State Storage Group is an elite team of professionals and local families located nationwide. Serving clients with the best customer service by running our facilities with local partners practicing pride of ownership.
Every year we expand, rehabilitate, and revitalize real estate across America to serve and grow our brand.
This isn’t just another cooperation funneling money to the top, this a repeatable structure that spreads the equity to locally operated partnerships, hence exponentially growing our influence with elite people and not just the assets.
Hundred if not thousands of conversations happen daily. From signing a lease for a 5x10 unit, to all the way up to breaking ground on the next 100,000 Sq ft in South Florida.
We are living our dream every day by creating opportunities for each other and serving our clients at a level usually not maintained in today’s world.
Recapturing what it means to live to the fullest and produce something daily we are all proud of being apart of.
If you are interested in becoming a partner or vendor, please submit the web form to be entered into an SSG state by state database. We are growing extremely fast, by 2025 we will be in every state at our current pace.
Whether you are a potential client, partner, or vendor. We want to thank you for reviewing our mission.
David J Heil: CEO Founder
David J. Heil attended North Dakota State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering in 2005, entering the corporate workforce where he spent many years applying his education and mastering processes and automation. Leading projects that ranged a wide engineering gamut. From designing a battleship destroyer launching system at BAE systems to later engineering combustion control systems for Honeywell inc. He was able to retire as a senior engineer after diligently spending 10 years in the workplace.
During those 10 years, he honed in on investment and financial strategies that lead to acquiring his first 10% equity stake in a storage facility. In 2015 this facility would become the first 100% equity owned state storage site. In the years since he has found great purpose in cultivation of mindset and educating the earned strategies. Leading the group with ethics and shared resources. Creating a network of elite partnerships nationwide. Which has contributed to what is now 50 locations and growing. With earned equity and partnerships in place to double year after year.
“Invest in yourself and you can build an empire, invest into others and you can build a legacy that continues to build the empire without you”
David W Heil: COO Co-Founder
Jayme Wait: Founding Partner
If his background is any indication, Jayme Wait has no interest in being average. After 16 years of working for his family’s commercial plumbing, HVAC and electrical company, Wait set out to expand his own potential and create what has become one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest companies in its class.
Founded in 2015, Wait built THE AC HERO LLC based on a modern approach to business operations that – when paired with his aggressive personal branding strategy - instantly earned a reputation of integrity, pride and stellar service. Wait quickly recognized the value of growth by acquisition, and in 2017 acquired 10-year-old DFW AC & Heat, instantly expanding THE AC HERO’s commercial reach. The following year, he acquired RPS Plumbing, a provider of top-notch plumbing construction and service for over a decade. Under Wait’s leadership, the synergies of these acquisitions have transformed THE AC HERO into a recognizable brand with a portfolio of completed projects ranging from $100 to $3 million.
Along this trek to success, Wait crossed paths with State Storage founder and CEO David Heil. The two quickly found common ground in their passion for “hustle” and within three years partnered on 14 self-storage facilities and three service businesses. Wait and Heil now own service businesses that gross over $10 million a year, along with $50 million worth of commercial real estate.
“Quit listening to the people telling you that you can’t do it. Quit listening to the people telling you to work in silence. Quit telling yourself that a better life is not for you. Show the world your skills, share your service to others, and attract opportunities that can take your family to another level.” – Jayme Wait
Abel Sng: CFO
Abel has organized and executed over $100MM of real estate transactions in his career consisting of over 1,200+ units of multifamily assets with Napali Capital that he still currently manages alongside.
Prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur and CFO, Mr. Sng practiced in the Transaction Services group at KPMG and provided buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence services to both private equity and strategic clients with deal values ranging from $5 million to $1 billion. Abel graduated from Brigham Young University, received his bachelor's degree in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
A. DiPilato: Equity Partner
Andrew brings his technology and consulting background to the group to help drive rapid growth and success.
Since joining the group in November of 2017 he has helped shape SSG's growth. His success is attributed to skillfully leading virtual teams to identify new opportunities, understand locations, create and improve technology solutions, and most importantly define and deliver executive-level decisions at SSG.
Andrew holds a B.B.A in Finance from The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. He is married to his stunning wife, Lindsey, and together they have one daughter.
John J. Henry III: Equity Partner
John Henry is a licensed RE agent in the state of MN and represents SSG in the acquisition of properties around the US as well as an equity partner in multiple sites around the country.
Prior to SSG John had a successful career in the direct sale business until he decided to move on to something bigger and more rewarding to build his families legacy. John reached out to Dave Jr, to set up a meeting, and the rest became history, by acquiring 3 locations in under 6 months.
John is married to his beautiful wife, Dana, and together they have 5 children. Currently, they reside in Shorewood MN.
Nolan Langeland: Business Development
Nolan was raised in a family business learning high-end painting and restoration from his father. Nolan learned and managed projects in as a second generation contractor. Nolan worked in the commercial and residential restoration industry perfecting presentation.
