KENAI, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — U-Haul® is revealing details for its adaptive reuse of a vacated Lowes® store that will be transformed into the first U-Haul full-service facility in Kenai. U-Haul acquired the 15.35-acre property on Jan. 4.

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U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kenai at 281 Marathon Road will open a temporary showroom in February while offering truck and trailer sharing, and moving supplies.

Extensive renovations will soon render more than 450 heated indoor self-storage units with high-tech security features, drive-in load and unload areas, and U-Haul Remote 24/7® access. U-Box portable storage containers, towing accessories and professional hitch installation, heated indoor boat and RV storage, propane, and more will be available at the 111,348-square-foot building.

While U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kenai is under construction, customers can contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Soldotna at (907) 260-4009. Hours of operation in Soldotna are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Reserve equipment at or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

«I’m excited to finally have a U-Haul-owned location in Kenai,» said John Norris, U-Haul Company of Alaska president. «Many folks come to this area with their boats and RVs. Now they will have an indoor heated secure place to store them. Driving the 320 roundtrip miles of narrow highways between Kenai and Anchorage is difficult. We want to offer customers a convenient storage option. Our store is conveniently located right next to the airport.»

U-Haul will look to hire locally to support job growth within the Kenai community. When the store is fully operational, Norris expects to employ at least 10 Team Members. Learn more about U-Haul career opportunities at

The recent acquisition of the former Lowes store was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.

«This location is a short distance from the Kenai Municipal Airport and the waters of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet,» Norris said. «We’re pleased to bring our state-of-the-art self-storage and moving services to this community.»

The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit to create an online account.

For self-movers who aim to keep their costs low but need extra hands to help with their move, has been successfully pairing customers with reliable Moving Help® Service Providers for more than a decade. The online marketplace lets customers shop and compare local moving companies that provide labor services including: loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, cleaning, and U-Box pick up/delivery. More than 1.5 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 93 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.


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