Dennis A. Peterson
After a stint in Vietnam as a Combat Command Officer Dennis got into real estate in 1971 and purchased, built and managed millions of dollars of apartments. In 1985 he and a group of investors purchased and rehabilitated an old self storage facility in Paso Robles, Ca. Here he learned construction, management and the necessary skills to add value to property. At the end of the multi year holding period, after paying a 10% dividend the property was sold and the happy investors were very pleased at their double digit profit. Dennis replicated this process many more times with similar results both in California and Arizona. Today the company, American Self Storage, manages over 600,000 sq.ft. of self storage alone in California and Nevada in addition to another half a million sq.ft. of assorted other property. Even through the most recent recession gross income has remained remarkably steady. Please call Dennis and let him do the same for you.
Darren A. Peterson has been an understudy of Dennis A. Peterson since the mid 90’s learning all facets of Property Management and Self Storage Wealth Management. After graduating and obtaining a bachelor of science in business management from The University of Phoenix Darren was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in the second quarter of 2007. Darren continues to manage all personnel relations for D.A. Peterson Ent. Inc. from the corporate office and oversees the day to day operations for American Self Storage working hand-in-hand with our V.P. of Operations and CEO. Darren is also licensed by the state of CA as a Salesperson with the Department of Real Estate ID #01373256.
Karen Kolbe has been referred to as, “The Storage Queen.” She joined the American Self Storage team as an assistant manager, working directly with the Regional Supervisor, in 1999. Bringing her creative marketing knowledge and 15 years of management experience, she quickly excelled from, assistant manager, to resident manager, Regional Supervisor and is currently, Executive Vice President of Operations. Karen has a knack to hire, motivate and mentor some of the best managers in the business. She strives to keep up on the latest and greatest business strategies to continuously keep things fresh and current, while always knowing what works to keep numbers up and delinquency down. Even during the recession, most numbers remained the same, while some facilities achieved record highs. Karen looks forward to taking on any challenge in the storage business, she has played a big part in the successes of American Self Storage and looks forward to helping you and your managers succeed as well.