2014 Nolan developed a unique skill set where he helped property owners deal with complex storm claims. General Managed multiple storm restoration offices across many states deploying sales and service teams and elite vendors to serve clients affected by storm damage to their property, cultivating a sharp background in sales, marketing, and business development.
He leads with ethics in business dealings from the years of learned legacy in his family’s small business.
Nolan started working with SSG in 2016. His role plays a part in the growth and development of the culture at State Storage Group. He works at vetting out potential acquisitions. Mentoring new partners. As well as contributing to the social platforms content protecting the brand name and legacy.
Gail Heil: VP, Personal Relations
Jordan Hidalgo: VP, Development
Austin Good: Equity Partner
Austin studied Business at Texas Tech before entering the real estate industry in 2009. Joining forces with his brother, Nick, “The Good Home Team” was born. The team quickly found success through its heavy focus on systems and accountability. Through these efforts, The Good Home Team became one of the fastest growing teams in the DFW market and now closes over $50MM in real estate transactions every year.
Inspired by the Robert Kiyosaki book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Austin purchased his first investment property shortly after his move into Real Estate. ANG Development Group was founded with the philosophy of creating long-term value by acquiring, building and repositioning real estate development projects.
Austin and his team have an entrepreneurial spirit and real estate acumen honed by working in a fast-moving marketplace. With experience gained throughout the real estate cycle, they understand how decisions made today affect the value of investments tomorrow. Austin has now bought and sold over 1000 properties and owns over $40MM dollars in real estate assets with an additional $40MM of real estate currently in various stages of construction
and development. While having a strong emphasis on traditional single and multi-family, his experience is broad-based, including land, retail, mixed-use housing and office buildings.
In addition, Austin is also involved with other investment ventures, most notably being a partner at State Storage Group one of the top 100 self-storage operators in US.
Nick Good: Equity Partner
Nick Good entered the real estate industry in 2005. Joining forces with his brother, Austin Good, in 2009 they took the DFW market by storm. Largely inspired by the Gary Keller book, Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Nick built a solid foundation for the business based on systems and accountability. Over his career Nick has focused on hiring and developing leadership talent as well as implementing cycle-appropriate strategies to stay ahead of the competition. Through these efforts 'The Good Home Team' became one of the fastest growing real estate teams in the DFW market and now closes over $50MM in real estate transactions every year.
Alongside managing 'The Good Home Team' Nick now takes this winning formula for building a dominant business and speaks on national Real Estate podcasts, in person workshops and provides one on one coaching sessions. He spends his time providing easy to implement ideas and proven concepts that apply to today's shifting real estate industry.
Alex Yates: VP, Systems and Technology
Alex Yates (MSci ARCS) is a Director with ANG Development Group and The Good Home Team.
He graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters degree in Physics. Beginning his career in Strategy Consulting with Oliver Wyman Financial Services, Alex worked with many companies throughout Europe to design and engineer complex systems and processes to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern financial services industry.
Joining forces with the Good brothers in 2012 he helped build a dominant real estate company that now covers investment, development & construction alongside traditional real estate services. He now focuses his time on the strategic and operational aspects of systems, technology, management and change.
Adam Webster: Business Development
Adam Webster is a Financial Advisor in Cleveland, Ohio. He has helped develop and manage our site in downtown Cleveland location. Adam joined SSG in late 2017 and has brought a wealth of experience.
In his prior career in the automotive industry, he was one of the tops in his field. He was recognized nationally for sales volume and customer service excellence. Adam has a degree in business administration. He has a life & health insurance license as well as FINRA series 6, series 63 & series 7 securities licenses.
He is a leader, husband, father of 2, and a published author.
Mike Thomas: Business Development
Mike has a marketing degree from the University of Minnesota with 9 years of executive sales experience in health care and life sciences industries.
Late 2017 Mike joined SSG on his first site in Green Bay WI. After working through automation and occupancy issues he sold his equity position to another partner for twice his entry cost to now be an equity holder in a site just 25 minutes north of Minneapolis that is projected to be worth 5.0MM after rehab and expansion.
Mike has also partnered with DDG investments in AC Hero with a surplus of working capital to continue to build the SSG teams legacy.
Mike is a silent destroyer of tasks. He has averaged 98% occupancy on anything he is touched in the last 2 years. Team player and continues to push the bar on automation to exchange customer experience.
Jayson Cruse: VP Midwest Divison
Jayson has 16 years of frontline experience owning and operating a successful tech startup. Tech Source, a technology sales company, started as a second income source and has grown to over a million in sales annually. In 2017 Jayson and his wife Patsy formed JP Property Group, a real estate investment company focused on short term vacation rentals in Florida and commercial property investments nationwide.
Jayson is now using his property acquisition and commercial development experience to expand State Storage Group into one of the fastest growing self-storage companies in the nation.
Matt and Rachel Brummer: Equity Partners
Matt and Rachel Brummer are entrepreneurs who have an extensive background in business development, sales, and management. Matt has over 12 years of industrial automation expertise and is also experienced in residential construction and commercial road construction. Rachel has 12+ years of professional sales and management experience with several market-leading SAAS companies.
