.
PODS Greater Melbourne Area Storage Center, 3101 Skyway Circle, 321-751-8884.
PODS Greater Port St Lucie Area Storage Center, 601 Mercantile Place, NW, 772-408-4732