By Rachel Phillips
Concord Pools and Spas owner and president Michael Giovanone recently received final approval to open his fourth Boat N RV Condos storage center.
The business also has facilities on Saratoga Lake and Queensbury.
The new storage facility will be located near Northway Exit 7 on Old Sparrowbush Road in Latham, across the street from the current Concord Pools and Spas headquarters. While the other storage centers also house boats, RVs, motor homes and even exotic cars, the new facility will also be a contractor storage condo.
The facility will be for tradesmen, such as electricians and plumbers, located anywhere from the Adirondacks to Albany, who are looking to store their equipment, trucks or supplies.
“The price of the units will save the tradesmen the price of gas, wear and tear,” he said. “What we’re selling is a product that will save you time and money.”
The new center will have 17 units in total, each 14×40 and 16 feet high.
Giovanone started offering storage services a decade ago, when his plans to build 32 townhomes in Saratoga Lake were put on hold due to a multiyear moratorium the town put on the sewers. After seeing all the people driving through the area towing boats and RVs, he saw a demand for boat and RV storage in the area. Since then, he has also opened a second facility on Saratoga Lake, as well as his largest one near Exit 18 in Queensbury.
The new location will have temperature-controlled units and video surveillance that clients can view from their computers at home. Because of the specialized nature of the new facility, it will be smaller than the others, at about 11,000 square feet. The one-acre lot is currently vacant, and Giovanone plans to break ground in April, with an estimated finish date in July. British American Construction of Latham will do the work.
“We are 30 seconds to the Northway, Route 2, Route 7, Route 9, the Thruway—right on the hub of all the intersections,” said Giovanone. “I have all anticipation that it will be fully leased before we get it done.”
He said pricing for the units will start around $400 a month. For information, visit boatnrvcondos.com, or call (518) 944-7701.