THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

DEAN JERNIGAN

U-STORE-IT
CONSULTANT FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING & GLOBAL EXPANSION

The one thing that everyone needs at least sometime in his or her life is a place to put his or her stuff – at least that’s what Dean Jernigan hopes. In October of 1985, Dean founded Storage USA, the second largest operator of self-storage facilities in the United States. The concept behind Storage USA is convenient, friendly service with attractive, secure units – all at an affordable price. Prior to Storage USA, he served in various positions including President and COO at Fogelman Properties in Memphis.

Memphis can also thank Dean for turning it on to baseball again. Along with his wife, Kristi, Dean was largely responsible for bringing the Memphis Redbirds to town and for building what has been called, “the finest ballpark ever built below the major league level.”

Dean Jernigan is also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and currently serves on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Thomas and Betts, Inc. and has served as Director of First City National Bank, First National Bank of Collierville, the Memphis and Shelby County Airport Authority; Chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Facility Advisory Board, Memphians for Economic Growth and the Memphis Boy’s Club.

Description of Business:

Real Estate Investment Firm

Year Business Founded:

1985

Year Inducted:

1999

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