History of Bunch’s RV and Boat Storage
Over forty years ago Dick and Anne Bunch purchased 10 acres of property in the country. The property included a farm house, chicken coop, fruit trees and a wonderful big barn. The Bunch’s had five young children and bought the property for the primary purpose of raising the children where they could have animals that required learning to responsibly care for them. They picked strawberries for local growers, picked and sold apples and cherries from their own trees, raised chickens, cocker spaniel puppies, sold eggs and had cows that required attention before and after school.
Then the children grew up and left home. The chickens and cows found a new home. The barn was no longer needed to store the hay that fed the cows. Approximately twenty five years ago the “farm” was re-zoned from farm to industrial and was included within the Urban Growth Boundary which allowed for storage. In 1994, the Bunchs realized their location one minute from Sunset Hwy, with easy access onto Sunset Hwy/Hwy 26 just might be convenient for those wanting to store recreational vehicles. Their first step was to install a fence around the perimeter. They did some limited advertising and their kitchen initially doubled as an office. Then our valued tenants began to ask for covered storage. A contractor constructed the first building and as each building neared capacity another one was built. They continue to have uncovered storage as well.
Anne will never forget their first tenant. A gentleman called and needed to store his motor home and said he would come by at 11 am to check it out. At 11:10 am he hadn’t yet arrived and she was nearly in tears thinking the gentleman checked it out and drove on by. At 11:15 he arrived and rented a space. Anne will always remember that first tenant and continues to be grateful for each one that chooses to store with them.