Luke Doubler: Equity Partner
Luke Doubler is a business leader, blogger, keynote speaker and corporate trainer. After a decade and a half of experience recruiting and leading corporate recruiting teams at Target, Cargill, and Schwan’s, he founded the Minneapolis based recruiting firm www.recruitercentral.io in 2017.
Other business he currently leads, founded or co-founded include www.realfoodrn.com, www.hireme.tt and www.ellieandherchickens.com
Luke joined SSG in 2018. He has his B.A. from St. John’s University and together with his wife Kate, live in Deephaven with 4 amazing children.
Greg Rise: Equity Partner
Greg Rise is a midwest equity owner in the State Storage Group.
Greg is an accomplished Principal Electrical Engineer for a prominent medical device company. Greg Rise designs build and test products that save people's lives. Greg Rise has worked on implantable neurostimulators, pacemakers, defibrillators, LVDs and portable ventilators.
Greg’s technology and engineering background have brought in many elite techniques to optimize operation and automation nationwide.
When not working Greg enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Chase Howard: Equity Partner
Result-oriented and naturally persuasive business professional with a strong record of success in sales, leadership, organizational and communication skills. Chase Howard’s early career was with AT&T where he quickly became one of North Texas top salesmen for 6 years running. He received recognition for overall performance in North Texas market for quality metrics, #1 on numerous occasions. Thereafter, he spent 6 years in the oilfield with MS Energy Services, is one of only a few Lead Engineers that could effectively run all components and tool platforms the company provided. The company quickly recognized the fast adaptability and put him in a leadership role. In 2015 after having numerous Real Estate acquisitions transacted, he went full time and has since built multiple successful Real Estate investment companies with varying strategies. Chase collectively owns and manages around 100 rentals and has produced over 160 other profitably notable real estate transactions. There is no task greater than his will to overcome it.
Chase Lives in Burleson Tx and has 3 kids and a wife.
Alex Klinke: Southern District Manager
Alex Klinke attended Amarillo College where he earned an Associates of Applied Science in Real Estate Studies before attending Marylhurst University earning a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration both in Real Estate Studies. He began his career in multifamily management. As a manager and supervisor of over 2,000 apartment units, Alex learned valuable lessons about management, leasing, budgeting and team building. During this time he was named manager of the year by his local Apartment Association as well as achieving designations certifying him as a manager as well as a supervisor. His experience was varied greatly having managed high end as well as distressed properties and sizes ranging from 100 units to 500 units as well as multiple sites.
Alex entered self-storage as a Regional Manager where he has maintained that role to present day. His career portfolio consists of over 4,000 units and spans Texas, New Mexico, Florida, and Louisiana. During this time he has continued to hone his skills especially in the areas of marketing and technology. Always a believer in staying on the cutting edge, he perpetually strives for new and improved technological advances and streamlined workflow. Consistently striving to create an environment that cultivates employee mindset away from the hourly wage and into the arena of maximum potential, several previous employees under his watch have gone on to their own successes in various levels of management. Ever a believer that employees come first, Alex has shown an ability to get the most out of those around him.
“Let’s be grateful for the people who make us smile, the people who make work fun, and the people who get the job done!”
Sandra Miller: Midwest Collections/
Sandy has over 30 years experience coming from the financial operation divisions at 3M international. She handled executive account receivables nationwide. During those years she sharpened her passion for customer service and negotiation skills. 2015 State Storage Group was lucky enough to find Sandy on our first location in Houlton WI. She was first our client before becoming such a important team player as she is today.
Since then we quickly built a relationship to where now today she is overseeing account receivable and account processing for 7 locations nationwide.Sandy assisted us build the first 5 locations by helping us build good client relationships nationwide but still being firm enough to maintain the company’s integrity and strength in operation. She has been with us since location 1 and 45,000 Sq ft to now today over 2 million sq ft being developed nationwide.
Sandy lives in Stillwater MN and enjoys helping the animal human society in her past time. “Working with our clients to understand their needs and continuing to build the relationships is so important as we grow"
Natalie Forsberg: Executive Admin
Natalie has over 10 years of experience leading operations of retail stores, obtaining sound expertise in sales, marketing, recruitment, and business processes.
In 2012, Natalie was promoted to Director of Operations and General Manager of 8 specialty retail store locations in the Minneapolis Airport. She built and maintained meaningful relationships with employees partners, airport commissioners and industry officials to enhance the company’s influence and presence within the airport. Recognized for increasing sales volumes of over $3.5 million in 12 months.
MSP Airport 2013 MSP Nice Award
MSP Airport 2014 Five-Star Service Award of Best Specialty Retail
MSP 2015 Airport Employee of the Year Award
Natalie joined the SSG team in 2018, taking ownership of keeping our top leaders organized and efficient in operation as they expand exponentially.
Natalie is a leader at maintaining customer service globally at an elite level. Helping all new partners and vendors understand what it takes to maintain our brand name and mission.
Robert Bussey: Fort Worth Texas Regional Leader
"I admire the average person who impacts this world with kindness, fairness & love... purposely directed by their moral compass & yet fully prepared to take action to secure the peace"