Brian Ickes has always enjoyed doing maintenance and upgrades for people. As someone who is more of a “behind-the-scene” type of person, Brian has found his place in owning and maintaining Apple Valley Storage and Plaza.
“My brother, who lives in West Virginia” saw me working on rental houses and said I needed to do something for myself.” Awhile back, Brian’s brother found a commercial property for sale in the area and approached him about doing this in conjunction with his other work. That was the moment that Brian knew he wanted to give owning his own business a shot. And what we know as Apple Valley Storage and Plaza was reborn.
Brian loves doing maintenance and upgrades for his tenants and storage customers-- he finds it much more comfortable than just sitting in an office behond a desk. And as tenants of Brian’s, Joe and I can say that he truly does care of about his customers. In fact, by the time this article is published, Brian will have had the entire Plaza’s parking lot repaved. It’s the little things and it makes us as tenants feel that Brian cares enough about our businesses to go above and beyond.
Alongside our, RE.MAX Consultant Group Toth and Team's office, Brian’s other tenants include Media Partnership, Antiques Salon, Indulgence Cafe and Dominos-- as well as the many happy customers he serves through the storage company.
Other than his tenants, Brian says his family has also been very supportive in his ventures. Not only does he manage these current businesses, but he has also been a hull maintenance in the Navy aboard the USS Frederick LST 1184, he was a welder and a supervisor for the Union Tank Car Company and he currently works with Genuine Hardwoods in the procurement department and he does maintenance work for B&K Shamrock.
Brian is a busy man. You can always find Brian cleaning, fixing and updating something at the plaza and storage area! He does an excellent job putting in the work to ensure his customers are a priority. And Joe and I iare personally very grateful for that.
To reach this amazing local business owner toinquire about future rental space, you can reach Brian at 740-397-1324:
22021 Coshocton Road Howard, Ohio 43028